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Alamo residents lobby Danville to support Regional Planning Commission

Original post made on Jul 28, 2009

Concerns over the possible loss of the San Ramon Valley Regional Planning Commission prompted four Alamo residents to attend the July 21 meeting of the Danville Town Council to ask for support in keeping the commission.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 1:18 PM

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Jul 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I don't care about who of these ruling elites think they rule. We the people rule. We have been weak and naive. If ANYONE tries to overdevelope this area and bring in more section 8 housing for a ghetto populace and illegal immigrants, well they'll have hell to pay! We shall bury them politically and financially!


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Posted by Steve from Alamo Oaks
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 29, 2009 at 8:01 am

Unfortunately, Rick, the State government through their mandated Housing Element, tells so-called elected city officials that they will comply with their demands for ultra-low, very low and low income housing. This housing, despite what you may hear, is required by law. The only way to avoid such housing is to remain in or move to, an unincorporated party of the county.


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Jul 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm

There's ways of giving hell that are completely legal and do the job of shutting down what you don't want in your community no matter what the state or local tyrants want. It does require an agitated populace who just won't take it anymore. However I would prefer to remain unincorporated


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jul 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm

How Civilized!


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Posted by Dave
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Great comment Steve from Alamo. You are absolutely correct.


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Posted by Ask
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:09 am

You are not correct about the housing mandate in that it is and has been required for both incorporated and unincorporated areas for many years. CCC has it in their General Plan* for Alamo and all of their unincorporated areas. They do not get a pass like Steve above indicates. In fact the county does an inventory for their Regional Housing Needs Assessment which was recently updated.

The housing mandate is a moot issue when there is little developable land and over 90% buildout like in Alamo, where developers routinely pay to opt out, and when its a 'Plan' only but no funding. For the incorporation vote it was a scare tactic some used:
1. erroneously
2. on purpose
3. without understanding
4. all of the above

*See Housing Element of the Contra Costa County General Plan, Policies for Alamo-Diablo-Blackhawk Area


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