DANVILLE

Website created for General Plan Update

The town has created a website about its controversial 2030 General Plan Update.

It is intended to serve as a resource for Danville residents for gathering information on the plan update. Residents can examine the 200-page plan or read a brief overview. The site contains a detailed general plan fact sheet and updated information on meetings to be held on the subject. The site is www.danvillegeneralplan.com.

"As we go through this process, citizens are looking for information on the General Plan Update. This website should make this easier to find while providing answers to many of the questions raised," Town Manager Joe Calabrigo said in a news release. "The Town of Danville is actively listening and committed to ensuring that all voices are heard."

Planning commission meetings on the plan have drawn many hundreds of residents, many upset about sites indicated in the plan as possible future locations for affordable housing and other issues. For more information about the 2030 General Plan contact Danville Chief of Planning Kevin Gailey at 925-314-3305, or kgailey@danville.ca.gov.

-- Jason Sweeney, Staff

Constitutional issues focus of speech contest

Danville American Legion Post 246 will host a constitutional speech contest for San Ramon Valley, Monte Vista and Dougherty Valley high schools students.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the event room at the Danville Veterans' Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave.

Contestants will give speeches to promote a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the attendant duties and responsibilities of citizenship. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The winner will receive $150.

The winner will go on to compete in the American Legion District 9 contest at 1 p.m. Feb 9, to be held at the same location. The winner of the District 9 contest will then compete in the Area 2 contest in Pacifica on Feb 17.

For details, call Ron Roe at 925-837-9428.

-- Jason Sweeney, Staff