1.- A letter written to the mayor or council member is not going to end up in the hands of marina management.
2.- Do you believe for a minute that Bill Poland is on cozy speaking terms with the owners and harbor staff at other marinas?
3.- By keeping silent, you are playing right into Poland's hands. And maybe your marina will be next. Man-up and speak out.
"Man-up and speak out." Great advice from another Anonymous Internetter!
I've made my point clear on that thread: Before I'm going to put _anything_ in writing, on paper and signed, I want to make sure that it is factually based, and documented. Facts are few as yet; speculation is rife. And the Alameda Boating Community is not unanimous in their opposition. The guy Berthed next to me is all for Redevelopment; it's his Business after all. Needless to say, he is a Powerboater.
I Want Facts. That's all. I want those Facts that will hold up when it comes to the inevitable Lawsuits, in the years ahead. And I don't want to be accused of Libel in Print, or Slander in Public. Which is why I use a Moniker Here, and There, instead of my real name, as do you, on these matters, for now.
"By keeping silent, you are playing right into Poland's hands." The most vocal opponent on Pressure Drop has already been evicted. Nice guy, but he was perhaps a little too hasty. His Opposition Group, and its Website, promised over a month ago, have yet to appear. Lessons learned.
"Do you believe for a minute that Bill Poland is on cozy speaking terms with the owners and harbor staff at other marinas?"
Um, yes. Owners, certainly; shadowy Real Estate interests have been buying up Alameda Marinas for years. Just check the Property Tax records, which I have done. Facts. The PR
Firm that handles Poland's "Bay West Development" also handles "Alameda Point Partners", and "Tim Lewis", which is not only developing the old Del Monte property, but also the neighboring Encinal Terminal, and they have proposed a new Marina there:
Scroll to the bottom. Facts.
Vox Populi is owned by the daughter of Don Perata, ex-State Senator and current Lobbyist for the City Of Alameda, which is a _very_ interesting fact.
The Harbor Staff are another matter; Poland just fired the long-time Harbormaster at the Alameda Marina, or so we hear, but that is still unsubstantiated.
Not a Fact, yet.
"Sean Svendsen has been forced to resign", but from what, exactly? Unsubstantiated. Not a Fact, yet.
I'm staying away from posting on Pressure Drop for now.
It's not paranoia, it's just common sense.