Mary N. Piepho is unilaterally creating a Municipal Advisory Council in Alamo as gatekeepers for Contra Costa County and District 3. Rather that reducing the at-odds relationship between District 3 and Alamo’s groups and neighborhoods, this action creates an even more obtrusive and objectionable invasion by the county and the supervisor. Such action is meant to unilaterally disarm the Alamo Improvement Association and the many neighborhood groups and their allied committees.
We cannot imagine any resident of Alamo volunteering to be a member of MAC under such arbitrary and invasive intentions by the District 3 Supervisor, but we are aware of certain campaign participants from the incorporation election that are pursuing such a thankless role. Those appointed will only have opportunity to be gatekeepers for the prescribed actions of the District 3 Supervisor and will in no manner be recognized as representing Alamo.
With such invasion of Alamo by the county, neighborhoods believe that the Alamo Improvement Association is needed as a strong public voice for our community of neighborhoods with the county and all our region’s governments. It has always been the role of the AIA to defend Alamo against county excesses and a strong AIA voice will be needed with the planned MAC.
**Commentary by Rachel, co-chair, Diablo Vista (Alamo) region neighborhoods forum**
As a community courtesy,
NOTE: Alamo region community of neighborhoods has returned to Diablo Vista as their identity. With Alamo once again reduced to a ZIP Code and the identity of another political controversy, neighborhoods believe it is time for a better community identity.