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City Golf Course/Land Swap Discussion Moved to March 6

The discussion related to the controversial "land swap" had been slated for Jan. 24.

The City of Alameda has moved the next discussion relating to the Chuck Corica Golf Complex to its March 6, 2012 council meeting, according to a notice from Deputy City Manager Alex Nguyen.

Public opposition to proposal to the proposal to trade city-owned golf course land for a parcel in the Harbor Bay Business Park owned by Harbor Bay Isle Associates has been strong, with dozens of Alamedans and writing editor.

In November, Mayor Marie Gilmore made a formal request asking to the proposed land swap deal that would provide funds for the repair, upgrade, and ongoing maintenance of the golf complex. 

, Alameda's City Council voted 5-0 to ask city staff to look at alternative sources of funding for the course.

The City has since issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the operation and maintenance of the golf complex, as part of the options being formulated.

The RFP’s timeline has pushed the meeting date out to March 6, 2012, according to Nguyen.

Alameda Patch stories about the land swap deal are here

The RFP, and other information related to the golf complex can be read at the City’s website: http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/Recreation/Golf-Land-Swap

SCOTT December 13, 2011 at 02:58 PM
I feel like the only thing we learn from these meetings is when the next meeting is to talk about it some more.
alameda vigilante December 13, 2011 at 08:04 PM
I think they're waiting for Ron Cowan to expire.
Elisabeth Eliassen December 13, 2011 at 08:26 PM
The weave and shuffle that goes on whenever the CC wants to do something that is extremely unpopular with the public is always fun to watch. That this swap hasn't been rejected after all of the public clamor is suggestive. Look to the past track record of final decisions made after weavew and shuffles for the predictable outcome.

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