Danville council to discuss I-680 congestion

Super Bowl 50, mayor's installation among other study session topics

The Danville Town Council is set to talk about the Contra Costa Transportation Authority's Interstate 680 transit investment and congestion relief study during a Tuesday morning study session.

The regional agency's study is looking at mass transit options for a potential new half-cent transportation sales tax measure on the 2016 ballot, according to the staff report from Danville's administrative services director Tai Williams and transportation manager Andrew Dillard.

The council's discussion is expected to center on providing input on a new combined bus and advanced transportation technology option for the I-680 investment study, according to town officials.

The study session is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Danville town offices, 510 La Gonda Way.

In other business

* The council will receive an update on the Super Bowl 50 - Super Community program, which aims to bring interested Bay Area cities and towns together to promote activities and events within their communities during the week surrounding the NFL's Super Bowl – which is being played this year at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco 49ers.

* Police chief Steve Simpkins will present an update on the "license plate recognition project."

* The council members will continue planning for the 34th annual Mayor's Installation and Community Service Awards event later this year.

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Posted by Dan Davis
a resident of Danville
on Oct 13, 2015 at 7:57 am

My wife and I had dinner in downtown Danville Friday night after being gone all summer. What a treat and what a happening place.
A continuing great job by the town in developing the downtown area and keeping Danville vital.

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Oct 13, 2015 at 9:16 am

How about the town council being proactive and consider putting a crosswalk at El Cerro and Enterprise so school kids can safely cross the street to get to there bus stop to prevent a mishap like happened on Mt Diablo to one of the town council's loved ones?

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Posted by Concerned neighbor
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Oct 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm

I agree with the comment to discuss placing a cross walk at El Cerro and enterprise. Let's ensure all of Danville's residential neighborhoods are safe for pedestrians to use.

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Posted by frankly
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 14, 2015 at 7:24 am

Let me see, the local city government is going to set out to discuss a state project which the state controls, funds, and maintains.
Is this correct?

And will the Danville city government ALSO evaluate the immense traffic which the City of San Ramon has approved and is set to build a 3, 000plus complex in the western hills which using modest numbers, will bring roughly 9,000 more cars onto the freeway?

Did the City object to the State over that extra lane which was recently built, actually for the incoming thousands of more cars which will have to enter and exist at Crow Canyon?

Anyone see this yet?

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Posted by concerned
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Oct 14, 2015 at 10:23 am

Exactly!! That is why I suggested they address a local issue i.e. crosswalk for safety at El Cerro and Enterprise that would immediately effect the quality of life and safety for school children and walkers/runners in the local community.

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