At their meeting on September 3, the Davis City Council unanimously voted to put a renewal of the City's 1% sales tax on the March 2020 ballot. The adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20 estimates a total of $8.6 million in annual revenue which is 15% of the general fund revenue for the City. The sales tax was approved in 2014 for a 6 year period and so expires in 2020. Based on a recent resident satisfaction survey, the City expects the sales tax to be approved by voters in March.
The City of Davis has started outreach to the community to gather input on the transition from at-large elections to district-based elections for the Davis City Council. Please participate!
The Davis City Council voted unanimously to make the elections for City Council district-based and to move the next election from March to November of 2020, at their meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 The consideration of district elections was initiated by a letter from Matt Rexroad on behalf on an anonymous client to the City of Davis on July 1, 2019.
In a report to the Davis City Council, the City Manager and his staff recommended that the City transition to district elections. The report discusses different transition strategies. The consideration of district elections was initiated by a letter from Matt Rexroad on behalf on an anonymous client to the City of Davis on July 1.
Lin Weaver discusses the history and restart of the League of Women Voters with Mary Jo Bryan, Georgina Valencia, and Bob Fung in a episode of DCTV's In the Studio.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or Georgina at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob at email@example.com.