Part one in a series

"Land swap," two words that leave sour tastes in the mouths of many. Developer Ron Cowan’s attempted trade deals led to changes in the City Charter. Now another swap is on the table; actuallly make that two swaps: one on Alameda Point and one at the old Encinal Terminal site behind the shuttered Del Monte Warehouse.

The City of Alameda invites community members to a public forum to discuss and receive community input regarding new performance measures that will help track whether or not city hall is achieving the results it wants, and whether the city uses its resources efficiently.

The forum will be presented three times in three locations to offer ample opportunity for interested people to attend:

 Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Leydecker Park-Recreation Center, 3225 Mecartney Road.