A local group opposed to the proposed SummerHill Homes development on what remains of the original Magee ranch has created a financial fund as part of its effort to stop the project.
Save Our Creek members approved a fundraising initiative at its meeting last week, which was attended by more than 90 people. The money raised will be used to hire San Francisco based environmental law firm Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger and to hire experts to fight the development.
In addition, Save Our Creek has established a steering committee to make decisions relating to its effort to challenge the SummerHill Homes development.
"Now is the time for Danville and Diablo residents to take action," said Maryann Cella, a Save Our Creek spokesperson. "We encourage any and all Danville and Diablo residents who are opposed to this development to dig into their pockets to help us fight a development that will negatively impact the quality of our everyday lives, as well as the beauty that surrounds us."
Save Our Creek member Todd Gary said a donation that would amount to a nice dinner would provide the group with enough money to mount a significant challenge to SummerHill's proposal.
According to Gabriel Ross, a partner with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, the first major action for Save Our Creek will be to respond to the upcoming Draft Environmental Impact Report from the Town of Danville, which is expected in September.