Taking the marina in a new direction

marinadevopport.jpgThe San Leandro City Council Shoreline-Marina committee’s decision yesterday recommending the selection of a master developer shows that the council might finally be willing to start a new chapter in the whole marina saga.

This means the marina shoreline area now seems to have some hope of being revamped after several failed attempts in the past.

Already, several groups have made suggestions to the council about what to consider when negotiating with the developer, including ensuring labor peace agreements and creating a citizens advisory committee.

But now that this is finally moving forward, I want to pose another question:

What further steps should the council take to ensure the marina shoreline area gets properly developed so that the city’s “crown jewel” is preserved and able to sustain itself for years to come?