Please wake up. There is a giant fraud about to be perpetrated at our expense. The mayor and the city council (with the exception of Doug deHaan) are about to give Ron Cowan the rights to the Mif Albright Golf Course for a very undervalued price of 5 million dollars.
He will then sell the Mif to a third party developer for an estimated price of 30 to 60 million dollars. Ron has very strong ties to Mayor Marie Gilmore, Bev Johnson and the others. This is a clear case of conflict of interest.
If the Mif were losing money, which it never has, why wouldn't it be of greater value to the city to sell it to a developer and put the money in our own treasury?
If these folks on the council insist on committing this robbery then they should be taken to court for misapproprating city funds and then be recalled.
I'm asking Alamedans to speak up and let the city leaders know that we won't put up with this kind of government.
Editor's Note: You can read some of the city's documents related to the proposed land swap here. A July, 2011 Alameda Journal about the swap is here. Blogger Lauren Do outlined the basics of the proposal here. And more background on the deal from The Island newsite here.