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 www.opr.ca.gov. 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.