The groups hope to place a ballot measure on the November 2014 ballot that would rezone the Neptune Point site from residential use to open space, the letter says.
"Despite many emails to council members, letters to the editor, newspaper commentaries and even a recent editorial in the Chronicle, our plea to preserve Neptune Point for public use has been soundly ignored by our City Council and City Manager.
"At present, we’re awaiting our attorney’s final language on our ballot measure. Then, after the city signs off, we’ll order the petitions and begin collecting signatures," it says.
"Therefore, we believe it is paramount that Alameda voters voice their wishes in next November's election.
The group hopes a successful ballot measure would lay the groundwork for the East Bay Regional Park District to acquire the site, which is just under 4 acres.
Friends of Crown Beach and the Alameda Citizens Task Force will hold a campaign kick-off meeting Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Alameda Hospital.
More information is available at the Friends of Crown Beach website and its Facebook page.
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