Wednesday, September 3, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Kudos to city for early agendas

By
From page A6 | November 21, 2012 |

The Davis Chamber of Commerce is an independent (we are not affiliated with the California or U.S. Chambers of Commerce), membership-based organization that was founded in 1905 to lobby the California Legislature to locate the University of California Farm School here in Davis.

Our mission is to promote, support and advocate the general economic vitality of our membership and the quality of life for the community. We represent the interests of more than 600 regional businesses and 7,200 full-time-equivalent employees at all levels of government, but a majority of our government relations time is spent with the city of Davis.

In February 2012, the Chamber was invited to participate in an economic roundtable with the City Council. At that meeting, we asked for a few changes in city operations so that our community could better work together to preserve our high quality of life with shared resources and more efficient work.

The Chamber asked for a “Ten Day Rule for Good Governance — only consider council meeting agenda items that have been available on the City Council meeting website with all staff reports and supporting documents for 10 calendar days.” We believe that is a reasonable amount of time for citizens and our elected officials to digest the information presented, ask appropriate questions and ultimately ensure that fair solutions are crafted and accepted by all stakeholders.

In the past eight months, city staff has slowly but surely been presenting information and agendas earlier and earlier. And now, congratulations are in order. On Friday, Nov. 16, the agenda and supporting documents for the Tuesday, Nov. 27, City Council meeting were posted online … a full 11 days of advance time! Bravo, city of Davis staff, bravo!

Kemble K. Pope
Executive director, Davis Chamber of Commerce

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    At Davis intersections, let’s be careful out there

    By Kim Orendor | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Data reveal racial disparities at Davis High

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Garden celebrations are part of back-to-school activities

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    Web tool for kids highlighted at local meeting

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Young author will present her first book

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Sign up students to make music this school year

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A3

     
    Comings & Goings, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Sierra Club leaders to hear about Nishi Gateway Project

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Picnic scheduled for diabetes patients

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Poppenga to host campaign kickoff celebration

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Schools offer free obsolete textbooks

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A4

     
    Oncogene test can determine prostate cancer aggression

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Faces in the courtroom

    By Sue Cockrell | From Page: A7

     
    ‘Bak2Sac’ free train ride program launched

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

    Pence Gallery: Art of all kinds will go up for bids

    By Natalie Nelson | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    .

    Sports

    No patsies for Aggie men’s water polo as NCAA champs are up first

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Look for more of an aerial assault from DHS this fall

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    DHS girls are loaded for 2014 cross country season

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Next time it counts: Devils win Foundation Match

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Giants rally from six runs down to win

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Sign up now for flag football

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

    Oakland comeback falls short

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

     
    Film series returns with ‘In July’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Mania! lands at Woodland Opera House

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    DMTC to open 30th season with ‘Shrek, The Musical’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Black and white explored in coming Artery exhibition

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Outdoor art classes to close out summer

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Marionettes, band concert planned for Grandparents Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Maureen J. Rathfon

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Marilyn Jeanne Van Heuit Brooks

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6