Government: Governmental Structure - Incorporation in San Ramon Valley

The LWVDV supports incorporation of separate communities within the San Ramon Valley. The SRV members of the LWVDV favor the incorporation of Alamo. 
Position In Brief: 

[San Ramon Valley]

The LWVDV supports incorporation of separate communities within the San Ramon Valley. The SRV members of the LWVDV favor the incorporation of Alamo primarily because it would allow Alamo residents to control local planning. We find that incorporation is financially feasible, and we favor firm control over spending to stay within the budget developed for the new city. 

Position History: 

(SRV Incorporation: Established 1981–1982; Amended 1997; reviewed and affirmed annually) 

(Alamo Incorporation: Established 1985; reviewed and affirmed annually)

Incorporation gives control of land use, planning and zoning, police protection, and parks, roads, and other needs. We support incorporation of separate communities within the San Ramon Valley.

 Alamo Incorporation

The SRV members of the LWVDV favor the incorporation of Alamo primarily because it would allow Alamo residents to control local planning. We find that incorporation is financially feasible, and we favor firm control over spending to stay within the budget developed for the new city. In addition, we favor: 

  • The formation of special assessment districts when necessary. 
  • Expansion of the business district for retail use only, not office use. 
  • Expansion of the business district only in areas already designated on the County General Plan for commercial development. 
  • A height limit in the business district to preserve the present nature of Alamo. 
  • Reevaluation in three to five years if incorporation is not approved.

 

League to which this content belongs: 
- Private group -