Let's thank Mr. Bob Myhre for our consideration of an Alamo region MAC.
In Bob's LTTE, he proposes a MAC for Alamo without understanding the majority of voters positions on local planning and political authority. The majority in the Alamo region support local planning and political control, including incorporation, but simply did not support an undefined incorporation proposal presented in the March 3 election.
A strong interest in local planning and political authority is very obvious in our Alamo region because there is a strong disregard for the current District 3 supervisor. That translates into disregard for existing county advisory committees such as R-7A and Z-36 that were reconstituted by the current District 3 supervisor's actions and would continue with any establishment of a MAC.
If a MAC were installed in Alamo by District 3 with approval by CCC-BOS, the five MAC members would be disregarded and avoided by a large majority of residents and their neighborhoods. Neighborhoods would continue actions directly with all governments including the county and increase their regulatory, civil, and class actions in prospering their political and planning voice.
There is a compromise position that would gain consideration by a majority of Alamo region neighbors. An Alamo Region Planning Commission with functional sub-committees for oversight and advisory for each service provided by the county would be supported and would serve as basis for a community-wide effort to incorporate that structure into a local government in the future.
Humor, as a reminder, should guide the consideration of a MAC for Alamo. "A MAC in Alamo would be the Maytag repairmen of Alamo Council, the loneliest people in town!" This would be very true if Bob's proposal for MAC members were only taken from the <150 active proponents and opponents in the March 3 campaigns.
Hal, as a community courtesy
Here we go again in Alamo
This letter is in rebuttal to last week's "AIA Board ponders role in future of Alamo."
Here we go again! Now the AIA (Alamo Improvement Association) and several members of AIM (Alamo Incorporation Movement) are bound and determined that they are the "Chosen Ones" to protect Alamo or to educate some of us to the sort of change that could be coming! Your (AIM) ideas about "change" were voted down by a two-thirds margin! Why don't you (AIM) understand the meaning of NO?
The "change" that I sincerely hope is coming is establishment of a MAC - a Municipal Advisory Committee. Hopefully, the Board of Supervisors will cause it to happen fairly soon.
To be fair, it is imperative that members of the MAC should be selected proportionally from those who successfully fought incorporation and those of AIM that tried so hard to pass it.
So, to the members of the AIA, I must say: "No, thank you!" As a member of the AIA Board in 1976-77, I acknowledge the benefit to Alamo of all of the efforts of the AIA Planning Committee. We will call upon them whenever the occasion arises for their constructive analysis and recommendations in the future.
Robert D. Myhre, Alamo