Robb Davis and Rochelle Swanson won the two open seats on the Davis City Council, beating out the other three candidates, in the General Municipal and Special Elections on June 3.
Davis came in first with 4,909 votes and 43.3 percent of the vote. Swanson came in second with 4,123 votes and 36.3 percent of the vote. The remaining three candidates, John Munn, Sheila Allen and Daniel Parrella, came in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Also on the June 2014 ballot for Davis voters were two measures, Measure P and O.
Measure P passed, repealing the water rates that were set up in May 2013. Those in support said more fair rates can be created, but opponents and city staff said this could cause Davis to fall short of its financial obligations to the Woodland-Davis surface water project.
Measure O did passed and will increase the sales tax in the City of Davis by 0.5 percent, raising it from 8 percent to 8.5 percent. The sales tax increase is projected to bring in about $3.6 million extra to pay for city services, programs and staff, such as police officers and parks employees. However, this does not solve the city’s $5 million budget deficit.
— Paayal Zaveri