Supporting LAFCo incorporation studies, Town of Alamo
Original post made by Hal Bailey on Mar 30, 2008
Sunday morning e-exchanges discussed donations to the costs of the Contra Costa LAFCo incorporation studies being performed for Alamo Incorporation Movement (AIM). Many neighbors (2,197) signed the AIM petition as a promise of feasibility studies to allow evaluation of local government formation and its financial benefits.
Even though I do not support AIM's incorporation proposal, I do support such studies because they will allow all regional residents to evaluate incorporation as a potential value to our region.
Answering a second concern of participation in AIM's Alamo Community Foundation fund-raising events and the loss of privacy, I would suggest that an anonymous bank draft for less than $100 would provide donation without disclosure or participation. Retain your draft receipt for your tax deduction.
Alamo Community Foundation (make drafts payable to)
Post Office Box 1074
Alamo CA 94507-1074
It is a beautiful day in the neighborhoods,
Posted to Diablo Vista region e-exchange via email@example.com
on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:32 am
Posted by request of the author
Dear Alamo California neighbors,
Among All things Alamo & Pop(u)lar, we feel that we should contribute to the studies in exchange for the entertainment value of the many Forum postings we enjoyed. There is no restriction in California for out-of-state donations I assume.
Alamo Township MI
Posted from All things Alamo & Pop(u)lar e-exchange
on Mar 31, 2008 at 5:39 pm
Dear Alamo neighbors,
I would like to buy a raffle ticket for the Alamo Community Foundation fund-raiser. Here in Alamo TX, when our church wants to raise money, we have a raffle. I won a lawn tractor.
I think Alamo, everywhere, would buy raffle tickets by the 1000's if the prize was a trip to San Francisco and a Key to the Town of Alamo California.
Are you planning a raffle?
Sam, Alamo TX
Posted in Earnest by All things Alamo & Pop(u)lar
on Apr 1, 2008 at 10:48 am
The willingness of neighbors outside the AIM boundaries to contribute to incorporation studies is encouraging. The many neighborhoods within the Diablo Vista (Alamo) region that wish to contribute indicates that surrounding neighborhoods of the AIM boundaries see the value in knowing the costs, benefits and impact of incorporation within our region.
The good humor of other Alamo's and the concepts of their fund-raising are fun reading, but I suggest serious consideration of what the studies can provide and how donations can make such defining information available.