Contra Costa County Municipal Advisory Committee for Alamo (Alamo MAC) is a volunteer function of Mary Piepho’s Danville Office and too far removed from county decision making to be a viable forum for Alamo region residents. An upcoming meeting, March 15, 2011 will provide 3 minutes to various residents to provide their commentary on the new Alamo fire house planning and approval. There will be no ability to have interactive discussions or mitigation of current planning with exceptional state safety regulations issues. Contra Costa County MAC policy, established in 2006, restricts MAC members from interactive discussions with residents during MAC meetings.
To facilitate such interactive discussions and to prepare a collective voice for Alamo region residents, Alamo Improvement Association (“AIA”) is being encouraged to add fire house planning discussions to the March 10 AIA Board Meeting. Since the AIA offers a more interactive meeting structure focused on mitigated results between the Alamo region community and various governments and districts, a refined listing of design and safety issues can be delivered to the highest level of the county and fire district and provided to the Alamo MAC for their consideration. With the AIA’s membership including representatives of neighborhood, business district and community groups, a majority, collective voice for Alamo can be the result delivered to all levels of the county and fire district.
Alamo regions residents should voice their concerns to www.alamoca.org, click on “Contact” for immediate e-mail delivery to PLANNING.