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Alamo Region Websites

Original post made by CDSI Research on Feb 19, 2010

Dear Dolores,

Your readers should be provided copy of the following concerning Alamo region websites:

The AIA has informed me that they intend to renew www.alamoca.org as soon as they can gain appropriate documentation from the AIA's former president now living in Texas. This very important, independent on-line venue for Alamo region neighborhood and community groups should continue to receive neighborhoods' full support.

On the other matter of Contra Costa County District III abandonment of their website and the inaccurate data it displays, Susan Wright of Contra Costa County IT department is attempting to determine why the district III website has not been updated since 2006/2007 and provides no current data on district III or their various councils and committees.

For a more accurate view of county agencies in our region, please refer to www.alamore.org.

Hal/CDSI Research

Comments (6)

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Dear Dolores,

The very good news is www.alamoca.org is back up!

The down time for the site let Alamo region residents consider how very important our fully independent AIA planning and political voice is for our community of neighborhoods. I would ask that regional neighbors logon to www.alamoca.org and click on "Contact" to tell all the outstanding and knowledgeable AIA volunteers how much they are appreciated.

Hal/CDSI Research
CDSI Info: halbailey@yahoo.com


Posted by CDSI Research, a resident of another community
on Feb 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

Dear Dolores,

Readers throughout CCC District III are requesting further information on the update of the CCC District III website via CDSI Info, halbailey@yahoo.com. We are recommending direct contact with Susan Wright, susan.wright@doit.cccounty.us.

For those wishing to review the abandoned CCC District III website, www.co.contra-costa.ca.us, click on "Board of Supervisors" and then on CCC District III. Your readers will find most rosters, viewpoints, staff and current issues out-of-date due to the last updates in 2006/2007.

Direct requests by district neighborhoods to CCC District III to update their website have not received responses. Such neighbors are noting that CCC District III staff members do not accept or respond to e-mail requests. Most responses by CCC District III are to mail-in requests.

FYI for your readers,

Hal/CDSI


Posted by Lucy, a resident of Danville
on Feb 22, 2010 at 11:15 am

Hal, do you like to answer yourself? I see you do quite frequently.


Posted by Sal, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Feb 22, 2010 at 11:44 am

And?


Posted by CDSI Research Fellowship, a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Dear Dolores,

It is appropriate to acknowledge that all communication for CDSI Research Fellowship, its associates and courtesy relationships with our regional neighborhoods is addressed to you as informational. I do not answer any other commentator beyond providing information to you on their comments.

In this matter, Iron Horse Corridor neighborhoods have been requesting information on several websites, their current status, and their purposes. The three CDSI comments above addressed to you were a sequence of information important to those neighbors' understanding and for potential use by you in developing articles.

I personally do not see any value in having conversations among commentators on the Town Square Forum because they do not have the editorial resources to generation in-depth information for readership's review. I always address you because you are the editor with such resources.

Best wishes, Dolores,

Hal/CDSI


Posted by CDSI Research Fellowship, a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Dear Dolores,

Today, county departments responded to neighborhood inquiries concerning what specifically requires CCC-MAC Alamo review. The response first addressed what citizens' review is warranted by commissions, committees and councils. Further, the response discussed the public response from discovery of county public documents by such organizations as the AIA and Diablo Vista regional counsel committee.

The reality is that county departments do not want advisory from any board, commission, council or taskforce unless they have designated the requirement.

The specific responses from these planning authorities as departments within the county is public and county agency review is only warranted when variances impacting a community are known to gain significant public interests. More importantly, no county department or district feels obligated under law to disclose such planning consideration and therefore neighborhood and community groups, including CCC-MACs, must discover these considerations so they can demand input and advisory.

Does it make sense to your readers that they should be the last to know, quite after the fact, about county planning in our region? Does it make sense that websites are specifically devoid of such information so supervisors are not required to include the public?

Let your readers respond,

Hal/CDSI


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