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The City Council approved by a 4-1 vote (Lucas Freichs voting against) a resolution authorizing City Manager Mike Webb to execute a lease option agreement and term sheet with BrightNight that will BrightNight an option to lease city-owned land near the City’s wastewater treatment plant at t...

Update March 12th.  The Yolo County elections offfice published an update on March 12.  Measure G is still short of passing.  It went from 65% yes to 65.7%.  And in the Yolo County 4th Supervisorial District, Jim Provenza is now at 49.30%, a slight decrease.  Many more v...

This is the online forum for the Yolo County 4th District Election of 2020. On March 3, 2020, there will be an election for the seat of the Yolo County Supervisor's 4th District. David Abramson, Linda Deos and Jim Provenza are candidates.

Climate Change Policy Goals If elected, what would your major policy goals be with respect to addressing climate change?
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Video Candidate Statement (Davis Media Access) Davis Media Access provided the candidates the opportunity to give a candidate statement under identical conditions in the DMA studio. The statements were limited to 5 minutes.
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Davis Media Access has produced videos for the local March elections.  The videos cover: Candidates for the the Congressional 3rd District (primary), Candidates for Assembly 4th District (primary), Candidates for Yolo County Supervisor – Districts 4 & 5, a local ballot measure statement for Yes ...

The City of Davis announced it had hired a new finance director, Elena Adair.  Ms. Adair is currently the Director of Finance for the city of Alameda, Calif. where she has served for the last five years.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Public Finance Officer....

A Facebook live video of the UC Davis College Democrats Election Forum for Yolo County Supervisor 4th District held February 11, 2020. All 3 candidates participated: David Abramson, Linda Deos, Jim Provenza.  

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On January 26, The League of Women Voters and CivEnergy hosted a successful forum for the Yolo County Supervisor 4th District election.  The election will be held on March 3, 2020.  The Yolo County Supervisor 4th district includes North Davis, East Davis, South Davis and the area south of S...

The candidates for Yolo County 4th District Supervisor's seat responded to 20 questions posed by the Yolano Chapter of the Sierra Club.  The questions were on a wide range of environmentally-related issues of importance to the electorate ranging from: new construction building standards, gr...

A new survey shows that the number of Americans who are "alarmed" about climate change nearly tripled from 11% in 2014 to 31% in 2019.  The survey allowed people to choose from six categories:  dismissive, doubtful, disengaged, cautious, concerned, and alarmed.   The survey shows ...

The Davis City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a respite center for individuals experiencing homelessness in Davis at their meeting yesterday (12/17/2919).   The process of studying a respite center started 10 months ago in February 2019.  "The pilot daytime respite...

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The role of cities in addressing and preparing for the impact of climate change on health was one of the main issues addressed on the second day of the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid.  "Cities claimed their critical role in mitigating the impact of climate crisis on Tu...

In December 2018, Minneapolis became the first major U.S. City to eliminate single family zoning to help solve its need for affordable housing and to address historical inequities in housing policy. PBS Newshour did a story on this development on November 23, 2019.  Video is below.  Related...

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The League of Women Voters and CivEnergy held a forum on housing with Richard Rothstein, the author of "The Color of Law" as the main speaker.  Davis Media Access, the City of Davis and the Avid Reader cosponsored the event.  The event was attended by a diverse audience of more than 200 peo...

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CivEnergy is working to create a new, comprehensive community organization listing which is a free resource for residents of Davis and Yolo County.It is being built in a way that allows community members to search for organizations in a number of ways (e.g., organization name, organization category, ...

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The first Democratic presidential debates were held on June 26 and 27. Here is a different format that was developed by the NY Times (link) which is very close to the CivEnergy online election discussion format.  Let us know what you think about this format versus the debate format.  Unfort...

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Mayor Brett Lee and City Manager Mike Webb gave an annual "State of the City" talk at a Davis Chamber of Commerce event on Wednesday, March 13.  Webb gave an update on the Downtown Planning Process which is underway.  He said its expected to have it approved by the City Council in about a y...

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On March 5, the Davis City Council approved a resolution on the consent calendar, declaring a climate emergency and and proposing mobilization efforts to restore a safe climate.  The resolution was drafted by a citizen group including Lorenzo Kristov, Lynne Nittler, Elizabeth Lasensky,...

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The need for local civic engagement for a healthy democracy has never been greater. Even with 24/7 internet and phone connectivity, discu... , Ann M. Evans
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CivEnergy first came to my notice in the 2018 Council Candidate Forums. I was impressed by how CivEnergy managed and ran the Forum: goo... , Georgina Valencia
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I am so thankful for the efforts of CivEnergy over the past 3 election cycles. It is a critical piece of our election process. I would ... , Robb Davis

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