David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

Aug 29, 2014
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

In the City Newsletter that was emailed to the public on Thursday, the city reports, “The Governor and State Water Resources Control Board enacted emergency regulations to promote further water conservation. The regulations require urban water agencies activate their Water Shortage Contingency Plans. In Davis, this would represent a Stage 3 water shortage emergency...

City Proposes EIR Response Letter on Oil Train

Aug 29, 2014
City Proposes EIR Response Letter on Oil Train

In June, the city of Bencia’s Draft Environmental Impact Report downplayed the risk of accident and found that “The risk of an accidental release of crude oil from a train traveling from Roseville to Benicia is considered insignificant.” The report finds most critically, “Although the consequences of a release are potentially severe, the likelihood...

Vanguard Analysis: Swanson Votes to Abstain on MRAP

Aug 29, 2014
Vanguard Analysis: Swanson Votes to Abstain on MRAP

For a vote that did not change the outcome of the council’s decision one way or another, Rochelle Swanson’s vote on the MRAP decision by council to return the vehicle continues to generate discussion and intrigue. Under Robert’s Rules of Order, a member has the ability to change their vote after the fact so...

Community Announcements: Bill Dodd, Democratic Bean Feed, Yolo Land Trust

Aug 29, 2014
Community Announcements: Bill Dodd, Democratic Bean Feed, Yolo Land Trust

Yolo County Democratic Party to Host 38th Annual Bean Feed Dinner The Yolo County Democratic Party will host its 38th Annual Bean Feed Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center in Davis located at 203 East 14th Street. This year’s theme is “Taking Back the...

Commentary: Comments on Tuesday While Passionate, Were Remarkably Civil

Aug 28, 2014
Commentary: Comments on Tuesday While Passionate, Were Remarkably Civil

There were times when it seemed the emotions of the moment were going to boil over, but each time they threatened to do so the community pulled back. There were moments when the passions got up, but even Allen Miller who delivered a very pointed rebuke began his comments by stating “This isn’t personal,...

Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Dies in Assembly

Aug 28, 2014
Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Dies in Assembly

A bill that would have banned plastic bags statewide died in the Assembly failing to overcome a coalition of opposition of Republicans and moderate Democrats after the plastic and paper bag manufacturers mounted a vigorous late campaign to overcome strong support from environmentalists and grocers who supported the proposal. The proposal ended up getting...

Community Events: Innovation Park Discussion, Poppenga Fundraiser; Empower Yolo

Aug 28, 2014
Community Events: Innovation Park Discussion, Poppenga Fundraiser; Empower Yolo

The Davis Innovation Center team has scheduled several meetings in the next few weeks to seek community input. They plan to submit their application to the City of Davis in mid-September and want to hear from as many Davis residents as possible about what attributes are important to them in an innovation center. The...

Council Turns Back Tide of Police Militarization

Aug 27, 2014
Council Turns Back Tide of Police Militarization

On a night where dozens of citizens came forward to oppose the city’s acquisition of the police military vehicle, the MRAP, many of whom speaking for the first time before council gave impassioned speeches in opposition to the vehicle, it was the city council itself that was left to wrestle with how to approach...

City-Ratepayers Cut Deal to End Litigation, Pave Way for Approvals of Water Rates

Aug 27, 2014
City-Ratepayers Cut Deal to End Litigation, Pave Way for Approvals of Water Rates

Coming out of closed session on Tuesday night, Mayor Dan Wolk announced a settlement agreement with YRAPUS that will end all litigation and preclude the group from attempting further measures aiming at stopping or otherwise delaying the water project from going through with the currently approved rates. City Attorney Harriet Steiner announced, “We’d like...

City Panel Working to Tighten Scrutiny of Taxpayer Dollars

Aug 27, 2014
City Panel Working to Tighten Scrutiny of Taxpayer Dollars

By Jeff Miller and Dan Carson Last February, Davis Enterprise columnist Bob Dunning mused on the city’s serious fiscal problems and controversies, and suggested a solution. “Maybe it’s time to convene a citizen-based Budget Advisory Commission to turn over every rock looking for spare change that could get us out of this mess,” he...

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