The Alameda Health System (AHS) board of directors asked Alameda County supervisors at a meeting last month if it can restructure its debt payments to the county as a result of serious financial problems the group is facing.
The conglomerate currently owes the county $198.7 million. It wants to change the debt payment to pay off some of the system’s increasing bills. The proposed restructure would delay the end date of payments by 20 years.
As I was driving around Alameda Point last Saturday, I came upon Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) farm. The gate was wide open and work was going on. I decided to check it out.
I met three volunteers from the Junior League busily transporting mulch chips from a pile at the gate to a crop row. A few dozen yards away, farm supervisor Evan Krokowski was running a rototiller down crop rows where harvesting was complete. Workers were tidying up the greenhouse as they carried sprouted plants inside.