Matt Williams

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Cannery Vote: Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Nov 20, 2013
Cannery Vote: Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Cannery-Park-Land-Plan-Sep-2013By Matt Williams

With the exception of Mike Hart, who used public comment twice during the evening to make the same argument he has frequently made here in the Vanguard (a passionate plea for using the Cannery site for an Innovation Park rather than for housing), and Mayor Krovoza, who strongly...

Cannery: Anatomy of a Deal

Nov 14, 2013
Cannery: Anatomy of a Deal

Cannery-Park-Land-Plan-Sep-2013By Matt Williams

At the beginning of Tuesday night's Staff presentation Mike Webb stepped through the key components of the Development Agreement and then turned the microphone over to Ashley Feeney and Mary Jo Bryan for the announcement of the Monday agreement reached by New Home Company and Choices for...

A full house weighs in on Cannery development in Davis

Nov 13, 2013
A full house weighs in on Cannery development in Davis

Cannery-Park-Land-Plan-Sep-2013By Matt Williams

Before a standing room only crowd, the Cannery hearing kicked into gear at 7:40 with a presentation by Mike Webb that "focused on public testimony" and that would include focused elements covering the EIR, Traffic and the plans for the Covell Corridor.

Based on the size of the...

The First Cannery Workshop Held By Council Lived Up To Its Billing . . .

Oct 27, 2013
The First Cannery Workshop Held By Council Lived Up To Its Billing . . .

by Matt Williams The first paragraph in last Saturday's article on the upcoming Tuesday Cannery workshop read, "There will be no decision made on Cannery on Tuesday.  According to the staff report, "The purpose of the October 22 workshop is to introd...

Inside California’s Cybersecurity Task Force

Oct 24, 2013
Inside California’s Cybersecurity Task Force

California Gov. Jerry Brown spent considerable time this year forging ties with China — seeking economic partnerships for the state during a weeklong trip there in April, then signing a... Read more »

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Is the Technology Sector in Davis big enough to justify an Innovation Park?

Oct 10, 2013
Is the Technology Sector in Davis big enough to justify an Innovation Park?

by Matt Williams In the discussion last weekend about Davis' Urban Boundary and Innovation Park Creation Strategy, two of the questions that arose were: Will an Innovation Park succeed in Davis? Read more...

Davis’ Urban Boundary: Is It Time To Transform a Dream Into a Reality? Part Two

Oct 5, 2013
Davis’ Urban Boundary: Is It Time To Transform a Dream Into a Reality? Part Two

by Matt Williams As we discussed yesterday, the 2002 Davis Open Space Acquisition and Management Plan (the A&M Plan), which built on the 1989 Davis Greenway Plan, identified four types of open space categories for spending Measure O funds: Ur...

Davis’ Urban Boundary: Is It Time To Transform a Dream Into a Reality?

Oct 4, 2013
Davis’ Urban Boundary: Is It Time To Transform a Dream Into a Reality?

by Matt Williams The Dream: "To share a growing awareness that the preservation of open space, much like the operations of our schools and libraries, is an essential community goal, which will not be accomplished without our sustained support. On ...

A Long Night For Everyone Interested In The Cannery – A Tally of the 62 Public Comments

Sep 28, 2013
A Long Night For Everyone Interested In The Cannery – A Tally of the 62 Public Comments

by Matt Williams I was one of the people who stayed to the very end of the Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night.  As has been widely reported, the Planning Commission did not make a recommendation to the City Council, but instead has asked sta...

Commentary: Assuming the Worst Motivations

Sep 22, 2013
Commentary: Assuming the Worst Motivations

By Matt Williams In Saturday's article David Greenwald observed,  "As I read the back and forth the other day and was prompted by members of my editorial board, I realized that we have all fallen into the trap of believing the worst of people's motiv...



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