Outreach from the Town of Danville
Original post made by Geoff Gillette on Mar 19, 2012
In a recent thread there was some discussion about the outreach from the Town of Danville. In the past few years, we have really stepped up our efforts in this regard, so I thought I would take a few moments and outline how the Town is working to get information out to our residents on the many projects, programs and events here in Danville.
Web page: Our Town webpage www.danville.ca.gov has a great deal of information about the Town, the departments, programs and services. The front page has links to all of the departments, as well as our community calendar, our "how do I" section and our "what's new" section. "What's new" carries short articles about things happening around Town. As new articles come online the older ones go into an archive.
Project pages: Because there is a great deal of interest in development here in Danville, the Town instituted the creation of project pages on the website. Project pages give all of the relevant information about a current development application, as well as a blog updated with the latest steps in the development process and a means of contacting the planner responsible for the application.
Social Media: A recent addition to the Town's outreach efforts is social media. The Town has established a page on Facebook www.facebook.com/danvilleca. Two other place pages are also available, one for the Danville PD www.facebook.com/danvillecapolice and the Village Theatre and Art Gallery www.facebook.com/villagetheatredanville . Information items are posted on those pages throughout the week. A Twitter account @DanvilleInfo has also been established and the Town sends out tweets on a variety of topics such as the closure of the grass fields due to rain to the progress of the procession carrying Lnc. Cpl. Corral through the downtown. Pictures from Town events are posted on a Flickr account and videos are posted on both YouTube and Vimeo.
Publications: The Town's Activity Guide is published to inform residents of upcoming classes and events. Seniors are able to hear more about the services available to them in the Silver Streak and Recreation Services puts out an e-mail newsletter.
e-News: e-News is an e-mail subscription service. Interested individuals can sign up to have notices sent to them on a variety of subjects. Any time a notice or informational release is sent out, a copy is e-mailed to the subscriber.
Press releases: Information is sent to the press on a regular basis for use in their online and print publications.
The Town works to be as transparent and available to our residents as possible. Go to our pages and 'like' them, utilize our Twitter feed or subscribe to e-News. We welcome input on how better to communicate with our residents.
Hope this helps give a sense of the various channels of communication used by the Town of Danville.
Have a great day.
Public Information Coordinator
Town of Danville
on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm
There seems to be a big increase recently in suspicious strangers who do not live in the neighborhood going door to door allegedly seeking donations for alleged charities or trying to sell something. While some may be legitimate, often it looks like they are up to no good and may be casing neighborhood to see who is home.
Does Danville have an ordinance dealing with this like some other cities, such as requiring they register, or limit hours, etc? Is there a non-emergency number with Danville police we can call so they can check these people out? I think it would be good deterrent to criminals if they knew neighbors will call and report suspicious people to the police.
on Mar 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm
As part of the No HOME out of VIEW presentation at the AIA Public Safety Fair, Creekside Church, Alamom, on Saturday, March 24, 2012, the answers to "no solicitation" will be provided as a neighborhood practice in our region. A home with a posted no solicitation sign does not have to acknowledge any door-to-door activity and may ask the solicitors to leave the property and call the police if they don't.
on Mar 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm
To the first poster...don't you think it would be useful to say which neighborhood you are talking about? I live on the south side of town on the east side of 680 and haven't seen anyone.