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The UC admits that their master plan calls for commercial development and the termination of any sort of farming on the land it controls in Albany, but in a disingenuous press release circulated yesterday the UC tries to have it both ways by assuring us that there are no "immediate plans to pursue building" on the Gill Tract. And while the UC included an illustrated aerial view of the area with their press release (first photo below), emphasizing that the bad, bad Occupy the Farm criminals are disrupting valuable agricultural research, the UC deliberately did not include an image that shows that, well, the research isn't really so important after all because their master plan for the land includes no farmland whatsoever (second photo below). Anyone who bothers to scratch below the surface of the UC press release and actually read UC's master plan can see that the UC has already developed most of the land it controls in Albany and intends to develop it even further. The current plan for the Gill Tract is to make it a baseball field and some sort of undefined "open space" -- neither of which includes farming, for the community or even research. Once the land is gone for farming, it's gone, and the clock toward that day is ticking.
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