You too can be a dignitary Around Town, posted by Alamo Tom Foolery, a resident of another community, on Nov 11, 2008 at 12:54 pm
Quite sincerely, friends and neighbors, AIM has extended an invitation: "..we are sponsoring a panel discussion for interested Towne Council candidates on Wednesday, November 19 at 7pm at the Creekside Community Church on Danville Boulevard. It will be strictly focused on the process and demands of running for election and serving as a Towne Council member."
A panel of dignataries will be available to guide the discussions and you can be a dignitary too.
Many among the Alamo Towne Fool, a long-standing and seldom sitting group of comedians that "ask the difficult questions no one was willing to ask and gain answers that everyone wants to know" intend to be present as official dignitaries promoting an Alamo Towne Fool as an official position of the proposed Towne of Alamo at AIM's November 19th meeting. We will not simply settle for a towne council or even a village idiot. We want true, meanigful tomfoolery as gatekeeper for our quaint and sort-of-rural towne and its unique culture.
Posted by Alamo Vic, in another Alamo, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Nov 11, 2008 at 3:38 pm
I can't fully agree with Alamo Tom because we must not discriminate against village idiots. A long-standing tradition is at stake. Every Alamo has that one or more persons that ably serve as village idiots so the remainder of the citizens can feel somehow better than an idiot.
It is often an assumption.
The next thing you know they will stop village idiots from marrying because of their lifestyle and we be heading down a slippery slope into full-blown hate and prejudice.
We agree with AIM that Alamo is for all its citizens.
Posted by Diablo Vista region neighborhoods, a resident of another community, on Nov 11, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Our neighborhoods support AIM's efforts to define the role of town council members during the formation and initial operations of a proposed Town of Alamo. It is possible that such efforts will provide the definition of a government for the proposed town and provide voters a rational choice in an incorporation election.
We therefore suggest residents interested in such candidacy or any role in the formation of government attend the meeting November 19th, 7PM, Creekside Church in the Alamo business district.
Posted by Diablo Vista region neighborhoods, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Nov 12, 2008 at 9:25 am
New investors in the Alamo business district are concerned that needed realignment, rejuvenation and expansion of the business district is opposed by incorporation proponents and opponents. The current impact of a deepening recession is creating decline in most regional business districts. Such decline reduces sales taxes modeled in incorporation studies for the proposed Town of Alamo or continued county operation if incorporation fails.
Neighborhoods, in support of business districts' investors, are seeking definition of economic development restrictions often referenced in AIM, ASL and AIA commentary and actions. WE support economic development as a subject for November 19th development of town council candidates because quite clearly the financial studies' numbers have changed and critical fiscal actions will be needed as a primary function of all governments serving our region and specifically any government in Alamo.
Would you please obtain and publish a detailed program and agenda for the November 19, 2008 AIM meeting and determine the scope of critical issues to be discussed as critical concerns for prospective council candidates.
Posted by A reader, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 15, 2008 at 6:30 pm
It comes across that the writers above (people, personages or serial nom de plumes) think they are funny and clever. Then when you realize that all the Danville Weekly forums on every topic has 90% of its writers from the same people, personages or serial nom de plumes, it becomes a waste of time to read. On the above article too bad that veracity is not a requirement before the fool's(so labeled by themselves see above) wrote leading probably untrue serial statements as in all their other blogs. Note: anything coming from one source leads others to the same fool(s)(ishness). Readers beware. Critical reading is needed if you view these postings. Consider: When you read Diablo Vista - where is that? Who has ever heard of it? who is WE referred to? The nom de plumes perhaps talking to each other?
The request for Town Square to be a 'thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion" has certainly been diverted in 90% of the Town Square Forum responses.
Posted by Just me, a resident of another community, on Nov 16, 2008 at 4:40 pm
In great humor and appreciation for all commentary, I must celebrated the concept of "indignantaries" that will believe that any opinion is just me. Appropriately, all FORUM participants protect their identity and privacy in growing "defamously speaking" that attempts to discredit rational consideration by many authors.
Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community, on Nov 16, 2008 at 4:52 pm
Let us please allow the candidates' night be an opportunity to explain to those publicly interested in campaigning for Town Council what it is like to campaign and be a council member. We can hope five people can be found to be willing to serve and will take care in serving all neighbors. Most importantly, I would hope that we would treat AIM's panel of current and former council members as guests our our community and applaud their interest.