The Town of Danville released its 2014 Annual Report, providing residents with valuable information about our town, what has been happening, where our money is spent and what the plans for 2015 are. To save money, there will be no report copies mailed out. There is a digital version available online at the Danville Today section of the town’s website and a print version has been made available at public locations such as City Hall or the Library. The report has been formatted to provide you with quick access to data and information that you are seeking.
The first part of the report provides the 2014-2015 budget facts and stats as a snapshot of the whole picture. The percentages of our operating fund resources and where those resources are allocated is included. Each department that falls within the budget is reflected within this snapshot. A more detailed summary is also provided, including a “By the Numbers” info graph which gives residents some key facts to back up what has been provided by each department with the funds.
For example, Recreation Services garner 12% of the annual budget, totaling $3,334,683. The department provides 3,000 different programs, including a youth basketball league with 431 children participating. Over the course of 2014, there were 27 teen excursions and 37 youth events planned, 32 senior trips and tours and 71 special recreation events held. On the education front, 169 youth classes and workshops were provided, 532 senior classes and events were held and 528 general health and fitness classes offered. Just with this small snapshot of information, you can see that Danville offers a variety of activities to all ages within our community.
Safety and security play a big role within our town and this is reflected by the funding of our Police Department and the results they have garnered. The 2014-2015 budget allocates 31% of the total to our police, at $8,668,663 in funding. With 28,629 calls for services responded to, there was an 8% drop in property crimes from 2013. There is a proactive police presence within our schools to help educate children on safety, with 3,000 students having been given CPR training by our School Resources Officers. 297 investigative cases were closed last year as well. Our officers clearly support Danville as the report shows that there were 2,414 service hours donated by our Reserve Officers and another 5,544 by our Volunteers in Police members.
The report ends with a summary of what we can look forward to. Some of the upcoming changes include 4 more bocce ball courts at Sycamore Valley Park, a picnic and playground renovation at Osage Station Park and a widening project is scheduled for San Ramon Valley Blvd. Danville is truly a great place to live. If you are ready to sell or buy your home, the Ray Marquez can help you find the right home for your lifestyle. We are here to provide you with our exceptional and dedicated services to turn your home dreams into reality. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us directly at 925-575-7605 or you can email me at email@example.com.