News Items, Davis, California


Housing The City of Davis did a survey of voters on a number of issues and published the results at the City Council Meeting on July 9. The survey showed that the lack of affordable housing is the number one issue for voters in Davis; that voters would likely pass a renewal of the 1% sales tax that that is sunsetting next year; more than half of voters believe the City is headed in the right direction.
Climate_emergency A forum was held at Davis Community Church on June 30 to discuss the City of Davis Climate Emergency Resolution which was passed by the City Council on March 5, 2019. Diane Colborn organized the forum. Lucas Frerichs, Davis City Council member, attended to help explain the resolution.
Civenergy-logo_blue_background_medium CivEnergy is working to create a new, comprehensive community organization listing which is a free resource for residents of Davis and Yolo County. t 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, whether the organization is looking for volunteers etc.). It will help us all be more interconnected and find like-minded people and activities. Organization listings are free!
Nytimes_democratic_discussion ​The first Democratic presidential debates were held on June 26 and 27. Here is a different format that was developed by the NY Times which is very close to the CivEnergy online election discussion format. Let us know what you think about this format versus the debate format. Unfortunately, Joe Biden did not participate in the discussion.
Broadband At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the City Council discussed the latest findings of the Broadband Advisory Task Force (BATF). Established in 2015, the BATF was tasked with studying whether it was feasible for the City of Davis to establish a City-owned fiber optic network.
Lwv_meeting ​The League of Women Voters is restarting in Davis!. A successful, informational meeting was held on Wednesday May 29 at the G St Wunderbar. Over 40 people attended the meeting. The organizers of the meeting were: Mary Jo Bryan, Bob Fung, Georgina Valencia, and Matt Williams. The next meeting will be held on June 26. For more information contact Mary Jo at mjbryan6642@gmail.com or Georgina at georginavalencia@sbcglobal.net or Bob at bob@civenergy.org.
In a lawsuit between Old East Davis Neighborhood Association versus the City of Davis, ​Yolo county judge Samuel McAdam decided on May 15, 2019, that the City of Davis must rescind its approvals of the Trackside project.
Greta_thunberg_sq ​Greta Thunberg is a Swedish teenager who has been an activist on the issue of climate change. She has been diagnosed with Asperger's and says in the TEDx talk shown below that she only speaks when she thinks it's necessary. "I remember thinking that it was very strange that humans, who are an animal species among others, could be capable of changing the Earth's climate. Because if we were, and if it was really happening, we wouldn't be talking about anything else."

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