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Perspective - September 12, 2008

Letters to the editor

Alamo residents should read studies

Dear Editor:

The Alamo Community Foundation (ACF), formed last December to promote the independent state studies of Alamo incorporation, urges all Alamo citizens interested in the future of Alamo to read the studies.

The Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis of incorporation is available on the ACF Web site, www.alamocommunity.org, with Questions and Answers from the Aug. 7 fiscal analysis presentation.

ACF also urges Alamo citizens to attend the upcoming 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, hearing of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), the state agency that requested the studies, to give LAFCO commissioners their own opinion about the studies and the effects of incorporation on Alamo.

We thank LAFCO for planning to hold the hearing at Creekside Community Church, 1350 Danville Blvd., instead of in Martinez, for convenient Alamo access.

Finally, we urge LAFCO commissioners to vote to move the incorporation effort forward so that Alamo citizens, the ultimate decision-makers about incorporation in Alamo, will be able to cast their own votes about the issue next March.

Claudia Waldron, president, Alamo Community

Station offers bargain shopping

Dear Editor:

In response to D. Mullan (Letters, Sept. 5) concerning the downtown merchants and their high prices: It seems that there is a secret that no one is sharing with D. Mullan. It happens to be a store right here in the heart of Danville where you can find women's clothing with the price tags still on them from the high end stores! You can buy lamps for $4-$8 or suitcases for $5. Shirts range from $4 to $6; books from 25 cents for kids to $1 for adults.

Shoppers have the best retail store right here in their midst without even knowing it! San Ramon Valley Boulevard in the Crossroads Shopping Center next to El Balazo is the place where you can buy large for $mall dollars.

Recycle and reuse is the name of the game - so join us now!

B. Mahan, a volunteer

Comments

Posted by CDSI courtesy, a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Please note the following:

Special LAFCO meeting: Alamo Incorporation Proposal REVIEW
Date: Thursday, September 18
Time: 4:30 p.m
Creekside Community Church
1350 Danville Blvd. in Alamo

Various advocacy groups will gather at 4PM to provide information and answer questions about opposition, definition, annexation, exclusion, special districts and SuperMACs as options to the current incorporation proposal.

DANVILLE DOWNTOWN SHOPPING:

Low cost shopping at Rick's Picks on Hartz is a fun adventure in everything you thought you would never buy in Danville.

The new Trader Joe's on Railroad has an expanded wine section and great prices.

Chico's on Railroad is always a great place to shop for ladies and those that love to buy for ladies.

Bevmo on Diablo Vista is a great wine and specialty store with great prices and greater sales.

Most importantly, Danville downtown is a great place to walk as a group and end the walk with coffee or other treats galore.

Hal/CDSI