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More than 4,000 residents sign preservation initiative

Original post made on Apr 23, 2013

A grassroots ballot initiative has made its way to the county as a citizens groups aims to strengthen voter rights on future development. The county department of elections has 30 days to verify signatures

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 23, 2013 at 8:32 am

Dear 4,200 naive Danville petition signers...If you really think you are going to change better think again. You folks continue to make me laugh...You had your day in court by just simply voting the crooks out...but oh all feel you know it all. So now you want to close the barn door after the wild crazy town horses got away. You folks will never learn.

Mark my word...Those loyal screw ups in the City Council will find a way to bypass your petition demands...

Thank God Alamo is not a City. We only have to deal with the County folks.

Thanks for reading and listening to my opinion...Julia Pardini

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Posted by petition signer
a resident of Danville
on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm

@Julia:A lot of effort was put in to making the initiative airtight. If it passes in Danville,I think we will prove you wrong about your predictions. Please wish us luck.

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Posted by diablodave
a resident of Diablo
on Apr 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm

diablodave is a registered user.


Some of us knew and didn't vote for this bunch. The fact that they do so much of their "work" outside of the public's view is part of the problem and I hope efforts such as SOS-Danville open the electorate's eyes to who the town council is currently working for..and it isn't us.

Also, try not to act so smug as the next zoning issue could be near you. I live in Diablo (unincorporated Contra Costa, like you) and it doesn't prevent the Town to make a mess of the Diablo/Blackhawk Rd corridor and significantly impact our community. With the county government far away in Martinez, deep pocketed developers could have there way with your community too...

In closing as one of my Danville neighbors who opposes the town council's approach said, there is always the next election!

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Posted by Hal
a resident of Los Cerros Middle School
on Apr 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Wow Julia! What a snarky cynic you are! Poor you. Some of us still believe in the political process: One person, one vote. I've been on this project from the beginning, though had to leave when my time didn't allow for it. There are crooked people in Danville's Town Government. If you bothered to sit through a few meetings you would have picked that up. I still choose to believe in grassroots politics. Small groups of people can preserve open lands, try to pass gun legislation and all sorts of other movements like civil rights. It's people like you that hate progress and just want things to stay the same. Sad.

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Posted by Karen
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm

@Julia, you very clearly have no right to even offer your opinion here. I would just like to know how often you need to pull out onto Green Valley rd or Diablo rd during the school traffic times of the day ie 7:00-9:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm Monday through Friday all the school year long. I like Hal, believe in a grassroots approach to the town government . The worst thing that can happen is that we may fail, but you stand up dust yourself off and try again. I could sit around and be pessimistic I suppose, but where has that ever gotten anyone?

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Posted by JRM
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm


Many of us logical posters learned long ago to ignore Julia and Hal.
You will be doing them a favor, their enrollment in Pharma dementia drug experimental studies requires them to not have random access to internet forums and ramble in a destructive manner. They are in the control group who does not get the meds and I wish them well...
Let Them Be...

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Posted by Beck
a resident of Danville
on Apr 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Julia and Hal are the same individual .. good to know they are not part of my town.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Guys -
I know the Hal of which you speak, but I haven't seen his/her/it's bizzarre posts for quite some time on these boards. Perhaps that Hal has retired to professional lawn bowling. I think the Hal above may be a different person, considering he can put a sentence together without confusing us...

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Danville
on Apr 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

At the risk of adding fuel to the fire, you folks are just giving the exceedingly bitter Alamo resident what she craves. She is, after all, the person who commented that she was glad a former Marine hung himself in jail after being charged with a minor offense. She continues to spread her misery - just be glad you don't have to live with her.

I signed the petition, and am grateful to those who spent so much time organizing this grass roots effort.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Apr 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Amen to that sister Sharon.
Methinks Julia is a lawn gnome come to life.