Update on Point Reuse
The Alameda Point Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) welcomed Mayor Trish Spencer to its Feb. 8 meeting. Spencer has attended RAB meetings in the past, as an interested member of the Alameda community. This visit, however, marked not only her first visit as mayor, but the only visit from any Alameda mayor in at least a decade.
“The board wants to thank not only Mayor Spencer, but Vice-Mayor Frank Matarrese and Councilmen Jim Oddie for their interest in RAB,” said board co-chair Richard Bangert.
Susan Galleymore and Richard Bangert will sit as RAB co-chairs in 2015. Jane Sullwold will serve as vice-co-chair. Board members for 2015 include: Carol Gottstein; George Humphreys; Skip McIntosh, Bert Morgan; Kurt Peterson; Bill Smith; Dale Smith; Jim Sweeney; Michael John Torrey and Victor Quintell.
RAB and the Navy are setting dates for the next public bus tour of Alameda Point. This summer tour is the only opportunity for members of the public to access the work zone. The upcoming tour will show the extent of the restoration on the west along the bay as well as the newly installed Waste Isolation Barrier (WIB) engineered along the north west tip of the former naval base. Interested parties should email Derek Robinson at email@example.com to ensure a seat on the bus.
RAB was pleased to receive the news that Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert nominated Alameda Point for an Environmental Restoration Award. The Admiral nominated the work at Alameda Point for its scope and innovation.
RAB meetings are open to the public. Its next meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square at Alameda Point.