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 - Davis Major Josh Chapman

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Autumn Labbe-Renault interviews Davis Mayor Josh Chapman on this episode of "The City Considers." The show aims to provide discussion and insight into the people and services behind City government. Elected to the Davis City Council in 2020, he began his term as mayor in January of this year.

Autumn first interviewed Mayor Chapman when he was running for the newly created City Council District 5 in South Davis. From pandemic to now, the discussion touches on City finance and infrastructure; housing; the upcoming General Plan process; I-80, and the planned library in Walnut Park.

The City Considers - Addressing Homelessness in Davis

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On this episode of  "The City Considers" Autumn Labbe-Renault interviews Dana Bailey, Director of Social Services and Housing for the City of Davis. Bailey joined the City in May 2022 as head of this new department, the creation of which was a direct outcome of efforts to provide a non-police response to incidents involving mental illness and/or homelessness.

The City Considers - Catching Up with Valley Clean Energy

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Lucas Frerichs, City of Davis Council Member and Valley Clean Energy board member, and Don Saylor,  Yolo County Supervisor and Valley Clean Energy board member, to discuss VCE's first 18 months of operations and its bid to buy PG&E's assets in Yolo County.

Recorded 12/10/19.

The City Considers - District Elections

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Brett Lee, Davis Mayor and Kelly Stachowicz, Assistant City Manager about the new district elections.

topics discussed include: what brought the issue to bear, actions taken by the City to date, the process of making this change, how this affects March and November elections, and community feedback.

Recorded 09/25/2019.

The City Considers - Downtown Parking

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

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.