Mr. Arnerich goes to Washington Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Jan 21, 2009 at 10:57 am
Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich brought his concerns to legislators on Capitol Hill today, meeting with Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) and others with other Tri-Valley mayors while in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 15, 2009, 3:05 PM
Posted by Alamo Ron, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Jan 21, 2009 at 10:57 am
Plaudits to Mayor Newell Arnerich for attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors and bringing Danville's issues to the attention of legislators. Also on-board were the mayors of San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore.
Regrettably and notably lacking was any representation from Alamo. You see, Alamo is just a "place" according to the federal government and is not represented by a Town government. Alamo should be used to this. After all, we aren't represented in Martinez either except as an after-thought.
The only way to have a local voice and a local choice is to incorporate. Plenty of other communities have done so. I just checked with my pet chicken (I named him "Little") and he said that so far, the sky has not fallen on those communities.
Posted by Bradley Blakeman, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jan 24, 2009 at 7:17 pm
I knew it was just a matter of time when a politician would find a way to politicize the heroism of US Air Captain Sullenberger. Like millions of Americans I tuned into Saturday's live television coverage of the Danville Hometown Ceremonies honoring their most famous resident, Captain Sullenberger. The Master of Ceremonies was Mayor Newell Arnerich a Democrat. The tragic accident occurred on January 18, 2009. President Bush while still our President called Captain Sullenberger to offer his congratulations. Yet, mysteriously there was no mention of President Bush in the Proclamation read by Mayor Arnerich. Curiously, there was the mention and inclusion of President Obama. The omission of President Bush was intentional and political. The Mayor and the City Council should be ashamed of themselves. To politicize this event is a disgrace and brings great shame on their town.