Editorial

I found Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) recent forum on solar panels very informative. AMP’s consultant laid out a complex subject in terms simple enough for the public to understand. From the presentation some things are clear.

Alameda’s need for electricity is primarily in the winter months, when the amount of electricity possible for solar panels is at a minimum.

In the recent column ("Clearing up the Point Confusion," June11), John Knox White, a Planning Board member for the city, attempts to defend that the analysis for the environmental impact report (EIR) for Alameda Point’s 1,425 homes and 9,000 jobs will result in net-one-car-off-island during the morning commute.

I’m a long time Bay Farm resident and I’ve also worked in the health club environment for nearly 30 years and as a chiropractor specializing in sports related injuries, working with personal trainers and club operators. As a longtime member of the Harbor Bay Club I’ve been frustrated that the needs of the club and its members have been diminished in all of the noise made about the building of 80 new homes.

The Harbor Bay Club has a long, well-documented connection to the Harbor Bay Isle residential development. From the very beginning, the club was a center piece of the development and a key component of Harbor Bay Isle as proposed by Ron Cowan and the company that eventually became Harbor Bay Isle Associates (HBIA).

I read the story ("Cleaning up the Point Confusion," June 11) by John Knox White. Actually I read it a number of times. There were lots and lots of words there, so it took me a while to digest it all. In summary, I found contradictions, blather and a bit of good old-fashioned flim-flam. Packing all of that in his commentary took a bit of doing; I congratulate him for that.

The contradiction

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