Community Outreach on Innovation Parks and Shared Fire Management

Community-OutreachToday: Community Invited to Preview Concepts for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center

Information Open House to be held Saturday, August 23, 2014

The community is invited to attend an Information Open House for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center, on Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the Farmer’s Market, at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 3rd Street.

The Mace Ranch Innovation Center, located on a 185-acre parcel in the East Davis area along Mace Boulevard, is in the early planning phase by Ramco Enterprises and The Buzz Oates Group of Companies.

“The Innovation Center is envisioned as a central point for established companies to work with and develop around, stimulating growth and sustainability,” said Dan Ramos, Vice President of Ramco Enterprises.  “We are very interested in sharing our initial ideas with the Davis community and discussing how we can shape these ideas to reflect Davis’s community values.”

The information open house will consist of information stations including a project area map, anticipated schedule milestones, and highlights about innovation centers and green infrastructure.

The Innovation Center is intended to be integrated with the surrounding community, and the Mace Ranch Innovation Center Team is asking for community input and participation in the planning and design process.

Questions about the open house can be directed to 916-442-1168 or


August 27: Davis And UC Davis Shared Fire Management Announce Community Office Hours Program

The Shared Fire Management Team of the Davis and UC Davis Fire Departments are excited to announce a new program called “Community Office Hours” that kicks off Wednesday, August 27 from 9am to 11am at Panera Bread, 609 3rd Street, in Davis.

“In today’s technological environment there is really little excuse not to take the office outside of the traditional structural walls and embed ourselves closer to the communities that we serve,” says shared Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht.  “Shared staff will take laptops and tablets and work from these locations while being available to answer questions from citizens and increase the fire department’s visibility in the community.”

Community office hours will occur at a local coffee/breakfast spot once a week for 2-3 hours.  The time and location will be announced in advanced over social media, as well as traditional and non-traditional media outlets.  Staff available during office hours will typically include the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief of Operation, Deputy Fire Chief of Training and Safety, Fire Marshal and Fire Inspector, as well as a Shift Division Chief.

Trauernicht adds, “We look forward to engaging the city and campus communities proactively through this program that builds on the values of access, community engagement, and transparency that have been a cornerstone of the new shared fire administration.”


August 28:Davis Innovation Center – 3 Upcoming Community Meetings


About The Author

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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