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Council gets a hot potato with Paso Fino proposal

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live: Comcast Channel 16, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or on the city’s website at www.cityofdavis.org/media Is it infill development on a buffer space that realizes a part of the city’s growth policy? Or is […]

February 01, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bike advocates pack community meeting on B Street

The idea was to have B Street residents, motorists and bicycle advocates get together and talk about how to share B Street. A recent re-striping pushed the issue to the forefront last year when it left little wiggle room between parked cars and the bike lane, as well as yard waste piles and landscapers’ trucks. The reality […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Is a deal a deal? Hattie Weber folks say no to restroom plan

The ongoing saga of the effort to remodel the north Central Park restrooms next to the Hattie Weber Museum and turn them into museum storage is taking a new turn. Historical preservationists have lost patience with a city plan to demolish an addition to the restrooms and want to change the deal they struck with […]

January 27, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parking lawsuit may be more than meets the eye

It seems simple enough. A lawsuit filed by a local attorney against the city, disputing the parking requirements of a quiet therapist’s office next door to his house, seems straightforward: Did the city allow less than the law requires for disabled access? But the fight over one parking space on Seventh Street may be much […]

January 27, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council approves affordable housing project in South Davis

Are eight moderate-income affordable homes feasible on 1.08 acres? The city will find out. On Tuesday, the Davis City Council authorized BerryBridge Partners to build eight zero-net-energy homes at 4100 Hackberry Place in South Davis. The affordable units would be for people earning about 120 percent of the median income in the city — about $72,000, according […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council asked to approve new affordable infill project

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. today Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live: Comcast Channel 16, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or on the city’s website at www.cityofdavis.org/media The Davis City Council will decide tonight whether to give its blessing to an eight-unit bungalow-style affordable housing […]

January 20, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

MLK event celebrates King’s concept of service

Many events around the nation Monday commemorated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a tone of protest, owing to the circumstances surrounding the well-publicized deaths of black men in 2014 by law-enforcement officers.

In Davis, the theme was serving fellow community members, a message King had repeated often.

Various speakers at the 21st annual city of Davis Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration brought up the event’s theme, seeing the community as a body with hands, eyes and limbs representing …

Malone to speak at MLK Celebration

The city of Davis’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will call on a local leader for its keynote speech Monday. The Rev. Tim Malone, the campus community outreach minister for UC Davis and director of the Broderick Christian Center in West Sacramento, is a longtime Davis resident and will be featured at the event. The […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City removes granny flats from affordable housing plan

ADUs are 86’d. Owing to flagging support on the new City Council and community concerns about making sure the people who inhabit them are in need, the council last week removed accessory dwelling units as an option for developers who want to meet city requirements for building affordable housing. Called ADUs in city circles, the […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Plans to build more tech space in Davis announced

A commercial real estate developer announced this week it’s in escrow to buy an undeveloped 14.81-acre site at 3501 Chiles Boulevard. The developer, Panattoni Development Company, Inc., plans to build roughly 150,000 to 225,000 square feet of office, lab and technology space on the site. So far it’s the largest undeveloped site in Davis to […]

January 16, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

John Meyer: An old dog to teach city new tricks

City manpower after years of budget cuts: depleted. City employee morale: seen better days. A white knight to help turn City Hall into a happier, more effective organization: priceless. Literally, he’s free of charge. John Meyer, former Davis city manager and retired UC Davis vice chancellor for administrative and resource management — who basically ran the […]

January 16, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Twinkle Light Crew shines with new support

Once, city contractors maintained the twinkle lights downtown. Once, the state allowed the city to have more money.

But when redevelopment agencies around the state were eliminated a few years ago, money that was earmarked for Davis’ downtown beautification and for affordable housing went with it. Then the economy sucked some of the life out of the city budget. The twinkle lights, a long-adored downtown fixture, looked like they would be turned off.

Could voters be overwhelmed by innovation prospects?

As three innovation projects heavy on details move forward toward a possible referendum in front of voters in March 2016, the City Council is increasingly worried about the logistics and quality of public conversation in considering all three at the same time. “I’m a little concerned that there’s this possibility of three projects on the […]

January 15, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City Council moves Nishi Gateway into study mode

Nishi Gateway is officially out of the gate. The Davis City Council unanimously set in motion Tuesday night the environmental studies for the Nishi Gateway project, a 45-acre mixed-use project southwest of downtown, south of UC Davis and north of Interstate 80. The Nishi Gateway seeks to provide office space for startup businesses and high-density […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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