Dear Mr. Rexroad,
I have been away from Yolo County for several years. When I returned this fall, I realized ”Davis is so much better than I remembered- now that I know how backwards the rest of the world is, I realize how wonderful it is here.” But then I drove to Woodland. Instead of the small-town feel of Davis, there were instead huge sprawling malls with no continuity, roads that seemed to wind around forever through huge parking lots. And a bleak and lonely feeling. Who planned this future wasteland?
I’d been to Sacramento that week, and saw what a mess that was: traffic snarls, disenfranchised people, poor, drug-infested neighborhoods.
It seems like Woodland thinks it can get the fast buck, but it doesn’t see what’s coming down the pike at it: a big problem.
Consider how this tower will continue the “downgrading” of Yolo County. Don’t let Yolo County become a dumping ground for projects that other places would like to avoid, or quick money that is gotten at the cost of our future, our livability, our environment, and our reputation.
It would be so easy for Yolo County to just become a crappy place between Sacramento and San Francisco.
But right now you still have some semblance of a unique and almost mystical zone of beauty: the pacific flyway at its most amazing. As people pass over the Yolo Causeway, hurrying on their way to mundane appointments, business meetings, chores of daily life, and they gaze out at the immense expanse of birds and water, it sets an indelible stamp on their minds: “This is a place of beauty”.
And as they wander off the beaten track, looking for that certain address, they pass through the calming and wide expanses of fields, they gain respect for the place- a respect that cannot be found when the flash of strobes and the towering of metal scaffolding obstructs the peace.
Don’t uglify our county any further. If anything, find ways to draw visitors to this lovely place by removing some of the eyesores that now exist, and restoring some of the areas that have already been “uglified” by so many poorly thought out quick-buck schemes.
We strongly oppose the Results Radio tower proposal, and we urge the Board of Supervisors to deny the extension of the permit to construct the tower.
We know that the Board of Supervisors has the discretionary power to deny the extension of the permit (Yolo County Code Sec. 8-2.3205).
Yolo County must consider the economic impact on the area before allowing features that negatively affect livability.
If the Davis Open Space Commission came out strongly against this tower, and recommended that you deny it, and if the Davis City Council unanimously asked you to deny the permit, it would seem there is good reason to rethink this permit, and it would also seem like a very divisive thing to go forward with. People don’t want this tower.
And the tower is bad news for Yolo County