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Streetwise: What local issue concerns you the most?

Original post made on Sep 3, 2010

Streetwise reporter Stan Wharton decided to take this week's question to the Danville Rotary meeting at Faz Restaurant: ==B What local issue concerns you the most? == If you're curious to know the responses, click on the photos. Answer the question in your own words in the comments below.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 2, 2010, 6:02 PM

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Posted by Vicki
a resident of Danville
on Sep 3, 2010 at 8:42 am

Too many people drive way too fast on La Gonda Way on the way to Hap Mcgee Park.
there are speed humps, but even SUV's swerve to miss them while talking on cell phones, and speeding. Please slow down!! There are hidden driveways, animals, and most of all young children living on La Gonda.


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Posted by Hal
a resident of another community
on Sep 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Dear Dolores,

Do you remember taking important questions out on the streets of Danville and asking actual residents for answers? I do, and the responses were great reading in The Danville Weekly.

Asking the Danville government and government-allied organizations such as the Rotary will not produce answers that reflect the concerns of Danville and corridor residents and their neighborhoods.

What do Danville neighborhoods really consider issues?

Anyone?

halbailey@yahoo.com


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Posted by Hal
a resident of another community
on Sep 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Dear Dolores,

I wish you could read the exceptional commentary sent to CDSI Member Information, halbailey@yahoo.com. The recollections of your on-the-street interviews explained what is missing today among the remnants of The Danville Weekly. What is more important is the clarity of comments on issues impacting our corridor's communities. Economic development, business district rejuvenation, focused public services, transportation resolutions, public safety relationships, and community character were all discussed in-depth with real solutions beyond governments' consideration. Most importantly, neighborhood character came forth as the critical distance between neighborhoods and governments in our corridor.

We certainly miss your ability to report such realities.

halbailey@yahoo.com


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Posted by Wow
a resident of Danville
on Sep 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Only Mr. Leonard is concerned with the crime/drugs in Danville? Seriously? Do the other folks not realize that once the neighborhoods continue to be threated by DEA drug busts (June 2010), drug related home invasions (Feb 2010), and drug related shooting (Jan/Feb 2009)-the economic situation of our bubble is going to burst. House values have already fallen about 20%. These activities are occuring NOT as a result of outsiders infiltrating our neighborhoods-but families dealing with real life challenges in a city that obviously doesn't recognize the real issues.


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Posted by Jim
a resident of Danville
on Sep 7, 2010 at 7:57 am

Fiscal Accountability (or Lack Thereof) by Public Agencies Concerns Me.

Does anyone really believe that your taxes are being managed as wisely as you manage your own budget?

In your job if you mis-managed your budget and job responsibilites would you be rewarded by super job security, high salary and increasingly generous benefits and retirement?

There is no accountability of faceless bureaucrats entrusted with major public responsibilities. Run into any fired (you fill in the public employee blank: _______ )lately?

When a major newspaper has to go through several levels of the justice system just to get access to public information about expenses (& salaries) incurred, the system is upside down.

A key to more effective government is full disclosure; the internet is but one tool that could be used to provide more information to citizens.

Equally important: WE NEED TO WAKE UP & TAKE ACTION TO HAVE OUR GOVERNMENTS MORE ACCOUNTABLE & OPEN.


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Posted by A mom
a resident of Danville
on Sep 7, 2010 at 10:31 am

The red light running in this town is out of control by adults and teenagers. My kids who are high school age even comment when I slow for a yellow light, that I should just run it. The article in the CC Times written by a mother here in town "Real Life: Pretty young thing, you almost killed us" hit a nerve. I too have had the experience of someone almost hitting my son and I early in the morning on a weekend, this time the person was an adult...never flenched even when I laid on the horn.
The police don't seem to notice becasue I see the red light running constantly. It is a matter of time before someone is killed, just as the woman and boy could have been in the article as well as my son and myself. How do we raise awareness of this problem? Members of Rotary and as leaders in our community, could you place pressure on our local police to address this issue?


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