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                                                    No on Measure X           PAID
                                                                             DAVIS, CA
                                                                          PERMIT NO. 120
                                                                          ZIP CODE 95616

                                                    2015 Renoir Ave.

                                                    Davis CA, 95616

     The choice is ours

Traffic, Costs, Unaffordable Housing


                                       Farmland and Open Space
                                        Fiscal Responsibility
                                         Better Housing Alternatives

 The Planning Commission and the Finance & Budget Commission
                 did not support Covell Village
                    For the future of Davis
       Vote NO on Measure X on November 8th
                                                                                                                                    Almost half of
Smart Growth?                                                                                                                       Covell Village would
                                                                                                                                    be built in the

                                                                                                                    Pole Line Rd.
                                                                                                                                    100-year flood plain
   Affordable Housing?
       Improved Traffic?
                                                                                                                                    Source: Covell Village Draft EIR

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                              Fiction vs. Facts on Covell Village
Developer Claim                                            The Facts Show                                                                           Source
 “Smart growth”      Covell Village violates “smart growth” principles such as preserving air quality and protect-                           California Futures
                     ing farm land. Almost half of the project is in the 100-year flood plain. Smart growth advo-                            Network; Smart
                     cates preserving farm land and redevelopment of vacant land within a city. There are roughly                            Growth Principles
                     200 acres already in the City that are suitable for building housing including the Hunt-Wesson                          for California
                     and the PG&E sites. Spring Lake with 4,000 units is under construction only 5 minutes north of
                     Davis on Pole Line. The University is planning its own subdivision. Why not wait to evaluate
                     the cumulative impacts of all of these subdivisions after they build out?
“2/3 of the housing 92% of the for-sale houses in the Covell Village subdivision will cost more than $400,000 City’s Middle
   is affordable”   and are unaffordable to most Davis residents. The average price of homes, including Income Housing/
                    townhouses and condominiums, would be almost $700,000.                                        Fiscal Analysis
 “$60 million for This money is from INCREASED TAXES paid by Davis residents. It is NOT A GIFT from Development
  Davis Schools” the developers. Davis residents would pay for the personnel salaries, long term operating costs Agreement
                    and programs.
 “Most innovative Solar claims are grossly over exaggerated. The subdivision would generate a mere 5% of the Environmental
   solar project”   project’s energy requirements. The current average existing Davis home solar energy system is impact report, solar
                    more than three times larger than that proposed by Covell Village.                            engineer comment
  “Good for the      The Sierra Club opposes Covell Village. This subdivision would cause significant degrada- Environmental
  environment”       tion of air quality due to increased smog and other pollutants. Air quality deterioration would Impact Report
                     be “Significant and Unavoidable” according to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
“Improves traffic    Covell Village doubles traffic on Covell to almost 40,000 cars per day, and Pole Line and Environmental
     flow”           the over crossing to almost 27,000 cars per day causing Level of Service “F” traffic, defined Impact Report
                     as “intolerable to most drivers.” The Mace Overcrossing would be at 97% of capacity.
“Will not impact     The City’s Finance and Budget Commission did not support Covell Village, citing “the Commission
  City budget”       magnitude of the risk that this project poses to the City Council’s goal of fiscal stability.” Resolution
“Provides money      Development impact fees only partially offset the cost of increased crime, fires, traffic acci- Environmental
for public safety”   dents, and medical emergencies associated with a larger population. Covell Village does not Impact Report
                     guarantee a new fire station. The City can use the money any way it wants. Even if built, Davis
                     taxpayers would have to cover the long-term $1 million-plus annual operating costs.
  “New Urbanist”     Covell Village is a massive concentration of very large and expensive homes on tiny lots Environmental
       Design”       that is six times larger and twice as dense as Village Homes.                                   Impact Report
 “If we don’t build The County can’t afford to. It would lose millions of dollars from backing out of its Pass- General Plan; Pass -
it, the County will” Through Agreement with the City, and the County would have to pay for its own sewage treat- Through Agreement
                     ment plant and other public services.
     “We will get    Measure J guarantees that Davis voters get the final say on peripheral development          Davis 2001 General
 something worse” projects—we can reject any project like Covell Village that is bad for Davis. We have          Plan and City
                     better alternatives.                                                                        Ordinance
                         Why Vote NO on Measure X?
Covell Village proposes to build 1,864 housing units on 422 acres of Yolo County farmland located at Covell
Blvd. and Pole Line Rd. This land is outside the City of Davis. Covell Village is the largest subdivision ever
proposed in the history of Davis. It would be a huge, sprawling subdivision of big, expensive houses on small
lots. Covell Village is no Village Homes. It is six times larger and twice as dense.
                          Covell Village violates our citizen-based 2001 General Plan.
Unaffordable housing
              Covell Village developers claim that 2/3 of the housing in Covell Village will be affordable.
              But, the City’s own fiscal analysis projections show that the average for-sale home, including town
              houses and condominiums, would cost almost $700,000. 92% of the for-sale housing in Covell
              Village would be over $400,000 and unaffordable to Davis middle-income families.
                Covell Village does not provide housing that those who work here can afford.
Financial risks
Covell Village poses significant financial risk to the city. The city’s Finance and Budget Commission did not sup-
port this subdivision because of the “magnitude of risk that this project poses to the goal of fiscal stability” for Davis.
                 • The County has already made it clear that it wants more property taxes from the project so the
                   City would get less property tax
                 • The proposal assumes that we continue to pay special taxes scheduled to expire, like the Parks
                   Tax and the Measure P sales tax.
                 • The proposal assumes housing prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5% per year over the
                   next 15 years. Even small decreases in this rate would put the city at financial risk.
Large projects also impose major infrastructure costs, such as road-widenings or premature expansion of the waste
water treatment plant. Why should Davis taxpayers bear these costs?
                         Covell Village would bring enormous financial risk to the city.
Traffic impacts throughout our community
                  The subdivision would severely degrade traffic on Covell Boulevard, Pole Line Road and
                  other streets to Level of Service F, defined as “Conditions are intolerable for most drivers.”
                  Traffic on Covell and Pole Line would double. The Mace Boulevard and Pole Line over-cross-
                  ings into South Davis would reach gridlock.
                    Traffic generated by the project would have severe impacts on air quality. The Final EIR
states that “Emissions from this project would exceed the Yolo-Solano Air Quality District’s thresholds of signifi-
cance by substantial amounts and would represent significant, unavoidable impacts on regional air quality.”
              Covell Village would bring significant negative impacts to our health and safety.
Better alternatives
There are sites already within the City that can be developed, such as the neighboring 100-acre Hunt-Wesson site and
the PG&E site in downtown Davis, that could be developed rather than adding a new, peripheral sub-division. The
City would get at least 30% more property taxes from developing within the City, than from Covell Village.
We don’t need Covell Village to get a Trader Joe’s
A Trader Joe’s at Covell Village? This actually delays Davis opening a store for years. Trader Joe’s can come much
sooner to one of three other viable sites already within Davis rather than on land requiring annexation.

  For the future of Davis, Vote NO on Measure X
For the Future of Davis, Join Us in Voting NO on Measure X
                                                                The Sierra Club Opposes Covell Village
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Front Page Photo: Active, prime county farmland at Covell and Pole Line (proposed Covell Village site) courtesy of Wes Hardtaker

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