Monday and Tuesday brought us two communications from Mayor Dan Wolk. The first was his Mayor’s Corner article here in the Vanguard (see https://www.davisvanguard.org/2015/02/affordable-housing-arts-alliance/comment-page-1/#comment-269029) and the second was in the Briefly section of the Enterprise announcing that Davis Mayor Dan Wolk invites community members to join him for another “Morning with the Mayor” from 7 to 8:30am Friday, at Common Grounds, 2171 Cowell Boulevard, in South Davis (in the Oak Shade Safeway Shopping Center). This is a great opportunity to meet and discuss issues with the mayor. I applaud these efforts to increase communication between the citizens and the City’s electeds.
For many people, early mornings are fully committed, and getting to Common Grounds then isn’t an option. For those people, the Vanguard would like to provide an alternative method for making the Mayor aware of their issues. Don Shor, in a comment in the Mayor’s Corner article Monday planted the seed for the idea of this thread when he said:
I would be curious to hear from Dan and Lucas whether they are concerned about the 0.3% apartment vacancy rate, and, if so, what the current council might be doing to address that.
Another commenter in the the same Mayor’s Corner article asked the following two-part question:
(1) I would like our City Council members to take the time to explain their thoughts on the CFD. Especially how providing $12 million to the developer is in the best interest of the city. Looking at our roads I wonder how $12 million might address this issue?
(2) Do our City Council members think that the CFD will impact the new residents of the Cannery project when voting on parcel taxes? Much of what Davis provides to its citizens is included in the parcel taxes.
In another thread the following question was asked, which would seem to be a good one for input from the Mayor:
Has the City considered selling the DACHA homes so the State, City and DJUSD would start getting property tax and parcel tax revenue from them (because city, state and UC owned property does not pay property taxes or parcel taxes)…
So, what are the questions you would like to see the Mayor include in his periodic discussions with the citizens of Davis?