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Editorial: Vote Arnerich, Morgan, Fong for Danville Town Council

Original post made on Oct 16, 2020

Danville is well-managed, with a balanced budget and no unfunded liability, and a lot of the credit goes toward its current leadership. Vote for incumbents Newell Arnerich and Renee Morgan and newcomer Dave Fong for Town Council.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9:34 PM

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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Oct 16, 2020 at 1:09 pm

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So, the three candidates who have spent a great deal of money running paid ads in your publication are the three candidates you are supporting. What a surprise! Don't you think maybe you should have mentioned that fact in your so-called "editorial"?

I assume since you attacked Mr. Timmons for noting his political views in running for a non-partisan position, you are going to equally attack Shelley Clark who is running for our local school district stressing she is endorsed by the Contra Costa County Democratic Party and the State of California Democratic Party?


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Posted by Dirty Politics
a resident of Danville
on Oct 16, 2020 at 9:38 pm

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How can we trust any of the city officials in our "small town" when current councilman is the campaign manager for the other city councilman ? When our "news" writers are just another paid advertising agency? when "we the people" have no voice?
You want it this way? good luck ..


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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:31 am

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This publication notes it is endorsing Mr. Arnerich, who has been on the Town Council for over 20 years, because "Danville needs leaders who know what they are doing now more than ever". However, for our local school board, this publication notes they are endorsing Ms.Clark, and not the incumbent Mr. Marvel who has served on our school board for 20 years, because we need "fresh new leadership", even arguing that we should consider term limits on our local candidates.

This publication also criticizes Mr. Timmons, who is running for Town Council, for bringing politics into the election, but then endorses Ms. Clark who is running for our school board who actually stresses on her campaign brochures that she is endorsed by the California Democratic Party and the Contra Costa County Democratic Party.

This publication also failed to note that the three candidates they endorse for Town Council were the three candidates who spent a great deal of money buying ads in this same publication.

This is exactly why polls confirm that the public no longer has trust in the media, and has lost credibility with the voters.

I am not being "snarky", just stating facts.

When deciding who to vote for, do not let the biased media's so-called endorsement play any role in your decision, and if anything, vote against their recommendations, and show the media that you are tired of their unfair prejudice and biased reporting.


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Posted by Gina M Channell, Publisher
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 23, 2020 at 8:50 am

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@Danville — two totally different situations. The Town of Danville is fiscally sound and well managed. The SRVUSD, in our opinion, is not.

When making decisions on who to vote for, you should take a holistic approach, considering not just the candidates but also the history of the board and current circumstances.

A “one-size-fits-all “ (you said this for one group and not the other) approach is too simplistic and doesn’t work when making important decisions.


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Posted by Becky Bhatt
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2020 at 9:20 am

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I have already voted, and I decided for town council I would not vote for any incumbents. The last few years have shown there is little transparency and I feel we need some fresh perspectives.


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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2020 at 9:41 am

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Gina: So your response to me pointing out the numerous inconsistencies in your "editorial" is that the school district is not "fiscally sound". But yet you endorse Ms.Clark, who is supported by the teachers union! How is putting someone endorsed by the teachers union going to make the school district "fiscally sound"? Do you think the teachers union supports Ms. Clark because she is going to stand up to them at the bargaining table, and keep our district "fiscally sound"?

Mr.Marvel, the incumbent, who has served the school district for 20 years, has a record of being independent, and carefully balancing the needs of the students, teachers, and parents. If you actually believed the school district was not "fiscally sound", you would support Mr. Marvel, not someone endorsed by the teachers union.

Again, facts, not being "snarky".

Also interesting you played the "holistic card". Usually, when someone is confronted by inconsistent facts and logical problems with an argument, they will cling to the "holistic card", which is a nicer way of saying, "you caught me in applying different standards due to my bias".


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Posted by Gina M Channell, Publisher
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 24, 2020 at 8:39 am

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@Danville, speaking of support for teachers union, please review the current boards record with the teachers union — particularly the last year and with the current reopening situation. Also Clark is not part of the board that bowed to the union and did not discipline a PE teacher who allowed a child to die in his class. As for fiscal responsibility, please review superintendent Rick Schmitt’s compensation and how he was allowed to “pension spike” before retiring.


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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
18 hours ago

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Gina: The only reason the Board could not fire that terrible P.E. teacher responsible for the poor boy's death was because of the protection given to him by the teachers union. Why don't you ask Ms. Clark, who the teachers union supports in this election, if she will agree to roll back the protections given to teachers facing termination if she is elected? Do you honestly think the teachers union would support a candidate if she agreed to roll back protections from termination? By electing Ms. Clark, you are guaranteeing that more teachers, like the P.E. teacher responsible for the boy's death, will not be able to be terminated, due to protections from the teachers union.

By the way, I see that the three candidates your publication supports in the town council race, are still running paid ads in your publication. Care to disclose to your readers how much money the candidates that you support in the town council race have paid you?


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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Danville
16 hours ago

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Arnerich, Morgan, and Fong are the only 3 candidates who have paid DanvilleSanRamon.com for advertising. Each campaign contributed $1105 to Embarcadero Publishing, the parent company of DanvilleSanramon. It is a shame that this advertisement is portrayed as independent journalism.

Campaign donations and expenditures are available for viewing here: Web Link


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