Spirit of Alameda


I came across this article in the Chronicle while researching the recent legal victory for the city in the Alameda Belt Line trial. Jean Sweeney was instrumental in digging up the original sale agreement that gave Alameda the right to buy back the railroad properties at any time for the original $30,000 sale price, plus the cost of any added extensions and investments. The property is currently valued at $30m, so her efforts saved Alameda tens of millions of dollars (the judge ruled that the city can buy back the land for under $1m).

A tip o’ my hat to say thanks to Jean and her “can-do” spirit.

One Response to “Spirit of Alameda”

  1. Rick Says:

    Happened upon your blog (via Google search!). We need more Alamedans to voice their thoughts … keep up the good work.

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