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Reaching out to Alamo leaders

Original post made on Nov 20, 2008

With Alamo incorporation on the ballot March 3, excitement is growing over selection of the first town council. Alamo Incorporation Movement, which is pushing the semi-rural community to govern itself, organized a presentation Wednesday night for residents to learn how to run for council and what is involved in the position.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 20, 2008, 5:10 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Just me, a resident of another community
on Nov 20, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Dear Geoff and Dolores,

Alamo leaders is an oxymoron in many ways.

Alamo does not exist as a community and thus cannot have leaders.

Alamo is very factional in its groups and neighborhoods and no individuals are recognized as leaders.

Alamo's self-appointed leadership among AIA, AIM, and County Advisory Committees has fewer than 90 supporters, so that cannot be considered leadership.

Most importantly, whether our region's neighborhoods have a town council, a MAC or continue the AIA/CCC-BOS, none of those participants will be recognized as leaders and likely will remain the loneliest people in town.

Me


Posted by Alamo Tive, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 21, 2008 at 8:58 am

Hi Editor,


Yep, Alamo is just a hole in the earth between Walnut Creek and Danville. Leaderless and featureless, a census-designated place without any redeeming qualities at all. Composed of groups without heads and neighborhoods without neighbors, it really doesn't deserve to exist at all.

I suggest that Walnut Creek and Danville conspire to invade Alamo from both sides, stage a hostile annexation and divide the spoils between them.

But leave a small unincorporated spot in the middle for "Just Me" to live so that there will still be something to complain about.

Oh and by the way, a person who is compelled to ALWAYS have the last word is an ultimoverbumjerk (ultimo-verbum-jerk). So, am I an ultimoverbumjerk or is "Just Me" an ultimoverbumjerk?

You'll find the answer just below...


Posted by Just Below, a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2008 at 9:27 am

Dear Editor,

I have not made any commentary in your forum or do I have any position on Alamo California existence, events or activities. I must wonder why I would be labeled by an individual I do not know or who does not know me.

From my participation in All things Alamo & Pop(u)lar e-chains, I understand that Alamo CA at present is various trademarks within the business district and a USPS Zip Code, but not formally a community, village, town or other designation. Various towns named Alamo and Poplar have shared their formation information with our Alamo CA participants and recognize the issues that are factionalizing groups within that community of neighborhoods.

We can all extend Alamo CA best wishes as neighbors seek to define their identity and community.

Justin
Poplar Wisconsin


Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2008 at 10:10 am

Dear Editor, as we keep your FORUM lively,

Let's establish some definition for legitimate discourse on "community and its leadership." In our nation and its culture, leadership is WE, the people, and all representatives serve that leadership in service to our immediate will, interests, advisory and oversight. AS we saw in the recent election, we removed a failure to serve WE, the people, and set a new direction for service to our leadership of OUR nation.

That does not change regionally and locally. As our neighborhoods establish community among a majority of residents in our region, we expect all governments serving our regional neighborhoods to serve our immediate will, interests, advisory and oversight. No government or elected servant can serve our power if such elected officials and governments choose to be our leaders.

That should establish a legitimate discussion of community leadership and how governments service WE, the people.

As Max said, wearing his wolf suit, "and now, let the wild rumpus start!"

Celebrate,

Hal


Posted by Elec Tive, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 21, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Leadership aphorisms:

If you're the leader, look over your shoulder frequently. If no one's there, you're going the wrong way.

You can't be a good leader without also being a good follower.

You can get a great deal accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit.

Others?



Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2008 at 7:10 pm

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community, again,

Dear Editor, as we keep your FORUM lively, once again,

Let's establish some definition for legitimate discourse on "community and its leadership." In our nation and its culture, leadership is WE, the people, and all representatives serve that leadership in service to our immediate will, interests, advisory and oversight. AS we saw in the recent election, we removed a failure to serve WE, the people, and set a new direction for service to our leadership of OUR nation.

That does not change regionally and locally. As our neighborhoods establish community among a majority of residents in our region, we expect all governments serving our regional neighborhoods to serve our immediate will, interests, advisory and oversight. No government or elected servant can serve our power if such elected officials and governments choose to be our leaders.

That should establish a legitimate discussion of community leadership and how governments service WE, the people.

As Max said, wearing his wolf suit, "and now, let the wild rumpus start!"

Celebrate,

Hal


Posted by Karen Sexton, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 24, 2008 at 9:34 am

Dear Editor,

We, as citizens of our world, country, state, region and neighborhoods, are looking for voice and not someone else's leadership.

In a recent sharing of ideas by discussion groups in our North Iron Horse neighborhoods, many thoughts were shared of leaders that see their role as facilitating all around them to succeed and not absolute leadership. We have demanded that definition as leaders of those that serve us in positions of government and, as is tradition in Contra Costa governments, have received the very opposite.

It is a lively debate that has only brought further exclusion of our leadership from those that serve us.

Karen Sexton
Diablo Vista region neighborhoods


Posted by Lisa Wright, a resident of another community
on Nov 24, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Dear Editor,

Leadership has been defined as autocracy in Contra Costa County. There is no leadership if the majority refuses to follow and will choose political disobedience and aggressive counsel activity to protect their voice.

We are still waiting for equal commentary in your editorials.

Diablo Vista regional counsel committee


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