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Alamo woman selected for LAFCO

Original post made on Sep 15, 2009

Residents in the southern part of Contra Costa County have an additional voice representing their interests, as Alamo resident Sharon Burke was named last week to fill a vacant position on the Contra Costa County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 6:02 PM

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Oh I'm so glad to know that someone who's part of the incorporation movement is representing this area. This better not be the same Sharon I've argued with. If so, we're gonna give her hell


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:42 pm

And Piepho, you best start listening to what's going on in this area, or you're going down too


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Sep 15, 2009 at 11:21 pm

There's two things you could do to calm us down. One, get rid of the group homes. Two, nix the new farm development. Continue these at your own risk


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2009 at 6:51 am

WOW! Rick and Ruck or Ruck and Rick. I don't know which came first. Well Rick it appears you have a partner.

By the way Rick, you're not very bright making a public threat against a Contra Costa County Supervisor. Your comment as stated..."And Piepho, you best start listening to what's going on in this area, or you're going down too". Just what are you saying?

Hey Rick, You've stepped over the line. This appears to be a threateningly statement...I would hope some law official pays you a visit to discuss your comment. Calling Piepho names is one thing, but threatening her is another.


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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2009 at 7:15 am

Dolores, my message to Ms. Lou Ann Texeira, CC LAFCO Executive Officer:

Dear Lou Ann,

I applaud Contra Costa LAFCO for selecting Ms. Sharon Burke. Sharon is exceptional in knowledge and skills necessary for the difficult jobs of LAFCO going forward. This morning, regional counsel committee members were encouraging participating neighbors to read this TDW article and understand the exceptional value Sharon will be to LAFCO going forward.

"Contra Costa LAFCO has major challenges going forward if they are not to repeat the issues of Alamo incorporation. Better integration of LAFCO and incorporation committees must produce a more defined government proposal, better fiscal analysis and greater integration of communities in the development of incorporation proposals subject to election. Without such major changes, incorporation, annexation and similar government changes will remain hopelessly lost in the lack of details," noted Beth, government law counsel and Alamo resident.

Hal


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2009 at 7:35 am

That must have been an interesting LAFCO meeting. Isn't Helen Allen the same person who wanted to change the name of Mt Diablo because of the satanic symbolism?

Folks who vote "no" when everyone else votes "yes" are just pathetically looking for attention. I call these kind of people "abrupt movements" - you know - jerks.


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Posted by Rufous
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2009 at 8:18 am

Here we go again. Community activists occupying positions that should be held by buisness leaders with land use experience.


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2009 at 8:35 am

"Business leaders with land use experience" - that sounds like high-density developers to me. I would much prefer a community activist to having people who would create something like New Farm.


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Posted by Dawn
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

What the heck is a 'threateningly statement?'


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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2009 at 9:25 am

Dear Dolores,

In the other communities beyond the very small population of this forum are the reality of issues related to LAFCO operations and its commissioners. Sharon Burke is the immediate subject and the commentary has drifted to rehash of various personal perceptions and positions.

The issues to be discussed are how will LAFCO impact issues going forward such as incorporations, annexations, and spheres of influence. The focus of the forum is Ms. Sharon Burke and her ability to contribute to the need to integrate communities and regions into the considerations of LAFCO commissioners.

The reality of this forum is a contemptuous confrontation among a handful that contribute nothing to discussions of LAFCO's requirements for relationships with communities and regions.

Dolores, your forum, like rusting ships, is sinking,

Hal


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Posted by Jack B.
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Selection of Sharon Burke is wise appropriate and in the interest of the community. She is thoughtful, experienced and dedicated to serve. It is encouraging to see that, occasionally, the right person is placed in the right position and we all win.


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