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Six former Davis mayors condemn Councilmember Carson’s actions

Letter: Who wants DiSC?

DISC overview shotWho wants 12,000 more daily car trips on Mace Blvd? 

Who wants to annex and pave over 102 acres of prime farmland and environmental habitat OUTSIDE the City of Davis boundary?

Who wants to violate every principle of effective city planning by developing 80,000 square feet of retail businesses beyond the city’s downtown?

Who wants an additional 460 housing units that would deplete scarce water resources and distress our already fragile infrastructure, including roads, schools and downtown parking?

Who wants a project that may violate air quality standards and add a 4.5 percent increase to Davis’s carbon footprint?

Who wants a project that proponents say will “Combat Climate Change”? (Been to Mar-a-Lago lately guys?)

Who wants a project that will develop 1.34 million square feet of office space when most businesses are transitioning to remote work-at-home employees? (Seen those massive empty development projects in China?)

Vote “NO” on H.

Here’s what Joni Mitchell said:

“They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swinging hot spot
Don’t it always seem to go that
You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”

David L. Johnson
Davis

Comments

Keith (only)

Who wants?

Not me...

Good letter and reflects most of my sentiments.

Ron O

The following is a comment that was deleted (not posted) by the Vanguard, without explanation. (Actually, the second part of this comment was also deleted yesterday.)

This is now a regular occurrence on the Vanguard - for some commenters at least.

Ron O May 15, 2022 at 11:31 am
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Despite David’s spin, the issue is not Measure J. The issue is Dan Carson’s actions (while he’s simultaneously a council member).

There are too many peripheral proposals arising in the first place. Each one that’s approved encourages more. There’s already others waiting in the wings (including Shriner’s, Palomino Place).

And given that DiSC would create a “housing shortage” (if the commercial is actually successful), that alone will encourage more of these sprawling proposals.

By the way, does the following sound “familiar”?

"Vacant land just south of the now-closed Sleep Train Arena was supposed to be a business park with 300,000 square feet of office space, but now, developers are saying they want to build more than 280 brownstone condominiums there."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/number-of-new-housing-projects-in-sacramento-falling-behind-amid-affordable-homes-shortage/ar-AAXfZFE?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=ca2920ce8d5648f38e93d5fda5f32d99

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