David Greenwald

David Greenwald founded and maintains the political blog The People's Vanguard of Davis.

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Construction Ready to Begin on Cannery, Last Second Details Locked Down

Apr 22, 2014
Construction Ready to Begin on Cannery, Last Second Details Locked Down

The city announced last week that the Cannery project at Covell Boulevard and J Street will begin the first phase of construction in mid-April 2014. The New Home Company took title to the property, following project approval by the City Council at the end of 2013. The Cannery project includes a range of residential...

Sierra Club Endorses Davis and Swanson for Council

Apr 22, 2014
Sierra Club Endorses Davis and Swanson for Council

The Sierra Club Monday officially endorsed the individual candidacies of Rochelle Swanson and Robb Davis for the two open Davis City Council seats in the June 2014 election. The endorsement process followed an exhaustive review of the responses of all city council candidates to a series of questions about their positions on environmental matters...

Train Shutdown of Downtown Demonstrates Urgency of Rail Relocation in Davis

Apr 22, 2014
Train Shutdown of Downtown Demonstrates Urgency of Rail Relocation in Davis

Monday, 8:54 am, it is a normal commute into the downtown, headed westbound on Fifth Street. Up ahead I see the flashing lights and the gates down but no train yet. I head down to Third Street, I can already see the train on the tracks parallel to Second Street. At 8:56 am, the...

Defendant Alleges Illegal Search and Use of Force by Sheriff’s Deputies in Meth Arrest

Apr 21, 2014
Defendant Alleges Illegal Search and Use of Force by Sheriff’s Deputies in Meth Arrest

A Yolo County defendant, Chase Tinsley, was arrested in August of 2013 for possession of 0.06 grams of meth by Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Hoyt.  The defendant alleges that Deputy Hoyt conducted an illegal search, and surveillance shows the deputy slamming an apparently compliant subject into the side of a bus stop. In...

Eye on the Courts: Reflections on Ruben Carter, Ajay Dev, and Wrongful Convictions

Apr 21, 2014
Eye on the Courts: Reflections on Ruben Carter, Ajay Dev, and Wrongful Convictions

Ruben “Hurricane” Carter is perhaps one of the best known exonerees having had his story presented by Bob Dylan in the form of song and by Denzel Washington in the form of a feature motion picture.  On Sunday, Ruben Carter died at the age of 76, he spent 19 years in prison despite maintaining...

Staff Looks for Direction to Continue Pursuit of POU

Apr 21, 2014
Staff Looks for Direction to Continue Pursuit of POU

Last month, the Davis City Council City Council directed staff to return with a revised resolution adding steps to the work plan calling for hiring of a Project Manager to oversee the effort, and add review of the due diligence work by the Technical Advisory Group and the newly formed Utility Rate Advisory Committee....

Clarifying the Role a Public Agency May Play in a Local Ballot Measure

Apr 21, 2014
Clarifying the Role a Public Agency May Play in a Local Ballot Measure

So Bob Dunning, without citing a single law or statute, offers up that he believes that the city’s mailer was a campaign piece.  Mr. Dunning uses someone named Bill as a surrogate here, arguing, “The city’s mailing may violate Fair Political Practices Commission rules against using public money to advocate for ballot measures.” Mr....

Election Digest: Updates from Several Campaigns

Apr 21, 2014
Election Digest: Updates from Several Campaigns

Sunder Focuses on Big Picture for Schools Multiple families rallied in support of Davis school board candidate Madhavi Sunder on Saturday, April 19th under the majestic Valley Oak in Mace Ranch Park in Sunder’s East Davis neighborhood. The Campaign committee, Families for Madhavi Sunder for School Board 2014, consists of a diverse array of...

Analysis: City Analysis of Impact of Measure P Suggests it Not a Paper Tiger

Apr 20, 2014
Analysis: City Analysis of Impact of Measure P Suggests it Not a Paper Tiger

One of the big questions is what happens if Measure P passes.  There are those who believe it would not be a huge impact for the city to have Measure P pass, as they would simply be able to pass new rates.  There is a political argument against that viewpoint, but as the city...

Sunday Commentary: Asleep at the Switch, Yet Blaming Others

Apr 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Asleep at the Switch, Yet Blaming Others

In Bob Dunning’s column this morning, he accuses the city of Davis of breaking the law, calling an insert placed into the public’s April 2014 utility bills a “campaign piece.” Mr. Dunning writes, “It’s no surprise that city officials want us to vote “yes” in June on the proposed half-percent sales tax increase that...



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