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Quake Tip of the Week: Kudos to Danville!

By Larry Guillot
Friday July 20, 2007

The town council of Danville has passed an ordinance stating that, as of July 1, an automatic gas shut-off valve must be installed any time a permit is pulled for work of $10,000 or more. 

They also waived the permit fee for stand-alone installation of the valves for a period of two years. What an enlightened group of public servants! Let’s hope their example is an inspiration to every city in this wonderful earthquake country of northern California. 

Do you want to make your city, your neighborhood, your block, safer? Contact your elected city officials and ask them to follow the sterling example of Danville. And have your valve put in, of course. 

Here’s to making your home secure and your family safe. 



Larry Guillot is owner of QuakePrepare, an earthquake consulting, securing, and kit supply service. Call him at 558-3299, or visit www.quakeprepare.com.