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21 take out papers for Alamo town council

Original post made on Dec 3, 2008

As of Tuesday, 21 Alamo residents had taken out papers to run for the first town council in case the vote passes March 3 for incorporation. Voting will be held in the same election for incorporation and for town council.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 4:19 PM

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Dear Dolores,

Our neighborhoods are celebrating!

We have a slate of candidates devoted to inclusion and outreach.

Karen McPherson, Diane Barley, Brad Waite, Roger Smith and Grace Schmidt. What an incredible team that has a long-term record of inclusion and outreach.

Alamo actually has a chance of being a citizen-led government with exceptional citizens' participation and oversight.

Can you hear the roar of applause?

Hal/CDSI


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Posted by Helen Lynch
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2008 at 8:55 am

Dear neighbors (taken from regional e-exchanges)

After reading Sharon Burke's campaign release in Alamo Today, I think her justification of Alamo incorporation during our continuing decline into a broad State financial crisis is a better justification for annexation to a stable city and government such as Walnut Creek.

Your thoughts?

Helen, Miranda neighbors
Diablo Vista region neighborhoods


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Posted by Carrie James
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Dear neighbors (taken from regional e-exchanges)

Please review the study by counsel's analyst and Walnut Creek outreach people. Walnut Creek cannot afford our regional annexation and fully understands the LAFCO CFA to be well-understated for service costs and revenues. Unless we offer a special fee obligation, our region is not desirable to any city and should not be considered feasible as our own incorporation without revenue increases.

It is clear the county does not want us, so we better understand the costs that we are willing to pay to be annexed or incorporated. As neighbors, we better pull closer together and prepare for the political and real costs that we must pay.

We can do this!

Carrie
Tice Valley neighbors
Diablo Vista region neighborhoods


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