Too demanding, Davis planners say
Planners in Davis have recommended that the City Council reject all three technology parks proposed on private land just outside the city.
The advice comes in a report as the council updates the city's general plan, which guides the city's growth through 2010. The council will most likely consider the three research park proposals on Dec. 6 or later, said city planner Bob Wolcott.
Planners rejected the sites, which are within the city's sphere of influence for various reasons. They range from their tendency to increase demand for housing -- the city's voters generally oppose growth -- to their demand on city services.
"We're recommending that City Council continue to explore the idea" of a university-related research park, Wolcott said, "and look at other sites."
Continuing to explore the idea isn't good enough, countered an advocate for one of the three parks.
Davis is missing opportunities to attract technology companies, said PG&E Properties general manager Jeanne Jones, adding that she's "constantly approached" by businesses interested in locating in PG&E's proposed Davis Technology Campus.