Home ball field goes back to the drawing board
Original post made on Feb 13, 2009
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on Feb 13, 2009 at 10:05 am
The Town of Danville has no clothes.
This family arrogantly thumbed its nose at the town's permitting rules multiple times, built that ridiculous private playground when they should have been stopped by Order and made to restore the ridgeline, and now they're going play the Town for a fool until their kid goes off to college.
I think the Town should have required those folks to roll up all that artificial turf and reinstall it at the public dog park at Hap Magee Park.
And my question is: henceforth, why would ANYbody bother to listen to what the Town of Danville "requires" in its permitting process? Just threaten them with a lawsuit and they'll scurry for cover, and pretend to work it out.
No clothes, I say. What say you?
on Feb 16, 2009 at 11:23 am
Permits or not, why on earth would anyone need a private ball field? Maybe they should build a couple of private robotic little league teams to use it, too. What a waste.
on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm
As I recall the fable they sold to the media (professionally-done video puff-piece included), the dad was a "very" important finance figure, who wanted to coach his kid's Little League team (awww), but couldn't possibly bestir himself to drive ten minutes to the nearest public facility.
Solution -- why, build your own private Xanadu Field, replete with artificial turf, ignoring the permitting rules and even a stop-work order. Then argue how wasteful it would be to have to tear it down, darkly hinting at litigation if the Town actually enforces its rules.
Maybe this is why the Town concentrates its fire on the likes of that lady on Diablo Road who had the temerity to pave a dusty few feet in front of her property, by the freeway.
Two further thoughts:
1 -- the A's should hire ol' dad to aleve their siting tribulations, and
2 -- good luck, Alamo! Be careful what you vote for.