Last week, there was a brown bag lunch sponsored by the Davis Downtown, in which they invited a presentation by Jeff Miller and Matt Williams of the Finance and Budget Commission with technical support from Bob Fung.
They presented what they are calling their “City of Davis Toto Model.” We said at the time that, by this week, the Vanguard would present a video recording of their presentation and broadcast. In the prior article, we briefly described the project to make some broader points.
The idea of the model has built into it the ability to forecast and plan into the future, by allowing us to set a number of policy-based parameters and then be able to project 20 years into the future the impact of each decision.
At the outset of their presentation, they quote Mayor Robb Davis who said at the January 3 State of the City address, “We are not paying for the things that we’ve already purchased, and we are not paying for those things in adequate amounts to make sure they remain for the future.”
Based on that presentation, the Vanguard invited Jeff Miller, Matt Williams and Bob Fung into the Vanguard offices where they did their presentation videoed by the Vanguard and broadcast live on Facebook.
We have two videos here – the first is their presentation and the second is a Youtube of their PowerPoint Presentation.