Letters to the Editor

Fund education, not defense

Davis parents and teachers are shocked and dismayed this week, but the devastating cuts in school funding now faced by the Davis school board were clearly projected a year ago. As some citizens said back then, it is time for the Board of Education, along with the City Council and the Board of Supervisors, collaborating […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Nothing fair in these pay cuts

We’re out of money again but it seems unfair for the Board of Education to ask that all teachers take an equal percentage pay cut.  The more fair way is for teachers who make more money to take a larger percentage pay cut, and teachers who make less money to take a lesser cut. In […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Council pay raise correction

This is a note to correct the record on the council pay raise issue. The Enterprise erroneously reported two weeks ago that the City Council voted to give ourselves a raise. In fact, the council never voted to give ourselves a raise. We voted to introduce an ordinance for consideration. This opened up the discussion […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A milestone for Davis lacrosse

Many thanks to the Davis Lacrosse Association and all the many coaches and parents that are working hard to educate and teach all of the Davis Knights players. This week saw the pinnacle in the development of this sport in our town. The Davis High School varsity boys made history by going undefeated when they […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote Clint Parish for judge

I am supporting Clint Parish for judge. We met at a difficult time, when my family was the victim of a crime that occurred nearly five years ago. Since he was the prosecutor for this case, I came to know him well and can attest to his great personal integrity, intelligence, and sense of fairness: […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Set aside council pay issue

Notably, the Davis City Council did not vote its members a pay raise. I attended the May 1 session to argue that they deserved more and better compensation. All five council members differed among themselves and with my view, for good reasons. I understood that council members receive about $760 monthly along with health care […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

School district must be accountable

In February of this year, Davis voters approved Measure C — a parcel tax that will continue to levy up to $320 per parcel for our schools, with one of the specific purposes in the text of the measure to “preserve class size reduction.” Now, just a couple of months later, our elementary school teachers […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Crony capitalism prevails

The Blackberry panic that started on Wall Street in 2007 was just a big overdue correction and the speculators were terrified that the feds might let capitalism work. But when the market dropped 600 points, politicians threw our money from the U.S. treasury into the biggest scum bucket in history. This happened even though there […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Let there be light at UCD

If you care about UC Davis, and especially if you support Chancellor Linda Katehi remaining, please read the Kroll report on the events and decisions leading up to the Nov. 18 pepper-spray police-student incident. If you are an academic, you will find it to be junior college-level information. It should be required reading for every […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Give inmates the vocabulary

The most shameful argument in favor of death penalty by injection rather than by lifelong imprisonment is that it is cheaper. Yes, a quick shot with a deadly poison is certainly cheaper than maintenance usually for decades. Yet if money is to be a determining factor in fatal decisions, why not choose weight, for instance? […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Move city’s money from bank

It’s easy to see: Davis sometimes does the right thing. And sometimes it doesn’t. Recently, the City Council chose to pass a resolution stating that money is not speech and corporations are not people. Right on! However, the City Council has not yet chosen to move our money from Wells Fargo, where homebuyers were knowingly […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote for Avery’s daddy!

We are so glad that Dan Wolk is running for Davis City Council. We actually know him better as “Avery’s daddy,” since his oldest and our children love to play together. The qualities that Dan shows as a father — he’s considerate, a good listener, smart and practical — are the qualities we want and […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote yes on Davis parks tax

I am writing to urge all Davis residents to vote “Yes on Measure D,” a renewal of our current parks tax. I have argued against city tax and utility rate increases for many years, and will continue to do so, but I think the parks tax is a good deal for our community. As written, […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why wasn’t it printed locally?

When speaking about the Davis Farmers Market, a key word there is “Davis.” The foundation of a farmers market is the availability of goods generated from a local base — the more local, the better. So why is it that “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” was taken out of town to be printed? It would […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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