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What kind of Alamo Planning do you want?

Original post made by Alamo Neighborhoods Forum, Alamo, on Oct 22, 2007

CDSI Research Fellowship, in community courtesy, is gathering community opinion for presentation to our District 3 Commissioner, Mr. Michael Murray, Contra Costa County Planning Commissioner. Alamo neighborhood representatives are planning a meeting with Mr. Murray to discuss establishment of an Alamo Regional Planning Commission, as a so-called SuperMAC, to advise county commissioners, departments and supervisors in planning land use, infrastructure and services for Alamo. An Alamo Regional Planning Commission would consolidate all county agency committees, including AIA planning, SRV Regional Planning Commissioners, and neighborhoods' community counsel into a commission and sub-committees as ONE VOICE for Alamo.

We request that you submit your ideas to the Alamo Neighborhoods Forum via seediesteye@yahoo.com and/or to Mr. Murray at murraymj@sbcglobal.net. You might further post a comment on the Town Square Forum, Danville Weekly on-line, for Alamo neighbors and regional readers to consider.

Proponents and opponents of an Alamo Regional Planning Commission are encourage to provide their commentary, ideas and suggestions.

Vince Kriegher
Host Member, CDSI Research Fellowship
Community Courtesy to Alamo neighborhoods

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Posted by Bethany
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 24, 2007 at 10:28 am

Posted as a CDSI courtesy:

Incorporation cannot be effective for any community unless a strong, citizen-led planning commission and committees are in place to guide the newly formed town (city) council in establishment of land use, infrastructure, government operations and services. The logical first step to any incorporation effort is to consolidate all planning activities within the community, establish positive communication with the county and LAFCo, and illustrate the RESULTS of incorporation prior to election so community residents can support incorporation. A key element of such a commission and committees is community counsel that can formally document planning proposals and take appropriate actions with governments to insure compliance.

NOTE: A General Plan, as a long-term charter statement for land-use, does occur after incorporation and is not part of structural and operational planning that leads to the establishment of an effective city government.

Bethany, Alamo Community Counsel Committee
via seediesteye@yahoo.com


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Posted by Lisa Wright
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 25, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Posted as a courtesy:

It became obvious today, among the county, LAFCo and AIM, that the answer to the question of "how much planning do we, the residents of Alamo, want?" is that is not our option to decide. It appears the county, LAFCo and AIM are planning their own team of five experts to tell us what we want.

Not in my lifetime!

Lisa


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Posted by Forest Warn
a resident of another community
on Oct 30, 2007 at 10:18 am

Posted as a courtesy:

Come on, Alamo, let's be serious.

We got along without any planning for so long, as Hal Bailey noted, that we have filled our neighborhoods with hodge-podge, abused our ridgeline with monster boxes and clogged our roads with foreign traffic.

Why start planning now? Our best efforts, as in the past, will only make things worse.

Fore Warn

Posted as a courtesy by the Alamo neighborhoods forum