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Stepper, Storer claim re-election to Danville council

Original post made on Nov 6, 2014

Danville voters have again placed their support in Town Council incumbents, re-electing Karen Stepper and Robert Storer by comfortable margins during this week's election.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:17 AM

Comments (18)

Posted by Disgusted
a resident of Danville
on Nov 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

It's sad that law-breaking (judge's ruling in the SOS-Danville v. Town of Danville lawsuit), self-interested (Storer got a sweet deal on his high-density project while he was a Planning Commissioner) council members Storer and Stepper were re-elected by the typical uninformed voters. Danville will get what it deserves.

Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 6, 2014 at 8:37 am

I agree with Disgusted from Danville.

The folks in Danville are content and naive. But if you folks are happy with it as it appears...go with it.

Thanks for Listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo...NEVER to be a township and ruled by ultra ego's

Posted by Woohoo!!
a resident of Danville
on Nov 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Congratulations to Mayor Storer and Council Member Stepper- we are lucky to have you on our Danville team. Thanks for your leadership and your commitment to our community. Even Elvis gave his blessing...

Posted by Optimist
a resident of Danville
on Nov 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Ok. Let's start planning to oust the Danville royalty in 2014. We need 3 excellent candidates to replace Arnerich, Morgan, and Doyle. Any suggestions?

Posted by Optimist
a resident of Danville
on Nov 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Oops. I meant 2016! How time flies when one is being ruled by monarchs...

Posted by Kimbo
a resident of Danville
on Nov 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm


1. Julia Pardini
2. Julia Pardini
3. Julia Pardini

Posted by Kimbo
a resident of Danville
on Nov 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm


1. Julia Pardini
2. Julia Pardini
3. Julia Pardini

Posted by Happy in Danville
a resident of Danville
on Nov 6, 2014 at 10:50 pm

I have one question for you...what does the term "ultra" ego mean? I've never heard that one.

Please explain.

Posted by Resident
a resident of Danville
on Nov 7, 2014 at 4:53 am

I think that the election shows that a very large majority like the job that Karen and Robert doing. If there was widespread dissatisfaction then the turnout would have been higher AND they would have lost. Didn't happen that way.

Posted by jp
a resident of Danville
on Nov 7, 2014 at 8:29 am

Get other candidates to run. Run campaigns for other candidates.

I am around and about town quite a bit...did not see folks really pounding the pavement for other candidates.

Folks cannot just troll message boards for the whole year complaining and not do more. If you have time to complain, you have time to do something about it.

Posted by LT Resident
a resident of Danville
on Nov 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

You are right jp! Kind of like they often say in sports - put or shut up.

If people didn't like the incumbents, then they should run or help someone that is running. Just going online and complaining or whining about the incumbents doesn't work to sway the election. There aren't but a few hundred (or maybe a thousand) people that read these posts and I am sure that not all are Danville residents or even voters. People that want to make change need to really get active and support someone that they have confidence in.

Julia, kimbo and optimist are just whining into the wind with nothing to really add to the discussion or the progress of Danville or anyplace else in the valley. Did any of the three of you make a substantial donation to the challengers campaign (more than $200) or walk a precinct or two for him or write a letter to the editor of the Times for him or even go talk to him about his campaign? Probably not. But after the election you will complain about the winners.


Posted by Dan
a resident of Danville
on Nov 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Right on LT! You forgot to add "Disgusted" to your gang of three.

Posted by Ethical
a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2014 at 8:01 am

I'd like one of the supporters of Storer to explain why they think it is good that a developer of high-density housing is the mayor of Danville? (Answer: because they want Danville to become another Dublin---yay!).

Then, please tell me if they think it is ethical for a Danville Planning Commissioner (Storer) to get approval from Town Council (then Council member Stepper) to get a special deal ($150,000 of tax and permit fee deferrals) and a rezoning to build a high-density project in Danville?
(Answer: of course. Let's let the insiders get all the sweet deals they want! the public isn't paying attention, so go for it!).

Posted by Resident
a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2014 at 8:43 am

Do you really think that something unethical or illegal was done? Have you contacted the Contra Costa District Attorney's office? Or the FBI - they investigate public officials and public office crimes. Put up or shut up. Do something or stop complaining!!

Posted by Freedom of Speech
a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

@Resident: that was many years ago (mid-2000's), and it is not against the Danville's Conflict of Interest law (of course, when does Danville follow its laws anyway? --- see the judge's decision in the ongoing lawsuit SOS-Danville v. Danville Town Council)because Storer, a Planning Commissioner, did not vote on his own project.

And no, we opponents of Storer and Stepper are not going to "shut up". You must be Geoff Gillette, Danville's minister of misinformation, or perhaps you are Storer or Stepper.

Posted by Treetopper
a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Firstly, this is a duplicate post. For some unknown reason, the original post didn't get through. I certainly hope the "EXPRESS" didn't have something to do with it. I this one don't make it, then I'll know I've been censored.
Here's what I said:
"It seems like most of you are Monday morning quarterbacks that talks up a good cudda, wooda, shooda but doesn’t know the difference between a lateral or forward pass. And like so many of you, you can predict the past with amazing accuracy. If you don’t like the heat in the kitchen, don’t know how to cook, don’t want to cook, don’t want to even try, then get out of the kitchen. If so many people are concerned with the way the town is run, investigate the issues, get your name on the ballot, and get elected. In the meantime, however………$^^%$*&^%(*)……………"

Posted by resident
a resident of Danville
on Nov 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

@Treetopper: Those of us that work for a living, don't have any financial advantage to expect from being a Danville Town Council member (such as Storer, Stepper, and Arnerich, for example), and have children at home simply don't have the time in the day to be a council member. Don't castigate us for not running.

Posted by SR Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Harry Sachs of the San Ramon Council has 3 children under 12 at home and he is a teacher. So why did he run - for some financial advantage? Not Likely. Because he wants to spend less time with his children. No again. Because he wants to make a difference in his community!

The same is true for Stepper, Storer and the others. There is no financial benefit of any real consequence and the time you give up is substantial.

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