A look at the 4th Supervisorial Race

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The Sacramento Bee this morning ran their graphic again, this time for the Yolo County Supervisor races. The three questions they asked did not produce the kind of neat disparity that the Davis City Council election questions did earlier this month.

All three candidates want to protect agricultural land while looking to find businesses that support a farm economy. There is a bit more diversity of opinions on the issue of city-county relations. John Ferrera wants to form a “cooperative long-term plan.” Cathy Kennedy wants to form a “commission of representatives” from all cities. Jim Provenza looks first at the right of cities to plan their own growth and development. Finally the issue of water rights comes up. Here Cathy Kennedy has the strongest statement where she wants to enforce the ordinance that forbids exporting ground water out of the county instead of the current proposal for well regulation. Whereas both Ferrera and Provenza talk in more general terms about the need for conservation.

Click here to read the graphic from the Sacramento Bee

Recall last fall the Vanguard was able to interview both Ferrera and Provenza. At that time, Cathy Kennedy was not in the race.

Click here to read Ferrera’s interview

Click here to read Provenza’s interview

This Thursday, the League of Women Voters is putting on the first candidate’s forum, it takes place at 7 PM at the Davis Community Chambers.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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24 thoughts on “A look at the 4th Supervisorial Race”

  1. Foisted by Their Own Petards

    “There is a bit more diversity of opinions on the issue of city-county relations. John Ferrera wants to form a “cooperative long-term plan.” Cathy Kennedy wants to form a “commission of representatives” from all cities. Jim Provenza looks first at the right of cities to plan their own growth and development.”

    For me, this is the big issue – Measure J. Is the candidate going to honor pass-through agreements between city and county, or decide for cities what kind of growth will happen on their borders? Cities are already cashed- strapped, and don’t need to have growth decisions next door foisted on them, when there will be resultant fiscal impacts.

  2. Foisted by Their Own Petards

    “There is a bit more diversity of opinions on the issue of city-county relations. John Ferrera wants to form a “cooperative long-term plan.” Cathy Kennedy wants to form a “commission of representatives” from all cities. Jim Provenza looks first at the right of cities to plan their own growth and development.”

    For me, this is the big issue – Measure J. Is the candidate going to honor pass-through agreements between city and county, or decide for cities what kind of growth will happen on their borders? Cities are already cashed- strapped, and don’t need to have growth decisions next door foisted on them, when there will be resultant fiscal impacts.

  3. Foisted by Their Own Petards

    “There is a bit more diversity of opinions on the issue of city-county relations. John Ferrera wants to form a “cooperative long-term plan.” Cathy Kennedy wants to form a “commission of representatives” from all cities. Jim Provenza looks first at the right of cities to plan their own growth and development.”

    For me, this is the big issue – Measure J. Is the candidate going to honor pass-through agreements between city and county, or decide for cities what kind of growth will happen on their borders? Cities are already cashed- strapped, and don’t need to have growth decisions next door foisted on them, when there will be resultant fiscal impacts.

  4. Foisted by Their Own Petards

    “There is a bit more diversity of opinions on the issue of city-county relations. John Ferrera wants to form a “cooperative long-term plan.” Cathy Kennedy wants to form a “commission of representatives” from all cities. Jim Provenza looks first at the right of cities to plan their own growth and development.”

    For me, this is the big issue – Measure J. Is the candidate going to honor pass-through agreements between city and county, or decide for cities what kind of growth will happen on their borders? Cities are already cashed- strapped, and don’t need to have growth decisions next door foisted on them, when there will be resultant fiscal impacts.

  5. Davisite

    If we elect a City Council Majority that truly believes in Measure J and the Pass-Through agreement rather than just reelection campaign rhetoric, the County may threaten and try to intimidate but ultimately we will prevail in this game of political “Chicken”. Short of a truly massive County peripheral development, it does not “pencil out” for the County if Davis refuses to annex. Davis can also sue the County for the impacts on infrastructure and local service costs that the County development would create in Davis.
    Livermore was successful in suing for payment for the impacts of a casino development just outside its city borders.

    Supervisor Jim Provenza will further protect Davis’ control over its own peripheral growth.

  6. Davisite

    If we elect a City Council Majority that truly believes in Measure J and the Pass-Through agreement rather than just reelection campaign rhetoric, the County may threaten and try to intimidate but ultimately we will prevail in this game of political “Chicken”. Short of a truly massive County peripheral development, it does not “pencil out” for the County if Davis refuses to annex. Davis can also sue the County for the impacts on infrastructure and local service costs that the County development would create in Davis.
    Livermore was successful in suing for payment for the impacts of a casino development just outside its city borders.

    Supervisor Jim Provenza will further protect Davis’ control over its own peripheral growth.

  7. Davisite

    If we elect a City Council Majority that truly believes in Measure J and the Pass-Through agreement rather than just reelection campaign rhetoric, the County may threaten and try to intimidate but ultimately we will prevail in this game of political “Chicken”. Short of a truly massive County peripheral development, it does not “pencil out” for the County if Davis refuses to annex. Davis can also sue the County for the impacts on infrastructure and local service costs that the County development would create in Davis.
    Livermore was successful in suing for payment for the impacts of a casino development just outside its city borders.

    Supervisor Jim Provenza will further protect Davis’ control over its own peripheral growth.

  8. Davisite

    If we elect a City Council Majority that truly believes in Measure J and the Pass-Through agreement rather than just reelection campaign rhetoric, the County may threaten and try to intimidate but ultimately we will prevail in this game of political “Chicken”. Short of a truly massive County peripheral development, it does not “pencil out” for the County if Davis refuses to annex. Davis can also sue the County for the impacts on infrastructure and local service costs that the County development would create in Davis.
    Livermore was successful in suing for payment for the impacts of a casino development just outside its city borders.

    Supervisor Jim Provenza will further protect Davis’ control over its own peripheral growth.

  9. no thanks, Kennedy

    Kennedy opposes well metering, so this means she’d support unregulated pumping of a non-renewable resource? Classic conservative. They never conserve.

  10. no thanks, Kennedy

    Kennedy opposes well metering, so this means she’d support unregulated pumping of a non-renewable resource? Classic conservative. They never conserve.

  11. no thanks, Kennedy

    Kennedy opposes well metering, so this means she’d support unregulated pumping of a non-renewable resource? Classic conservative. They never conserve.

  12. no thanks, Kennedy

    Kennedy opposes well metering, so this means she’d support unregulated pumping of a non-renewable resource? Classic conservative. They never conserve.

  13. Anonymous

    Kennedy was the only one who answered the questions! Point blank.

    BTW: Famers are the biggest eco freaks you’ll ever meet. They love water more than us urbanites. And, urbanites are the worst polluters. Kennedy is supported by farmers and ag – she will do more for ag than the guys. So if ag is important to you, Kennedy is your candidate.

  14. Anonymous

    Kennedy was the only one who answered the questions! Point blank.

    BTW: Famers are the biggest eco freaks you’ll ever meet. They love water more than us urbanites. And, urbanites are the worst polluters. Kennedy is supported by farmers and ag – she will do more for ag than the guys. So if ag is important to you, Kennedy is your candidate.

  15. Anonymous

    Kennedy was the only one who answered the questions! Point blank.

    BTW: Famers are the biggest eco freaks you’ll ever meet. They love water more than us urbanites. And, urbanites are the worst polluters. Kennedy is supported by farmers and ag – she will do more for ag than the guys. So if ag is important to you, Kennedy is your candidate.

  16. Anonymous

    Kennedy was the only one who answered the questions! Point blank.

    BTW: Famers are the biggest eco freaks you’ll ever meet. They love water more than us urbanites. And, urbanites are the worst polluters. Kennedy is supported by farmers and ag – she will do more for ag than the guys. So if ag is important to you, Kennedy is your candidate.

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