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Danville council to debate parking restrictions in neighborhood near SRVHS

Midyear budget review among other topics for regular council meeting

The Danville Town Council is set to debate Tuesday (Feb. 18) whether to restrict parking on Glen Road northwest of San Ramon Valley High School after a number of residents complained about issues associated with students who park in the area.

Town staff members have developed three proposed options, all of which call for no parking from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. on school days in parts of the neighborhood.

One no-parking scenario would apply only to the south end of Glen Road, another would affect all of Glen Road and the third would cover Glen Road, Van Gordon Place and Shelly Place.

The parking discussion is listed among several open-session items during Tuesday's regular council meeting, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall in downtown Danville.

In other business, council members are set to conduct their midyear budget review and consider approving the recognized obligation payment schedule for the successor agency to the former town community development agency.

They will also hear a report from the Danville Planning Commission chair and present a proclamation to Anabelle Wilkinson, who recently won the National Miss American Jr. Teen Achieve pageant.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 18, 2014 at 9:12 am

Dear Town Council...If everyone is so upset about students parking in area around the SCHOOL why not suggest to the SRVSD to just build a new 10 or 15 million dollar parking garage. What the hell they build new Gym's...new swimming pool...new power grid..etc. etc. why not a multi-level PARKING GARAGE. I am sure they have the money in their sink fund. Make the neighbor's happy. Maybe the school staff and the administrators would be willing to take a 5% wage cut to help fund the project.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

PS...Don't forget when ever the school has any special events you can charge the parents $3 to $5 for safe convenient parking.


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Posted by Al
a resident of Danville
on Feb 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Hey Julia - if you don't live near SRVHS don't poke your nose into our affairs. We are capable of figuring out a solution. Since your post is moronic and off point it is obvious your exposure to any meaningful formal education is VERY limited.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Danville
on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Al-

No need to be rude... What we need is more civic involvement, not less.
Given your hubris about "our" ability to solve the problem, what is your solution?

I think Julia is exactly on point. This problem really rests with the SRVUSD. However, the school district lives by different rules - they can pretty much do whatever they want and do not need approval from the Town or its citizens. SRVHS has a track record of eliminating on campus parking - the latest being the new pool and tennis courts. At the same time they are increasing non-school related use of their facilities. This has had a very negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood. I agree with Julia - the solution is a parking structure on school property. Restricting parking around the school just pushes the problem to another set of neighbors. This problem really rests with the SRVUSD, but, without some form of pressure they will continue to ignore the problem.

-- A Glen Road resident


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Posted by Local Resident
a resident of Danville
on Feb 19, 2014 at 9:21 am

The School charges $100 annual parking permit fee for the privilege of parking on campus. The lot is packed and overcrowded. There are many accidents (mostly fender benders) every week because of the tight small spots and the inexperienced drivers. Parents are shelling out lots of dollars to repair vehicles to prevent increased annual premiums. The school keeps no record of incidents. It is a mess and has been this way for years!


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 19, 2014 at 9:42 am

Thank you Tom, it's always nice to know someone is standing beside you.

And thank you Al for listening to my input. I may not be the total solution but it's a thought...that's more than I can say regarding your response.

Read Tom's post and you may learn something.

But Al I am pleased you read my post and commented on it. The Danville Express needs input even if it has some bent thoughts in it.

Thank you again for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo


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Posted by Peter Kluget
a resident of Danville
on Feb 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

The problem is that SRVHS predates the era when every kid in High School had his own BMW. It just wasn't designed for it and there's not enough room there to do anything about it short of Julia's suggestion that the school district shell out millions for a multi-level parking structure. Somehow I suspect that such a proposal would not get a very warm reception around here. I doubt that many of the neighborhood residents were unaware of the situation when they moved there. Kind of like moving next door to an airport then complaining about all the noise the planes make...

So, it's a problem, and likely to remain one. Personally, if anyone asked me my opinion of the relative merits of replacing athletic facilities or eliminating them for more parking spaces, I'd probably not vote for parking either. And to the extent that the facilities are made available for members of the public when not being used by the school... I'm having a hard time finding something bad about that as well.

I do think that the city screwed up by not requiring the swim club to allow the use of their parking lot when there are football games at the high school. A few years ago the swim club went in for some kind of permit and I thought they had agreed to do that in exchange but apparently not...


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a resident of Danville
on Apr 8, 2014 at 8:18 am

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