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Blackhawk reps holding public safety town hall next week

Event to discuss funding for law enforcement, PG&E outages Tuesday

With fire safety and criminal activity concerns at the forefront, Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis is set to host a public safety town hall for the Blackhawk community next Tuesday (Nov. 5).

At the town hall, Burgis will be joined by Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston and San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Fire Chief Paige Meyer to address a variety of topics that will include PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff program and funding for local law enforcement services.

In Blackhawk, the Police Services Advisory Body, County Service Area P-2, Zone A (P2-A) members are appointed by the county supervisor to gauge the safety needs of the community and act as a liaison between community members and Supervisor Burgis.

Members of the body will be on hand to further explain their role and discuss their recommendation to the supervisor on raising the parcel tax for police services.

Police services in Blackhawk are provided by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and funded through a parcel tax; advisory body members will explain why they believe raising this tax is in the best interest of the community.

The Blackhawk Public Safety Town Hall event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in the Diablo Vista Middle School multipurpose room, 4100 Camino Tassajara in Danville. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

Residents can learn more by emailing district representative Alicia Nuchols at Alicia.Nuchols@bos.cccounty.us.

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4 people like this
Posted by In danger
a resident of Danville
on Oct 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm

I'd like to hear Chief Meyer and Supervisor Burgis address emergency evacuation from the highly congested western Blackhawk Road/eastern Diablo Road corridor, which is designated by the Town of Danville's 2030 General Plan as an area where wildfire is an "Extreme Threat to Development." Despite that, the Town of Danville has just approved the appalling phony Magee "Preserve" project for 69+ more homes in this corridor! Meanwhile, we had a PSPS from 8 pm Saturday night until about 4 am Wednesday morning.

Local firefighters that live in this corridor tell us that some people will be unable to escape if emergency evacuation is needed. Eastern Diablo Road is substandard: two lanes with virtually no shoulders and varying widths between 10 feet and just over 12 feet in each lane, winding, and with limited sightlines. No where for cars to even pull fully over.

How dare the Town of Danville Council endanger our lives by granting a discretionary rezoning to allow the phony Magee "Preserve" development!


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