Please review this kind response from Ms. Lou Ann Texeira, Contra Costa LAFCo Executive Officer,firstname.lastname@example.org:
"Just for clarification, donations to fund the fiscal analysis (CFA) and environmental review (CEQA) are exempt from the disclosure requirements.
Hope this is useful."
In addition, please review this commentary by Kathy Bell, Iron Horse neighbors, concerning donations to support Alamo Community Foundation funding of such studies. REF: www.alamocommunity.org
"There are many reasons to want LAFCo studies completed and paid for.
The opposition to incorporation should want the studies as reference to costs of being a city versus remaining a county unincorporated area. Supporters of a defined incorporation proposal should want the studies as basis for efforts to define the AIM incorporation proposal or to file their own conflicting incorporation proposal. Such studies provide basis for all options proposed for local voice by our region's neighbors and not just AIM's incorporation proposal.
We are asking neighbors throughout our region to donate before August 1st so sufficient funding is available to pay all study costs."
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