Tom Sakash

For the record

An outdated traffic count was printed in Sunday’s article on The Cannery regarding the number of external vehicle trips onto East Covell Boulevard that would result from development of the proposed neighborhood. The city’s traffic consultant, Fehr & Peers, has revised the numbers first published in the draft environmental impact report and has calculated about […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

With development agreement finalized, council ready for Cannery vote

Finally, the stage is set for the City Council to vote on The Cannery project. After lengthy negotiations between The New Home Company and city management, on Friday the two sides finalized the development agreement, which spells out the commitments or “give backs” made by the developer to the community in exchange for a green-lit project. […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Community forum first step to invite community into tech-park conversation

After hearing several key business-sector experts in the region talk about what they believe is important to consider for a business park, a small cross-section of Davis residents sat in City Hall after the presentations were over Tuesday night and engaged in an earnest conversation about how they felt. Because, according to the folks involved […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged

Yolo at war: Back on the home front

It was a Tuesday in August. The United States had days earlier ravaged Japan with two strikes of atomic devastation, and with the Second Great War over, Davis, like cities across the country, had lost itself in celebration.

Astride a white horse, Mayor Calvin Covell thundered down the streets of Davis alongside his band of Circle “D” Horsemen.

Ahead rumbled a raucous parade of fire engines and trucks, blaring their horns and sirens. Store owners and customers emptied out onto the road to join the momentous occasion.

ConAgra promised $2 million to private nonprofit business

ConAgra Foods Inc., the corporation proposing The Cannery project, has promised to pay a local private nonprofit business $2 million if its residential development is approved by the City Council next month, The Enterprise has learned. George Phillips, ConAgra representative, confirmed Tuesday that the company has pledged $2 million to Capitol Corridor Ventures, the nonprofit organization […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis announces candidacy for City Council

Davis for Davis. The campaign literature practically writes itself. Robb Davis, a local public health professional and staunch bicycle advocate, became the first candidate to step forward and officially announce his bid for a seat on the Davis City Council, speaking Saturday in front of a group of about 50 friends and family members who […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Council gears up for final push on Cannery design review process

The City Council dove into the details of The Cannery project for the first time Tuesday, and after a lengthy presentation by ConAgra Foods Inc. — the food industry giant proposing the development — only two meetings remain until the council will make a decision on whether to approve the addition of a new neighborhood […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Panel recommends contract terms city, DCEA could agree upon

The city and one of its largest employee groups could be nearing a labor contract agreement. A report authored by a third-party fact-finding panel was released to the public last week containing recommendations on the specific terms of the contract that is under negotiation between the city and the Davis City Employees Association. The main […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Council wants to see full range of options for Mace site

The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to direct staff to bring back a report Nov. 12 with all the possible land-use options for 391 acres of farmland just east of Davis before it’s locked away in conservation forever. Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson, who made the motion, hopes at that meeting the council can decide whether the […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

City Council to receive update on farmland conservation easement process

The Cannery public workshop When: Tuesday, 8 p.m. (The City Council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.) Where: Community Chambers of City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. What: A presentation of The Cannery project to the community The Project:  A 547-unit multigenerational residential neighborhood proposed for a 100-acre parcel of land in North Davis at 1111 E. […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Living in Davis’ walkable downtown

Whether you’re old, young or anywhere in between, there’s a good chance you’d enjoy something about living in downtown Davis.

With an ever-expanding supply of amenities in a condensed area, the heart of the city offers a lively, convenient and overall fulfilling quality of life. Just ask the roughly 550 people who live there already.

“It’s a real luxury to be able to roll out of bed and walk a block or two,” said Sue Greenwald, former Davis mayor and council member who’s long advocated for living downtown.

Davis Fire Department to share chief with UC Davis

The Davis City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve shared management of fire services with UC Davis, essentially agreeing to appoint UCD Fire Chief Nate Trauernicht as the head of the city’s Fire Department, as well as the university’s. Terms of the joint powers agreement are for only one year, after which the city and […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Screevers welcome at sidewalk chalk extravaganza downtown

An elaborate game of hopscotch, a makeshift court for a game of driveway basketball, even a surprise message of encouragement or business promotion: Sidewalk chalk can transform dull slabs of gray cement into simple, yet vibrant creations. But how about an entire block face? Three stores downtown have banded together to accomplish just that by […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Program to educate seniors about how to get around town

Details What: Travel Training program event When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 19 Where: Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. When seniors or those with disabilities are forced to hang up the car keys for good, the ability to get from Point A to Point B — especially alone — begins to wane. To help folks […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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