Town Square

Post a New Topic

Letters to the editor

Original post made on Mar 21, 2008

Services could be downsized

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

Comments (3)

Like this comment
Posted by Oxymo Ron
a resident of another community
on Mar 21, 2008 at 9:02 am

Congratulations to Tom Fredericks for a recognized truth!

Dear neighbors,

We can celebrate Tom's commentary as he focused our review on local government's exacting focus on our neighborhoods. We can laugh at such clever realism of another layer of government with a too-intense interest in very local activities not requested by neighbors and their neighborhoods.

It is a warning deserving careful consideration in the neighborhoods of what a handful wish to call the Town of Alamo. Too many layers of government are by definition an oxymoron, a self-cancelling redundancy.

We are smiling, Tom, and duly warned,


One HAL of a Pal

Like this comment
Posted by Dennis Downtown
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 25, 2008 at 7:54 am

My thanks to Tom for saying what many have been saying in Alamo, Danville, and other towns in our area.

We all have seen incorporation bring city governments that become a burden to our communities and an imposition on our neighborhoods. City councils and governments become insulated from residents and only consider their own views in their decisions.

In the end, cities develop the same lack of community we have with our county.

Dennis, Downtown in Alamo

Posted with permission of the author via

Like this comment
Posted by Karen Sexton
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2008 at 8:15 am

In today's weekly:

In closing, regarding the remark that Alamo should be careful what they wish for with incorporation, we went through the same criticism during Danville's incorporation. Local control and decision making has turned Danville into the "gem" it is today. Alamo is a very nice little community, but it can become even nicer with more local control.

Tim MacHugh, Danville

My response and questions:

Dear Tim,

Danville is not a GEM when its government violates it neighbors and neighborhoods. That leaves a real question about your comments about Alamo, “Where is this community of Alamo, who lives in it, and what structure of local control is being offered?”

Karen Sexton

Posted by Iron Horse neighbors, Kathy Bell

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 622 views

What Exactly Is FAFSA and Why Should You Complete It?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 209 views