Editorial

Part three of three

As the developer for the Harbor Bay Isle community and owner-operator of the Harbor Bay Club, Harbor Bay Isle Associates (HBIA) has been a local business for more than 40 years. When we first envisioned the Harbor Bay Isle Master Planned community, our mission was to create a uniquely beautiful and ideal place to "Live, Work and Play." The quality of life enjoyed by its residents and businesses today is evidence of that commitment.

Does anyone else find the current maneuverings of Harbor Bay Isle Associates audacious and also somewhat amusing? This onslaught of letters to the editor follows a long-standing practice.

Living in Alameda since 1965, has given me the opportunity to watch the parent companies of Harbor Bay Isle Associates and their behavior over the long term. It has been a long standing practice of these various companies to painstakingly lay the groundwork for their money-making schemes. After all, when it involves making millions, long range planning can really pay off.

Harbor Bay Neighbors’ maxim to supporters is "Do not make your opposition to Harbor Bay Isle Associates (HBIA) personal." Win or lose, nobody is moving, and Alameda is a small town.

HBIA’s first of three opinion pieces in the Alameda Sun not only discarded that approach, they grabbed it by the lapels and threw it off a cliff.

Putting my name in an editorial in which the author from HBIA refuses to identify himself, is not only cowardly, but further evidence of HBIA’s utter contempt for anybody but themselves.

Harbor Bay Isle Associates

Part two of three

As the developer for the Harbor Bay Isle community and owner-operator of the Harbor Bay Club, Harbor Bay Isle Associates (HBIA) has been a local business for more than 40 years. When we first envisioned the Harbor Bay Isle Master Planned community, our mission was to create a uniquely beautiful and ideal place to "live, work and play." The quality of life enjoyed by its residents and businesses today is evidence of that commitment.

On behalf of Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), I would like to clarify remarks about AMP made by Jeffery Smith in his commentary ("The Great AMP Lightbulb Caper," Aug. 27).

Smith’s assertion on the number of AMP employees it takes to change a lightbulb was certainly amusing reading, but it was also false. We were not merely changing a lightbulb; we were replacing an entire streetlight, including the pole and electrical connections that had been hit by a drunk driver. Moreover, by the time Mayor Trish Spencer contacted me, the streetlight repair had already begun.

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