By Alan Pryor
Measure H is a 20-year parcel tax for Parks Maintenance at $49 per year per residential parcel (or per apartment for multifamily dwellings) increasing at 2% per annum.
The signers of the Argument Against the Measure and the Rebuttal to the Argument For the Measure are all the same, as follow;
Michael Nolan, Acting President of Yolo County Taxpayers Association,
John Munn, Former Member of the Board of Education of the Davis Joint Unified School District,
Don Price, Emeritus Professor of History, University of California Davis,
Pam Nieberg, Former Co-Chair, Yes on Measure O (City of Davis Open Space Ordinance)
These signers are a disparate group of individuals representing fiscal conservatives and social progressives in Davis.
In their Arguments Against Measure H and their Rebuttal to the Argument in Favor of Measure H, these signers made some serious claims and allegations against the City as a fiscally responsible agent and the trustworthiness of the statements made by the Measure’s proponents in fairly assessing the Measures’ impacts and honestly reporting them to the electorate.
This article investigates these claims and attempts to quantitatively verify their accuracy. In doing so, some independent investigations and fact-checking were done and some of the information was obtained in response to direct inquiries to the campaign.