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Youth Traffic Safety Subject of Mayor's Talk Friday

The annul public safety education campaign for area youth is starting up again this week.

Once again, San Ramon Valley students will have the chance to share their Street Smarts. That is, their ideas on how to encourage kids and teens to stay safe while walking, cycling, skating or driving.

The launch of the 8th annual Street Smarts public safety campaign is the topic of this Friday's Morning with the Mayor talk, hosted by Danville Mayor Candace Andersen.

On the first Friday morning of each month, Danville's mayor invites a speaker to talk on an issue of interest to Danville residents. The speaker for January's Mornings with the Mayor talk is Corrine Ferreyra, the coordinator for the Street Smarts program.

This program, funded iby a federal Safe Routes to School Grant, is sponsored by the , the City of San Ramon, the , Contra Costa County and community and business partners such as State Farm Insurance and Bishop Ranch Business Park.

Each year the program holds contests at the elementary, middle school and high school levels to give youth an opportunity to help promote safety in the community.

On Friday, Ferreyra will preview the program's annual Storybook Poster Contest, which kicked off Wednesday  She will also discuss the new teen driving safety campaign, “It Happens” and the annual middle school Safety Video contest.

The Morning with the Mayor talk takes place  at Father Nature’s Shed, 172 E. Prospect Ave. This Friday the talk will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Residents are invited to attend. Those who cannot attend, can view a recording of the meeting online at the Town of Danville’s website, www.danville.ca.gov.

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