Mayor's Morning to discuss code enforcement Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Aug 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm
Early risers and concerned citizens can express concerns, ask questions and get updates on town goings-on at this month's Morning with the Mayor breakfast. This month's meeting will focus on code enforcement and Code Enforcement Officer Dave Casteel will be on hand to discuss enforcement specifics.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 4:51 PM
Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet, a resident of another community, on Aug 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm
The issue is crimes against the residents of our region created by approval of the Magee Ranch and Weber Ranch developments that will clog and disperse volumes of traffic regionally from Diablo Road. The concern is an appointed council member further appointed as mayor without real concern for Danville residents and our regional voters.
Does anyone recall a recall that occurred for a similar reason?
Posted by Concerned in Danville, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2011 at 8:43 am
If you are concerned about the proposed Summerhill development of Magee Ranch, please come to Friday morning's meeting. And it will be great that an expert on zoning issues and safety will be there since the Summerhill project requires massive rezoning that will create more safety issue for residents all along Diablo Road. Let's make our voices heard!
Posted by concerned citizen, a resident of the Diablo neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2011 at 9:00 am
Ralph, I appreciate your vigilance in protecting our community. Although I am not a resident of Danville, we in Diablo obviously share a great community of interest with everyone in Danville! I plan to attend the meeting to discuss how we can protect the Diablo Road corridor from additional development that would threaten our safety and quality of life.
Posted by Derek, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm
I must agree with Ralph. There are far too many major injustices (many of which involve our council kowtowing to developers) for us to worry over Joe Shmoe nailing trellis board to the top of his fence - a so called violation that David occasionally tries to take action upon. Yes, it's a fact that he has actually done this. Sure, Mr. Casteel is often forced to follow up on whiners who have little better to do than spy on their neighbors, and in my experience David's a nice enough young lad. Even so, citizens need to be well informed about the limits of Danville's power, and that of all city code enforcement entities.
There are may rules and "laws" on city books that are not remotely enforceable in court, and which no court would ever take as cases. Cities like Danville count on your ignorance. And they do something far worse, specifically the presumption of your guilt on a code violation when in fact the burden of proof is still 100% theirs.
Stand your ground when the code boys come around people, and do not EVER take what they say as a certainty. One of David's former cohorts, Victor Morrison, was just astonishingly wrong on many of his assertions with contractors that we know - and they proved him wrong after losing time and money over his lack of knowledge. You don't want to put your house title status in jeopardy, but do not be so scared of these people that you run downtown every time you want to nail two porch steps onto your house.
Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet, a resident of another community, on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:49 am
In great humor, e-exchanges received this note, "The Danville Goverment is not only in another time zone, but speaks another language as if a code to be enforced on Danville's residents."
Reportedly, the coffee was quite good, but the breakdown of relationships between Danville government and town residents remains. Government appears to claim the authority that belongs to the people of Danville which makes the current goverment obsolete among Danville neighborhoods.