East Bay Times: Alameda to press feds on stalled veterans clinic, cemetery project, October 1, 2018


The Alameda project stalled after Congress approved a bill in February 2016 that requires the V.A. to allow the Army Corps of Engineers or other federal agencies to manage projects that cost more than $100 million.

The action — which came just as Congress was authorizing cash for the ambitious project — is aimed at increasing oversight and was in response to a V.A. hospital in Aurora, Colorado, that cost nearly three times the original estimate.

Councilman Frank Matarrese put the letter on Tuesday’s agenda.

The letter asks for an update and a schedule for the infrastructure work at the former Alameda base and for a follow-up with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission over the project’s permit.