It was a late night at the Danville Town Council meeting Tuesday, as residents voiced their displeasure with the proposed 2030 general plan, the Contra Costa Times reports.
The council didn't vote on the plan, but told staff to remove the "priority development area" in the plan, which pleased the much of the audience that was estimated at 300 people.
The PDA focused development near transportation corridors and would have allowed the town to compete for government funds for road maintenance and improvements.
The council will again consider the plan at its next meeting on March 19.
(Note: You can read the plan here.)
A large majority residents at the meeting were strongly against the 2030 development plan. The Times reported:
About three dozen speakers spoke in opposition to the plan's increases in zoning for high-density, affordable housing and against allowing clustered residential development on agriculturally zoned land.
There was also opposition to Danville being part of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), that requires the town to have about 10 acres of high-density, affordable housing.
Some speakers voiced their support for the plan, including county Supervisor Candace Andersen. The Times wrote that Anderson said affordable housing wouldn't attract "riff raff," but young working people like her son.
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