Click here for the letter to the San Leandro Times editor that lays out and explains the real reasons for getting rid of the Marina...
and it's NOT the Dredging
SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT: QUESTIONED?
Honorable Mayor Cassidy:
Concerned homeowners, residents, taxpayers, citizens possess and demand the right to TRANSPARENCY in City Government . Not merely what the City wants it's citizens to know. Not only what’s in Mr. Zapata’s City Budget, posted on City website or offered to citizens. There are many unanswered questions around the Shoreline Development.
1. What are the financial details of the City's deal with ShorelineDeveloper Cal-Coast?
2. What feasibility study was conducted comparing your new Shoreline businesses profitability with the demographic makeup?
3. By what manner will the $492,000 Environmental Impact Report be paid, and if it should fail, will the taxpayers absorb theloss?
4. What is the taxpayer's liability should the entire Shoreline Development fail?
5. What is the plan for traffic ingress and egress on Marina Blvd, Mulford Point and Fairway Blvd—one way streets ??
Will you claim Eminent Domain?
6. How can residents, business, and visitors parking not be congested?
7. What specifically does your previously stated $14,000,000 estimate for Marina clearing include? And what will be the additional cost for the Harbor's renovation?
8. Why have you made no current feasibility study to utilize private harbor management?
9. In 2006 and 2008 San Leandro was granted Federal Funds of $665,000 and $1,169,000 respectively—these monies were specifically designated for “annual inspections and periodic repairs of the Marina's breakwater structure as well as maintenance dredging." Maintenance in those years was negligible or minimal at best. What happened these Federal Funds?
10. How will the policing of the Marina, often criticized as inadequate, differ between your proposed Shoreline businesses and residential community plan and from what now exists in the Mulford Point Marina recreation area?
Friends of the Marina
This is how the Marina used to look. But some very powerful people intend to turn most it into rental property, office space, convention center, hotel,and parking garage.
An Analysis of the San Leandro Marina's Long Term Viability:
IF THERE WAS JUST ONE THING THAT YOU CAME TO THIS SITE TO FIND OUT
HERE IT IS
- ...At the end of year 7 the Marina would show a deficit of $278,179, yet by the end of the 14th year, the Marina would be in the black by nearly $5 million...
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT
and Sustainability Report