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Letters to the Editor

A new generation of leadership

Civility, response-ability, hope for the future: a new generation of leadership for Davis: Brett Lee, Dan Wolk and Lucas Frerichs. Jon Li Davis

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why the disinformation on D?

It’s a shame that the Davis Chamber PAC, whether intentionally or not, has provided us with another “subtle misrepresentation” regarding our City Council candidates. In an ad in Sunday’s paper supporting Measure D, in small print at the bottom, the Chamber notes that Lucas Frerichs, Dan Wolk and Stephen Souza “support Yes on Measure D.” […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Frerichs: fresh and experienced

Lucas Frerichs would bring to the Davis City Council a wealth of community experience and legislative know-how — both a fresh and experienced voice. Mark has worked closely with him on the Planning Commission. He is right on the issues we care about. Mark Braly and Patricia Hartley Davis

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote for Greenwald and Lee

As always, Davis is facing developer pressure to expand housing onto nearby farmland. As always, most Davis citizens oppose it. We understand that our quality of life and our environmental stewardship depend on keeping our physical footprint small while providing affordable housing, high-tech jobs, long-term economic growth. Both Brett Lee and Sue Greenwald oppose peripheral […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

City needs Measure D funding

Parks, greenbelts, trees, open space, pools and recreation are all a very important part of the lifestyle in Davis and add to our property values. These facilities are mainly supported by the general fund and the special parcel tax for parks maintenance, which is due to expire. The city of Davis has few big-box stores […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Parks tax is a great investment

Davis is a wonderful place to live and raise children, and one of the reasons it is so great is our wonderful system of parks and greenbelts. Without adequate funding for maintenance, the quality of our parks will decline and along with that, our quality of life. My kids grew up here, playing in park […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

You can help save languages

Dear world language program supporters: We need your help to save the Chinese and German language programs at Davis Joint Unified School District. As you may have heard, the school board recently decided to alternate the starting year of the German and Chinese language programs to save $15,000 each year, starting by eliminating entry-level Chinese […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Schools went back on a promise

One stated purpose of Measure C, which was recently passed by the Davis community, was to preserve and to continue to fund multiple foreign language programs in our schools. More recently, the Davis school board voted to effectively eliminate instruction in both German and Chinese by providing German I and Chinese I courses every other […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Give teachers plenty of respect

Let me start off by saying my mom (she has a different last name) is a teacher who has been pink-slipped this year, and every other year since before I can remember. Her story is unique but the feeling is just the same as everyone else being laid off — underappreciated. My message is simple […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Ask parents to shoulder burden

I want to congratulate Randy Schuster on on his excellent letter about the 500 Davis teachers being ask to pay $5,000 of their salary (through a pay cut) to help pay for the education of the 7,500 students in this school district. Two of my daughters have graduated from Davis High, and a third daughter […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

An affordable concession is needed

I am proud to be a resident of Davis and also a teacher at Davis High School. Part of what makes Davis special is the citizens’ commitment to the public schools, demonstrated by their willingness year after year to pay additional parcel taxes to offset the lack of funding from the state. There is a […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What is best for the kids?

Last Wednesday, my children and I attended the Davis school board meeting. I was there to show our support for the teachers (who are facing a 5.5 percent pay cut) and had promised the children ice cream afterwards. While waiting for the meeting to begin, my oldest began to ask several good questions. After some […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Check out R&R’s new miracle

Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” And this is exactly what has happened at All Things Right & Relevant here in Davis. Twenty years ago, this fledgling consignment and thrift store was begun by a […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why isn’t the carousel running?

Apparently, classrooms in Davis don’t need money too badly, because I’ve been to the Farmers Market three times this year, and all three times the carousel hasn’t been running. It is so disappointing to get all the way down there with my kids and find it not running. Maybe it’s time to start opening up […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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