Get our weekly Newsletter Listen to the Alameda PostcastPodcast Join the Alameda Post communityMembership

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
Reddit
LinkedIn
Email
Print

Objections — Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Andrew Thomas’s April 19 editorial (Why is Alameda Making Plans to Add More Housing) is very informative and accurate with the significant exception of the sentence stating, “Some argue that the Alameda City Council should avoid their responsibility to comply with State law.”

The letters in the “correspondence” file attached to Item 6-B of the May 3 City Council meeting agenda from Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT), Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS), and many individuals recognize and support the need to achieve a certified housing element. In fact, the April draft housing element contains an acknowledgement of the assistance of both ACT and AAPS in preparing the draft.

The primary objections expressed in these letters are to the proposal in the draft to increase density in our R-2 thru R-6 zoning districts and to the proposed height allowance for residential development above the commercial buildings in our business districts. We do not think either of these proposals are wise or legally required to achieve a certified housing element. You can review the letters submitted on both sides, the staff report, the draft housing element and proposed upzoning amendments at:

https://alameda.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5548955&GUID=68DCCF86-6043-42D0-82C3-7AD22FA5D1D2&FullText=1

Paul Foreman, Alameda.


Editorials and Letters to the Editor

All opinions expressed on this page are the author's alone and do not reflect those of the Alameda Post, nor does our organization endorse any views the author may present. Our objective as an independent news source is to fully reflect our community's varied opinions without giving preference to a particular viewpoint.

If you disagree with an opinion that we have published, please submit a rebuttal or differing opinion in a letter to the Editor for publication. Review our policies page for more information.


Join Alameda Post’s community!

We hope you enjoyed this article. Will you support us?

Alameda Post Inc. applied to the IRS for 501 (c)(3) non-profit status earlier this year. Members will be notified when the IRS sends a positive determination letter, making their membership or donation tax-deductible. Sticker and shirt benefits will be available starting in October. Monthly members will receive their benefits after three months of membership. Memberships including tickets to history walking tours will be offered in limited quantities.

Get our weekly newsletter!

Register to receive a free weekly email newsletter of the week’s news from the Alameda Post. We will never share or sell your information.