It's May, and therefore budget time in our county and the Town of Danville. On Tuesday, May Day, the County Board of Supervisors, chaired by our local District 3 Supervisor, Mary N. Piepho, passed a $1.3 billion budget for the coming year on a record early date, in a marathon five-hour meeting.
One might expect the budget would have occupied most of that time. No, four of the supervisors (Federal Glover kept quiet) proved the "Inconvenient Truth" that global warming is man-made, by inhaling oxygen; exhaling carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in what could be described as a "marathon filibuster" designed to get people to leave, change channels from CCTV, or fall asleep, while only the last few minutes were devoted to a bipartisan move unanimously passing this boondoggle.
I'm sure we can expect much better from our five Danville council members and staff. For the next four weeks, beginning May 8, in three-hour Tuesday study sessions from 9 a.m. to noon, they will be deliberating our town's budget for next year. Sessions will be held in the town offices; the public is invited.
Ralph Hoffmann, Danville
Appreciates the hand
I want to thank the Lend a Hand group that came to my house on a recent Saturday: Chris Maybrey, the young man who works at 24 Hour Fitness in Alamo, the generous man who went home and got his leaf blower, and two boys from Volunteens. I'm sorry I don't know their names but they were a lifesaver for me.
My yard is perfect now because of their hard work. I look forward to next year.
Gladys Weitzner, Danville