Changing the name of Alamo
Original post made by Forest Warn, Alamo, on Oct 15, 2007
I am not aware of any statutory procedure for changing the name of an unincorporated community. In the case of Bay Point, I understand that the League of Women voters offered and the Board of Supervisors accepted the offer to informally conduct a community area election. Following the informal election, the results were presented to the Board of Supervisors for consideration of whether the name should be changed. As you may be aware, the League of Women Voters is a private organization. The election was not conducted pursuant to the California Elections Code, nor was it administered by the County Clerk. In any case, the League reported a result supporting the name change, and the Board after conducting an informal hearing adopted an order directing the name change and requested other governmental agencies (Post Office, State Division of Highways, etc.) to effect the name change. The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors may be able to provide you with copies of the involved Board Orders.
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Forest "Fore" Warn