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Danville projects benefit from federal stimulus dollars

Original post made on Feb 18, 2009

On the same day that President Obama signed the federal stimulus bill into law, members of the Danville Town Council approved a resolution that will bring some of those dollars to work on two road projects. At their Feb. 17 meeting, council members unanimously approved the resolution, which will bring nearly $1 million into Danville to help fund a road improvement project on Diablo Road.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 10:44 PM


Posted by Katy M, a resident of Danville
on Feb 18, 2009 at 9:29 am

Wow! Danville has ONE PROJECT for just $1 million!!! Have you checked out what San Ramon is getting?

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San Ramon, according to Stimulus Watch, is receiving $48,578,300 for nine (9) projects.
So where is Danville? I thought the Mayor was last seen glad-handing Captain Sully! We have more than one municipal need! If we don't have houses bing built and projects being planned for NON-RECEIPT of Federal funds, why do we need so many staff wandering around with a cup of coffee in their hands all day??

Check out that website and see what other tiny towns are getting. Sounds like San Ramon had many "shovel-ready" projects as well as great staff over there to provide the necessary staff work & support to make sure San Ramon is not left out. Unfortunately, Danville snoozed during this process!

Are you impressed with the leadership in Danville?

Posted by Mike, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Good for San Ramon! And I'm glad to hear that Danville is at least getting something from the stimulus package. Until Alamo incorporates, it has no standing to seek a penny of Federal funding. Our only hope is that our step-mother, Supervisor Piepho, will seek her fair share and then grant us some mercy. Since we only comprise 5% of her district, it doesn't look promising.

Posted by dcam, a resident of Danville
on Feb 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm

What a rip off - we have management fees stringing from Washington to Danville. PORK is very expensive money.


There is no such thing as a free lunch

Posted by dcam, a resident of Danville
on Feb 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

On the other hand we would have gotten more if we paid more to our thief in Washington in campaign moneys.

Smells like payola money

Posted by A Neighbor, a resident of Danville
on Feb 18, 2009 at 7:26 pm

It would be nice to be able to fix El Pintado .... finally.

Posted by, a resident of Danville
on Feb 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I hope some of the money is used to fix elpintado rd. Street is in a very bad condistion and very dangeras.


Posted by frank, a resident of Danville
on Feb 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm

We hope with this money city would be able to fix El Pintado .... finally.