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Measure F: Alamo's parks and recreation

Original post made by [removed], Alamo, on May 6, 2011

Dear Editor,

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of Alamo
on May 10, 2011 at 8:53 am

Dear Editor,

A discovered county document describes the resulting uses of additional appropriations of R-7A funds created by the successful Measure F vote yet to be made by Alamo voters. Within the list is a grouping of county studies with budgets exceeding $300,000 in 2011 – 2013. Other costs are simply maintenance costs for current parks/programs and new development phases for Hap Magee Ranch Park. More than $1 million is planned for consumption of R-7A parcel taxes in further development of parks and programs that Alamo residents do not use. CC LAFCO has confirmed that current R-7A parks and recreation programs serve few in Alamo. And yet, the county plans to study greater establishment of formal parks, more recreation programs and expand Hap Magee Ranch Park offerings at R-7A expense.

There is strong support in Alamo for transfer of Hap Magee Ranch Park to Danville’s sphere of influence for county and Danville operations without R-7A participation. Yet, in 2011, the county and Danville continue to impose these unwanted facilities on Alamo and require our parcel taxes support their imposition. EMCEB editors have a newsworthy story to cover that illustrates the issues of county planning purposely opposing residents’ interests simply to insure parcel tax budget support for county departments.

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Posted by so_zzz
a resident of Alamo
on May 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Alamo residents should use the beautiful parks and programs ... get out more. I feel blessed to live in an area of such natural beauty.

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Posted by rufous
a resident of Alamo
on May 12, 2011 at 7:59 am

We all have half acre compounds with pools, play structures, outdoor kitchens etc. just so we don't have to mingle with the great unwashed.

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of Alamo
on May 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Dear Editor,

Let's ask Alamo voters to separate the appropriations of money for R-7A parks and recreation and vote YES on Measure F on their mail-in ballots. The need to change course to match the will and interests of a majority in Alamo is a function of combined efforts at the highest levels of the county. Few in Alamo use the current parks and programs and many want natural open space, trails, walkways and rest areas for our self-directed recreation activities.

Let's vote YES so that our majority in Alamo can use full appropriations to specify our will and interests in the future protection of our environment and its enjoyment.

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