The MAC members will act in a purely advisory role as did the committees of the county service areas that were rolled into the MAC when it was approved. Nonetheless these committees did accomplish things for the community. The most visible achievement of the Parks and Recreation Committee was the summer concerts held at Livorna Park. It was the members of R7A, also, who pushed for the development and dedication of the Andrew H. Young Park while friends of the late Mr. Young were still alive. The Zone 36 Alamo Beautification Committee monitored lighting and landscaping in Alamo.
No matter what committees are disbanded, we trust that the Alamo Improvement Association will continue to work toward the goal its name implies. AIA membership is open to any Alamo resident who wants to join. Although its members are neither elected nor appointed they work hard at keeping the semi-rural nature of Alamo intact, going to regional planning meetings and studying reports and records that might impact the community. AIA has committees to monitor planning, transportation, zoning, and the environment such as parks, creeks and open space. They must be given credit for keeping more fast food establishments out of Alamo and for keeping an eye on efforts to accommodate overflow I-680 traffic on Danville Boulevard.
The AIA board sees the importance of having a liaison with Supervisor Piepho's office to address Alamo issues cropping up at the county level. It looks like the MAC meetings will be the venue to do this. MAC meetings will be held twice a month and are scheduled to begin in October, at the same time the San Ramon Regional Planning Commission is allowed to sunset. Supervisor Piepho planned the MAC to streamline the governance of Alamo.
Participation by residents is key to having their voices heard.