History will not only be made, but also destroyed this Saturday, as Alameda's Planning Board dares to ask so-called experts what effect housing regulations have on development in general. All those present, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kofman auditorium, are sure to be in the pockets of high-rise-apartment-hungry developers.
In a rented back room in some kind of computer store in downtown San Francisco, auditions were held recently for pro-development cheerleaders to speak at this unspeakable event. Each applicant was required to answer the following ten questions in front of a panel of judges and a studio audience consisting of hundreds of mindless yuppies who aren't even from Alameda:
- Who should drive the planning process at Alameda Point?
- From what stakeholders would you seek input?
- What are your top four priorities in planning a new community?
- Who should benefit the most from the utilization of land at Alameda Point?
- What is the recipe for creating a successful neighborhood?
- What are Alameda's four greatest assets?
- What person or persons do you most admire?
- What is your primary source of income?
- What are your four greatest strengths?
- In conclusion, what is your opinion of SunCal?