A catharsis in Alamo leadership?? Around Town, posted by Community courtesy, a resident of another community, on Apr 14, 2009 at 9:51 am
Are we seeing a catharsis of leadership in Alamo?
Following the March 3 results, proponents and candidates are pursuing outreach in the organized communication by a majority of neighbors in their neighborhoods. Considering the shifting leadership in Alamo and its impact on the AIA, county advisory committees and an emerging chamber of commerce, did community group leadership end March 3 and a new majority leadership emerge? Or, in your opinions, did something else happen?
As one AIM proponent noted, it was costly to discover that AIM committee members were not leaders throughout the community. Alamo spent over $300,000 to discover that AIM committee members were strangers to the majority. AIM committee members themselves were shocked that the community did not recognize their leadership.
We are seeing AIM's supporters, AIA members, and more community group participants reaching out to their neighborhoods in order to continue supporting a local voice for our community of neighborhoods. So, let’s ask your readers what they think?
Posted by Carol, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Apr 14, 2009 at 10:50 am
I'm sorry but catharsis of leadership doesn't make sense. No one was purged, it was political not spiritual and I disagree that the AIM peopl were not leading the community. Just because people voted against being a town doesn't mean they were voting against AIM. There were people who just didn't want to be a town. Here is the def of catharsis. I don't see any way that it fits with what you are talking about.
ca·thar·sis Listen to the pronunciation of catharsis
plural ca·thar·ses Listen to the pronunciation of catharses \-ˌsēz\
New Latin, from Greek katharsis, from kathairein to cleanse, purge, from katharos
2 a: purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art b: a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension
3: elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression
Posted by carol, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Apr 17, 2009 at 11:18 am
And I beg to differ right back with you. Just because you have a personal axe to grind, evident in your posts, you don't represent anyone other than yourself. I strongly doubt that incorporation was defeated because everyone voted against AIM.
Since you like to use such mean spirited language, those same 'misfits' you voted against are the ones who put their time, energy and money into representing Alamo and protecting all the things that people like you claim they want Alamo to be. I don't see you volunteering for anything other than anonymous online bashing.
Posted by Community courtesy, a resident of another community, on Apr 20, 2009 at 7:05 am
AIM lost the election because they failed to reach out to the thousands of voters in our neighborhoods and provide the definition of the government and its budgets. AIM committee members were strangers to the majority of voters thus there could be nothing personal between AIM and the majority of voters in neighborhoods.
Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community, on Apr 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm
Many incorporation proponents are assuming that a growing catharsis of leadership in the Alamo region is an anti-AIM activity and a political battle. Many neighborhood reps are reporting just the opposite. The diversity of positions from the March 3 elections are being brought by proponents, opponents and neighbors to discussion groups that are defining community going forward.
It is the growth of diversity in such participation by many neighbors that is creating a catharsis of leadership and new diverse culture for our region. Alamo region neighbors just didn't shrink back into their neighborhoods and leave Alamo once again to the community groups.