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Alamo council candidate Karen McPherson

Candidate Karen McPherson feels that her knowledge of Alamo's recent history gives her a solid footing on where the town should go in the future. "I think that it is time for Alamo to incorporate," she said. "The county does a nice job for us. But in the county we have one supervisor who cares about us and four who don't even know us."

"I just want to make sure the community has a voice in everything that happens in their town," she said. "It's time." She said some changes - such as the parking lot at Monte Vista High - would probably have been done better under local governance, and permission would not have been given to cut down the trees in front of Yardbirds because local leaders would have known they were part of the Boulevard of Trees project.

McPherson, who has been on a number of committees in the last 19 years, says she understands concerns with incorporation "I think the main concern is the financial aspect of it. Nobody wants more taxes so we need to do everything lowkey and conservatively."

She says she would work on the council to create compromise. "I'm effective at getting all groups to work together," she said. "On the Regional Planning Commission sometimes we have real strong voices either way and I think I can come up with workable compromises that are agreeable for everyone and don't polarize either side."

More about the candidate

Married; BA San Jose State; National Zoning Manager in Telecommunications; R7A, San Ramon Valley Regional Planning Commission, AMPA, Alamo Rotary; worked in Supervisor Donna Gerber's office as community liaison for Alamo.

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli and Geoff Gillette

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