Robb Davis, a member of the city of Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission, the city’s Downtown Parking Task Force and a longtime community activist, will announce his candidacy for Davis City Council at 10 a.m. Saturday. The announcement will be in front of the Davis Community Meals cold weather shelter and the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s resource center at Fifth and D streets in downtown Davis.
Davis, a member of DavisBicycles! and well-known advocate locally and internationally on social, health and environmental issues and conflict transformation, holds a Ph.D. and a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University. He said he picked the shelter/STEAC location for his announcement because “politics cannot focus merely on land and money. While planning and fiscal policy are vitally important, we must also work on the broader issues that affect us.”
The seats currently held by Mayor Joe Krovoza and City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson will be contested in the June election. Krovoza is campaigning to represent the 4th Assembly District in the California Legislature and Swanson has said she intends to seek re-election.