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Save Mount Diablo buys 1,080 acre Curry Canyon Ranch

Original post made on Nov 8, 2013

Save Mount Diablo has purchased a property it's describing as its "top priority acquisition," the 1,080 acre Curry Canyon Ranch which lies between Danville and the Morgan Territory. It took the group three years to raise the $7.2 million needed to buy the land, which will now be free from the potential of development.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 7, 2013, 3:42 PM

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Posted by disillusioned Danvillian
a resident of Green Valley Elementary School
on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I am very disillusioned with the Save Mt. Diablo group. Okay, so they bought some remote land next to Mt. Diablo State Park that 99.9999% of local residents will never visit. Great.

But they came out swinging against Save Open Space-Danville when we tried to get a fair EIR and a legally-required public vote on the 69+home SummerHill Homes project for the Diablo Road corridor. They didn't even want any of the land involved because it is no where near the state park and will in fact never be any kind of park.

Danville Town Council said that Save Mt. Diablo's support of the project really helped them approve it, despite the fact that it was opposed by thousands of the residents that live in Danville and adjacent areas. Last time I checked, Save Mt. Diablo was a land acquisition organization with an office in Walnut Creek, not an organization that the Danville Town Council should be relying on to override the local public's opinions about a local development. Who should have the most influence on Danville's Town Council, Save Mt. Diablo or local residents that will feel the negative environmental impacts??

A month after the June approval of this environmentally awful project, we found out that SummerHill made a major donation to Save Mt. Diablo. Did that contribution influence Save Mt. Diablo's decision to support the SummerHill project and take an active position against the local residents? Did that contribution help buy the land described above? Talk about blood money.


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