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County approves fire station 32

Original post made on Nov 1, 2011

At its Tuesday meeting, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve plans for a new fire station in Alamo -- despite qualms from several residents. Plans for Station 32, which will sit on a 1.24-acre lot at 2100 Stone Valley Road, were [Web Link contested in September] by a group of 12 concerned citizens who alleged that the project would have significant aesthetic and safety issues.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 5:31 PM


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Congratulations to all of us. This was a long time coming and is long overdue. Thank you SRVFPD for listening to the community and seeing this through to the end. A good day for Alamo.

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Posted by [clarify]
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Dear Editor,

Of course this is not the story!

County processes only create the overview of what must happen at the community level. Chief Price and the SRV Fire Board know that they have mitigation to achieve with Alamo neighborhoods, Stone Valley parents and west Alamo residents that would be cut off by freeway collapse in a major earthquake. This was never anything that the county could resolve and was always a community of neighborhoods issue.

Now Chief Price has to deal with Danville diverting additional traffic onto the Green Valley/Stone Valley corridor. Certainly, county supervisors and their advisory agencies are not prepared to face the politics of such traffic "dumping" by Danville.

It becomes a community mitigation without the politics of supervisors.

We shall move forward as Alamo neighborhoods.

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Posted by ron
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 2, 2011 at 2:00 am

@ [clarify] - Talk about a nonsense straw man argument. The least of West Alamo's worries in a quake big enough to "collapse" the Stone Valley freeway overpass is not having a couple of fire engines on the East side. A quake big enough to collapse the freeway would see massive destruction and a handful of firemen would't be of any meaningful use.

Moving the fire station is long overdue - the current location is a safety hazard.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Nov 2, 2011 at 6:10 am

Finally the NIMBY issues have been put to rest. The school traffic issue was a red herring as anywhere near a school between 8:15 AM and 9 AM is a mess. The old station was vastly outdated and Chief Price and the SRVFD are to be commended on doing a thorough job.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

Wonderful news about the new fire station for Alamo. Finally good judgement is being practiced.

I totally agree with Ron, Bill and Jake...and for Clarify, wake up. Your comment is way off base.

A great day for Alamo almost as great as voting down our township, that was a very good day for Alamo also.

Thank for listening, Julia Pardini from beautiful Alamo

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Posted by mirandamomma
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 2, 2011 at 10:02 am

Isn't it nice that Randy is allowing his home next to the fire house be sold "Short". Locaiton anyone?

We will miss him!

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Dear Editor,

To further my clarification, SRVFire, neighborhoods and parents need to mitigate the new fire house's relationship in its surrounding neighborhoods and in service to neighborhoods throughout our region. That is not a function of county approval or any ability of CCC-MAC Alamo. What neighborhoods, including parent groups, are doing is standing ready to work with Chief Price and the SRVFire Board on making the adjustments to facilities and operation to make sure our Alamo region has superior fire and emergency services coupled with quality of life for surrounding neighborhoods and safety of students' access to Stone Valley.

The goal is to mitigate remaining issues without anger growing during the construction and start-up operations of the fire house. There are further issues to impact such mitigation including Danville diverting expanding traffic from Diablo Road onto the Green Valley/Stone Valley corridor that will specifically impact Miranda intersection traffic flow.

As neighborhoods build community in the Alamo region, it is important to discharge anger caused by development with real solutions that are not forthcoming from county departments or CCC-BOS considerations. We must expect such solutions to come locally and cooperatively. By Chief Price's responses, we can be confident that Alamo neighborhoods and SRVFire share that common interest.

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Posted by Informed resident
a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Great job by everyone involved! This move towards improved services was long overdue.