The City Considers

The City Considers is a series dedicated to various issues that are scheduled to come before the Davis City Council so the public can be informed before the meetings. Episodes also highlight policies that have been enacted.

The City Considers - Downtown Parking

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Davis Mayor Brett Lee and Davis City Councilmember Lucas Frerichs.

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topics discussed include:

The city is talking about implementing paid parking downtown, there seems to be some vocal opposition to paid parking -what’s going on?

What is the expected implementation time frame?

Is this being done to raise money for the city?

Recorded 11/28/18.

The City Considers - Dan Carson: City/Campus

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Davis City Council member Dan Carson to discuss the current status of the relationship between the city and UC Davis.  Addressed how the recently released long range development plan by  UCD  impacts the city. Increased housing for students will affect city traffic, transportation, working families, the downtown and public services.

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Recorded 8/29/18

The City Considers - State of the City

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Davis City Manager Mike Webb, our new City Manager, who gives some insight into why he said "yes" to the job, and what his priorities are. Other topics discussed include an overview of key projects, the state of the city, highlighting significant work from key departments, noting grants, strategies, and concerns. 

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Recorded 3/21/2018

The City Considers - Davis Fire Department with Chief Daryl Arbuthnott

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Davis Fire Chief Daryl Arbuthnott who arrived in Davis last year with a storied history in fire fighting, This episode touches briefly on his background, and then discusses these topics:

-Unique opportunities and concerns here in Davis, moving out of shared management agreement with UC Davis, moving ahead, and priorities.

The City Considers - Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

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The City has launched an effort to create a long-term vision for Davis's downtown. The process will span roughly two years, and project out two decades. Spearheaded by the Downtown Plan Advisory Committee, the process seeks to involve community members.  What's driving the process? How was the committee convened? A public workshop just wrapped Jan. 25; we'll hear about that and learn about additional opportunities for community involvement.