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Davis Vanguard
My View: We Need to Stop Planning by Litigation

Nov 5, 2016
My View: We Need to Stop Planning by Litigation

For some reason, there wasn’t as much attention given to the fact that before the council even acted on the Hyatt House, a neighbor, represented by local attorney Don Mooney had filed a CEQA lawsuit. Mr. Mooney writes that the Hyatt House Project has “potentially significant environmental impacts… particularly those associated with aesthetics, traffic...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Council Steps Up to Try to Meet Fiscal Challenge

Nov 3, 2016
Commentary: Council Steps Up to Try to Meet Fiscal Challenge

On Tuesday night the Davis City Council did not take any votes, but it is clear that the council will be moving forward with both hotel projects – the only real question is what the projects will look like in the end. I have a bunch of different thoughts here to express. The first...

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Davis Vanguard
School Board Weekly Question 3: Budget Priorities through District Dollars

School Board Weekly Question 3: Budget Priorities through District Dollars

Every week until the election, we will have a question for the DJUSD School Board Candidates.  We have a word limit of roughly 350. Please also see the Vanguard Candidate’s forum from Sunday, September 18. Question 1: What do you consider the most serious or most pressing challenge faced by the school district and,...

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Davis Vanguard
School Board Weekly Question 1: Challenges Facing the School District

School Board Weekly Question 1: Challenges Facing the School District

Every week until the election, we will have a question for the DJUSD School Board Candidates.  We have a word limit of roughly 350. Please also see the Vanguard Candidate’s forum from Sunday, September 18. Question 1:  What do you consider the most serious or most pressing challenged faced by the school district and...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Can We Cut Our Way to Prosperity?

Aug 30, 2016
Analysis: Can We Cut Our Way to Prosperity?

In 2008, the Vanguard was ahead of the curve warning of unsustainable spending practices by the city, particularly on pensions and retiree health care – the Vanguard’s warning actually preceded the collapse of financial markets in September 2008. In 2009, the Vanguard warned the city that the first round of “cuts” in the MOUs...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Where Land Use and Fiscal Clash, We Lose

Aug 28, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Where Land Use and Fiscal Clash, We Lose

On Wednesday, opponents of a proposed new hotel on Cowell Boulevard pushed back that the benefits of the hotel are not site specific and would apply to any location in the city.  While true on its face, the problem that we face in this community is that if the hotel proposal is voted down...

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Davis Vanguard
Assessing Our Strengths and Weaknesses As a Community

Assessing Our Strengths and Weaknesses As a Community

By Robb Davis Organizational strategic planning exercises often include a “SWOT” analysis analyzing Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. I offer the following brief SWOT analysis as a start to goal setting for the coming two years. Contact me at rdavis@cityofdavis.org with thoughts and reactions. Strengths A great strength of our community is our vigilance...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Are We Fiddling While Rome Burns?

Aug 23, 2016
Commentary: Are We Fiddling While Rome Burns?

On Monday it was interesting to note that the Vanguard article on land use, which attempted to fact-check some of the neighbors’ concerns regarding the proposed Hyatt House, generated over 250 comments and counting.  Meanwhile, Matt William’s fiscal analysis generated just six at the time of my writing this column. Matt Williams ironically opens ...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Can We Forge Community Consensus To Solve Our Revenue Crisis?

Aug 14, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Can We Forge Community Consensus To Solve Our Revenue Crisis?

We live in a beautiful community that we can afford to pay for with existing revenues.  We must understand and recognize the unpleasant truth behind that statement in order to meet the challenges that await us as a community in the next decade. My analysis is that something is going to have to change...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Why is Davis’ Sales Tax Per Capita So Low?

Aug 2, 2016
Commentary: Why is Davis’ Sales Tax Per Capita So Low?

It comes as little surprise to the informed observer that Davis’ sales tax per capita is much smaller than that of other comparable communities.  Of that sales tax, a large percentage is generated by auto sales – a fact that is deeply ironic, given Davis’ sustainable claims on the environment. We will have some...

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