By Maggie and Don Sherman
On behalf of the many Davis and Yolo County citizens appalled at the outrageous proposal an out-of-state billion-dollar development corporation has made to the City of Davis, we want to express our appreciation for your courteous and concerned reaction to our effort prevent it.
The enormous project includes multiple 5-story buildings with 244 apartments and 803 bedrooms that will house more than 1,000 students. This link takes you to the City Of Davis Website that has the proposed Sterling Apartment Project description and a consultant’s report, entitled “Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration.” The report clearly understates the project’s environmental impacts.
While the developer, along with their attorneys and consultants had a year or more to prepare their Mitigated Negative Declaration, our citizens committee met their challenge in the scant month allowed and filed these comments with the City, in which we carefully specifically identify and describe the numerous flaws in the developer’s and their hired hand’s environmental analysis. We compressed our submission to under 12 pages, for which we hope you can find a few minutes. We hope you will agree, while time is short, citizens of Yolo County and the City of Davis must bring a halt to this madly rushing process, referred to in our Vanguard editorial, In Davis, a Runaway Train, a Mad Rush to Ruin.
If you see merit in our opposition, please help us by bringing it to the attention of anyone you feel needs to know of the danger. Any suggestions are more than welcome. We need help! Our sincere thanks for your consideration.