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Cover Story - March 6, 2009

Timeline of Alamo Incorporation:

Sept. 8,2007: The petition drive to secure signatures needed to direct the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to begin a feasibility study on the proposed Town of Alamo gets under way at the Alamo Wine and Music Festival.

Sept. 27, 2007: A group of 30 incorporation opponents, led by Alamo resident Tony Carnemolla, holds an organizational meeting at the Alamo Women's Club.

Nov. 5, 2007: LAFCO receives a petition and application for the proposed incorporation of the Town of Alamo. The petition was signed by more than 25 percent of the registered voters in the area.

Nov. 14, 2007: Petition signatures are found to be sufficient by the Contra Costa County Elections office.

Aug. 7, 2008: Alamo Community Foundation hosts a community meeting at the Creekside Community Church in Alamo. LAFCO staff and its consultants present information and responded to questions.

Aug. 27, 2008: Opposition groups holds first meeting at home owned by R. Jean Taylor. Nearly 50 area residents attend organizational event.

Sept. 18, 2008: LAFCO conducts a public hearing on the proposed incorporation of Alamo. After a nearly five-hour hearing, LAFCO gives approval to the incorporation after Commissioner Martin McNair changes his vote.

Oct. 13, 2008: R. Jean Taylor pays $2,500 to pay for a motion to reconsider the LAFCO approval of Alamo Incorporation.

Oct. 21, 2008: LAFCO conducts a public hearing to hear requests for reconsideration. After the hearing, commissioners deny the request.

Oct. 28, 2008: Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors adopts Resolution No. 2008/699 calling an election for March 3, 2009, to confirm the incorporation by a majority of the voters in Alamo. An election for five Town Council members is to be held in conjunction.

Nov. 12, 2008: LAFCO approves the Impartial Analysis to be placed on the March 3, 2009, ballot.

March 3, 2009: Voters in Alamo deny incorporation by a66 percent to 34 percent. Voter turnout for the election was 59 percent.

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