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Who are the candidates - - REALLY!

Original post made by Charles F. Jarrett, Alamo, on Jan 16, 2009

To my long time friends in Alamo,

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Posted by Charlie Jarrett
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 16, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Dear readers,
Please excuse a couple of mistakes I made in the 6th paragraph of my original article where it was supposed to read "- - then we need to know a lot more about the candidates THAN what we normally get in a candidate's statement enclosed - - "
Another point my wife brought up, it seems that most of the people we have met that share concerns on both sides of the issue are basically in agreement about the same major point - - - we all want Alamo to retain it's small town, rural atmosphere. Both proponents and opponents seem to seek the same result, we generally seem to want to see a similarity in community social structure and fibre maintained, be you property owners of the old fashioned ranch style homes, horse property owners or cottage dwellers. One of the biggest concerns seems to be, why are these monster homes and gated communities being allowed to swallow up the larger lots, with smaller setbacks and more exemptions? I think we all need to walk down the road together, truly listening to each other's concerns, before we make assumptions. I believe there is a way bring a better democratic process to our community and assuage the valid fears of change. If we are comfortable with our lifestyle the way it is now, then we all want assurances that it will "somehow be grandfathered in".
Thanks again,
Charlie Jarrett