Letters to the Editor
The Alameda/Oakland Ferry to San Francisco is great. I use it a lot. But it would be helpful if there were wide, designated bike lanes along Main Street leading to the Alameda Ferry Terminal. There are lots of ferry riders who take their bikes on the ferry. These bike riders are forced to share narrow Main Street and the surrounding streets.
It is dangerous, especially at night. They are hard to see.
Here’s another win/win possibility to properly keep Harbor Bay Club at its existing location adjacent to Amelia Earhart Elementary School.
Few people might actually believe the latest allegation that the club needs to move to a bigger location to make money, because it isn’t making money at its current site.
How about selling Harbor Bay Club to someone else? There are many who’d snap it up.
As a club member, I have heard from past and current club employees how much cash the club rakes in.
I read a story in the Sacramento Bee that the city of Sacramento is paying its residents to rip put their water-guzzling lawns. Sacramento’s City Council voted to a “cash-for-grass” program, which will pay Sacramentans 50 cents for every square foot of grass they tear out and replace with drought-tolerant landscaping.
Nearby Roseville, which has the oldest “cash-for-grass” program in the country, pays $1 per square foot. That city has granted about 500 rebates since 2008, with residents replacing some 350,000 square feet of thirsty grass with drought-tolerant plants.
Why can’t our city leaders institute such a program here?