Featuring two measures, City Council elections, and DJUSD school board elections
By Roberta Millstein
For those who haven't been paying close attention, a lot of things about our local elections solidified on Friday: the "pro" and "con" statements for local measures were submitted (with rebuttals to come soon) and City Council candidates turned in their ballot statements and nomination forms.
The DISC business park project, proposed to be built on Prime farmland outside the Mace Curve, is subject to a Measure J/R vote and has been assigned the letter 'B'. You can find the "pro" and "con" arguments online:
Argument against Measure B (I am one of five signers to this argument)
As for City Council candidates, this is the first election where Davis will have district elections. The following candidates have filed and will appear on the ballot:
There will be three DJUSD school board elections, one at-large election and two trustee-area elections. So far the trustee-area elections only have one person running in each race – Lea Darrah in Trustee Area 2 and Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald in Trustee Area 5 – but others may file to run up until Wednesday, August 12. There are two candidates running to replace Cindy Pickett in an at-large election (under the old election rules), Vigdis Asmundson and Andrew Cullen, and (because there is no incumbent) the nomination period has ended.
I expect that we will be running many articles relating to the above in the next few months – and please send us your letters, op eds, and press releases to post – so watch this space!