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Zoning administration approves Alamo fire station

The Contra Costa County zoning administration approved plans for an Alamo fire station renovation opposed by some neighbors on Monday, with the addition of several conditions to mitigate residents' concerns.

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Posted by beck
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

Finally!!


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

I am sincerely ashamed of any person in Alamo that is opposed to this new Fire Station.

All the folks that are opposed to this project are the people that live close too or next to this new beautiful planned fire station.

Most of you folks (and you know who you are)need to really know the facts. Noise, Traffic and Aesthetics, my, my get a life people.

Maybe they should close the fire station and move truck 32 to Danville. Then when your house is on fire or even worse a loved one is suffering a medical condition, you can just sit and wait for the emergency response from Danville...trouble is, it may be too late.

I wish my house was next the a fire station and so does my Allstate Insurance Agent.

Some of you new comers to Alamo need to get your priorities in order or even better move to Danville.

I sincerely hope we get the new fire station ASAP.

The majority of us in Alamo, MUST NOT ALLOW A FEW SELFISH FOLKS TO DICTATE OUR WELL BEING AND SAFETY.

Sincerely,

Julia from Alamo and have been for over 38 years.


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Posted by [removed]
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

Dear Editor,

What we are seeing in the latest approval is the mitigations that were legitimately requested by neighbors, Stone Valley School parents and AIA’s in-depth review. Any property holder has an obligation to be a good neighbor and SRV Fire has now worked to mitigate their good neighbor status in Alamo. There is some mitigation left to complete and congratulations to neighbors, parents and AIA planning for pursuing the mitigation process.

We can clearly see the opposite result at Monte Vista High School where a massive, industrial solar power generation station is being installed quite out-of-place in Alamo neighborhoods and away from any esthetic impact on the main MVHS campus and Danville. SRVUSD hid behind its state regulatory status to avoid mitigation of such an inappropriate industrial facility and any requirement to be a good neighbor.

We can thank Chief Price and SRV Fire for their continuing efforts to mitigate neighbors concerns as a good neighbor in Alamo.


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Posted by [removed]
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Dear Editor,

In your continuing sponsorship of Libel as defamation by commentators on the town square forum, you are distracting readers from considering the exceptional efforts among neighborhoods, school parents, SRV Fire and AIA planning in achieving further mitigation of fire house operations’ noise, traffic and visual impact. In Chief Price’s response to neighborhoods’ thanks for his mitigation efforts he acknowledged his efforts as a good neighbor and his appreciation of community efforts to mitigate fire house issues. Defamation should never be confused with opinion or journalism and the goal in this exchange is to inform your readers of the additional efforts that will bring additions to our public safety and what additional public safety issues need consideration.

Let’s have your readers imagine a major earthquake in Alamo that collapse the 680 overpasses. Our fire/paramedic services would be isolated on the EAST side and our police services would be isolated on the WEST side. Isn’t that a part of this public safety discussion and your obligation as a journalist to consider?

As for the continued politically-motivated defamation of the AIA, let’s invite your readers to review the home page of www.alamoca.org to see a very active community affairs effort that is focused on major issues for Alamo and will focus a public safety taskforce on the EAST/WEST issues of Alamo in a major emergency. Then, on the same site, you as editor can confirm that AIA by-laws has no specification that members must be home owners or even residents of Alamo 94507 (see 2.A on Page One, Web Link).

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