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Chief Price, we support you!

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Jan 29, 2010

Dear Dolores,

This Tuesday evening next week a redundant review of the fire station will occur at the CCC-MAC Alamo meeting. A thorough review and discussion was already conducted at the AIA and community support was acknowledged.

I am quite sure the earnest members of the CCC-MAC Alamo will have had an opportunity to look at the scope of community review already completed. Let us hope so. What is reality is such review is broadly available and community results are complete.

Unless district 3 has an opposing opinion, I can't imagine a redundant discussion coming to a separate and different conclusion. The community review is done.

Chief Price, you have community support,


Comments (13)

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:18 am

Yes, Chief Price, Hal Baily is correct...the Alamo community does support you with regard to the new fire station.

I wish I could be as optimistic as Hal, when it comes to the CCC-MAC Alamo members. Everyone loves to hear themselves talk and the MAC members are no exception. Most elected politicians enjoy marching to their own drum instead of carrying out the wishes of the community they represent.

This type of mentality follows 99.9% of all political office holders. They believe their voice must be heard even if it's in complete contrast to the folks they represent.

It will be interesting to hear the discussion at the MAC meeting.

Thank you, Julia

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:42 am

Mr. Bailey...First of all I want to apologize for misspelling your last name. Sometimes my fingers have a mind of their own.

Secondly if you don't mind...please tell me more about CDSI. What actually is the CDSI Research Fellowship?

Thank you, Julia

Posted by Gladys, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 1, 2010 at 8:52 am

I don't think the MAC members have feelings any different from the community - they are the community. The only opposition to the project is the Wolf's and Howler's. They are public enemies and will expose themselves again as such tomorrow night. They have distributed their flyers to my home on more than one occasion and each time I have called Chief Price to review each point. They are filled with lies and misdirection and self-serving propaganda. The entire community should be there tomorrow to support the efforts of the fire department who are simply trying to place a modern, resilient facility in Alamo - just as they have done in San Ramon, Danville, Blackhawk, etc. Why should we have the worst fire station in the County?

Posted by Pete, a resident of Stone Valley Middle School
on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:03 am

The existing site is a eyesore - always has been. The proposed project is beautiful (but the flagpoles are way too tall). This project will improve property values in the area - not reduce them. Web Link

Posted by CDSI Research, a resident of another community
on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

Dear Dolores,

For those that wish more information about CDSI Research Fellowship, please refer to Web Link.

Those lacking membership: CDSI is a non-commercial fellowship of technologists, funding directors, financial media editors and marketers that, together, support the discovery, development and commercialization of new technologies in a broad array of global markets. CDSI members' goals are the rapid emergence of technologies and the innovation of new uses. Founded in April 1984, CDSI has been major support for microtechnology's advancement in our global economy.

Locally, CDSI members provide courtesy research on behalf of neighborhood and community groups, media, and neighbors in discovery, definition and validation of political and financial activities impacting our communities.


Posted by Bill, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:29 am

The best thing about the station getting approved is not that we will all have a reliable firehouse – it's that we won't have to listen to the never ending whining from the Wolske's. This meeting will be held at Hap Magee Park on La Gonda at 7PM on Tuesday night. I promise you that Ed and Nanci won't disappoint. They are the best entertainment in town. Chief Price we have your back and our presence will be felt.

Posted by Jake, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:56 am

The AIA has indeed provided the opportunities for all sides to provide their input to the process and the Fire District has responded to many of the issues. AIA has submitted an interim report to the County and has copied Dist.3/MAC. A few details need to be worked and the Fire District has agreed to attend the next AIA meeting to address those. Ultimately, the County will consider all the information and will make determination as to approval and the conditions. It is imperative for the community organizations to such as AIA, MAC, and others to monitor the final plan to ensure that our issues are addressed.

Posted by CDSI Research, a resident of another community
on Feb 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Dear Dolores,

Should we expect neighborhood and community groups, and individual neighbors, are ready for Contra Costa County District III (CCC-D3) paid and volunteer staff review at the CCC-MAC Alamo, February 2, 2010, at 7PM at Hap Magee Park? Should we assume that more that Mr. Steve Mick, AIA's liaison member of the CCC-MAC Alamo, has reviewed the in-depth review done by neighborhood and community groups? Should we assume that CCC-D3 has managed the agenda to allow for completely interactive discussion of issues including the concerns of the immediate neighbors?

And, Dolores, do neighborhood and community groups, as the majority in our region, have to wait ten days for typically superficial minutes of previous meetings to have the results reported?

That is your challenge,


Posted by Kathy, a resident of Los Cerros Middle School
on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:41 pm

The new station is a no brainer. The Wolske's and Haller's are looking for money - plain and simple. The Chief has likely said no to the handouts so they are trying to make things as difficult and expensive as possible in their attempt to extort. Approve the station and disarm the bandits.

Posted by Steve--27 year resident, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 2, 2010 at 8:52 am

I think it's extremely important for the members of the MAC to hear from the community residents who support the new fire station and not just from one bitter individual, his family and friends, who by the way has his house up for sale! Obviously, this individual has his own agenda and could care less about the good of the community. Our existing fire station no longer fills the need of the community and the new fire station is long over due!

There is no doubt that the members of the MAC need to act in the best way possible to serve the interests of all the residents of Alamo not a select few who will oppose everything in there own self interests!

Posted by David, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm

As I read the comments it's obvious that most of the residents are not informed. If they took the time to look at the plans closely they would find many challenges with this proposal. To act on such a project without taking into consideration the impact on existing homes already next to the proposed site is irresponsible. They are also planning on exposing the entire neighborhood to a potential disaster as they are planning to locate their diesel, propane, and the generator at the corner of Stone Valley Road and Miranda. This action does not comply with their own 2007 fire code chapter 38, section 3801.1. Is it that Chief Price just wants build his 10,000 sq ft SHRINE without thought or consideration.

Posted by Stone valley middle school neighbor, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Why is this lot left in such a mess over grown weeds is this the good neighbor we are looking forward to !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by Disappointed, a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Feb 4, 2010 at 7:14 am

Shame on those who engage in character assassination in a public forum in this way. Every citizen has a right to have his or her voice heard. Many of the posts here amount to cowardly bullying. Show some grace, people. There are civil ways to make your points.

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