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AIA distributes redistricting ALERT

Original post made by [removed] on Jul 8, 2011

Dear Editor,
The Alamo Improvement Association has issued this alert to its membership including representatives of neighborhood, business district and community groups in the Alamo region. It is an appropriate alert to all your readers in the 680 south corridor:

AIA Issue Alert & Important Public Meeting Announcement
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County Supervisorial Redistricting


On Friday, July 1, the Contra Costa Times wrote: "UNLESS RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT, we hold out little hope that supervisors will put the public's interest above their own".

The Times says a majority of three supervisors have stated their preferences for redistricting that will PREVENT CORRECTION of the gerrymandering in 2000 that put Alamo and the San Ramon Valley in the same district as Brentwood, Discovery Bay, and other communities in far east county.

AIA believes that unless this gerrymandering is corrected, Alamo will face even stronger roads widening and development threats in the future – because the District III supervisor's single vote on each of these issues will have to weigh the wishes of east county's growth-minded communities against our wishes to keep a community as it is.

AIA has written a letter to the Supervisors explaining our view of the various map alternatives that have and are still being considered. This letter may be viewed on the AIA's website at the following address: Web Link. The maps referenced by number in the letter and this e-mail may be viewed on the County's website at the following address: Web Link

We ask AIA members concerned about preserving quality of life in Alamo to take the course recommended by the Times – exercise your right to speak out to your elected official. Contact County Supervisor May Piepho,dist3@bos.cccounty.us, 820-8683, 820-6627 (fax) and tell her that you want to put Alamo back into a district with its like-minded neighbors – not with residents of communities in another part of the county. Of the remaining three redistricting options still under consideration by the Supervisors (Maps 6, 9 and 12), the only one that will do that is Map 6. You can also contact District II Supervisor Gayle Uilkema, who now represents Lafayette and parts of Walnut Creek, with the same message, at dist2@bos.cccounty.us, 335-1046, 335-1076 (fax).

Do this soon – the Times reports that the Board of Supervisors will next take up the subject of redistricting on Tuesday, July 12, at 11:15 AM in at the County Administration Building in Martinez.

Comments (3)

Posted by Hal's Neighbor, a resident of Alamo
on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

I am sorry, this guy is a nut...please disregard his posts. The solar installation on his roof has all of us 680/Lamorinda network activants wondering what he will do next. I for one actually saw him at Hap Magee Park last week...and he seemed to be enjoying himself!!


Posted by [removed], a resident of Alamo
on Jul 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Dear Editor,

As political sponsored pseudonyms try to distract the your readers from the painful impact of another 10 years absent of their will and interests in government, readers should only focus our required role to fully inform them of political, economic and cultural needing readers' attention. As CCC-BOS prepares for Tuesday's execution of an ordinance that creates districts that serve their supporters and themselves, let's be sure that your readers have the opportunity to express their positions at the CCC-BOS redistricting hearing, July 12, in Martinez.

Ignorance should never limit that reality and defamation should not define it.


Posted by [removed], a resident of Alamo
on Jul 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Dear Editor,

Conversations today throughout Contra Costa communities recognized that our supervisors are not our supervisors. They are an independent political faction, including supporters, that are at-odds with the will and interests of Contra Costans.

The majority among Contra Costans now agree that various legal actions will be the only opportunity for Contra Costans to define their county districts. Thus, the majority going to Martinez tomorrow, July 12, are only going to see the entertaining role playing by supervisors that are virtual strangers to our county.

WHEN will they ever learn?


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