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Newsfront - September 26, 2008

Danville supports Measure WW

The Town of Danville is putting its support behind the East Bay Regional Park District's upcoming ballot measure. At their Sept. 16 meeting, Town Council members voted to fully endorse the EBPRD's Measure WW.

Measure WW will continue the tax established 20 years ago for the purpose of acquiring land and creating parks and open space in the East Bay. During the discussion, Councilman Mike Shimansky asked several questions about where the estimated $500 million would go and how it would be apportioned in Danville.

Councilman Newell Arnerich gave his wholehearted endorsement to the ballot measure. "In Danville we have 40 percent open space. That open space is there because of our partnership with the EBRPD. That takes money. We can't just go to someone and take their property for open space without giving them something. If somebody has a better idea I'd like to hear it."

With little further discussion, the council unanimously supported endorsement of Measure WW.