David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Part III: What Qualities Davis Needs in a City Manager?

Jul 23, 2014
Part III: What Qualities Davis Needs in a City Manager?

We have spent this week talking the qualities of a good city manager and what Davis needs.   Today I will attempt to identify several qualities that we need – this is obviously just my opinion, and it is not an exhaustive list. In response to Monday’s article, Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis posted three...

City and Agency Further Clarify UC Davis’ Participation in Water Project

Jul 23, 2014
City and Agency Further Clarify UC Davis’ Participation in Water Project

Last week, the city of Davis and UC Davis announced that UC Davis was exercising its option to contract for water from the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Project, continuing its participation in the partnership. When the project is completed, the university will receive 2,000 acre feet of water per year, or about 6 percent of...

Did Leona Jull Illegally Profit off a Non-Profit?

Jul 23, 2014
Did Leona Jull Illegally Profit off a Non-Profit?

by Jane Fitzsimmons Opening statements in a case involving felony grand theft and embezzlement began this morning, July 22nd, with Judge Rosenberg presiding. Defendant Leona Jull, represented by defense counsel, Robbin Coker, faces serious charges at the hands of her former employer, Fourth & Hope, a Woodland based non-profit centered on helping the homeless...

Analysis: City Needs to Educate Public on Revenue from Business Parks

Jul 22, 2014
Analysis: City Needs to Educate Public on Revenue from Business Parks

Once again, we can learn a lot from reading letters to the editor about the failure of the city to educate the public on the revenue drivers behind the city’s push for a business park. Today a resident writes, “So, the city gets most of its income from property taxes, sales tax and building...

Part II: What Makes a Good City Manager – the Good and the Bad

Jul 22, 2014
Part II: What Makes a Good City Manager – the Good and the Bad

One of the reasons that I liked the piece from John Nalbandian on Dallas was that he understands what the job of a city manager is – he manages the city. In a simple way, the city manager implements the policies that the city council supports. Now a good city manager might be able...

Judge Kozinski Unloads Blistering Critique of Lethal Injection

Jul 22, 2014
Judge Kozinski Unloads Blistering Critique of Lethal Injection

On Monday, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals denied a chance to hear a case before the entire bench, allowing the execution of Joseph Wood, who was convicted and sentenced to die on July 23 for the 1989 murders of his estranged girlfriend and her father. But the big news was Chief Judge...

Probation Violation leads to Arrest of Defendant; Teacher Accused of Stealing Student’s Medicine

Jul 22, 2014
Probation Violation leads to Arrest of Defendant; Teacher Accused of Stealing Student’s Medicine

by Saghi Nojoomi Judge Reed of the Yolo County Superior Court reprimanded and arrested Defendant Samuel Morgan for a probation violation involving an ankle monitor. Defendant Samuel Morgan was placed on a reasonable probation from a previous battery case that included an ankle monitor and forbid both alcohol consumption and contact with the victim...

What Does Davis Need in a City Manager?

Jul 21, 2014
What Does Davis Need in a City Manager?

While I do not disagree with those who believe the biggest issue that the city faces is a fiscal one including the need to develop its revenue base through economic development. Those who argue that water is vitally important will not get an argument from me either. However, after watching the city flail around...

Eye on the Court: Death Penalty Creates Unequal Applicability Under the Law

Jul 21, 2014
Eye on the Court: Death Penalty Creates Unequal Applicability Under the Law

Last week, a Federal District Court Judge would invalidate the death penalty in the case of a man who has sat on death row for over 20 years. Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney wrote in a decision – that while limited – could have widespread impacts, “On April 7, 1995, Petitioner Ernest Dewayne Jones...

Madhavi Sunder Raises $16,000 for School Board Campaign

Jul 21, 2014
Madhavi Sunder Raises $16,000 for School Board Campaign

by Madhavi Sunder My campaign, Families for Madhavi Sunder for School Board is pleased to announce that we have surpassed $16,000 in fundraising in the first quarter.  This demonstrates keen support for the campaign. I am seeking a seat on the five-person Davis School Board in the November election. I am a professor of...

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