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File #: 2022-1529   
Type: Council Referral
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2022
Title: Consider Having the City Council Address the Zoning of the Harbor Bay Club. (Councilmember Herrera Spencer) [Not heard on December 7, 21, 2021, January 4, 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, April 5, 19, May 3 or 17, 2022]
Attachments: 1. November 16, 2021 Planning, Building and Transportation Director Correspondence
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Consider Having the City Council Address the Zoning of the Harbor Bay Club. (Councilmember Herrera Spencer) [Not heard on December 7, 21, 2021, January 4, 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, April 5, 19, May 3 or 17, 2022]

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COUNCIL REFERRAL FORM

The Council can take any of the following actions:
1) Take no action.
2) Refer the matter to staff to schedule as a future City Council agenda item. Concurrence that staff time will be devoted to the item does not signify approval.
3) Take dispositive action only on time sensitive legislative matters if sufficiently noticed such that the public and Council have been provided sufficient information by the published agenda, and no formal published notice of a public hearing is required.

Name of Councilmember requesting referral: Councilmember Herrera Spencer

Date of submission to City Clerk (must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday two weeks before the Council meeting requested): November 22, 2021

Council Meeting date: December 7, 2021

Brief description of the subject to be printed on the agenda, sufficient to inform the City Council and public of the nature of the referral:

Request that this referral be heard on the next City Council agenda as time is of the essence. City Council has received many emails requesting that City Council ensure that the zoning of Harbor Bay Club accurately reflects the current and only use of said property as a health club, and "specifically protecting it as recreational space (with a health club) in the City's General Plan." Currently, over 1,100 have signed a petition asking for such. https://www.change.org/p/alameda-city-residents-protect-the-harbor-bay-club-9100b1ed-19cd-4561-828c-988b2f16975e

However, a letter from the City's Planning, Building and Transportation Director Andrew Thomas, dated November 16, 2021, attached hereto, to a community member, Chris Aria, provides:

"You are correct, the November draft Housing Element does not list or rely on the ...

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