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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Council Removes Thorny Issues, Focus Shifts to Big Three

Sep 5, 2014
Commentary: Council Removes Thorny Issues, Focus Shifts to Big Three

Give new Mayor Dan Wolk credit here, he has done a good job in his disjointed first month on the job (disjointed because of the calendar) of clearing out some thorny issues. He stepped up in July to put forward water rates that could actually gain enough community consensus to put the issue to...

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Davis Vanguard
What We Can Learn From the City Survey Results

Sep 2, 2014
What We Can Learn From the City Survey Results

The city has finally released the telephone survey results from Godbe Research which was conducted from June 11 to June 16, 2014. Godbe surveyed 504 Davis registered voters during their 20 minute survey conducted in consultation with City staff. Much has been made out of the polling on the parcel taxes, which continues to...

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Davis Vanguard
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

Aug 29, 2014
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

In the City Newsletter that was emailed to the public on Thursday, the city reports, “The Governor and State Water Resources Control Board enacted emergency regulations to promote further water conservation. The regulations require urban water agencies activate their Water Shortage Contingency Plans. In Davis, this would represent a Stage 3 water shortage emergency...

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Davis Vanguard
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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Placer County Online
PCWA sees opportunity in water bond election

AUBURN - Funding for water resource improvements in Placer County could be possible if California voters support the $7.12 billion bond issue on the Nov. 4 ballot, it was reported at Thursday’s (Aug. 21) meeting of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors. PCWA leaders have been studying the funding opportunities following the State...

Davis Vanguard
City: Water Well Levels Dropping; Conservation Measures

Aug 21, 2014
City: Water Well Levels Dropping; Conservation Measures

by Stacey Winton The City of Davis municipal well water levels have dropped 10 feet since 2008. This year, the March to July 2014 well water levels, dropped an average of 54 feet. A drop in water levels is typical in late summer. However, in the same period of 2013, wells dropped only 49...

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Davis Vanguard
Will Davis Have Well-Water if Drought Worsens?

Aug 11, 2014
Will Davis Have Well-Water if Drought Worsens?

Last week, attorney, former councilmember and water project opponent Michael Harrington made a comment on the Vanguard: “Give it a few years, and I seriously think that Davis will pull out of the JPA surface water plant as being a worthless dinosaur that is costing ratepayers too much for too little. With climate change...

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Davis Vanguard
Will City Agree to Settle Water Lawsuit?

Aug 7, 2014
Will City Agree to Settle Water Lawsuit?

The Vanguard learned that the city and plaintiffs for the water suit – John Munn and YRAPUS (Yolo Ratepayers for Affordable Public Utility Services) had collectively requested that the court establish a confidential settlement communication process and refer the matter to a confidential mediation with a neutral mediator. Last month the Davis City Council...

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Placer County Online
Continuing drought spurs more water saving measures

As the lingering effects of a multi-year drought continue to cast their parched shadow on much of California, Placer County continues to take steps to reduce water use and eliminate water waste. Next week, the county’s Parks Division staff will drain water from two fountains at the County Administrative Center in Auburn, also known...

Davis Vanguard
City Sends Out Official Prop 218 Notice, Hearing Sept. 16

Aug 1, 2014
City Sends Out Official Prop 218 Notice, Hearing Sept. 16

The City of Davis has officially sent out its Prop 218 Notices to the public following council’s actions on July 15 to implement the Bartle Wells version of the 87-13 water rates. According to the city, “The proposed rate and fee increases will provide funding for a water supply project to draw water from...

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