Incumbents prove strong in Town Council election Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Nov 7, 2012 at 6:39 am
Two long-time Danville Town Council members were re-elected in Tuesday's election, along with eight-year Planning Commissioner Renee Morgan. The three celebrated at Vice Mayor Robert Storer's home where they enthusiastically checked election results online.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 1:24 AM
Posted by disenfranchised, a member of the Los Cerros Middle School community, on Nov 7, 2012 at 8:08 am
Yes, the two incumbents and their endorsee with the false ballot designation have "a lot of work to do" to prevent Danville residents from getting their legal right to decide under Measure S whether Agricultural Open Space is forever lost to residential development.
First up, change the 2010 General Plan in the just-released draft 2030 General Plan to allow clustered residential development (called "P-1" zoning) on Agricultural land. Sure, Measure S requires a vote for such a change; sue us if you care that we are circumventing the law.
Next, release the SummerHill Homes' EIR which we will approve under the 2030 General Plan that we just passed. Isn't it great how we changed the 2010 General Plan to accomodate SummerHill's proposal after we spent the last year saying there was no need for a 2010 General Plan amendment to approve SummerHill's proposal? Whew-that was close! Have we driven away all those pesky opponents demanding their Measure S vote? Hope so. Presto, Ag. land (Magee ranch) is now residential!
All in a couple of months work for the Danville Town Council!
Future "work": 1. convert the 100-acre Ag. parcel in the El Capitan area to residential, continuing to flout Measure S.
2. convert the last 100-acre Ag. parcel of former Magee ranch land to residential, continuing to flout Measure S.
Isn't it great that the incumbents succeeded in keeping any new voices off the Council?
Yes, as the incumbents know well, public votes are "bad" for Danville and should be avoided at all costs. Thus, Danville's incumbent council members and their endorsee will do whatever it takes to make sure public votes never happen (flout Measure S); if one sneaks in (those darn elections officials in Martinez!) control the results using false ballot designations, illegally large signs, group campaign ads, and false statements to voters to confuse them into voting for us.
Posted by Sandy, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 9:58 am
My congratulations to Newell, Mike and especially to Renee. I have full confidence in all of you. Please let the sarcastic remarks roll of your backs. A tsunami of fury does not help our wonderful community. You have all worked so hard to make this town so very special, and we are grateful.
Posted by Danville Voter, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:31 am
Let's all start to have a positive discussion on how we go forward...come to the meetings talk about your issues and if you want to a ballot measure do one but can we all show some respect for one another and treat each other nicely.
Posted by NO ON 2030 GENERAL PLAN, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:50 am
Danville recently released its draft 2030 General Plan which will replace the current 2010 General Plan. The new plan allows developers to put dense residential development on Agricultural Open Space! If you don't agree with the Town's plan, COME TO THE PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION on NOVEMBER 27TH AT 7:30 AT THE TOWN MEETING HALL. Also, email or write to Danville and express your disagreement with that plan. The public review period runs from October 22nd through December 5, 2012. The Danville Council will be voting on the General Plan in December or January.
Comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Town of Danville, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, Ca 94526.
Posted by Danville Voter, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm
SOS represent a very very small part of the voters in Danville. My hope is these people become more respectful toward the process and do not corner our elected council members while they are with their famies. The voters have chosen their representatives. Every development over the last twenty years has faced someone that is opposed. Hopefully, SOS will find a way to be positive and work together with the town.