With a population just under 15,000, Alamo is the largest unincorporated community in District 2. It has an appointed 7 member Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) . The MAC is an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors. It makes recommendations regarding parks and recreation, lighting and landscaping, land use and planning, code enforcement, public safety, transportation and other county services.
Supervisor Andersen appreciates the small town charm of Alamo and has assured residents that Danville Boulevard will not be widened to add additional travel lanes. She wants to continue to find traffic solutions to keep cars on 680 during rush hour, rather than using Alamo roads as a way to bypass the traffic.
Supervisor Andersen relies upon the recommendations of the Alamo MAC when it comes to Alamo issues. Their meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at the Alamo Women’s Club and the public is always welcome to attend. Some of the priority projects identified by the Alamo MAC, and which Supervisor Andersen had implemented include the following.
Creating safer routes to our schools for students to walk, ride bicycles and drive is critical. The installation of a traffic signal at Wilson and Livorna Roads was a priority of the MAC. Supervisor Andersen, working with County staff, was able to get it installed in record time.
Livorna Park Bocce Courts
With a greater demand for bocce ball in the community, the MAC spent several years looking for the perfect location to install some courts. Ultimately, Livorna Park was decided upon. Using grant funding from East Bay Regional Parks, these courts were installed.
Hemme Station Park
This beautiful park, designed with input from the MAC and Supervisor Andersen, sits along the Iron Horse Trail and Hemme Avenue. It not only provides respite for users of the Iron Horse Trail, but it is a much loved “walkable” park for Alamo residents.