The Friends of Crown Beach (FCB) group has collected enough signatures to get the Crab Cove zoning measure placed on the November ballot, according to the Alameda city clerk’s office.
FCB, a local group leading the effort to expand and enhance Crown Beach at Crab Cove, has dubbed the petition the Crab Cove Open Space Expansion Initiative. The group has been on a quest to acquire enough signatures from Alameda residents to have the measure on the upcoming November ballot since March.
The Alameda Sun will publish its final special election edition on Thursday, Nov. 3. All candidates to public office within the city are invited to submit a photograph and 150 words about their candidacy.
The Sun will run all submitted statements.
The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
In a unanimous vote at its July 1 meeting, the city council decided to adopt the Crab Cove initiative to rezone the federal surplus property on McKay Avenue as “open space.” This means that the initiative, “Crab Cove Open Space Expansion Initiative,” will not have to appear on the November ballot.
Decision whether to move forward set for next Tuesday’s meeting
At its Tuesday, June 11, meeting Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) board members approved a spending plan for a proposed facilities bond. The board might decide on whether to move forward and place the bond on the November ballot at its next meeting, Tuesday, June 24.