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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Can We Grow Our Way out of Our Problems?

May 5, 2016
Commentary: Can We Grow Our Way out of Our Problems?

I got the idea for this column from a number of conversations I have had over the last few days.  Part of the problem that I think we face in this community is that most people really do not know the extent of the problem we have. I keep hearing, particularly from the opposition...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Can We Grow Our Way out of Our Problems?

May 5, 2016
Commentary: Can We Grow Our Way out of Our Problems?

I got the idea for this column from a number of conversations I have had over the last few days.  Part of the problem that I think we face in this community is that most people really do not know the extent of the problem we have. I keep hearing, particularly from the opposition...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Can We Grow Our Way out of Our Problems?

May 5, 2016
Commentary: Can We Grow Our Way out of Our Problems?

I got the idea for this column from a number of conversations I have had over the last few days.  Part of the problem that I think we face in this community is that most people really do not know the extent of the problem we have. I keep hearing, particularly from the opposition...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Can We Grow Our Way out of Our Problems?

May 5, 2016
Commentary: Can We Grow Our Way out of Our Problems?

I got the idea for this column from a number of conversations I have had over the last few days.  Part of the problem that I think we face in this community is that most people really do not know the extent of the problem we have. I keep hearing, particularly from the opposition...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: City’s Economic Development is Crumbling

Apr 17, 2016
Sunday Commentary: City’s Economic Development is Crumbling

A month ago we warned that “Cascading System’s Failure in Planning May Doom Economic Development in Davis” as we learned that the developers for the Davis Innovation Center were moving their development a few miles north on Highway 113 to Woodland.  Things just got worse – much worse. With the news that Mace Ranch...

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Davis Vanguard
City Council Candidate Question 2: Measures to Increase City Revenue

Apr 15, 2016
City Council Candidate Question 2: Measures to Increase City Revenue

For the next eight weeks, the Vanguard will be sending the Davis City Council candidates weekly questions.  They have 250 to 350 words. Question #1: Do you support Measure A (Nishi) – why or why not? Question #2: While the city’s budget picture has improved, the city is still in need of funding for...

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Davis Vanguard
The Importance of School Parcel Taxes

The Importance of School Parcel Taxes

by Bob Poppenga I have served on the Davis school district’s Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the past two years. The committee is charged with ensuring that the district spends parcel tax monies in accordance with the wishes of the Davis community as outlined in the voter-approved ballot measures.  The committee recently verified that...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Should Rainbow City Have Been the Priority?

Mar 20, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Should Rainbow City Have Been the Priority?

Some times in this business you have to be the bad guy in order to point our problematic governance.  Everyone loves Rainbow City and the loss of it to this community obvious was a sore spot for many.  However, in light of budgetary priorities, we have to question whether rebuilding a brand new Rainbow...

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Davis Vanguard
My View II: When Will We Address $655 Million in Infrastructure Needs?

Mar 19, 2016
My View II: When Will We Address $655 Million in Infrastructure Needs?

Two years ago, as we first began to earnestly plan for the possibility of innovation parks and economic development as a way to help alleviate the city’s revenue shortfalls, I argued that in order for the public to support either the short term mechanisms for revenue – at that time, the sales tax and...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Can Davis Get Out of Its Own Way?

Mar 17, 2016
Commentary: Can Davis Get Out of Its Own Way?

Last month when the council was postponing putting the soda tax measure on the ballot, Councilmember Rochelle Swanson made a comment that intrigued, stating, “I was very inspired by the Raise the Wage conversations earlier.” She cited the conversation that will emerge and go forward and argued, “Frankly, that is more the Davis way,...

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