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At this Tuesday's City Council meeting, May 10th, at 630pm, less than one month ahead of Celebrate Davis and less two months ahead of the 4th of July, the City Council is planning to authorize pyrotechnic displays at these events. For the past two years due to COVID and/or wildfire... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2022 at The Davisite
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PARODY - see note below Vote for the Bee Wash to approve the Davis Bee Ecosystem because it enhances and advances more of what we love about our city. Bee Wash gives voters in Davis an exciting opportunity to: build affordable housing for the next generation of Davis’s beneficial insects;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2022 at The Davisite
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Poorly-Photoshop'd modification of "Davis Auto Center" sign on Chiles next to I-80 I have been engaged for a couple of weeks on the subject of the proposed car wash at 480 Mace (at Cowell Blvd.), and have written about it. I am not sure when the following items appeared on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2022 at The Davisite
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Poor Outreach, Questionable Process, Certain Traffic Risk, Likely Noise, Unlikely to Meet Shading Goals, Possible Toxic Micro-particulates... Do Plans to Recycle Water Make this Car Wash Acceptable? Curious visualization provided by the applicant: Less than 50% shading of non-planted areas, with some trees not appropriate for Davis, no dirty or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at The Davisite
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Using a battery-powered common angle grinder, Darell Dickey works with the Davis Police Department to cut locks from abandoned bikes found in the city. He knows first hand that the soft metal of the Lightning Bolt racks is often easier to cut than the locks themselves. ROAM's creators claim that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2022 at The Davisite
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https://funnyordie.com/2020/09/25/108532/leaf-blowers-are-the-work-of-the-devil/ Progress is progress, but perhaps lost in the progress to reduce the harm caused by leaf blowers to creatures large and small - with university degrees, naked, multi-legged or winged - is the need to make sure that changes in practice don't interfere with the ability of property maintenance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2022 at The Davisite
Posted Jan 18, 2022 at The Davisite
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It took some digging but I found a key letter from the DISC developers to the City of Davis Association of Private Motor Vehicle Sellers and Suppliers: Dear CDAPMVSS, Following are what we plan on the primary characteristics of DISC in regards to your organization’s mission: 1 – Most of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at The Davisite
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BacThe trap was set likely shortly after "DISC 2020" was defeated by voters. When the developers of this peripheral sprawl - or I'll be nice and call it West West Sacramento - were planning to re-introduce it last year for a vote this year - they realized that a key... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2022 at The Davisite
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Hiroshima_aftermath - Metaphor for DISC II By U.S. Navy Public Affairs Resources Website - http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/images/historical/hiroshima.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91928 Today at the monthly meeting of the Bicycle Transportation and Street Safe... What? Yes, the Staff of the City of Davis again botched the name of the "bicycling commission", formally the "Bicycling,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2021 at The Davisite
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-12-09/people-flee-from-a-burning-christmas-tree-in/233792?nw=0 I identify as culturally Jewish. I lived in Prague for many years. Most know that Jews and Jewish culture were largely erased from what's now the Czech capital and much of central and eastern Europe from the 1930's through the 1980's. In Prague and all over Czechia, "Christmas" as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2021 at The Davisite
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Today, DAVIS fireplace terrorists in Davis have continued success in making the air as bad as during wildfire season. As most fireplaces are used by wealthier residents, and most homes with inadequate HVAC are lower income, it's economic and racist oppression. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2021 at The Davisite
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Does imagination require or at least benefit by transparency and a truly robust public process? For a year or so the City of Davis, UC Davis and Yolo County have been working with the private consultancy Toole Design and the public to "Reimagine Russell Boulevard". City of Davis staff plan... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2021 at The Davisite
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The militarization of gardening? A conversation about the proposed - and not - restrictions on toxic micro-particle hyper-distribution - a.k.a. “leafblowing” - by three of your favorite local activists! (COVID is Part I) This evening the City of Davis Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will hold the first of two hearings... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2021 at The Davisite
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2pm, Davis - The air is now nearly twice as bad as what requires a ban on leaf blowing. The City updates its notification as needed at 730am. This morning the air was good... Yesterday weather forecasters predicted that the smoke from various fires to the northeast would circle counter-clockwise... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2021 at The Davisite
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I just sent the following to the City Council, relevant Commissions (BTSSC, NRC and SSC), County Supervisors and Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District... Per Weather.com the winds will shift to the north (and variants) at least part of this Tuesday and Wednesday. The prevailing south winds (from the south)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2021 at The Davisite
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Virtual Public Workshop! Thursday, July 15 from 530 to 7pm I wrote the Bicycling, Transportation and Street Safety Commission (BTSSC) earlier today: To the BTSSC, I strongly suggest that the BTSSC set up an ad-hoc sub-committee about Link21 so that it can stay engaged long-term, receive and process community input... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at The Davisite
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Yesterday, the Davis Vanguard's "Food Assistance Has Tripled in Yolo County in the Past Year - Here's How We Can Continue to Meet These Critical Needs" invited some obvious praise - and perhaps some not so obvious further thoughts... But to start I'll say: Good going Yolo Food Bank! And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at The Davisite
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Not the Caltrans project! This is the author's concept for a bypass to and from the Bypass. On July 1st Davis Vanguard covered the announcement of Federal funding of 86 million dollars for the Yolo-80 Managed Lanes project. I appreciate most the comments of Alan Miller, Alan Pryor and Richard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at The Davisite
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Comments for the City of Davis City Council on June 22, 2021 This is about Item Number 8 - Adoption of the Budget My name is Todd Edelman. I’m a resident of east Davis and the son and grandson of Holocaust Survivors. Equity is a process, not a goal. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2021 at The Davisite
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My strong feeling is that all local streets - including Downtown - should have a 15 mph design speed. This is already a number most are familiar with, as it's used alongside e.g. speed tables on school routes and even the sharp turn from 2nd St to L St. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at The Davisite
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Railway modification project along 2nd St. leads to subverted process and disrespected City policy. The item "CCJPA 2nd Street Improvements 30% Design" is on the Consent Calendar for the Bicycling, Transportation and Street Safety Commission (BTSSC) today. The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), which runs the eponymous rail service... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at The Davisite
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Todd Edelman, former member of the BTSSC, undated photo - https://www.starwars.com/databank/galactic-senate Dear City Council, City of Davis, I've a few concerns, questions and proposals for you in regards to this Thursday's City Council Subcommittee on Commission Process (Special Meeting)... Questions and Concerns 1) Why is there no actual content in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at The Davisite
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Student parking lot at Davis High School (Google Maps) Today the other Davis blog ran a guest opinion on cycling to school. The comments are useful. My comment follows: Walking and cycling should be the primary means of travel to school – and I applaud the earlier comments, especially those... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at The Davisite