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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...

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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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Marine Layer

Aug 26, 2014
Marine Layer

What is it about us and kite festivals that causes a marine layer of fog to roll in just as we arrive?  We made a quick trip out to Long Beach, Washington over the weekend to enjoy the kite festival there, but it turned foggy just as we arrived.&n...

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Restoring Faith in Humanity in Ferguson

Aug 26, 2014
Restoring Faith in Humanity in Ferguson

In the last several weeks we have seen in many cases the worst of humanity – anger has poured out of Ferguson – anger in the streets of Ferguson, distrust in the handling of the situation by police and other authorities, racial polarization. But in every tragedy we see the spirit of humanity –...

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City Looks to Ordinance to Promote and Facilitate ADUs

Aug 26, 2014
City Looks to Ordinance to Promote and Facilitate ADUs

In July of 2013, the Davis City Council by a 3-2, made a very controversial decision to change its Affordable Housing Requirements and allow credit for Accessory Dwelling Units (Granny Flats or ADUs) to count toward inclusionary requirements on a 50 percent basis. In the wake of the loss of RDA funding, the city...

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Will This Year Mark the Return of Tax Increment Financing?

Aug 26, 2014
Will This Year Mark the Return of Tax Increment Financing?

It has been three years since the effective death of redevelopment when the state eliminated its redevelopment agencies and the California Supreme Court in December 2011 validated the ruling. At the time, Governor Brown issued a statement saying that the court decision “validates a key component of the state budget and guarantees more than...

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Marsh Trial Begins; Alleged Gang Members Face Life in Just Concluded Prelim

Marsh Trial Begins; Alleged Gang Members Face Life in Just Concluded Prelim

Jury selection in Marsh case begins by Antoinnette Borbon The courtroom was packed Monday morning, leaving virtually nothing but standing room for many who await to see if they will be picked for the jurors in the case against young Daniel Marsh. Daniel Marsh is accused of taking the lives of two elderly couple...

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Davis Innovation Center Outreach Meeting on August 28

Davis Innovation Center Outreach Meeting on August 28

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...

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Bamboo and More
Zazzle dazzle and more new goodies

Aug 25, 2014
Zazzle dazzle and more new goodies

Inspired by a recent post on A Growing Obsession entitled Checking out the nurseries in August, I dropped by Green Acres Nursery in Sacramento to do some exploring. As Denise so eloquently said in her post, this “is the perfect time to discover the true survivors” of our long,...

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Eye on the Courts: Marsh Trial Begins Today, What Will We Learn?

Aug 25, 2014
Eye on the Courts: Marsh Trial Begins Today, What Will We Learn?

It has been nearly a year and a half since young Daniel Marsh stunned the community by committing a brutal double-homicide. Jury selection will begin today in a case that features a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. After years of virtually no murders in Davis, we have had a series of...

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