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What a Week: Former Camp Parks commander dies weeks after violent robbery in Texas

Original post made on Aug 25, 2023

Retired Army Brig. Gen. James H. Doty Jr., who led the Tri-Valley's military base during a critical time in its transition into the modern Camp Parks in the early-2000s, died under chilling circumstances earlier this summer in Texas.

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Posted by Guy Houston
a resident of Dublin
on Aug 25, 2023 at 10:55 am

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There was a land swap between Camp Parks and Alameda County that was negotiated and completed by then-Congressman Bill Baker, this made for big changes in Dublin. The East Dublin BART station land was made available and the station opened in May, 1997 and the Dublin Blvd extension, which connects East Dublin at Dougherty Road was built. The benefit of the land swap to Camp Parks was that the land value that they "traded" was spent in improvements at the base. water/sewer system upgrades, new buildings, funds for environmental improvements and clean-up, new housing, etc.

In the years before the land swap and improvements at Camp Parks, the Commanders were typically caretakers of the installation, several of them it was their last duty before retirement. Once the upgrades and improvements started occurring, the quality of the Commanders increased a great deal. Not only were they more community-oriented, but they also had engineering/construction experience and education. Col Doty was one of those, he was a do'er. Col Doty was well-known in the community and his work in Dublin formed the foundation for the modern Camp Parks that we see today.

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