Discussicon Online Forum for the Yolo County 4th District Supervisor Election  

This is the online forum for the Yolo County 4th District Supervisor 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.  Provenza is the incumbent.  If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote there will be a runoff in November of 2020.   On January 26, the League of Women Voters held an election forum.  You can find information about that forum on this page.  This online forum is an extension of that LWV forum.  

You can also find a candidate forum video put on by the UC Davis College Democrats at this CivEnergy page, and 20 questions and responses on environmental issues on this Yolano Sierra Club Chapter website page .   


Candidates

There are 3 candidates for this office. They are:

Linda_outdoor_headshot Linda Deos
Enterprisepic_(3) Jim Provenza
Facebook_crop David Abramson
Issues
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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Priorities What are the top three elements of your platform and how do they address the County issues you feel will be most important during your term of office?
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Climate Change Policy Goals If elected, what would your major policy goals be with respect to addressing climate change?
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Climate Change Risk Assessment What are your assessments of the risks to the people and farms of Yolo County due to greenhouse gasses and the climate emergency we are already facing?
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Homelessness Governor Newsom just made more than $1 billion available for addressing homelessness. What will you do to ensure that Yolo County receives its fair share of this funding?
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Land Use and Housing If elected what would you do to promote the development of affordable housing while protecting farmland and open space? Is there a role for the county in meeting UC Davis student housing needs?
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Traffic Commuter impacts Given the increasing number of I-80 and I-5 commuters impacting major traffic points through the City of Davis including Pole Line and Mace Boulevard, what do you see as your role at the County Supervisory or Interjurisdictional level to address impacts on environment, infrastructure, neighborhoods and road safety for District 4 residents?
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Food Policy: Home Cooking ​The State of California recently, through AB 626, allows counties to legalize home-cooking (home restaurant) businesses. The Board of Supervisors recently declined to do this on a 5-0 vote, effectively denying home kitchen certification. Would you be willing to: a) have the county send a delegation to Riverside County to study their implementation of their home kitchen ordinance, or b) establish a task force to look into the matter more deeply, or c.) would you support a reconsideration of the vote?
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Cannabis The Board of Supervisors is currently working on its policy regarding cannabis businesses in Yolo County including: nurseries, cultivation, manufacturing, testing, distribution, retail and micro businesses. Five alternatives are being considered. What are your thoughts about the proposed options?
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Senior Citizens The voters would really like to hear from you on senior citizen services. For example, what can the County do to help seniors who are isolated and lonely integrate better into the community?
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Criminal Justice Reform If elected, what specific actions would you urge the board of supervisors to take that would promote criminal justice reform while balancing the need to protect public safety? For example, should Yolo County continue to detain youth at Juvenile Hall or look at alternative solutions to youth misbehavior, like improved mental health services?
County Finances Unfunded county liabilities are estimated to be $885 million. In light of these unfunded liabilities, what is your overall assessment of County finances? If elected what policy goals would you pursue with respect to County finances?
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Childcare Child Care is an issue for many families regardless of their income. What do you think can be done in Yolo County to address accessibility, affordability and the quality of child care options?
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Water Policy Yolo County is in the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and therefore a key player in California Water Policy. Traditionally the 4th District has played a significant role on the Board of Supervisors in water policy. What are the key water issues that confront our county? and Why would you be the best person to lead Yolo County in water policy?
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Emergency Preparedness How do you plan to protect/prepare Yolo County, especially seniors and disabled people during an emergency, such as a power outage?
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Inter Jurisdictional Collaboration What is your view of the "2x2x2" county, city and university process to discuss common interests and issues, especially with respect to: Farmland Preservation, Climate Change, Meeting UC Davis student housing needs, Putting our region on the map as a national leader in sustainable and equitable food.
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Yolo County Strategic Plan ​Yolo County is in the process of completing its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. What in the Plan do you favor? What would you change? What are your priorities in the Plan? The current duration of the Strategic Plan is 5 years. What are your thoughts about whether that is the right duration for a County Strategic Plan?
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Supervisor Meetings Outside of Woodland (Video) Do you support holding periodic meetings of the Board of Supervisors in Davis or any other location outside of Woodland?
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Independent Redistricting Comission for Yolo County (Video) If elected, would you support the creation of a completely independent Redistricting Commission with complete authority to draw Yolo County Supervisors Districts in 2021? Why or Why not?
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Concluding Remarks by Candidates at LWV/CivEnergy Forum Concluding Remarks by Candidates: Abramson, Deos and Provenza at League of Women Voters Davis Area/CivEnergy Forum held on January 26, 2020. Remarks start at: 16:50 in the video
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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.
​The League of Women Voters and CivEnergy hosted a forum for the Yolo County Supervisor 4th District election. The election will be held on March 3, 2020. The three candidates in the election are: David Abramson, Linda Deos and Jim Provenza.
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