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By Matt Williams Individuals have different reasons for opposing the Nishi project. My personal reasons are as follows: Nishi 2.0 will cost Davis taxpayers between $350,000 and $750,000 per year. Nishi’s cash contribution to City has shrunk 90% from $1.4 million down to $143,000. $650,000 per year of Community Services... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at The Davisite
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IN CALIFORNIA IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER & VOTE Conditional Voter Registration & Voting at same time! May 22 to Jun 5 Yolo County Location: Yolo County Elections Department 625 Court Street, Room B05 Woodland, CA 95695 Need a ride? Call / Text M E 916.248.6442 8:00 a.m. -... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Davisite
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By M E Gladis Apparently the editorial staff of the Woodland Daily Democrat, the Davis Enterprise, and the Sacramento Bee, three of the newspapers that have endorsed the current Yolo County district attorney, support a 41% rate of felony trials which end in acquittal by juries or dismissal by judges.This... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
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Orchard Park, still closed after 4 years UCD’s inadequate LRDP needs major revisions By Eileen M. Samitz UCD’s LRDP proposal is seriously inadequate The UCD LRDP and its associated Draft EIR were released recently after the UCD LRDP update process invited input since fall 2015. The problem is UCD LRDP... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
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Photo source: KRCA By John Troidl The majority of off campus and some of the on-campus housing targeting UC Davis students requires applicants for residence to sign a 12 month lease. When I first came to Davis and some students told me about this practice, I was astonished and asked... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
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By Dan Cornford In response to John Troidl's article of yesterday in the Davisite the DV published an article or "commentator" today entitled "Commentary: Nonsensical Argument that Nishi Project Will Make Downtown Traffic Worse." Below I will paste in my response to David Gs arguments and his failure to address... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Davisite
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(Press release) Yolo County Progressives endorses Linda Deos and Ezra Beeman for City Council. These two candidates garnered a plurality of the votes of our membership, understandably reflecting positions most closely aligned with our progressive objectives. They both are well prepared, business & financially experienced, and they align with community... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Davisite
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By John Troidl I don't get it: If I read the YES ON J (pro-Nishi) material, it seems like they are saying that there will be essentially no ("limited") traffic impact if the Nishi development is approved and actually built. How can that possibly be? There are 700 parking spots... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Davisite
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Linda Deos By M E Gladis Alert to Voters for Davis City Council: The Flatlander May 2018 issue, page 23 “Davis City Council Campaign” chart regarding Linda Deos is wrong. Just this side of suing for slander, so far, I am enraged that Robert Milbrodt would stoop to such a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
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By Jon Li Most downtowns have lots of jobs, and lots of people living downtown. Davis has neither. The economic and business problems with Davis are outside the General Plan, which only deals in land use terms with housing and traffic. The Downtown Plan process is about how to make... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
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In a recent Enterprise column, "Pollution Doesn't Magically End at Olive Drive," Bob Dunning asks: ...if this is truly all about ultra-fine metals from brakes on trains, why aren’t these same folks sounding the alarm about all the other areas in town that are similarly at risk? In response, Dr.... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at The Davisite
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Did you know we have two Facebook groups of the international Buy Nothing Project right here in Davis? One covering 95616 (West) and one for 95618 (East). We offer members a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Martin Guerena I would like to thank the citizens of Davis and the Natural Resources Commission for this environmental recognition award. I would also like to thank all the citizen volunteers, some who I worked with, who have participated with the various environmental groups around town and campus. Your... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at The Davisite
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(Press release) Patti Pape – mother of recently-deceased UC Davis student Eric Pape – wants answers about why the Yolo County D.A.’s office pressed serious felony charges against her late son for an incident that occurred when he was having a panic attack while receiving treatment in a hospital. “The... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at The Davisite
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(Press release) Davis City Councilmember Lucas Frerichs has announced his endorsement of Dean Johansson for Yolo County District Attorney. Frerichs, who has served on Davis’ City Council since 2012, emphasized that Johansson represents the values of community members in Davis and in Yolo County more broadly. Frerichs said, “Citizens of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh and Matt Williams In Part 1, we detailed the three main reasons to vote against Nishi 2.0/Measure J that we gave at the CivEnergy forum on May 6: 1) bad air quality, 2) costs, and 3) lack of integrity in the process. If the City and the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Greg Rowe Item 4.L. on next Tuesday’s City Council consent agenda is a report on the draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the UC Davis Long Range Development Plan. The report recommends that the City Council authorize the City Manager or his designee to finalize and submit a comment... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at The Davisite
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Greetings fellow residents of Davis, I hope this message resonates with all of you. The City Council race in Davis will be such an important choice for this City going forward. I myself have lived in Davis for only 2 years as a current student. However, contrary to popular belief,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh and Matt Williams The Davis Vanguard’s article of May 9, 2018 (“Commentary: Enough with the Weird Red Herrings”) is a disservice to the Davis Community. Instead of addressing the main body of the CivEnergy Measure J Forum (held on May 6), the article goes down a rabbit... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at The Davisite
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Photo credit: Davis Wiki As a Latina mother of two. my incident with a Davis police officer is hard for me to retell due to how degrading it feels to remember. Yet such stories are crucial to share with community, so we all are aware of Davis Police improper behavior... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Jon Li Roberta Millstein recently wrote in the Davisite that if six to ten story buildings were allowed in the Davis Downtown area, then there would be all kinds of urban problems, citing an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Wait a minute. You can’t compare suburban Davis with... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at The Davisite
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Photo credit: Davis Wiki By Alan Pryor Measure H is a 20-year parcel tax for Parks Maintenance at $49 per year per residential parcel (or per apartment for multifamily dwellings) increasing at 2% per annum. The signers of the Argument Against the Measure and the Rebuttal to the Argument For... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Gilbert Coville and Roberta Millstein The Davis Enterprise has reported that the "Davis Police Officers PAC” donated $500 to Jeff Reisig’s campaign for Yolo County District Attorney. Jeff Reisig, the incumbent, is being challenged by Deputy Public Defender Dean Johannson. However, the article only covers contributions up through April... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at The Davisite
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Joe Krovoza (Davis City Council 2010-2014, Mayor of Davis 2011-2014) has given the Davisite permission to publish the following letter, distributed to his friends via email. Hello, Friends. I hope and trust this note finds you well. I am being asked who I support for City Council in 2018 --... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Jon Li Do you wonder about the empty stores in Downtown Davis? Don't you wish there was somebody on the City of Davis Staff who is responsible for improving our local economy? Last week, the City of Davis held its "Downtown Davis Plan Team Participatory Design Workshop" for four... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at The Davisite