Statements of candidates for town council Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Mar 2, 2009 at 4:34 pm
Fifteen candidates are left in the running for the Alamo Town Council, if Measure A passes to incorporate. Here they speak to you through their own words, excerpted from their candidate statements for the sample ballot. (Brad Stribling is not longer running although his name is on the ballot.)
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 27, 2009, 12:00 AM
Posted by Rob, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Mar 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm
Louise, you can't have it both ways. If Vicki descended to the mud with you and battled it out you'd spin it that she can't handle a little criticism. But when she refuses to take your bait but other people, people who actually know her and feel she has done a lot for this town, step up in her defense you accuse her of hiding.
The only coward I see is you. You claim to not know Vicki but seem to know everything her husband says. And who her best buddies are. This has been your tactic all the way through this. You claim one thing then another. You're new to Alamo, then you've lived here forever and know everyone. Then it's well...i moved away for a while then came back. Blah blah blah.
It doesn't take board room experience to know how to run a town. I've been in board rooms and discussed budgets but I wouldn't know the first thing about managing a town. But someone who has been on every committee having to do with this town, whose gone over every budget the county has passed dealing with Alamo, who knows who provides what service and how to deal with them. That's the person you want running the town. Someone who has already been doing the job without pay, without help, without the slightest recognition of her efforts from ungrateful judgemental persons like yourself.
You don't want to vote for her. Fine. But give all the holier than thou crap a rest. Unless you're willing to stand up and do something in Alamo, give something of yourself to better your community. Be a part of something instead of sitting by the sidelines and taking cheap shots. Unless you're willing to do any of that, then you have no right talking that way about others who do.
Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Mar 3, 2009 at 6:48 am
Good morning Alamo,
It is election day and the polls will open soon. Please VOTE!
In the privacy of the voting booth make you own decisions based on the scope of information provided by validated sources. Ignore any noise among exchanges that does not contain valid, expert information.
It is your opinion of your future that counts today.
Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Mar 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm
For all of you as fellow humorists that wrote-in my name for town council as your sixth and final vote for council, I appreciate your willingness to humorously invalidate your candidate choices. You had choices among 16 names on the ballot that could have been equally invalid.
Yes, I accept that I have equal or better capabilities in the planning a start-up, but I am challenged by the probability I could not survive if I came near a combination town hall and stage coach stop to take membership in the town council.
So, if you would, PLEASE, petition the Alamo Chamber of Commerce to designate me officially as the Alamo Towne Fool. As is Pythonesque, it is the towne fool that asks the questions that no one is willing to ask, but everyone wants to know the fool's answers (Thank you, John Cleese).