Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Outdoor Sculpture Stolen From the Front Garden at 7th & G (201)

The photograph accompanying this post is of a flyer affixed to the light pole at the southwest corner of 7th and G streets.

As you can read, it asks whoever stole the pictured outdoor sculpture to return it.

One guess might be that this is a prank. This colorful object currently adorns the living room of a student residence.

Then again, since it appears to be made of iron and is about four feet tall, someone who deals in collecting and selling scrap metal may have viewed it as a few easy dollars. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Reactions to Brian Abbanat’s Description of Steve Tracy’s Old North Parking District Proposal (200)

In the just prior post on this blog (# 199), I reproduced City of Davis planner Brian Abbanat’s description of Steve Tracy’s plan to revise the Old North Parking District.

For those who have not read that post, let me explain that I published Brian’s account because, at that time, Steve had declined to provide a written account of his plan.

I have of course read Brian’s quite helpful report, as well as other items he emailed me not reproduced here. As one might expect, that reading generated, for me, a number of questions, observations, and suggestions.

I wrote these up and sent them to Brian--as well as to Steve--in the hope they might be helpful in further work on the proposal. That document is reproduced here.

I hope that readers of this blog might also find these reactions helpful.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Brian Abbanat’s Description of Steve Tracy’s Proposal to Revise the Old North Parking District (199)

In early March, I thought it would be good publicity for Steve Tracy’s plan to revise the Old North Parking district to publish a description of it on this blog.

This was particularly important to do because, at that time (and up to this moment), the only published accounts of it were capsule summaries appearing on ONDNA agenda and minute doorstep handouts.

Also, I did not myself  understand the plan and I hoped to become better informed.