May 26 redistricting meeting in Alamo
Original post made by [removed] on May 24, 2011
REMINDER: Thursday, May 26, 7PM to 8:30PM, Supervisor Piepho will conduct a redistricting workshop at the Alamo Women's Club. 24/680 south corridor neighbors are reminded to attend.
Redistricting audit team members from the 24/680 south corridor neighborhoods have now visited districts 2, 3, 4 and 5 supervisors' workshops. Among the seven concept plans offered at such meetings, all or a portion of the 24/680 south corridor could be placed in each of those districts. Redistricting audit teams have now circulated the concept plans with specific review for 1) commonality of communities' interests, 2) transportation corridors in common, 3) a shared political voice, and 4) majority support for specific district configurations.
To understand the specific importance to Alamo, Concept Plan #1 places Alamo in District 2 as part of Lamorinda and separates Alamo from the San Ramon Valley, Concept Plan #2 retains Alamo in District 3 as part of Walnut Creek, Concept Plan #3 also retains Alamo in District 3 as part of Walnut Creek, Concept Plan #4 places Alamo in District 4 as part of Walnut Creek and Concord, Concept Plan #5 places Alamo as part of San Ramon Valley in District 2, Concept Plan #6 also places Alamo as part of the San Ramon Valley in District 2, and Concept Plan #7 places Alamo as part of Walnut Creek and Pittsburg in District 5.
24/680 south corridor neighborhoods continue to support Concept Plan #5 which places all of the corridor in District 2. Our corridor neighbors are joined by the Alamo Improvement Association by motion, May 12, to support Concept Plan #5. 24/680 south neighbors are encouraged to voice their preference on May 26 as a concluding message to CCC-BOS on corridor neighbors preferences. It is the intention of CCC-BOS to establish redistricting to the satisfaction of each supervisor in July and only a few public hearings are left prior to that very likely selfish decision among supervisors. Therefore, it is important for 24/680 south corridor neighbors to publicly state their preference for Concept Plan #5, or reasonable modification, and then hold supervisors responsible for compliance with that preference.
on May 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm
this old fool thinks he can disguise himself his new name is removed
anybody that agrees with the aia a glorified home owners group is an old fool
please name something productive they have done
on May 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm
AS for the AIA, there is a story emerging. Neighborhoods reps are engaging the AIA more and more on major issues and the AIA board is responding with immediate agenda items for such issues. A new slate of board members will be elected and we should see very new AIA officers. Additionally, new by-laws have included new committees starting with Community Affairs Committee that will engage neighborhood, business district and community groups through their representatives that are already AIA members. That committee will bring forward committees or taskforces for Public Safety, Economic Development, Environmental Preservation, and more that represent the major issues in our Alamo region.
There is a large number of successful planning efforts that are part of the AIA's >56 year history. Our large lots and community/neighborhood character are owed to AIA planning that carefully reviews new and remodel construction to insure that it complies with building codes, acceptable variances, neighborhood character and visual impact on our community. AIA has stood against major projects that were approved by the county and CCC-BOS such as the SRV YMCA commercial facilities, MVHS parking lot and soon-to-be solar power generation station, widening of Danville Blvd and Stone Valley Road to promote commuter usage, and more. Going forward, taskforces will focus on government organizations impacting our region and bring strong representation of the will and interests of Alamo region residents.
on May 25, 2011 at 11:15 am
Alamo residents should thank AIA for bringing the redistricting issue to their attention and representing Alamo's interests during the redistricting process. Supervisor Piepho's office has told the Alamo and Diablo MACs that they cannot take a position on the redistricting.