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YOLO COUNTY FARM BUREAU ENDORSES PROVENZA -- for immediate release -- Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the endorsement of Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza for re-election to the 4th Supervisorial District. The District encompasses portions ofthe City of Davis and nearby unincorporated areas including El Macero and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
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I am voting for Jim Provenza for Supervisor for the Fourth District. I have known Jim for over 25 years. He has dedicated his life to helping people in his district. Some examples: he helped my neighbors who were in their 90’s get connected to city water; he helped stop... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
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Comments for the meeting of the Davis Downtown Plan Advisory Committee By Jon Li I find it tremendously irresponsible of the City Council that they would find it necessary to have an emergency closed session during the final meeting of the Downtown Advisory Committee, to evaluate the city manager, so... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Davisite
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Who can capture a Supervisor seat by placing the most lawn signs? photo by Rik Keller By Colin Walsh Some Davis politicos swear that local campaigns are won and lost in the front yards of Davis with the placement of lawn signs like pins in a map, marking a campaign’s... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Davisite
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More than one person has asked me… By David Abramson Image from capitalinstitute.org. No, it’s not a fancy economists’ term like “Asset Turnover Ratio”, “Speculative Motive”, or “Marginal Standing Facility”. It’s not the latest econ diet fad, scheme, or tomorrow’s scandal. No I didn’t invent it . It’s not even... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Davisite
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Jim Provenza shared the below letter he received this week from John Garamendi, Congressional Representative for the California 3rd District. JOHN GARAMENDI UNITED STATES CONGRESS January 10, 2020 Jim Provenza Dear Jim, I am pleased to announce my endorsement of your candidacy to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at The Davisite
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To the Editor, Mental illness is complex. It takes special leadership to recognize the need for providing support programs for people in crisis. When Jim Provenza learned about Yolo County Mental Health Court, he listened and learned about the positive impact the program was making on participants. He went to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at The Davisite
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The Davisite has been provided the below letter dated December 24, 2019 demanding the City of Davis "cease and desist from processing applications and issuing encroachment permits pertaining to 4G and 5G "small wireless telecommunications facilities and from any installation and operations thereof." The letter was sent to the City... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at The Davisite
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The Davis Post Carbon Association hosted a climate change discussion of all 3 candidates for Yolo County Supervisor 4th District. Supervisor Jim Provenza, and challengers Linda Deos and David Abramson joined in a visionary and wide ranging discussion of what Yolo County can do to address climate change. The discussion... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2020 at The Davisite
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The Davisite received this letter from the author on 1/8. It responds to a letter sent to the enterprise by Eric Gudz. The author submitted the reply to Gudz to the Enterprise on 12/26 but the Davis Enterprise is refusing to print it. The idea that the "community conversation has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at The Davisite
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Business Park Developer makes late offsite affordable housing disclosure. This is a letter sent to the City of Davis on January 6, 2020 regarding the the developers disclosure at the Social Services Commission that affordable housing will likely be built at another location separate from the ARC project. This disclosure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at The Davisite
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Will new ARC SEIR do better? This letter was sent to Assistant City Manager Ash Feeney on December 23, 2019. Dear Mr. Feeney, I am writing to draw your attention to a significant omission in the Mace Ranch Innovation Center Project Final Environmental Impact Report dated January 2016. At no... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at The Davisite
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In the era of so much uncertainty there is plenty of reason for despair. But there is also plenty of reason for hope. Energy has been buzzing to address the greatest challenges of our time in this time of urgent need. Groups like the Sunrise Movement and the Youth Climate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Eileen M. Samitz The deadline for comments on the Draft EIR for the monolithic University Mall mega-dorm proposal (University Commons) is this Friday Dec. 20th at 5pm. The email addresses to send comments in are to City Staff at smetzker@cityofdavis.org and elee@cityofdavis.org. The proposal is to demolish all of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Bapu Vaitla It’s hard to talk about homelessness. Many of us in Davis consider ourselves to be compassionate progressives sincerely wishing to support our community’s unhoused, but we’ve clearly failed to find answers. Tensions are rising, with local businesses reporting aggressive interactions downtown and Police Chief Pytel stating at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at The Davisite
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Davis needs an expanded retail project at U-Mall, not another mega-dorm By Eileen M. Samitz Project description The owner of University Mall, Brixmor Property Group, has proposed a renovation of this important community shopping center that opened in 1966. The effort would demolish 90,563 sq. ft. of the existing University... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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On Monday, December 16 at 6pm, the City of Davis Social Services Commission is hosting a free talk by Rohit Naimpally on evidence-based best practices to prevent and reduce homelessness. Rohit is the senior policy & research manager for J-PAL North America. J-PAL's co-founders recently won the 2019 Nobel Prize... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at The Davisite
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Special Education System Fundamentally Conflicted By Aaron Wright I wrote “Daisy Has Autism” to give a voice to those struggling with the state of special education services in Davis. “Daisy” was also a sorrowful goodbye to the town that I loved and called home for nearly 20 years. I felt... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at The Davisite
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Planning Commission Meeting Tonight! City of Davis, California December 2019 Dear Davis Resident, You may not have heard our town of Davis is facing an onslaught of new 5G antennas in our city without any public involvement or knowledge. There has been no public notice given, nor letters sent to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at The Davisite
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I think of you. The sun is struggling through thick clouds, looking to break free. I heard the news of your passing while I was in the midst of snow in cold upstate New York. I closed my eyes and there against the white of snow, in my mind bloomed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at The Davisite
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Irregularities Continue with ARC Proposal * see photo credit below By Colin Walsh Yesterday afternoon at 3:15 PM, Assistant City Manager Ash Feeney sent emails to several people announcing the deadline would be extended for scoping comments on the ARC supplemental EIR. The new deadline for submitting comments is Dec.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at The Davisite
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Skippy and family camping 1955 By Robert Pratt It must have been my 8th birthday, I had been bugging my parents for a dog, a friend of mine had just got a golden retriever puppy and I was smitten. The day of my birthday Dad, and I got in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at The Davisite
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I am grateful for the efforts of the Davis City Council in organizing the priority items for the next year in Davis. It’s great to see actions regarding sustainability, resilience, and equity. I would encourage that climate action be put as item #1 given our very short window of time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh On Tuesday night (tonight) the Davis City Council will “Provide direction to staff on new Focus Items for the 2020 calendar year.” This is a time to set the general sweeping agenda for the next Council year. This is an opportunity for the Davis City Council to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at The Davisite
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Attorney representing the business park defends a questionable table at the EIR scoping meeting. Last minute release questioned Attorney's for the Massive Mace Business Park dubbed "ARC" provided the City of Davis with a letter and tables in preparation for the EIR scoping yesterday. The City posted these documents to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at The Davisite