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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

News in brief: Officials meeting to discuss Picnic Day

Later today, campus and city officials will meet to discuss Saturday’s Picnic Day and the fate of the contentious holiday.

ASUCD President Adam Thongsavat, along with Vice Chancellor Fred Wood, will be attending the meeting. Both said they feel good about how things went on Saturday and are optimistic about the future.

“I thought Picnic day went very, very well,” Wood said. “What I mean by that is daytime efforts on campus. There was a whole different feel this year than last year.”

An estimated 75,000 people attended the event. Fifty-four arrests and 207 citations were issued by city of Davis police officers during Picnic Day patrol, which lasted from Friday evening to Sunday morning. Ten arrests were made and 62 citations were issued by UC Davis police on Saturday.

“At this time the Davis Police Department is not prepared to issue any opinions about whether this year’s Picnic Day was better or worse than last year,” Lt. Paul Doroshov said in a press release. “We plan to conduct further analysis of our activity and seek input from community members and other stakeholders before offering any conclusions.”

-Becky Peterson

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