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SRV YMCA neighborhood strong-arm invasion

Original post made by Hal Bailey, another community, on Nov 13, 2007

A commercial invasion deep in the Hemme neighborhoods, orchestrated by politics and imposed on Alamo by the county and Danville:

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Posted by Tracy
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 14, 2007 at 5:30 pm

Not sure if it's a "strong-arm invasion" but this is what I think. I'm looking forward to the new YMCA facility. I have young children and a teenager so I'm always looking for new class, programs and activities for them. I'm sorry that some Alamo residents aren't happy about the new facility, but I think it's a great thing. Creating new jobs and providing a place for teenagers to go when they could be doing something worse.

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2007 at 7:15 pm

Dear Tracy,

As a Diablo resident, you recognize the positives that SRV YMCA should provide at an appropriate location. But I suggest that if your neighborhood was invaded by a retail/hospitality center without the infrastructure to support that center, you would be very much like the Hemme neighborhoods that fully understand they have been strong-armed by the county and Danville to accept the abuse of SRV YMCA.

In the end, the result will be disgusting for YMCA users impacted by formal actions by neighbors. Neighborhoods throughout Alamo must come to the defense of the neighbors against this vulgar invasion and force relocation of the SRV YMCA to an appropriate environment.

Best wishes,