Reining in city labor costs

Rich Rifkin has written incredible investigative pieces, predicting the fiscal crisis Davis now faces. I agree with his support of Sue Greenwald, who has attempted to turn the fiscal ship around. We cannot continue to shut down pools and programs. The recent closure of Community Pool impacted more than 600 children, 90 summer staff and […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Wolk has balance, judgment

When I first met Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk at the UC Berkeley School of Law almost a decade ago, his pride in Davis was immediately apparent. I fondly remember Dan warmly welcoming me to his hometown when I visited on a February weekend to run the Davis Stampede 10K. Since then, and especially during […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Hard work, careful study

Please join us in voting for City Council candidate Lucas Frerichs. As a staff member in the California Assembly and through his considerable volunteer service in our community, he has demonstrated the intelligence, experience, leadership and history of accomplishment to make him an outstanding choice. Lucas offers innovative solutions to difficult problems built upon a […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Return Greenwald to office

In our long experience of life in Davis we have never encountered a City Council member more independent-minded and knowledgeable about the fine points and deeper implications of any communal issue than Sue Greenwald. She does not yield to special-interest influence. She knows this town’s separate character and virtues and defends them with intelligence and […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Just Us in Davis: Figuring out our place in the ‘glocal’ world order

The well-worn admonition “think globally, act locally” takes on new meaning in recent conflicts over the Woodland-Davis Water Project. Media coverage of opposition to this project has tended to focus on controversies about the financial cost of drawing and treating drinking water from the Sacramento River instead of ground water wells. However, like most seemingly […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Our choices at the polls on Tuesday

The issue: Vote for Wolk, Greenwald and Lee for Davis City Council; Maguire for Yolo Superior Court judge; and yes on Measure D Davis faces many challenges in the coming years, and it needs leaders who are up to the task. The Davis Enterprise has selected a slate of City Council candidates in Tuesday’s election […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Focus on health: Hunger is not a game

The movie “The Hunger Games” was well done and entertaining. It was also thought-provoking. Consider if you will, that one in six people in Yolo County are food insecure, which means they are unsure of where their next meal will come from. As you walk down the street, do a head count and consider that, […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Brother cruising for trouble

Dear Annie: I am a freshman in high school, and my older brother, “Adam,” is a junior. Although I wouldn’t consider myself popular, I have a great group of friends. Recently, I noticed that Adam is flirting on Facebook with a girl in my grade. For the most part, it’s innocent and playful, but it […]

The single vote that will count

There are five candidates for our City Council. Three (Stephen Souza, Dan Wolk and Lucas Frerichs) are either tainted by a public record on previous councils or can be assumed to have future political ambitions that will require that they “deliver” to the special interests that are needed to fund their future campaigns. Brett Lee, the […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

He’s ideally suited to be a judge

I have known Dan Maguire for close to 10 years, and have found him to be an intellectually engaged person who is interested in exploring complex issues and getting to the bottom of things. He is unfailingly collegial, honest and forthright. All these aspects of his personality and intellect make him ideally suited to be […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Wolk has my vote for council

In his short tenure on the Davis City Council, Dan Wolk has shown that he has the intelligence and the competence to lead our city in a way that preserves the rich traditions of Davis life while preparing for changes vital to our city’s economic health. Dan is well versed in issues, such as water […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Frerichs: a long record of service

I have chosen to support Lucas Frerichs for City Council for several reasons. For more than 10 years, Lucas has demonstrated a commitment to being actively engaged in community groups that translate values into reality. His long record of serving on commissions, task forces and steering committees is exceptional because it began shortly after he […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

She can do the math right

I will be voting for Sue Greenwald for City Council because she consistently is the one who can do the math right on city of Davis fiscal decisions and has the courage to vote her convictions, even under intense pressure. In these difficult economic times, we need her insight and courage more than ever. Please […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,