Vanguard Monthly Conclave: The Future of Davis Downtown, August 30

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Join us at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen for a discussion of the future of the Davis Downtown.

Wednesday, August 30 from 6 PM – 8 PM

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
129 E St, Davis, California 95616

Our discussion will focus on downtown parking and the upcoming Core Area Specific Plan Update

Joining us to discuss this issue:

Mayor Pro Tem Brett Lee
Davis Downtown
Doby Fleeman, Davis ACE
Rhonda Reed, Old East Davis Neighborhood Association

Event will be held at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen in the patio
Doors open at 6 pm, event starts at 6:30
Admission is free but there is a suggested sliding scale $15 to $50 donation
A portion of the proceeds at the bar will go to the Vanguard



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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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  1. Todd Edelman

    Not doubting the both general and specific expertise of any of the participants, but it’s just government, business, business (& cultural) organization, historic district association. Do we got the most breadth possible here? Any transport experts or actors? Sure, that can be increased significantly by an involved, miked and video’d audience – thinking about people who can’t attend in person.

    However, my main problem is that one of the discussion points is downtown parking, rather than downtown access. Everyone agrees that not everyone drives downtown, but there’s no goal for modal share for walking or transit… or by means other than car. There’s an overall city goal for bicycle modal share for shopping, but it’s flat or worse, with support coming slowly through attempts at infrastructure and education, but no system support for bicycles themselves (e.g. try-out-a-cargobike programs, public lockers that let people store stuff when they’re downtown…). Still, language is important, as is framing. All of the speakers are planning words on parking, rather than access. It’s a shame (and for my part I’ve mentioned this issue many times in Vanguardcommentistan.)

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