The Water Advisory Committee (WAC) appears to have made a decision on one of the three options and will now present the motion to the City Council. We are one step closer to putting the project to a vote in the Spring. The chosen option would have Davis and Woodland build a joint intake facility on the Sacramento River, siphon water from the river and pipe it into Davis and Woodland. supposedly, the size of the original project has been reduced by 25% and the cost by approximately $30 million. Has there been any time recently with tax payer funds involved, where a business venture did not exceed the original cost estimate?
There are way too many questions involved with this project, so said former Davis Mayor Bill Kopper ” The cost are a huge, huge issue, It’s certainly going to cause a lot of pain for people in the community who are on fixed incomes and don’t have that much money”. The current water bill runs approximately $420 on average per home, compared to $1300 if the new plans are implemented. Davis residents have wisely voted against growth ballots in the past. This project should have the same results. We pride ourselves as a welcoming community. By passing these type of ballots, it will certainly ban many good families from enjoying the pleasures of living in Davis.
Another round of layoffs might be in store within the Davis school district if Proposition 30 is voted down by California voters. This is a measure put on the November ballot that would fund public schools throughout the state. If Proposition 30 fails, there will be another round of cuts in the education system. Davis residents will also be voting on our own school parcel tax, Measure E. This measure assists our local schools and would charge $204 per single family home per year in the event that Prop 30 is approved. Get this, if Prop 30 fails, the local Measure E would charge an additional $242 per single family home. Measure E would then amount to a whopping $446 per year.
Where have we heard this before? Davis just recently voted overwhelmingly on Measure C, another parcel tax that was supposed to save teachers jobs and keep class sizes manageable. That was the mantra the local school district championed. The problem with the passage was many teachers lost their jobs and class sizes did not decrease as was promised. We all want the best for our children when it comes to education or any other endeavors in life. However, do not promote a deceptive proposal that was meant to save jobs, then turn around and do the exact opposite. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home or view local area homes for sale in Davis, California.