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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....

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Davis Vanguard
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...

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Bamboo and More
Visiting Anna Zakaria’s whimsical succulent garden

Visiting Anna Zakaria’s whimsical succulent garden

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Google’s definition of the word “whimsical” applies perfectly to Anna Zakaria’s succulent creations. I had seen Anna’s work on her Facebook page and on her blog, 4 Surya Garden, and I had met her at Donna and Keith’s pottery...

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Davis Vanguard
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...

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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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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Listening to the Voters, Fifth Street, Budget

Apr 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary II: Listening to the Voters, Fifth Street, Budget

In the latest in a string of articles that examines letters to the editor, we get one today called, “Road diet?  No, city diet.” The writer argues, “The structural tax base of the city of Davis is years in the making. Past plans to limit commercial growth and expanded retail options force Davisites to...

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City manager updates City Council on budget deficit

Apr 19, 2014

On April 15, City Manager Steve Pinkerton gave a presentation to the Davis City Council to update the community about the City of Davis’ current financial predicament and the plans that are being made to alleviate the budget problems. The report takes into consideration the fiscal years of 2014-15 to 2017-18. It has been...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: School District Couldn’t Have Intentionally Devised Worse Investigation System

Apr 19, 2014
My View: School District Couldn’t Have Intentionally Devised Worse Investigation System

The good news is that Board President Gina Daleiden has put a review of the district’s complaint procedures, as well as follow up to the board direction to explore alternative conflict resolution mechanisms, on the May agenda. But it’s hard to imagine a more antiquated system for enacting and reviewing complaints.  There are problems...

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Davis Vanguard
Agreement reached on bike path to H Street tunnel

Apr 19, 2014
Agreement reached on bike path to H Street tunnel

On the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, after considerable discussion and concern, is the item showing the city has reached agreement with a process “that would lead to the securing the easements for the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path to the H Street Tunnel through the Cranbrook Apartments and the City’s commitment to a bicycle/pedestrian undercrossing of Covell...

Davis Vanguard
Dev Supporters Press for Appeal (Video)

Apr 19, 2014
Dev Supporters Press for Appeal (Video)

Supporters of Ajay Dev who believe that Mr. Dev, sentenced in Yolo County in 2009 by Judge Timothy Fall, was wrongly convicted took their show to Sacramento on Friday.  Organizers claim they had 300 people who marched for Ajay Dev.  They held a vigil in front of the appellate court for 45 minutes and...

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