I have lived in Davis since 1982 and have watched as the city has sprawled in all directions. After reading Glen Holstein’s opinion piece last Sunday, I am horrified at the cavalier attitude of the Davis Parking Task Force to his participation and suggestions, and their outright violation of the Brown Act by excluding him from the task force and erasing his participation.
I have lived and worked close enough to walk and bike to downtown; however, when buying anything of substance, sometimes a car is needed. Also, got kids? Try hauling them on a bike.
The bike community in this town wants everyone, regardless of their ability, to be on a bike, no matter how far-flung their residence. This is plain ridiculous. Also, if the parking crowd gets its way, the paid parking will only drive out what little downtown shopping that now occurs to shopping centers on the edge of town or out of town, as now happens all too often. A new sales tax won’t help if there are no sales!
It seems to me that somebody owes Glen Holstein an apology and should invite him and his perspective as well as those of the disabled community to the table of the Davis Parking Task Force as soon as possible. And then retrieve his erased participation. Shame on them!