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The Planning Board took a first look Monday at a plan intended to blunt the traffic to and from Alameda Point. The Transportation Commission will offer its recommendation on the draft transportation demand management plan on April 23, and the City Council could approve it on May 19.

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Both Friends of Crown Beach and the Sierra Club “strongly disagree” with the federal government’s plans.

According to a letter obtained Monday by The Alamedan, the federal government plans to sue the state of California to reclaim ownership of MacKay Avenue, the street that Roseville home builder Tim Lewis Communities needs to rekindle its Neptune Pointe home building plans. Lewis is in the process of purchasing federal property along McKay.  

 

The city’s Community Development and Public Works departments will join East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to host a meeting to discuss potential changes to the city’s private sewer lateral ordinance.

This ordinance identifies a property owner’s responsibilities for sewer lateral testing, repair, and replacement, especially at the point of a sale or transfer.

The “land-swap” package deal came before the Alameda City Council on Tuesday after the Alameda Sun went to press. The Sun offers this synopsis of the package that, as of this writing, pundits were predicting that the council would have already passed.

Harbor Bay Isle Associates (HBIA) president C. Timothy Hoppen has confirmed that HBIA has asked the city to pause its controversial application to build 80 luxury homes where the Harbor Bay Club now stands on Packet Landing Road. "We just said, ‘That’s enough,’" Hoppen said Monday. "We never intended to get into a fight with the community. That was never our goal."

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