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Managing our tax dollars poorly

From The Enterprise, I learned that the city is facing a shortfall and is looking to raise taxes. The next day, The Enterprise ran an article that the city wants to spend money it does not have to look into forming a city utility. The City Council appears to me not to know how to […]

Let’s be more fiscally sensible

Enough! We are not made of money. This city doesn’t need to be the leader in everything; we can’t afford it! We do not need to study having our own publicly owned utility! We do not need this. In the end, how different will this be from having PG&E as our utility company? After all, aren’t […]

You’re a great local paper

I am responding to Tanya Perez’s call for a change in online comments. Probably like many subscribers to The Enterprise, I read articles and don’t take the time to write, but, without specifics (except for the wonderful article by Dan Kennedy on the same page, thanks Dan, loved it!), I really enjoy many of the […]

No evidence for argument

Your recent editorial, “Crime in the Driveway,” repeats the unfounded allegations of our City Council and ignores the elephant in the room, the homeless. We are told that organized crime is taking our aluminum cans, that they are sifting through our trash for personal information to steal our identities, and that the city is losing […]

We need ‘em for poop pickup

I am wondering if our present dilemma with plastic bags will disturb us as much as that of removing dog walkers’ easy access to plastic bags for excrement disposal. Marjorie Sorenson Davis

Let sick, elderly convicts go

Sometimes it can take more than a decade for a completely sensible idea to catch on. So it is with what may be the single best money-saving idea in the inventive preliminary budget proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown in early January. That idea, part of a Brown plan to appease a panel of federal judges, […]

City should consider outsourcing more jobs

The issue: Rising labor costs are unsustainable Without a large tax increase or steep cuts in parks, police and fire, the Davis general fund is headed toward bankruptcy. New revenues coming in cannot keep up with higher and higher labor costs. ON JULY 1 of this year, the general fund reserve will be down to […]

Husband won’t stand up to parents

Dear Annie: I am beyond speechless at some of the things my husband’s parents say and do, and yet he lets all of this roll off his back. My in-laws often treat my husband’s brother and kids to vacations to which we and our kids are not invited. Then they show us the photos and […]

Whale story: Lies never serve the truth

“That speaker was tearing up,” my husband said. “Did you see?” We were exiting a talk by one of the expedition team on our voyage to Antarctica. I missed the tears, but I did know that the speaker, Colin Baird, was carrying a great deal of emotion as he talked about his former work as […]

I still like Obama, I just stopped listening to him

Lots of yap-yap-yapping on the news circuit after the President’s State of the Union speech last week, and much of the yap focused on how few Americans watched it. Which, of course means, that we all think Barack Obama is a schmuck and we don’t care what he has to say. Wrong, yappity-yappers. I didn’t […]

When it’s over, it’s over

Dear Annie: I am 53 and am in love with a 33-year-old man. We’ve been together for three years, but the problem is that he says he just wants to be friends. I care about him a lot. I think there may be someone else, but I’m not sure. I don’t want to lose him […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20502; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: president@whitehouse.gov U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/webform.cfm Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit http://feinstein.senate.gov/email.html House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

CalPERS’ role was exaggerated

The recent editorial, “Fiscal crisis looms for our fine city,” published on Jan. 26 stated that the misguided polices by CalPERS made the city of Davis’ pension costs appear to be affordable. This is an unjust exaggeration of CalPERS’ role concerning the city’s budget challenges. The city of Davis is similar to many other local […]

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