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Nearly two dozen apply for Alamo MAC

Original post made on Sep 22, 2009

In a strong showing of interest, 23 residents of Alamo have applied with District 3 Supervisor Mary N. Piepho's office to be one of the seven members of the newly created Municipal Advisory Council (MAC).

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 6:05 PM

Comments (14)

Posted by hal bailey, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Dear Geoff,

It will be very interesting to see who among the 22 Tomi and Mary chose.

Thank you very much for reporting the list,


Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:00 am

Dear Dolores,

Neighborhoods' e-exchanges this morning recognized few names on the list of applicants for 94507 MAC. After district 3 publishes their choices, neighbors would appreciate TDW profiling each MAC member.

Even the preferred choices for MAC members led by Karen McPherson, neighbors will require introduction and profiles for all. "Mary might know these Alamo residents, but we don't," noted neighborhood reps this AM.



Posted by Wise Old Owl, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:27 am

Here are my picks:

Harald A. Bailey
Sanjiv Bhandari
Marsha Golangco
Dennis Johnson
Vish More
Bob Myhre
Alina Roshai

Posted by Alamo Ron, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

I would like to know from each of these people if they supported the Alamo incorporation effort.

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Dear Dolores,

There is now ample evidence more applied than is listed. Neighborhoods have confirmed that 10 neighborhood reps applied via the COB and their names are not on the applicant list.

I applied only because these neighbors said, "You first, Hal" and now they are not listed??

Also, Ron's question has been answered by Bob, Vish, Dennis and me and I don't know the rest on Wise Old Owl's list. I have joined neighborhoods in supporting incorporation leading to the March 3 election and continue to support the remedies of why an undefined incorporation proposal failed.

Hal in the Diablo Vista region

Posted by Paul S., a resident of Blackhawk
on Sep 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

If other people actually did apply and are not on the list, let them come forth and state it. If they really applied, let them advocate for themselves. If they can't speak for themselves now, why would I want them to speak for me on a MAC?

Posted by Alamo Ron, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Maybe I wasn't clear. I would like to know from EVERY ONE of the 23 applicants if they supported Alamo incorporation or not.

Posted by RandyB, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 24, 2009 at 2:00 am

I highly doubt the Dictator Piepho will appoint any of the folks who supported the township or perhaps she might hire one as a token. As I said before, the Dictator Piepho will not allow 1 degree of separation between her Republican corporate viewpoint (let's pave everything over) and those of her mini-mac.

Those of you who were scared (a typical Republican tactic, i.e. health care, 911, wiretaps. Gitmo, anything Obama suggests, etc.) to vote to provide Alamo citizens with local control of their own environment, mark my words, will live to regret your decision. I just wonder, however, when you see the Dictator Piepho's plans begin to take place, will you, especially those of you who want Alamo to remain the same, sit on your hands, as she is counting on, or will admit your mistake and take an activist position. Time will tell, but I FEAR the worst, I FEAR the sheep.

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2009 at 8:16 am

Dear Dolores,

I have Ron's answers and they are available confidentially via CDSI Research Fellowship information address, CDSI Researchers have profiled each applicant, their political affiliations, their political history, and published commentary.

There are very intelligent, talented professionals among the listed applicants that likely are over-qualified for the potential performance requirements of a district 3 MAC member. There are a few with a very rigid view of Alamo as a semi-rural community that will not be supported by the majority of residents. There are community volunteers among the list that will not be acceptable to Mary and Tomi.

It should be a very interesting choice and an excellent story for your reporting.


Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Dear Dolores,

In keeping news flowing during transition to an on-line TDW presence, let me provide results of discussion of the MAC applicants today at the neighborhoods forum. Neighbors were unable to find seven applicants to support for MAC membership IF neighborhoods were to recognize, support and participate. With a rich talent base as strangers to the majority of residents and little real public documentation of applicants' purpose and positions within a MAC, neighbors simply were not able to access the performance expectations of applicants.

It was concluded that the MAC is district 3 and not a separate public voice for 94507 Alamo CA. Such resulted in retained counsel being advised to monitor district 3 activities including their MAC with no further intention to consider the AMAC as important to our region.

TDW Readers, do you wish to comment to your neighbors?


Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Randy and Hal;

A little cheese to go with your whine?

Grow up!

Posted by Alamo Ron, a resident of Alamo
on Oct 2, 2009 at 9:09 am

Hal plays fantasy football most of the time. It's fun.

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Oct 3, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Dear Dolores,

Thank you for the opportunity to provide your readers majority positions in Alamo and its region. We can now realize that such a majority has e-exchanges for their own communication.

The contempt and oxymora of pseudonyms is simply the reality of lack of content in TDW's forum. Neighbors hope that information shared privately with you will help your journalism deal with issues in our region. We wish to celebrate your renewed success with the on-line Express versions.

We shall leave pseudonyms to the new Danville Express and terms of use for handling. Abusive commentary does require your attention and more than a majority of readers' identification of nonsense. We all should expect EPC sponsored pseudonyms to do better with content, consideration, and respectful contribution.


Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Oct 4, 2009 at 9:10 am


Let's review.

Disagreeing with your skewed opinion = abusive commentary?

Posting under an allowable pseudonym = nonsense?

After reading your repetitive ad nauseam postings; you are the King of hypocrisy.

This is not an attack, just simply a fact. How does that suit you?

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