Early next month. Alamo residents will vote on whether to keep some of the taxes they've paid to the state closer to home.
Measure F is up for a vote on June 7. While it will not raise taxes, according to a statement in favor of the measure, it would raise the spending appropriations limit in Alamo to $1.65 million, with adjustments of inflation every year. That would allow the County Service Area R-7A – better known to local residents as Alamo Parks and Recreation – to use the money itself. Over the past 30 years, similar money has been used to build or improve Livorna Park, Alamo School Sports Park and Batting Cages, Rancho Romero Sports Park, and the Hap Magee Ranch Park.
The Alamo Municipal Advisory Council and parks and recreation are now looking at ways to renovate buildings at the Hap Magee Ranch Park, explore improvements to Alamo School Sports Park, and Rancho Romero Sports Field, and consider building a new park in Alamo.
The argument in favor of Measure F also notes that with an increase in the number of parks, the cost to upgrade and maintain them. Without an increase in the appropriations limit, park expansion and park maintenance would suffer, according to David Bowlby and Nancy Dommes, the two who wrote the opinion in favor of the measure.
If approved, the measure would run for four years.
No opinion has been filed opposing Measure F.