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"The Town, in effect, changed the GP's designation and description of agricultural land to add P-1 as a consistent zoning category. And it did so without complying with Measure S," [Judge] Austin wrote in his ruling in favor of SOS-Danville. "It appears that the Town interpreted the GP in such a way to essentially circumvent the mandate of Measure S."
Danville Express: July 31, 2014
This has been a long road for the public, beginning nearly 8 years ago when then SummerHill Homes (now Davidon Homes) Magee Ranches project was first announced to the public. Below and to the right is a snapshot of some of the SOS Danville and its predecessor group,  Save Our Creek, news articles that have appeared in local media over this time. 
"But Perlmutter argued that even if the plan 'may have not been written well,' other pages within the general plan do indicate that the town councilors wanted the site to also be zoned P-1, even if it is not explicitly marked on the map.

'They could have had that vision, but if so, they had pretty cloudy glasses,' Austin said. 'They could have put P-1 on the map, but didn't.'

'Is there a list of all secret areas of zoning (in town)?' he pressed, implying that if that was the council's desire, it was not explicit enough in the general plan."
San Jose Mercury News: June 25, 2014

Media News About SOS Danville Group
SummerHill appeal could set precedent on bicyclist safety

Danville Town Council said to lack dissent
Judge rejects SummerHill project 
Judge rules Danville officials improperly approved housing development
Judge tentatively rules for opponents of SummerHill housing development

Activist group sues Danville, developers over housing project 
Danville group files lawsuit over town's approval of SummerHill development
Danville: Opponents of SummerHill project threaten legal action to stop development
Danville Town Council approves long-debated SummerHill development
Magee Ranch Project Faces Hurdle Tonight In Town Council
Should Homes be Built on the Magee Ranch Property?
Danville planners support 66-house SummerHill subdivision
Danville residents turn out at hearing to oppose proposed residential development

Danville group determined to fight development project at the ballot box
Danville housing development on Magee Ranch faces opposition, possible litigation
Neighborhood Group Claims Town is Getting SummerHill Project Wrong
Environmental Group Accuses Town of Illegal Planning Practices
Town of Danville Maintains It Has Discretion to Circumvent Measure S...

Anti development group hires new lawyer
Group fighting Magee Ranch development announces fundraising effort 
SummerHill Project Opponents Gearing Up For a Fight

Developer, opposition group awaiting impact study for Magee Ranch land 
Over 100 residents turn out for scoping session  
Danville housing proposal drawing fire
Preparations begin on Magee Ranch Report 
Developer addresses traffic, school concerns for Magee Ranch project 

"(The town) has come up with some complicated, and frankly, Byzantine ways of saying they don't need to change the land use designation," Flashman said.."
Contra Costa Times: July 3, 2013