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Alamo meeting talks taxes and services

Original post made on Apr 9, 2008

Alamo residents who don't think incorporation's a good idea either didn't show up at the Alamo Incorporation Movement's community meeting Tuesday, or they kept their mouths shut as the group touted the benefits of becoming an independent town.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 10:00 AM

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Posted by Oxymo Ron
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:48 am

Dear neighbors,

The message from the absence of significant audience last night was the absence of community in defining a local government.

Of all the entertaining commentary, "keeping Alamo Alamo" was the most oxymorian of concepts. Beyond the humor of the past tense of Alamo being Alamode, one can wonder if Alamo is a verb, a noun, or subject of many definitions. Can one Alamo as if it were an action or be Alamo as if it were individuals?

Should we consider Alamo a place and then ask exactly where is Alamo? Is it just a business district and names of various businesses. Is Alamo certain residences belonging to those that propose a Town of Alamo? Is it a region of neighborhoods that reach from Walnut Creek into Danville?

If someone as Alamo took an action as Alamo against an another as Alamo, would our sentence be "Alamo alamo Alamo" or is that just an oxymoron?

Quite entertaining,


One HAL of a Pal

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Posted by Vince Kreigher
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Posted with a smile from the author

Dear OX and neighbors,

In January, I do believe, AIM, through its offspring ACF, declared Alamo to be a Zip Code and appropriately Alamo Postmistress became the ruling authority. Does everyone remenber Discover Alamo 94507? We concluded, based on this expertise, that Alamo is a community of mailboxes.

Among the facade of community, neighbors have always known that their mailboxes, via their Zip Code, was their only connection. Cleverly, this learning allows neighbors to create e-mailboxes and to communicate e-mailbox to e-mailbox.

Then something amazing happened! Community happened neighbor to neighbor, neighborhood to neighborhood. An e-region blossomed from Walnut Creek into Danville and a community without boundaries is celebrating itself as the Diablo Vista region.

All because of mailboxes,

Vince, away in Morro Bay

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Posted by Melinda Jenkins
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Posted while smiling for the author

Dear neighbors,

I was thinking seriously about Alamo this morning and the plan Hal Bailey had to replace all manhole covers as a method of giving a community to neighborhoods. I believe the large sunflower pattern was elected by gleeful neighbors, but I did not hear any implementation plans.

As a resident of Morro Bay for nearly a year, I would like Alamo and Morro Bay to adopt the same manhole covers so we can even have more in common.

Create community, buy a manhole cover,

Linda, all the way in Morro Bay

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Posted by Todd Butler
a resident of another community
on Apr 10, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Dear neighbors,

Mail boxes, manhole covers, and fire hydrants are the potential definition of community in our region. As you look around your neighborhoods for what we have in common, those three are the most obvious.

But are they an issue that requires attention?

I was thinking maybe so and I suggest there is logic in such focus. If all neighbors, including those that consider themselves the Alamo Community, started creating more beauty among mail boxes, manhole covers and fire hydrants, one could imagine the possibility of community resulting to tackle the larger issues.

Just a thought,


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Posted by Van Darren
a resident of another community
on Apr 11, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Dear neighbors,

Telephone poles are an eye sore and should be replaced with equally beautiful underground utilities, exceptionally beautiful street lights and well-disquised WIFI antennas. My neighbor, Mel, claims all that could be build into manhole covers as projections of laser illumination and broadcast.

Do we have another definition of beautiful?

Van on the edge in Tice Valley

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