Mayor Candance Andersen Will Not Get My Vote For Supervisor
Original post made by RJW on Apr 29, 2012
However, although I am a Republican, like Mayor Andersen, I will NOT vote for her for Supervisor, due to her absolute failure as Mayor to stop the illegal Magee Ranch development in Danville. As Mayor, and as a long time city council member, she has the authority, the clout, the bullypulpit, and influence, to stop this illegal development. However, she has done nothing to stop this illegal development, and in fact is forcing local residents to hire an expensive attorney to sue the Town(where she is Mayor)to force the court to enforce the law that requires an election for approval to change the zoning to allow this huge development.
This Magee Ranch illegal development, will make an already horrible commute, near Green Valley Elementary School, Los Cerros Middle School, and Monte Vista High, and Diablo, that much worse, not to mention what the grading will do to the environment and beautiful setting. This is why we have laws, that require a vote of citizens, to allow this development. She claims to be an experienced attorney, but yet she seems to have little respect for the laws that require a vote. If the citizens vote for this development, so be it. But follow the laws, and use your position as Mayor, to make sure that the laws are enforced.
If you have children that attend Green Valley Elementary School, Los Cerros Middle school, or Monte Vista High, do NOT vote for Mayor Candance Andersen for Supervisor, as her failure to stop this illegal development will greatly increase the traffic around these schools, and cause safety concerns.
on Apr 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm
This commentary directly relates to key concerns in our Diablo Vista Region, Saranap to Blackhawk, and focuses on key issues of the district 2 campaign.
Government Communication is in question as the Danville town government and council have specifically avoided the issues of traffic and its diversion to Green Valley/Stone Valley corridor from an already over-burdened Diablo Road. More certainly, it is a subject for county and town of Danville review under the well-considered claims of legal violations for such planned development at Magee and Weber Ranches.
The impact is obvious and Mayor Andersen should answer the challenge of the town council claims that they are within their rights to ignore the laws restricting such zoning changes without a vote of the Danville voters and should answer for the impact of the town council's positions disregarding traffic impact on Diablo, Blackhawk and Alamo.
To qualify that responsibility is to note that the decisions to move forward with Weber and Magee Ranch development happened before Mayor Andersen's present term as mayor. In addition, other council members, some simply appointees, have been the most vocal is support of these projects. Importantly, Mayor Andersen is counsel capable of representing the interests of the people of Danville, Diablo, Blackhawk and Alamo in determining legal restrictions still remaining for the projects and any specific county involvement to protect Diablo, Blackhawk and Alamo interests. Simply, that is what a Mayor should do as a town leader and a good neighbor to impacted communities.
Most importantly, we need to know why these projects continue toward construction when significant county areas are impacted by the results. Where is Mary's representation of Diablo and Blackhawk? Where is Gayle's staff, during her illness, to protect Alamo? For that matter, where is all CCC-BOS members in this need to protect Danville and County residents?
This is a great story that deserves more than town square forum consideration! These are exceptional questions related to primary issues of district 2 voters and much can be said about districts 2 and 3 candidates in the support of resolve of this critical traffic burden.
on Apr 30, 2012 at 8:13 am
I, too, would like a candidate to pass EVERY litmus test and agree with me on EVERY issue. Unfortunately, that is not the real world. I suggest you look beyond just the one land use issue and accept that Candace is the best candidate on most issues. She's certainly far better than the alternative...
on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:05 am
This "one land use issue" is not trivial. It will permanently adversely affect so many of us in Danville. Anybody can show up at a ribbon cutting ceremony, pose for photographs, attend worthless committe after committe meetings, and put up campaign signs all over town. A real leader has the courage to stand up and fight for what is important to her constitutents. Her failure to do anything on this important issue that actually affects us in Danville is so troubling that it is a litmus test. In good conscience, I can not, and will not, vote for her.