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Alamo Community Council to continue

Original post made on Sep 24, 2009

When the members of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted last month to approve the creation of a Municipal Advisory Council for Alamo, it was believed that community groups such as the Alamo Community Council would fade away, their functions absorbed by the incoming MAC.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:44 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Sep 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Dear Dolores,

I am assured that Tomi wants to comment about the majority that does not currently participate in the Alamo Community Council or will participate in the MAC. How does district 3 plan to engage neighborhoods in district 3 outreach that only includes ACC and a MAC??

Neighborhoods would welcome Tomi's outreach,


Posted by RandyB, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 26, 2009 at 8:31 am

Simple Hal, they don't (she doesn't).

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Dear Dolores,

I just read the considerations of neighborhoods' discussion groups in progress today. E-exchanges wonder what purpose the Alamo Community Council (ACC) provides without majority participation and with district 3's agenda control. When district 3 concluded the Alamo Area Council ably led by Karen McPherson, district 3 supervisor and staff lost all identity with Alamo's majority and their neighborhood groups. More importantly, an independent Alamo Area Council was continued by neighborhoods as the Alamo neighborhoods forum and today as the Diablo Vista region neighborhoods forum.

Would you please augment your story and explain the value of ACC to the majority in our region?


Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Why so much negativity from you, Randy and Hal? You should check with the other District 3 MAC's to see how well they are working. I guess though it will be disappointing to you to find out they are operating just fine and really happy with their supervisor.

...or you can just keep trying to convince yourselves that this is a bad thing. Geeeeeeesh.

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Sep 28, 2009 at 6:49 am

Dear Dolores,

July/August interviews with current and former MAC members in Diablo, Byron, Knightzen and onward to Pacheco and several more are available at CDSI INFO, Neighborhoods counsel's analysts conducted the study and it was repeated in interviews with the same members and neighborhood reps in their communities by a major news service research division.

As you develop further stories on an Alamo MAC, the research provides the key to any success for the seven district 3 volunteers that will staff the MAC. Studies concluded that recognition, support and participation by the community of neighborhoods depends on the outreach of district 3 and MAC members in our community.

The Alamo Community Council failed in such outreach and so did R-7A and Z-36. Your journalism can tell about such failure and how changes in outreach can determine success for the MAC.


Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Sep 28, 2009 at 8:58 am

I forgot about the secret squirrel squad that conducts all this research. Neighborhood counsel? CSDI? C'mon get real!

I bet the Danville Weekly knows they can attend a meeting in any of the named communities and gather the information firsthand. That is the beauty of a public meeting. It is free from your innuendo and imagination Hal.

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Dear Dolores,

Your readers have the opportunity to contact real people, not pseudonyms, and real addresses beyond your forum to gain in-depth presentation of MAC applicants, their profiles, allegiances, and public commentary. CIRCA Distribution Services Institute (CDSI) Research Fellowship offers direct access to CDSI INFO:, including major news services as members of CDSI.

CDSI Members, under their commercial names and contact information, will offer credentials and information that your readers may use in determining their relationship with an ongoing Alamo Community Council and Alamo Municipal Advisory Council.

Your readers are invited to contact CDSI INFO: and receive detailed information that they may judge for validity.


Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm

And let me guess it all goes directly through you Hal? Now that makes for some reliable and unbiased information!

I'll make sure to get in line. Oh wait, there is no line?

...crickets chirping.

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