Danville Express

Perspective - February 16, 2007

Letters to the editor

...and the times they are a-changin'

Dear Editor:

After living in Alamo for many years, I have realized that it is in a different time zone. Over the first many years, I had determined that everything started 11 minutes late in Alamo. In my first year, I missed many meeting because I arrived on Silicon Valley Time, 10 minutes early and fully prepared.

But the times are changing in Alamo as a community with such exceptional professional talent looks beyond their county governments, community groups and service organizations and sets a path to a new opportunity for local self-direction. Alamo, by some method and majority of residents, will become a city with a broadly expanded community business district as a major neighborhood among all neighborhoods. Alamo will reach out to its surrounding communities and create new regional abilities for self-directed planning and operations. In the end, repeated inability of county districts and departments to service Alamo's will, interests and advisory will be replaced by a municipality in Alamo.

It took many years of good humor as the unofficial Alamo Towne Fool, among a handful of other Towne Fools, to allow the majority in Alamo to step forward in directing our community's future. As that is happening, Alamo no longer needs its Towne Fools and can celebrate the exceptional talent of new majority leadership.

It was fun, thank you.

Hal Bailey, Alamo


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