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Alamo roads in jeopardy!

Original post made by [removed] on May 14, 2011

Dear Editor,

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.

Comments (3)

Posted by [removed], a resident of Alamo
on May 17, 2011 at 7:10 am

Dear Editor,

Readers interested in the agendas, planning and approvals of the Tri Valley Transportation Council ("TVTC") may contact:

Lisa Bobadilla
Transportation Division Manager, City of San Ramon
(925) 973-2651
lbobadilla@sanramon.ca.gov

Alamo residents that wish to voice specific direction to TVTC members may submit their comments to Ms. Bobadilla or contact:

Karen Basting
CCC District III Chief of Staff
(925) 820-8683
Karen.basting@bos.cccounty.us


Posted by [removed], a resident of Alamo
on May 20, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Dear Editor,

UPDATE: TVTC vote on changing approvals from unanimous decisions has been delayed.

Tri Valley Transportation Committee ("TVTC") members were quoted, "We are years behind where we should be for road development. We haven't been able to get anything done because of "one area". "A small group" is always stopping anything from happening." In further investigation of San Ramon and Danville documents, there is an indicated desire to place the burden of the traffic north in the 24/680 corridor on Alamo and Lamorinda roads as overflow for the primary highways. "We must serve our residents' demands for access north and south. Any inconvenience to a small group must be weighed against our cities' needs."

If your readers deal with the reality of plans attached to the ability for a majority of major cities to simply dictate their decisions on Alamo and Lamorinda, a clear reality illustrates why unanimous decisions must be preserved so at least Alamo can protect the corridor north. It is obviously important to add Lamorinda's voice to these decisions through a consolidation of the 24/680 south corridor and simply nullify the limited perspective of TVTC members.

Is it possible that TVTC has found its end-of-life in value to our corridor?


Posted by [removed], a resident of Alamo
on May 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Dear Editor,

UPDATE: TVTC vote on changing approvals from unanimous decisions has been delayed.

Tri Valley Transportation Committee ("TVTC") members were quoted, "We are years behind where we should be for road development. We haven't been able to get anything done because of "one area". "A small group" is always stopping anything from happening." In further investigation of San Ramon and Danville documents, there is an indicated desire to place the burden of the traffic north in the 24/680 corridor on Alamo and Lamorinda roads as overflow for the primary highways. "We must serve our residents' demands for access north and south. Any inconvenience to a small group must be weighed against our cities' needs."

If your readers deal with the reality of plans attached to the ability for a majority of major cities to simply dictate their decisions on Alamo and Lamorinda, a clear reality illustrates why unanimous decisions must be preserved so at least Alamo can protect the corridor north. It is obviously important to add Lamorinda's voice to these decisions through a consolidation of the 24/680 south corridor and simply nullify the limited perspective of TVTC members.

Is it possible that TVTC has found its end-of-life in value to our corridor?


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