No on A Goes Meme in Closing Days


Lacking the money and resources to unleash a barrage of closing mailers, the No on A campaign has gotten creative with a series of memes – photos that some may see as humorous and others will see as vicious attacks meant to challenge the Nishi Gateway project and illustrate their campaign.


This refers to an article that was published in the Vanguard: Was ASUCD Used by the Nishi Developers?  As the Vanguard would point out in a follow up article, the senators got an early presentation from the campaign and made the decision on that basis.  On the other hand, the No on A campaign, in four months, never challenged it or asked for a reconsideration.


This is a late attack that the projected employees create a net loss of housing in the project.


The No on A campaign has argued that bad traffic will become worse with Nishi.  Proponents of the project counter that the access through the tunnel is already impacted and the project will actually lead to a new entrance to campus, thus decreasing the traffic through the Richards Tunnel.


This one makes light of the paid campaign workers for Yes on Measure A.


Another one that pokes fun at the traffic impacts and claims by the Yes on Measure A campaign.


This one pokes fun at the air quality concerns.



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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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8 thoughts on “No on A Goes Meme in Closing Days”

  1. nameless

    The tactics of the “no” side were less than ethical, IMO.  I tabled at the Farmer’s Market for Measure A, and the students and I were bombarded with some “no” folks giving us a hard time, trying to monopolize our attention, interfering with our ability to speak to citizens who had questions on Nishi.

  2. Alan Miller

    I must admit those “memes” are very well done.  I seem to be on several mailing lists of the NO side, so, listening to distributed comments, I know these messages have an effect on people.  I also find them to be about 80% outright outrageous lies — but well done.

    1. The Pugilist

      I guess funny is in the eye of the beholder.  I’m with Alan Miller on this – they were well done, but most of it is outright falsehoods.

      1. Justice4All

        Im surprised the no on nishi folks didnt take a picture of a giant pile of cash and have that be their Nishi move in kit. Those apartments will not be affordable for the working poor. (those are the people who need housing in Davis)

        1. Mark West

          “Those apartments will not be affordable for the working poor. (those are the people who need housing in Davis)”

          With a 0.2% vacancy rate, there are many groups of people in addition to the ‘working poor’ who need housing in Davis. Nishi will help address that need, but no single project will meet all of it. If you want to have affordable housing, you need to support building more housing.

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