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Downtown, local control, public safety among Danville State of the Town highlights

Original post made on Mar 30, 2019

During the address Storer spoke of the many achievements his town has witnessed over the past year, the future goals he envisions and took the time to thank his fellow town leaders and staff members for their contributions toward making Danville such a prosperous community.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 29, 2019, 5:11 PM

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Posted by Dan Davis
a resident of Danville
on Mar 30, 2019 at 7:45 am

Great job to all involved. Years of excellent decision making paying off.

CASA issue is huge, something else the State is trying jam down our throats.

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Posted by Olivia
a resident of Danville
on Apr 1, 2019 at 9:41 am

I don’t like to hear that the state wants to take control of Danville’s housing decisions. I foresee our safe community status changing in the near future. We are all better off with less government intrusion in our lives.

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Posted by Fed up
a resident of Danville
on Apr 1, 2019 at 11:26 am

Could anyone in attendance please enlighten us on what Mr. Storer said about the euphemistically-named "Magee Preserve" project?

Pray tell, Mr. Storer, why is there a sign that appears to support that environmentally-appalling project posted on the front of your podium?

Seems as though the Town is anything but neutral on the project. Perhaps the Council needs to recuse itself and let the Danville voters decide pursuant to Measure S whether the project may be built.

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Posted by Danville Chamber
a resident of Danville
on Apr 1, 2019 at 5:13 pm

Hello Fed Up,

The Magee Preserve was a community sponsor for the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, who puts on the event and hosts the Town of Danville as its guest of honor. The Magee Preserve representation at the State of the Town has nothing to do with any support, direct or indirect, by the Town, and the Town, its employees and the Council Members have nothing to do with the sponsors that the Chamber utilizes.

Best Regards,

Zae Perrin
Danville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Posted by Fed Up
a resident of Danville
on Apr 2, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Thank you for your reply, Zae.

The euphemistically-named Magee "Preserve" is a
69+ residential unit development project, the approval of which is currently pending before the Town of Danville Council. By accepting the sponsorship, is the Chamber indicating its support for the project, which is opposed by a substantial number of local residents that patronize local businesses?

Furthermore, the photo gives the distinct impression to viewers (and likely attendees at the event) that Mayor Storer and the Town whose "State of the Town" address he is delivering support the Magee Preserve project: the sign on the podium in front of the Mayor uses the Town's Oak Tree logo on a "Magee Preserve" sign, with "Danville" under the logo.

But the Town and its Council members are legally required to remain neutral in evaluating the merits of a pending project and its environmental impact review. The Mayor and the Town should try harder to live up to their obligations to Danville residents.

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Posted by Another Idea
a resident of Danville
on Apr 2, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Fed Up- you are welcome to offer up your sponsorship monies next time if you don't like what you see. A developer has a right to build and a sign on a podium isn't going to alter the course of any eligible project.

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Posted by WhatIsWrongWithThisPicture
a resident of Danville
on Apr 3, 2019 at 8:43 am

Another Idea:
How dare we sell space on a podium that the mayor gives the "State of the Town" address. This is a total crossing of the boundary between city officials and developers. Along that line lets sell naming rights to the city of Danville. Because if I look at that picture we just did that. Was this a "State of the Town" address for the city of "Magee Preserve" or the city of Danville?

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Posted by Fed Up
a resident of Danville
on Apr 3, 2019 at 9:24 am

@Another Idea: No,Davidon Homes does not have a "right" to a rezoning to build its proposed environmentally-appalling Magee "Preserve" project. That is why a legally-valid Environmental Impact Report is required before the Town Council may decide whether to approve that project.

Love your idea that I purchase sponsorship rights to the next State of the Town event. I can see it now; The podium emblazoned with a "FED UP" sign as Mayor Storer steps to the podium. Great idea!

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Posted by Another Idea
a resident of Danville
on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Let the NIMBY games begin. You got yours, so lock the rest out.

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