News Items, Davis, California

​After active, contentious campaigning for Measure L (West Davis Active Adult Community) and almost no campaigning for Measure M (School Facilities Bond), both passed by large margins in Davis.
445px-foods_(cropped) ​In a guest commentary on the Davis Vanguard, Anya and Richard McCann make a case for making "Sustainable Food" the economic engine for downtown Davis through the planning exercise currently underway.
​Here is the video from the CivEnergy Measure L Forum that was held Oct 14, 2018 at Community Chambers. Linda Deos was the moderator. Representing "Yes on L" was Jason Taormino, David Thompson, and Dan Carson. Representing "No on L" was Alan Pryor and Rik Keller.
Measure_l_forum_questions_small ​At the CivEnergy Measure L forum held on Sunday October 14, we received 22 questions from the audience. Unfortunately we only had time to ask two of the audience questions. We promised that we would publish all 22 questions and give the "Yes on L" campaign and the "No on L" campaign the opportunity to answer the other questions. We have done that.
Davis_media_access_small Measure L Pro and Con Videos videotaped by Davis Media Access
Davis_enterprise_logo ​Profiles of 3 of the candidates for DJUSD Board were published in the Davis Enterprise over the last week. The candidates are: Tom Adams, Joe DiNunzio, and Cindy Pickett.
City_of_davis_logo The City of Davis, County of Yolo, and the University of California, Davis have agreed to a legally binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a series of shared goals and commitments to improve collaboration and partnership. With UC Davis expanding its student population and the City of Davis having slow growth, there have been growing tensions in the town-gown relationship. The memorandum of understanding is an important step to easing those tensions.
City_of_davis_logo ​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.

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