To add insult, those of us that drove hours and hours to attend this meeting, were informed that ONLY 2 Minutes were allowed for public comment. LAO feels this was very unprofessional, considering the seriousness of the topic at hand.
AMA District 36 was taken aback when a “motion” was presented to oppose, as it was assumed it would be a “tabled” item based on comments that appeared at the end of a 6 page letter addressed to Dan Canfield at State Parks, from Alameda County Planning Department which said – “the County believes the DEIR contains numerous inadequacies, and therefore Alameda County cannot support the project unless the stated concerns are addressed.”
Voting today, without allowing response to “stated concerns” seem very premature, and thus the county made this decision which I believe is problematic, and political. Language in some of the documents the county supplied, identified additional input from the public to be incorporated into the comments, yet, voted anyways.
Of interest, on the Agenda today, it stated this: