Each week the Davis Vanguard asks candidates a question. Here's the fifth question, my answer, and a link to the article.
What do you think the most important pieces of the Downtown Plan are - and would you make any recommendations of changes before the final plan is approved?
We lack a joint vision for the future of Davis and a roadmap for how we can move forward together. This is an important step with dense, yet diverse housing, a focus on pedestrian infrastructure, and an introduction of form-based code which provides guidelines for developers and an outline of what Davisites can expect for the future.
Finally, I believe we should have in place a schedule to regularly update planning documents, so that they continue to represent the community’s vision and allow us to remain proactive. I suggest we schedule for revisiting the planning commission and downtown plan advisory commission in 2025, community outreach in 2026, and an updated draft in 2027 which look further toward the future.
Planning on a continual basis prepares us for the future by shaping it!