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Yes, Alamo, you can define your city

Original post made by Bethany Silva, San Ramon, on Sep 21, 2007

Dear Alamo Residents,

This previous posting offered by Contra Costa County LAFCo refers to a guide for incorporation and incorporation laws governing the incorporation process. If you read Pages 5 through 10, you will better understand the petition process and your rights to define your city government as part of the petition's Incorporation Proposal. You do not have to wait for the goodwill of a town council to plan Alamo's future to your liking.

"The State Office of Planning & Research has prepared two useful and practical documents - A Guide to the LAFCO Process for Incorporations and Appendices - which resulted from legislation signed in 2000. These documents summarize the legal requirements of incorporation, provide basic information and practical advice, and contain sources of help, sample forms and notices. The guidelines are available online at I would encourage those interested in the incorporation process to view the guidelines."

You have the right to petition CCC LAFCo for incorporation of a city designed to serve Alamo and require LAFCo commissioners to review their local incorporation policies and state laws that apply to your Incorporation Proposal.


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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 22, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Bethany, let me agree with your e-presentation this AM by e-chain in Alamo.

Alamo can specify to CCC LAFCo the structure and operations of our city as a proposal of incorporation within the application and election. To effect that result, a majority in Alamo will sign the AIM petition and then specify the application's Incorporation Proposal.

It is a simple answer, as a PLAN, that will determine incorporation for Alamo. I celebrate this result as AIM support and reality for our community.


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Posted by Catherine Hilton
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 9, 2007 at 8:03 pm

It is not likely that most would be able to convert their knowledge of incorporation to defined actions that convert AIM petitions and LAFCo applications into acceptable terms of incorporation.

Look at the AIM petition, item 3.b., and then add the sub-section allowable by general law that specifies the city council's obligation to create citizens' commissions and committees for planning of services, structure and operations.

We cannot want what five people, as council members, decide as our future for Alamo. Please make this our city and not some minority's town.


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