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Sunday Commentary: Reminded Once Again of the Difficulties Prosecuting Rape

May 24, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Reminded Once Again of the Difficulties Prosecuting Rape

This week a UC Davis sexual assault trial came to an end without a resolution. The jury hung 8-4 for acquittal and while there has been no announcement about whether to retry the case, I would have to think that given the jury split and the trauma to the alleged victim, it would be...

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Are We Out of the Woods on the City Fiscal Crisis?

May 24, 2015
Are We Out of the Woods on the City Fiscal Crisis?

It is hard to imagine that a little over a year ago, the city council and city manager were concerned enough about the current year budget and the five year forecast that they put an immediate half-cent sales tax on the budget to close another $5 million hole. If anything, the five year projections...

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Are We Doubling Down on Economic Development?

May 24, 2015
Are We Doubling Down on Economic Development?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get both private and publicly is what is happening with the economic development in the city of Davis and most specifically, where does the new city manager stand with respect to it. A month ago, former City Manager John Meyer’s report discussed not only the importance...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Fiscal Situation Not on the Backs of the Progressives

May 23, 2015
My View: Fiscal Situation Not on the Backs of the Progressives

While it has been an easy mark to tag the demise of the Innovation Parks and perhaps the imperiled Economic Development program on the backs of the progressive movement in Davis and in particular, the rise of Measure J – I believe this is an incomplete reading both of what is going on currently...

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Davis Vanguard
City Introduces Ordinance Establishing Default Beverages to Children

May 23, 2015
City Introduces Ordinance Establishing Default Beverages to Children

Last fall, Davis Mayor Dan Wolk put forward his healthy children’s initiative, offering alternatives to sugary drinks at restaurants and making low-fat milk the default beverage. The effort, co-sponsored by First 5 Yolo would authorize the city to outreach to local restaurants about proposed changes to their menus to address the issue of sugary...

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Davis Vanguard
Budget Item on Fire Suggests Continuation of Share Management

May 23, 2015
Budget Item on Fire Suggests Continuation of Share Management

At one point in time it seemed likely that the City’s Shared Management Agreement with UC Davis on fire would be in jeopardy. Both sides have until July 1 to determine whether they wish to pull out of that agreement or it automatically extends until December 31, 2016. The city’s intentions appear to be...

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Davis Vanguard
City Manager Restructures City Hall and Presents New Budget

May 22, 2015
City Manager Restructures City Hall and Presents New Budget

The following is the City Manager Dirk Brazil’s transmittal letter on the new budget which lays out both his reorganization of city hall as well as his view on the upcoming budget year. Presented for your consideration is the proposed Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2015/16, a period that covers July 1 through June...

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Analysis: Regional View on the Loss of Innovation Park

May 22, 2015
Analysis: Regional View on the Loss of Innovation Park

Yesterday the Sacramento Business Journal reported on the fact that the Davis Innovation Center “is on hold, though not officially abandoned.” They reported that John Hodgson “who also was the architect on the project with Hines and SKS Development, said the partners concluded the Davis Innovation Center couldn’t pass a necessary citywide vote.” He...

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Analysis: Six Baltimore Police Officers Indicted For Death of Freddie Gray

May 22, 2015
Analysis: Six Baltimore Police Officers Indicted For Death of Freddie Gray

Yesterday, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that a grand jury had indicted six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. There were, however, changes to the charges that were announced by the prosecutor a few weeks ago. Analysis by the Baltimore Sun suggests that “subtle differences after indictment in Gray case could...

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The California Aggie
City of Davis considers joining Marin Clean Energy, a Community Choice Energy company

Letter of intent sent to express interest in joining, working toward 2015-16 energy goals With the intention of making progress on its 2015-16 goals, which are part of the Community Choice Energy Advisory Committee (CCEAC), the Davis City Council sent a non-binding letter of intent to explore possible membership to Marin Clean Energy (MCE)....

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