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What Would You Improve in Davis in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Davis, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Davis to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

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Perry Gregg December 28, 2012 at 03:31 PM
more income auto pilot businesses and Davis startups for Yolo County residents
Keith Redenbaugh December 28, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Widen 5th street by taking out the grassy strips between the sidewalks and the road. This, of course, means that a number of trees will need to be cut down. But new trees can be planted on the other side of the sidewalks. And, if this had been done 20 years ago when the issue of 5th and bike lanes first came up, those newly planted trees would be quite large today and the problem of bikes on 5th street would have been resolved without creating the huge traffic jam the city is about to have when 5th street becomes two lanes.
Elisa Allechant December 28, 2012 at 06:06 PM
1. Turn the Bike Museum back into a community/teen center. Teens need somewhere safe to congregate and the community non profit organizations shouldn't be charged an arm and a leg to rent the space for events. Bike Museum is a WASTE of community space 2. Fix the fountains at the Farmer's Market so kids can play again. The pools aren't free and low income families need somewhere to cool their kids.
Cate K. December 28, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Allow small businesses to hang banner signs outside of their businesses. Nothing tacky but allow it because some businesses cannot afford expensive signage and such businesses need the publicity. Current rules result in a fine.
helen sutton December 28, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Better bus transportation for community residents -- not so tied to the UCD calendar. Great having buses on weekends now, but it would be helpful if lines were more user friendly and frequent. Buses need to go into Target parking lot so that public transit folks don't have to walk-in or cross Covell at busy location. Buses need to run earlier during hot weather -- morning runs start too late. Would love, love, love to see Unitrans be more evenly representative of permanent residents in Davis.
Roberto December 28, 2012 at 09:32 PM
. Make it a crime to let your cat freely roam the neighborhood. . Make it a crime to harm a Coyote.
Mary Hickman December 28, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Make 5th street between L and A cars only. So many nice safe streets can get you from east to west and back again. 5th street is not bike friendly and it should be posted large and clear...bike at your own risk, take 4th for safety or something else.
Madelyn December 29, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I agree with everyone with the exception of Keith. Mary is right-on re: 5th st. as is Elisa re: the (no longer) teen center. As for Roberto--well, I disagree with his cat remark. I agree with the coyote sentiment. Having said that, tho., my vote is that Roberto and his weird, cantankerous, argumentative, inflammatory, ignorant remarks re: stuff he obviously knows nothing about, based on info. from Fox or the internet, gets put on a rocket and "shoved" into outer space. :)
Tammy December 29, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I agree !!
Tammy December 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Fix the traffic lights.Sometimes cars are sitting and know cars are coming in any direction.
Jane Schafer-Kramer December 30, 2012 at 04:00 AM
A public community garden in every neighborhood
M. Higa January 02, 2013 at 09:00 AM
Ms. Sutton - As long as Unitrans is run by the students of UC Davis, what you propose will never happen. As far as they (the Associated Students of UC Davis or ASUCD) are concerned, their responsibility is to the students NOT the permanent residents of Davis especially in light of the fact that every undergraduate student pays a fee to Unitrans every quarter along with their other expenses. The city of Davis (i.e., the permanent residents thereof) will need to make a significant financial contribution in order to even get ASUCD to consider better serving the general Davis populace. Even if the city offers financial assistance, ASUCD will point out that Unitrans was created by students for students. Besides, I don't think the residents of Davis care much about local bus service to begin with.
Roberto January 02, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Wow, lighten up Madeline. Bleeding Heart Liberals are suppose to be nice, especially when posting comments in Patch. Your comments are certainly NOT nice. Anyway, on to my 2013 resolution for Davis; Make the city of Davis the first YOLO County 'Concealed Carry' zone.
Mark Gold January 08, 2013 at 12:17 AM
I'd like to see revitalization on the North side of the shopping center at 7th and G Street, next to Ken's Bike & Ski. Let's get some viable tenants in there! Also, how about doing something to level the manholes running through Mace Ranch (specifically on 5th Street and Alhambra Dr). Unless you drive an SUV with lots of ground clearance, those things are simply dangerous to drive over. The city added some asphalt around them, but the reality is that they simply sit too high. If they don't plan on leveling them then where do I send the bill when the suspension on my car needs to be replaced :)

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