Task force criticism is unfair

Glen Holstein’s opinion piece last Sunday is an insult to the citizen volunteers and staff of the Davis Downtown Parking Task Force. His animosity directed toward the members of the task force in general, and Robb Davis in particular, is entirely misplaced and not based in fact.

He should take his beef up with the City Council who appointed the individual task force members, not the task force itself. The task force is not to blame for Glen not being appointed.

His animosity has blinded him not only to the facts, but to simple arithmetic. His claim that bike advocates were overrepresented is incorrect. There were two bike advocates by my count, whereas there were six downtown business and property owners. Even my children recognize that six is greater than two.

And finally, contrary to his assertion, Robb Davis has no intentions of ridding Davis of cars and drivers. Robb seconded the decisive motion to proceed with the development of a third downtown parking structure and Robb continued to advocate throughout the proceedings for such a structure as part of a comprehensive parking management plan.

Developing a third structure is a very odd way of ridding Davis of cars and drivers. I’ll leave others to debunk the remainder of his goofy assertions.

Michael Bisch

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