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07/20/05 WED 21:00 FAX 7076445657 FEDEX KINKO'S - VALLEJO 2001
DCN 4959 BRA.C Commission
Coalition rres dence
Veterans Communiti 212005
Honorable David Walker Honorable Tom Principi
U.S. Controller General BRAC
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
FAX. #202-512-5507 FAX #703-699-2735
Dear: Mr. Walker:
RE: YOUR C-SPAN INTERVIEW AND REMARKS CONCERNING OUR
VETERANS GROUP WORKING WITH THE V.A.,\ NAVY TO OBTAIN AND
DEVELOP ALAMEDA NAS WITH OUR FUNDS FOR DISABLED VETERANS.
I and my colleagues were very surprised to hear you discuss Alameda NAS, which we
plan to re-develop and cleanup for the V.A. with our own funds, and want to use our
approach as a Model to save Taxpayers money, throughout the USA.
We plan to work with the V.A. and the land that they received from the Navy, as well
use all of the"Federal Historic Designated Land and Buildings" that the City of Alameda,
planning commission wants to bulldoze and destroy. The object being to build rows of
cracker-box houses, to the detriment of the "One of a Kind" Historic Naval base
buildings in all the World. Base developer, Adian Berry, is in the pockets of the home
builders to whom he gave the building contracts, without competitive bidding, and put up
a $1,000,000.00 deposit for this privilege. He does not return any calls to his office from
any other potential interested parties,in fact, his company is the only one in 14 years that
has received any money or contracts from said builders, with no other competitors.
I and my colleagues were on the agenda, and presented our timely proposal to the City of
Alameda, at their last formative meeting on 14 July 2005 at 6:00 PM to the City Hall in
Alameda, before the Navy approves of the plan that the City of Alemeda Proposal and
transfers said property to their control. Many of the buildings have been sabotaged just
four weeks ago, their roofs were cut open with chain saws to facilitatettheir destruction,
Including the Officers Club, which now requires $225,000. for repairs, even though in
1998, a new roof was installed for$230,000. Local Media has picked up the story ansd we
expect nationwide coverage shortly. We distributed copies of our proposal to all members
of the City Council and to the Mayor. We are prepared to move forward without the City
of Alamedas approval or assistanceand work with the V.A and the Navy in cooperation
of the "Alameda Architectural Preservation Society" and the "Alameda Naval Air Station
Museum" (see att), Both of these organizations have extensive experience and knowledge
of the destruction of Navy property, and the deals that have been made by said ARRA,
and whom are ready to testify as tio the illegal practices, policies and procedures, of
Alameda Reuse and Development Authority.
It is unfortunate the City of Alameda, where so many Navy Men and Women came and
went overseas, many of whom never returned, forgets the reason why they even eixist.
Re tfully yoyr.
J as Watson, 18 July 2005
1511-M Sycamore Ave #274 * Hercules, CA 94547
Ph: (510) 691.2039 * Fax: (510) 245-7061
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