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Organized by Davis Downtown’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, the brown-bag lunch series facilitates thought-provoking dialogue regarding issues affecting downtown Davis in a casual setting. For more information on dates and topics, please visit the Events Calendar.

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase one at any downtown eatery. For more information, contact Davis Downtown Executive Director Stewart Savage at (530) 392-8324 or stewart@DavisDowntown.com.

Upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Discussions

Brown Bag City of Davis Fiscal Review

Davis Downtown To Discuss City’s Fiscal Condition

Davis Downtown invites member businesses and the community to the January 25, 2017 Brown Bag meeting at River City Bank for an in-depth discussion about our City’s precarious fiscal condition.

As Mayor Robb Davis stated earlier this month, “We are not paying for the things that we’ve already purchased, and we are not paying for those things in adequate amounts to make sure they remain for the future.”

A sub-committee of the Finance and Budget Commission (Jeff Miller, Matt Williams and Bob Fung) built a clear, easy-to-understand computer model that shows the City’s current financial condition, as well as dynamically displaying realistic projections/scenarios of how decisions made in current time by the City affect the City’s future financial health over the next 20 years.

Entitled “Project Toto,” the model provides revealing, realistic projections of the city’s financial position based on actual financial numbers from the City’s budget and other city documents. The model and the forum illuminates the reality behind the curtain.

This Davis Downtown Brown Bag meeting will be held at River City Bank, 239 E Street, in downtown Davis, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Organized by Davis Downtown’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, the Brown Bag meetings facilitate thought-provoking dialog regarding issues affecting Downtown Davis in a casual setting.

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase one at any downtown eatery. For more information, contact Davis Downtown Executive Director Stewart Savage at (530) 392-8324 or stewart@DavisDowntown.com.

Trackside Development Brown Bag

Davis Downtown To Discuss Trackside Center Project

Davis Downtown invites member businesses and the community to the October 28, 2015 Brown Bag meeting at the Pence Gallery for an open discussion about the proposed Trackside Center project.

A short presentation by Kemble Pope, Project Manager, will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and give input on the proposal.

Trackside Project Summary

Join us as we learn more about the recent proposal to redevelop the Trackside Center at 901-919 Third Street. The new mixed-use building proposes 10,000 SF of new retail space, underground parking and 48 residences in a 5 1/2 story building.High-quality rental residences are designed for empty-nesters and young professionals that want to live an urban lifestyle with pedestrian, bicycle and transit options for their daily needs.

Benefits to the community include higher-quality retail options on an inviting and relaxing ‘Rail Promenade’, new environmentally progressive housing options and more residents to advocate for the continued renewal of our cherished downtown. Also, the new building will create a large, ongoing net increase of financial benefit to the City that can help fund other community needs.

Downtown Davis and Old East Davis will benefit from the conversion of an eye-sore alley into a safer, European-style, pedestrian and bicycle friendly passage activated by retail and residential use. Underground utilities and improved streetscapes and sidewalks will create a more pleasing experience for residents and visitors.

Trackside Project Documents

Project application documents can be found online: http://bit.ly/trackside_application

Learn more and stay involved by visiting: http://www.tracksidecenter.com

Brown Bag Information

This Davis Downtown Brown Bag meeting will be held at the Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, in downtown Davis, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Organized by The Davis Downtown’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, the Brown Bag meetings facilitate thought-provoking dialog regarding issues affecting Downtown Davis in a casual setting.

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase one at any downtown eatery. For more information, contact Davis Downtown Executive Director Stewart Savage at (530) 392-8324 or stewart@DavisDowntown.com.

Are EV Parking Spaces Taking Away Parking Spots For Your Customers?

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Cool Davis, the City of Davis, Valley Climate Action Center, and the UCD Institute of Transportation Studies are planning the future of EV Charging in Davis. Businesses need to understand and be ready for widespread adoption of electric vehicles by customers and employees.

At this noon-time meeting, Shelby Kelly, Transportation Field Coordinator for Cool Davis, the City’s EV Charging Grant Team will be presenting on the impacts of electric vehicles on businesses. Come learn how and why you should be considering electric vehicle charging for your business, employees, and customers.

This Davis Downtown Brown Bag meeting will be held at River City Bank, 239 E Street, in downtown Davis, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Organized by Davis Downtown’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, the Brown Bag meetings facilitate thought-provoking dialog regarding issues affecting Downtown Davis in a casual setting.

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase one at any downtown eatery. For more information, contact Davis Downtown Executive Director Stewart Savage at (530) 392-8324 or stewart@DavisDowntown.com.

Jumpstarting Davis

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Davis Downtown invites member businesses and the community to the Jan 28 Brown Bag meeting at River City Bank for an in-depth discussion about innovation opportunities in Davis.

From innovation districts to TEDx salons and from angel investing to business incubators, Davis is alive with activity focused on innovation and economic development in our community.

At this noon-time meeting, we will take a look at current innovation and economic development activities, discuss how best to sustain these efforts, and how to facilitate future innovation and exploration.

This Davis Downtown Brown Bag meeting will be held at River City Bank, 239 E Street, in downtown Davis, on Wednesday, Jaanuary 28, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Organized by Davis Downtown’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, the Brown Bag meetings series facilitates thought-provoking dialog regarding issues affecting Downtown Davis in a casual setting.

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase one at any downtown eatery. For more information, contact Davis Downtown Executive Director Stewart Savage at (530) 392-8324 or stewart@DavisDowntown.com.

Davis Downtown Offers Free Website Tutorial

Davis Downtown invites member businesses to the May 28, 2014 Brown Bag meeting at the Varsity Theater for a step-by-step tutorial on how to navigate, claim, and create their own professional DavisDowntown.com business webpage.

Bring your laptops for hands-on instruction and to make sure set-ups are complete.

The redesigned website, which debuted in September 2013, hosts a variety of new features providing visitors and businesses access to a wealth of information about downtown Davis. The website includes features such as:

  • Responsive design
  • Enhanced maps and business listings
  • Improved social media integration
  • Enhanced event calendar

We will also review the new Davis Downtown Mobile Application. The new application gives mobile users quick access to:

  • Downtown business listing
  • Parking Information
  • 2nd Friday Art About information
  • Event Calendar
  • Transportation resources
  • Farmers Market information

This special Davis Downtown Brown Bag meeting will be held at the Varsity Theater, 616 2nd Street in downtown Davis, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Organized by Davis Downtown’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, the Brown Bag meetings series facilitates thought-provoking dialog regarding issues affecting Downtown Davis in a casual setting.

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase one at any downtown eatery. For more information, contact Davis Downtown Executive Director Stewart Savage at (530) 392-8324 or stewart@DavisDowntown.com.