Measure L is a City of Davis ballot measure for November 2018. Measure L proposes to allow development of land north of Covell Boulevard and just west of Sutter Davis Hospital. The development is proposed to be the West Davis Active Adult Community which would provide up to 560 dwelling units, including single-family detached homes and affordable senior apartments. Eighty percent of the units would be restricted to buyers and renters aged 55 and over. There is active opposition to Measure L.
Chris Legal filed to run for Davis School Board. Mr. Legal listed his profession as "minister" in his candidacy papers and listed “General Delivery, Davis CA” as his mailing address.There are 3 seats up for election this November.
The City of Davis announced on August 16, 2018 that they had hired Nitish Sharma as the Finance Director for the City of Davis. Mr. Sharma has over 10 years of experience as a municipal finance officer. He most recently served as Budget Manager for the City of West Sacramento.
Gary May, the new Chancellor of UC Davis, had a discussion with the Davis Enterprise Editorial staff that covered many topics at the Chancellor May's one year mark. The topics included the "To Boldly Go" strategic plan for UC Davis.
Tom Adams will run for re-election to the Davis School Board. He was first elected to the School Board in November 2014. Mr. Adams has has worked for the California Department of Education in Sacramento since 1997.
In an impromptu, informal forecasting challenge that CivEnergy put together, Ron Glick got the most points by accurately forecasting the top 2 spots in the Davis City Council election. About 20 people participated. Matt Williams received the second highest number of points.
Gloria Partida and Dan Carson were sworn in and took their seats on the Davis City Council. At the ceremony, Robb Davis and Rochelle Swanson were thanked by public officials for their service on the council.
Employee pension and retirement costs were labelled a "crisis" by Yolo County Grand Jury.
The City of Davis budget was approved by the Davis City Council at their June 19 meeting. The draft budget was published in mid May. City Manager Mike Webb characterizes the budget as cautiously optimistic and warns of long-term fiscal challenges in his transmittal letter.
The official results for the June 5 election have been announced by the Yolo County Elections Office. Gloria Partida and Dan Carson won the 2 seats for Davis City Council. Measure H passed. Measure I failed, and Measure J passed.