David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Vanguard Analysis: Object Lessons of Paso Fino and Framing of Greenbelts Issue

Sep 22, 2014
Vanguard Analysis: Object Lessons of Paso Fino and Framing of Greenbelts Issue

The issue of the selling of a greenbelt to put infill development has resonated within at least a key sector of the community. It is an interesting issue for a lot of reasons. On Wednesday, the Planning Commission will look at it for a second time, but the City Council has not yet had...

Moving Toward a Restorative Justice Approach in the Schools

Sep 22, 2014
Moving Toward a Restorative Justice Approach in the Schools

  At the school candidate’s forum last week, when the issue came to climate issues and promoting health and well-being for the LGBT community, Bob Poppenga stated that the school district really needs to focus on restorative justice programs, which he says “have shown great promise in terms of improving relationships among students and...

A Closer Look at Public-Private Partnerships with the Schools

Sep 22, 2014
A Closer Look at Public-Private Partnerships with the Schools

During Wednesday’s candidate’s forum the issue of things like partnerships in the community particularly between the university and the business community emerged as an issue that we did not have time to explore more deeply. So the Vanguard asked a few of the candidates to weigh in – just as we did on Friday...

DJUSD Forum Addresses Transparency, LGBT Issues and DHS Starting Time

Sep 21, 2014
DJUSD Forum Addresses Transparency, LGBT Issues and DHS Starting Time

We are rolling out more of the responses from Wednesday’s forum. We apologize for the delay, but the site transfer along with the length of the candidate’s forum has made this a much slower process than preferable. Question 4: How would you, as a Trustee, ensure openness and transparency in School Board deliberations and...

Sunday Commentary: Why Rail Relocation Makes Sense For Davis

Sep 21, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Why Rail Relocation Makes Sense For Davis

In his weekly column last Thursday, City of Davis Chief Innovation Officer Rob White discussed the issue of the grant that will be awarded “for the first tangible step in many years on the Yolo Freight Rail Relocation project.” In it he noted that the grant will allow the Cities of Davis. West Sacramento...

Analysis: What If Research Confirms Fracking Is Not the Danger Environmentalists Fear?

Sep 21, 2014
Analysis: What If Research Confirms Fracking Is Not the Danger Environmentalists Fear?

Fracking has become one of the cause celeb’s in the environmental world where activists fear the process of injecting fracking fluid deep into underground oil and gas wells to extract the fuel, can produce a number of toxic contamination into the water supply. “Hydraulic fracturing, informally referred to as “fracking,” is an oil and...

My View II: We will Soon Know the New City Manager?

Sep 20, 2014
My View II: We will Soon Know the New City Manager?

Earlier this week, we lamented the secrecy of the city manager search process. However, all will soon be known or so we suspect. On Monday at 5:15, the Davis City Council will have a closed session item regarding the City Manager, interestingly enough there is no item on the agenda for Tuesday regarding that,...

My View: Council Unlikely to Reconsider MRAP

Sep 20, 2014
My View: Council Unlikely to Reconsider MRAP

Prior to the New York Times article, if you would have asked me, I would have believed there was a chance that the MRAP would get reconsidered by the city council. However, I think that door closed – if it was ever open with the New York Times article. There were three votes to...

Should the School District Allow the Parcel Taxes to Expire?

Sep 20, 2014
Should the School District Allow the Parcel Taxes to Expire?

On Wednesday, the school board candidates were asked to weigh in on the parcel tax and whether it should be allowed to expire or whether they would support renewal. Specifically they were asked: “Given the fact that Proposition 30 passed in 2012, and (the current parcel taxes) are in effect until the end of...

The Next Era of the Vanguard Starts Today

Sep 19, 2014
The Next Era of the Vanguard Starts Today

At some time in the next several hours the Vanguard will go from the current site which we just built last December and will launch a brand new site. We may be offline for a few hours today, but the wait will have been worth it. While the second site served its purpose and...

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