The Island: On Point: SunCal and the schools


Over here at The Island, we’ve focused a lot of attention on the polite-but-pointed war of words between developer SunCal and Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant over SunCal’s ballot initiative for development of Alameda Point. But while all that was going on, another battle was brewing between SunCal and the school district – one that was only hinted at in the terse letter parents received from Superintendent Kirsten Vital last week saying the parties have so far failed to come to an agreement about what schools need to be built in order to educate the proposed project’s future student residents.

In a pair of letters sent in October and November to SunCal’s Pat Keliher, school district counsel Danielle Houck expressed concern that the development initiative, Measure B, “does not adequately address the project’s impact on the school district” and that the developer has failed to follow through on promises to address such matters in writing.