Wilma Chan


Property owner Daxa Patel has reapplied for a building permit from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Patel still hopes to build a five-story hotel on a 1.5-acre parcel at 2350 Harbor Bay Parkway. 

One of BCDC’s many roles is overseeing the 100-foot shoreline band that surrounds San Francisco Bay. The commission may authorize buildings within that 100-foot band. However, in a May 2016 study, BCDC’s Design Review Board found that the proposed location of Patel’s hotel is too close to the shoreline. 


The holiday season brings out the giving in everyone. Here in the Island City, there has been no shortage of generous giving happening within the community this year. 

County Supervisor Helps Out Locally
As reported last week, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan’s office made a large contribution to Alameda-based Alameda Meals on Wheels (above left). 
Chan (center, holding check) presented a donation of $17,000 from her office budget to representatives of the Meals on Wheels board of directors, volunteers and staff last Thursday. 


In a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 15, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan presented a donation of $17,000 from her office budget to Alameda Meals on Wheels, a locally funded, seven-day-a-week program that delivers hot, nourishing meals to Alameda residents. Chan’s contribution will be used to fund services for veterans who are referred by Operation Dignity, a local nonprofit that helps homeless veterans rediscover hope and the tools needed to live a self-sufficient and stable life.