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Planners OK Weber property development

Original post made on Apr 6, 2009

The long-contested proposal for the 15-acre Weber property calling for 22 single family homes got the go ahead last week from the Danville Planning Commission; this necessitates the removal of 97 trees, 26 of them protected species.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 5, 2009, 2:42 PM

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Posted by jan
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2009 at 8:32 am

Water shortage - build more homes-bring in more people.............
Air polution - cut down more trees-air purifyer..............
Traffic - build more homes-bring in more people..............
Need more - talk to the Danville Planning Commission

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

I think it is typically hypocritical of government to deny property owners the legitimate right to cut down a redwood that has brought eternal winter to their properties and at the same time approve cutting down 2 heritage oaks and a bunch of other protected trees for the sake of making money!

I thought Danville was different...guess not.

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Posted by Madeleine
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm

We don't need more houses to sit empty for lack of buyers....97 trees are important to the environment....What about the animals that live in that little band of forest??? Whats happening to our charming little town??? We don't need more people, more cars, more polution......

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Posted by Madeleine
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2009 at 2:46 pm

We don't need more houses to sit empty and not sell....Cutting down 97 trees is bad for the enviroment.....What about the animals that live there??? Whats happening to our little town charm????

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Posted by Lynn
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Apr 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm


Fewer homes, more trees. Moved to Danville for the "country" feeling. Less pavement, more quiet time.

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Posted by Halamo
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2009 at 7:27 am

Oh goody, goody!!

The Danville neighborhoods participating in the Alamo region community of neighborhoods are celebrating their fun opportunity to engage counsel in challenging Danville with all the fun regulations and laws at their disposal. Let's all get ready to welcome Fish & Game, CAL/OSHA, The Sierra Club, and many other fun groups that can keep Danville politics twisted in knots.

We have excitement, folks, and a new opportunity for outrage, angst, and outrageous political comedy.

So FUN!! (Oh, what the HAL?)

Halamo, The annexed Town(e) Fool of Danville
@ODDs, a Saloon for Fools
HIGH atop the Hotel Snaysmuth
Uptown in lovely downtown Danville

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:08 am

I cannot believe the irony of Danville. A resident who wants to remove 3 trees that block out her sun,is refused and a development is allowed to remove not only 97 trees but 26 protected trees? What about the ordinance that blocked the 3-tree removal. Something is fishy here...or at least it appears to be. Go back to your drawing boards and let that Danville family have some sun in their yard. Many cities and towns around the world have laws against blocking out someone's right to sunshine.
I am so glad we did not incorporate and have to be at the mercy of your city council.

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Posted by Community courtesy
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2009 at 7:52 am

Is Danville the representative government you were expecting?

REFERENCE: Representative government, in current application, is an independent ruling body charged with the responsibility of acting in the people's interest, but not as their immediate and direct representatives. Such representatives act in accordance with their political positions and not necessarily always according with the majority’s advisory. Such representative government is often contrasted with a direct or “people’s” democracy, where representatives are limited in power as immediate representatives of the will and advisory of the people. Representative government today is mostly absent the will of the people and act independently with authority to exercise swift and resolute initiative in the face of changing circumstances. ** from “The will of the people” September 2004, Associated Press**


Was that what you voted for??

Hal, as a community courtesy

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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Danville
on Apr 10, 2009 at 11:07 am

The corrupt town government once again shows the lack of fore sight. During the 20 years that I have lived here they have systematically destroyed authentic & historic buildings. Just walk down Hartz avenue and observe what they have done. The Peace Park is gone and in it's place an ugly shingled building which is just across the street from an historic house that, oops, the remodel job only presevered the front/entrance wall, which is just down the street from the beautiful old home on the corner of church street which is now a 15 office building which is just down the street from....I could go on and on - and I haven't even left Hartz Ave. The architecture of the town is a jumbled mess. DON'T MESS WITH THE TREES.

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Posted by Community courtesy
a resident of another community
on Apr 11, 2009 at 7:16 am

Dear Dolores,

Might I suggest that Danville government is not corrupt but simply too inclusive. Town council members appoint supporters to various commissions to be gatekeepers against any opposing positions no matter what majority backs such positions. In Silicon Valley, that is "drinking your own bath water" and simply avoidance of clear recognition of community will and interests.

"Clearly, representative government is absent and no majority is represented by Contra Costa governments. Danville's government just tends to make that reality obvious." Jane, a Danville neighborhood representative to Alamo region community of neighborhoods offered this observation for Forum consideration.

Hal, as a community courtesy

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Posted by Caroline
a resident of Danville
on Apr 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I see the logic...
An individual homeowner cannot cut down 3 redwoods because they are heritage trees, even though redwoods are not native to the Danville microclimate. But, it is perfectly kosher for Davidon to cut down 26 heritage trees for a new development...
...doesn't that make perfect sense?

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