Say MAC, what do you do when five people are not enough?
Original post made by Community courtesy, another community, on Mar 21, 2009
Five supervisors cannot, with all that staff help, manage the county. Five people in Danville's Council cannot manage their relationships with neighborhoods. Five people as Alamo town council would have floundered in the fiscal challenges of corporate start-up. Typically, five AIA board officers, or maybe a few more, can't seem to communicate with Alamo neighborhoods. Five committee members at each county advisory committee have little luck in gaining a community audience.
At coffee this morning (Friday, March 20) an AIM proponent challenged me with "Are you satisfied? We are now going to have a MAC?" As we continued toward more neighborly conversations, we concluded that the issue will be five people, on a MAC, will once again not be enough for the job.
One specific proposal to be pursued is to reduce the districts of the CCC supervisors and return them to part-time status with lower salaries. The goal is to add supervisors to better represent specific unified regions as 9 or more supervisors. If you look at District 3, as example, it is at least three districts as Delta, San Ramon and Alamo regions. Certainly Lamorinda, including Walnut Creek, should be a district. And so on to create 9 to 11 districts that can truly elect and support one of their own as supervisor.
What do WE do when five people are not enough for the job?
**Edited commentary by Judy, Alamo region neighborhoods discussion groups**
Hal, as a community courtesy