Should the Alamo Region have a SuperMAC?
Original post made by Community Courtesy, another community, on Mar 18, 2009
The term "SuperMAC" applies to Municipal Advisory Councils established in large regions or in larger population areas. It is a slang term used among the members of such groups. In reality they are Regional Planning Councils with functional committees for various county services provided in the region. Pescadero CA , San Mateo County, is the most often reference to such a SuperMAC. As for establishing such a SuperMAC in Contra Costa County , the laws, rules and policies for establishing a regional planning commission would apply. CCC-BOS could create a SuperMAC as additional to their MAC laws, rules and policies based on the larger population of a region and a need for overall services management on a local/regional basis.
One could imagine such a regional planning council consolidating the various advisory committees and providing much needed volunteer coordination of services in our region to relieve administrative costs to the county.
Hal, as a community courtesy.