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Alamo cityhood supporters are providing answers

Original post made on Aug 23, 2007

A petition for Alamo cityhood won't begin circulating until at least September, but that hasn't stopped spearheads of the movement from spreading the word. The ad hoc incorporation committee has begun giving informal education sessions to neighborhood groups in intimate settings - gatherings of about 25.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 3:10 PM

Comments

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 23, 2007 at 5:32 pm

Very clever PR by Mr. Chris Kenber, Natalie,

By focusing any attention on his reputation, he distracts the Alamo community from the special interests of the other AIM committee members and their relationships with the AIA, SRV YMCA, county agencies and former roles in county agencies. By focusing his commentary of the general activities of "educating Alamo residents" he avoided answering any more than the <400 AIM supporters.

It remains the challenge for AIM to address the majority in Alamo with a PLAN that will fulfill AIM's promises via the actions of city councils following incorporation. Chris did not answer that challenge and has not answered that challenge outside AIM's minority of supporters.

Applause to Chris from a fellow marketeer,

Hal


Posted by Kim Shaw, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 23, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Thank you, Mr. Bailey,

It would seem if this ad hoc committee is going to meet with 25 people at a time, we need to calculate how long it will take to meet with the 16,000 residents of Alamo.

If I did my math right, it will take 640 consecutive days!

In the meantime, maybe a reporter can pin these committee members down to a PLAN on just how they are going to complete the broad promises they are making to their Alamo neighbors.

Kim, Round Hill


Posted by Mike Gibson, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 24, 2007 at 1:13 am

One factual correction to the article. Alamo only represents about 5% to 6% of the voting power of one of the five supervisorial districts (District III), not the entire County. That's how little electoral effect the entire community of Alamo has on County government.


Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 24, 2007 at 9:06 am

Information for Mike Gibson and Alamo community groups,

Alamo neighborhoods have e-chain contact with 60,000 e-mail addresses in District 3 and provide in-depth research of political issues and actions within the district. This electronic campaign grew out of the issues you addressed in your article that any one community or neighborhood is not a political force in county politics. Alamo, in its electronic participation, clearly has the ability to pick supervisors and dictate county compliance with advisory.

Best wishes,

Hal Bailey


Posted by Natalie O’Neill, Danville Weekly reporter
on Aug 24, 2007 at 4:03 pm

Natalie O’Neill is a registered user.

Just to clear things up, Mr. Kenber said "district" not "county" in his quote about Alamo's voting power. That was an error on my part.

Alamo makes up 5.8 percent of District 3 voters in Contra Costa County.

Thanks for reading!