Letters to the Editor

Wolk’s an environmental leader

Great environmental decisions in our community’s past have required strong leadership from the Davis City Council. City Councilman Dan Wolk is such an environmental leader. Whether it’s his support for our parks, preservation of ag land, improving our water quality, green waste containerization and composting, or the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, Dan has […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Maguire’s a great choice

In appointing Dan Maguire to the Yolo Superior Court, Arnold Schwarzenegger made a great choice, even if Maguire did go to Harvard. Roger L. Gambatese Yale graduate, Davis

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

He’s what we need in a judge

Judge Dan Maguire is who Yolo County needs on the Superior Court, and brings an outstanding set of skills and experiences with him. As a judge myself, serving Yolo County since 1995, I am in one of the best positions to know who is (and who isn’t) qualified to be a judge. All Yolo County […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Parish engages in table-pounding

Judge Dan Maguire is a smart, capable, honest and ethical jurist. He is respected and endorsed by the entire Yolo bench, by the Yolo Bar Association, by the Yolo sheriff’s deputies and the legal community here and statewide because he is a good man and a great judge. He is running on the merits of […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Energy wonk supports Wolk

I am an energy wonk and am proud to be supporting Dan Wolk for Davis City Council. Dan’s ideas about expanding residential solar power, initiating Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) or even our own public energy utility, reducing our peak load through weatherization and other upgrades, and establishing ourselves as a “Silicon Valley of Sustainability,” are […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Lee: energetic and capable

I support Brett Lee for Davis City Council. Davis needs a new, energetic, capable person who has the talent to solve the issues we currently face. Brett Lee is organized, thinks logically and is well educated on issues that will be brought before the council. He works well with people and is skilled at conflict […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Union influence is troubling

There has been considerable outrage over the smear campaign against Sue Greenwald. This is appropriate, although I find another aspect of the effort much more disturbing, and that is the attempted bribery of an elected official. That is clearly the strategy of the PAC, “Citizens for Better Government in Davis 2012.” This group attempted to […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Greenwald, Lee have my votes

With our budget crisis, it is imperative that we thoroughly research our council votes. We have had many affable, many degreed people serve on our council and run for office. Unfortunately, these attributes do not assure votes for the common good, well-researched positions or economically or environmentally sustainable positions. After election, they often anger and […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Frerichs has practical attitude

I am supporting Lucas Frerichs for City Council. He is young, but still has spent years serving our interests on several city commissions. His leadership of the Davis Food Co-op board and now on the Planning Commission have provided experience with conflict resolution and collaboration among various interest groups. He cares deeply about this city. […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We need a plan for the future

When we sit down to mark our ballots on the way to mailboxes or anticipate going to ballot boxes on Election Day, we need a clear vision of our future as a community. As a member of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, I am disappointed by the choice of City Council candidates by the Chamber’s […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Focus on savings by efficiency

I resonate with City Council candidate Brett Lee’s position on Davis water policy. Seems to me that in these generally constricted economic times, our city managers and council members should focus on savings by efficiency rather than expending limited city revenues on what Lee aptly has called “over-sized” projects. You would think they are ordering McDonald’s […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What’s on the other side?

Have Yolo County’s “big picture” land use issues been abdicated to Tuleyome? It seems that Tuleyome has virtually become the unelected and unaccountable land-use planner for this region. With HR 5455, the Blue Ridge Mountain Range coursing through Solano, Yolo, Lake, Napa, Colusa and Glenn counties will be renamed the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Snow Mountain leadership hailed

The federal lands within the Berryessa-Snow Mountain region are truly an undiscovered recreational gem. Within its 390,000-acre borders, there are abundant opportunities for hiking, kayaking, birding, hunting and horseback riding. Cache Creek itself is a beautiful waterway that draws people from across the state to kayak the wilderness run or float the canyon along Highway 16. […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Time to end tea party ‘taxes’

California faces yet another round of budget cuts. Why? Because the two-thirds vote required to raise revenue from any source, no matter how justified, is forcing cuts as the only way to balance the budget. California, like Washington, DC, is suffering from a super-majority requirement that gives way too much control to a fanatical minority […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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