CivEnergy to Host Forum on Local Ballot Measures (Update)

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CivEnergy will host a community forum on Sunday, May 6th from 3pm-5pm featuring representatives of the three local ballot measures that will be on the June 5, 2018 General Municipal Election ballot for the City of Davis. The forum will be co-sponsored by Davis Media Access. The free event will be held at the Community Chambers meeting room in the Davis City Hall complex located at 23 Russell Blvd.

City of Davis Measure “H” asks the voters to renew the existing Park Maintenance Tax of $49 per year on residential units and on non-residential units in amounts specified in the Ordinance, for 20 years, adds an annual 2% inflator, and is expected to generate $1.4 million in the first year to fund maintenance of parks, street trees, greenbelts, bike paths, medians, public landscaping, urban wildlife and habitat, swimming pools, and public recreational facilities.

City of Davis Measure “I” asks the voters to establish a Street and Bike Path Maintenance Tax for $99 per year on residential units and on non-residential units in amounts specified in the Ordinance, to fund maintenance of streets, bike lanes, sidewalks, and related transportation infrastructure, which is estimated to raise $2.8 million, with a 2% annual inflator, for a period of 10 years.

City of Davis Measure “J” 2018 asks voters to allow the development of a parcel of land next to the UCD campus and I-80, at the west end of Olive Drive. The proposal is for 700 apartment units targeted for students. The Citizen’s Right to Vote, approved as Measure J in June 2000 and renewed as Measure R in 2010 requires voter approval for converting such open space or agricultural land to an urban use.

CivEnergy’s goal is to help voters acquire the information they need to make informed voting decisions. CivEnergy is nonpartisan, and does not favor any political party or candidate. Go to www.civenergy.org.

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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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