Alamo roads in jeopardy!
Original post made by [removed], Alamo, on May 14, 2011
The TVTC is at it again! Possible Changes in Regional Transportation Project Policy, May 13, 2011. On Monday, May 16, at 4:30 PM at Danville Town Hall, the TVTC will vote on whether they should keep the rule that a TVTC vote must be unanimous.
TVTC meeting in Dougherty Valley, June 30, 2008, led by Alamo's County Supervisor Mary Piepho, the TVTC backed off a plan to widen Alamo's downtown intersection. Alamo citizens won that battle because of the TVTC rule that a TVTC vote must be unanimous. Why did a unanimous TVTC vote protect our wishes? Because, although we could expect that the County representative on the TVTC would vote the wishes of her Alamo constituency, we could not expect that any of the other representatives would do so, because we are not their constituents and we don't vote for them.
Among four options, they will vote to allow a split vote (6/1) on some, or all, issues. One of the options, Option 2, will allow a split vote on all issues INCLUDING ROAD PROJECTS. If Option 2 passes, our County representative on the TVTC can still support the wishes of her Alamo constituents by voting against a road project, BUT IF ALL THE OTHER TVTC REPRESENTATIVES VOTE FOR IT, IT WILL PASS! To protect Alamo roads, the TVTC must maintain its rule for a unanimous vote on road projects.