This is interesting. I just happened to be taking a look at the Building Industry Association’s list of endorsements for the Nov. 4 election and noticed that the group is pushing for a “no” vote on Proposition B.

That’s a proposition that ostensibly would be a winner for a group such as the BIA. If approved, developers could explore the possibilities for building on top of the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal. Possible projects would include a hotel or even a new stadium.

Matt Adams, the BIA’s director of governmental affairs, said the association was against the proposal because it doesn’t back “bad projects and bad planning.”

Passing Prop. B, he said, would threaten the maritime uses of the port, which would be bad for creating and retaining jobs.

“There’s no blank check from this association on projects,” he said.

Adams was a little stunned the group’s endorsement hadn’t garnered more attention.

“I thought my phone would be ringing off the hook,” he said.


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