Davis City Hall Returns to Traditional Business Hours

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In an effort to better serve the community and provide more traditional business hours, City Offices located at 23 Russell Boulevard will be open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm, beginning Monday, February 1.  Affected services include registration for recreation programs and facility rentals, building and encroachment permits, planning questions and permits, utility bill payments, business licenses and human resources.

The Davis Police Department’s front counter will continue to be open to the public Monday through Thursday and every other Friday from 9:00am-5:30pm.  Residents needing general assistance can call the Police Departments 24 hour business line at (530) 747-5400.  As a reminder, if you need to report a crime in progress or a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 from a land line or (530) 758-3600 from a cell phone.

For more information, please call 530-757-5602 or visit http://www.cityofdavis.org/


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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10 thoughts on “Davis City Hall Returns to Traditional Business Hours”

  1. sisterhood

    Wow. This seems rather sexist and family un-friendly.

    After 40 years in the workforce, it was my experience that the majority of families have the mother drop the kids off at school in the morning. This 8:00 a.m policy will harm working moms (and dads). They will have to drop off their kids at elementary school early, with no guaranteed supervision whatsoever, or pay a facility like CDC to watch their children for 30 minutes.

    When I commuted to Natomas from Davis, I was one of those moms. The earliest my manager allowed me to start work was 8:30. I had to pay CDC to watch my two children. It was only 30 minutes per day, but that expense really added up. All that daycare expense could have gone towards their college fund, had my manager allowed a 9:00 start time.

    In essence, the city is now giving any working mom or dad a salary decrease.

    Seems like the City of Davis has become anti-family and anti-work-life-balance, imho.



    1. David Greenwald Post author

      I have to disagree with you. I drop my kids off 95 percent of the time. Based on my observations I would say it is very mixed whether the father or mother drops the kids off. Maybe slightly more mothers, a group of kids who either parent will drop them off, and a group of fathers like me who drop the kids off. The only change in the city’s policy is that they are getting off half and hour earlier and not getting every other Friday off.

  2. sisterhood

    I meant over the last 40 years, and especially over the 15 year period I had kids that I had to drop off at Discovery Pre-school, CDC,North Davis and Holmes,.

  3. sisterhood

    “The only change in the city’s policy is that they are getting off half and hour earlier and not getting every other Friday off.”

    They have to be there at 8, so how will that affect parents of elementary school kids?

    1. David Greenwald Post author

      Checking on something. My understand is that they had two Friday off and supplement the days off with an extra half hour each day going 9 to 5:30 instead of 9 to 5. This change suggests they are adding a half hour to each day from that and keeping those extra two Fridays open. THat would add like 24 hours a month which the city would have to pay for. So I wonder if that wasn’t a typo, and it meant to be 9 to 5 rather than 8 to 5.

      1. hpierce

        Until Pinkerton, the normal hours were 8 – 5. (40 hours, hour off for lunch)

        Then they went to 7:30-5:30, with every other Friday closures (“9-80″… nine days open, 80 hours per two-week pay period)

        Various departments can approve “flex” schedules to accommodate ‘crew’ schedules or that of individual employees… that has been happening for a decade or so…

        Main change is citizens/customers don’t have to track which Friday the City folk are unavailable.

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