Danville council set for annual town goal-setting workshop

Discussion begins Friday morning at Crow Canyon Country Club

Police services, the town budget, drought conservation and downtown parking are among the key talking points scheduled for the Danville Town Council's annual planning and goal-setting workshop Friday morning.

The public presentation at Crow Canyon Country Club is set to begin with the council and town staff reflecting on accomplishments and outcomes for the town in 2015.

Council members will then hear an update on how the town budget is doing midway through the fiscal year. "The town's overall financial condition remains strong at mid-year, with both revenues and expenditures tracking positively in comparison to the approved budget," town staff wrote in a staff report to the council.

Danville police officials will also present an update on their department and ask for council feedback on a range of topics, including proposals for officers to wear body cameras and for the department to install automated license-plate readers across town.

As the statewide drought has persisted, the town government has reduced its water usage by 48% between 2012 and 2015, including dropping from 101.3 million gallons in 2014 to 74.6 million gallons last year, according to staff. Town officials will seek council input about ongoing water conservation strategies and priorities for town landscape maintenance going forward.

Other topics for the workshop include downtown parking, town communication and outreach, an operational update, a review of Town Council guidelines, and a discussion about recent past development activity as well as pending and future development proposals.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. this Friday at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive in Danville. For more information on the workshop, visit the town website.

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Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Feb 5, 2016 at 7:20 am

Herman Glates is a registered user.

Saving water is fine, but I’m sick of all this dead grass everywhere.

All summer, Camino Tassajara looked like crap.

If grass uses too much water, fine, replace it with drought resistant plants. But the plants better be green not yellow.

And don’t just rip up the grass and spread orange mulch everywhere. That looks ghetto. A little mulch is fine, but it better be black.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Feb 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm

City Council goal #1: Continue turning our downtown into a facsimile of Walnut Creek, while collecting as many "campaign donations" from developers as possible.

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