In November 2007, 89 community members attended one or more of six Task Force meetings to sharpen the conversation about the characteristics of a livable community. Task Force participants were asked to develop potential strategies and actions aligned with their vision. These meetings were followed by another series of six meetings in January 2008 to fine tune and prioritize proposed strategies and actions. Because no Spanish-speaking residents attended any of the 12 Task Force meetings, a special meeting conducted entirely in Spanish was held in February 2008. This meeting drew 117 adults and nearly as many children. The strategies and actions developed from this meeting were added to those from the Task Forces and prepared to move forward to a larger audience at the April 5th Community Charrette.
On Saturday, April 5, 2008 close to 300 community members from throughout the unincorporated communities of Alameda County joined together in a day of intensive collaboration towards building community consensus on a vision for the future of the area. Participants discussed and prioritized 24 catalyst projects to bring the community's vision to life. Activities of the day are described in detail in the document A Guide to Voting on April 5, 2008. The list of projects in prioritized order can be seen in the document Final Project List.
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