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SRV YMCA canceling plans for a new facility in the San Ramon Valley

Original post made by CDSI Research, Alamo, on Mar 2, 2010

Dear Dolores,

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Because of budget problems, the Mt. Diablo Region YMCA is closing the existing (east county) facility and canceling long-standing plans to build a state-of-the-art one at the same O'Hara Avenue location. It also will close its facility in Clayton and is canceling plans for a new facility in the San Ramon Valley.”

Hal/CDSI

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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Ouch! What a terrible loss for our valley.
(It's been over 13 years of planning to come to SRV and still not here. How difficult. It has passed by the generation of my kids.)

Like I said in an extensive earlier post, YMCA facilities offer a lot of good and value for the families and neighborhoods that have them.


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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Hal,

Thanks for the news info.


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Posted by Dolores Ciardelli
editor of Danville Express
on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Dolores Ciardelli is a registered user.

I could not get this verified today and was given to understand the future of San Ramon Valley YMCA's new facility is still under discussion. I hope to hear more tomorrow.

Dolores/editor


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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:46 am

Dear Dolores,

There is current discussions among the county, town of Danville and YMCA that are considering public funding of the SRV YMCA facilities and operations. Neighborhoods committees discovered these discussion late yesterday and will oppose any such uses of parcel taxes and other funding to create a commercial enterprise on the SRV YMCA site.

With potential to add the site and facilities to the overall Hap Magee operations, interested parties in governments are attempting to control alternative and preferred uses of the land by Alamo region neighborhoods.

Regional neighborhoods are warning east county neighborhoods that such considerations are being pursued at MDR YMCA sites.

Hal/CDSI


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