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A different incorporation story

Original post made by Susan West, another community, on Apr 24, 2008

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Dear neighbors,

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Jeanine Benca authored the article referenced above to provide opposing viewpoints among the minority that are opponents and proponents of the AIM incorporation proposal. In e-exchanges this AM, the majority of residents have expressed interest in once again attempting to establish liaison with the AIM committee so AIM's incorporation proposal can be defined for majority support.

Both the opposition and AIM share a country view of our region that is not the interest of the majority who want infrastructure improvements, economic development and defined land-use/in-fill. We are looking for 7-10 neighbors that are willing to publicly liaison with AIM's committee and LAFCo to achieve definition of the incorporation proposal.

Please consider,

Susan West
North Iron Horse neighbors

Posted from Diablo Vista (Alamo) region e-exchanges


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Posted by Tom Randall
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2008 at 8:38 am

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Dear neighbors,

I am long retired and moved away from Alamo to Walnut Creek, but still enjoy friends during visits to Alamo. Each week I sit with friends at the Donut Shop and discuss Alamo's future that seems divided among many viewpoints.

My friends and I have been around long enough to know that nothing stays the way is was and Alamo today is not anything like the Alamo of the 1960's and 1970's. Alamo is larger and requires more services and more planning to truly serve its citizens. Alamo is far more grand with new very large homes instead of our green hills of 40 years ago.

The donuts are still great, but I wonder if Alamo can gather as it use to and all citizens decide together a future for Alamo? My friends and I suggest that you forget the past and create a future that serves Alamo today and in the future.

Ted, my friend said, "We are giving Alamo to new generations and I wonder what they will do with it?"

Does anyone have an answer?


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Posted by Christine Jenkins
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2008 at 7:21 am

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Dear Tom and neighbors,

"forget the past and create a future that serves Alamo today and in the future."

Alamo, for the most part, is a memory of a past culture that is maintained in various community groups. The future of our region is more defined by our neighborhoods in the overall region from Saranap and Rudgear to Diablo Road. Within this region are common interests in establishing community among neighbors to effectively plan infrastructure, economic development and our usage of our environment.

Major shifts have changed our region. Danville has become an example of what is not wanted rather than a closely linked social and economic partner. Walnut Creek has become the new example of economic development and our center for shopping, commerce, hospitality and entertainment.

Tom, we are moving forward into our future and our Diablo Vista region is the new definition for Alamo.

Diablo Vista region

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Posted by Candace Walton
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2008 at 7:29 am

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Dear neighbors,

How did a handful of opponents and proponents create so much press about incorporation? In the many gatherings I attend within our region I find very few that support or oppose such efforts. There just doesn't seem to be any interest in the subject by a large majority of our neighbors.

Why do we continue to discuss incorporation?

Along the Iron Horse Trail

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Posted by Susan West
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2008 at 8:00 am

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Dear neighbors,

More than thirty neighbors have stepped forward to form an ad hoc liaison committee to work with AIM and LAFCo in creating an acceptable definition of incorporation for voter approval. Representatives among the committee will publicly attend AIM functions and seek direct contact with individual AIM committee members.

Thank you for your willing response,


Posted from Iron Horse neighbors e-exchanges