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Drought and water-supply experts list for 2015

Drought and water-supply experts list for 2015

Experts from the University of California, Davis, are available to media to discuss the drought and water-supply issues affecting California.

DROUGHT AND WILDFIRES Wildfire, climate and plant communities

Mark Schwartz, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, can discuss the impact of climate change on wildfires, as well as where and when plant communities are predicted to exhibit stress as a consequence of unusual climatic conditions, including wildfire. His work to help better predict fire behavior and forest vulnerabilities informs decisions about fire management, including prescribed fire, fuels reduction, and management responses to wildfire events. Contact: Mark Schwartz, John Muir Institute of the Environment, (530) 752-0671, mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS Economic impact on agriculture and consumers

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Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley has announced this year’s annual Assessment Roll increased from the 2014 total value of $21.8 billion to a current value of just over $23 billion. Improving economic factors have continued to strengthen the real estate market, attracting new residents and contributing to an overall rise in home values throughout Yolo County, resulting in a total 2015 Assessment Roll of $23,239,449,070; a 6.51% increase over the prior year. 

“Every member of my staff has been working tirelessly to efficiently handle the increased workload that accompanies the fair valuation of land, property and many other aspects of Yolo County and I could not be prouder of the end result,” said Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley.  “Preparing this year’s roll was a wonderful experience.”

Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

 Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

Community Business Bank announces that it now ranks even higher on the list of Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America developed by DepositAccounts, an online publication focused on banking and savings information for consumers.

The 2015 list ranks Community Business Bank sixth in the nation - up two spots from 2014. The bank is one of only 49 out of nearly 7,000 federally insured banks to be listed in the top ten percent for the second straight year.

“We are very pleased to again be nationally recognized as one of the top 10 healthiest institutions across the U.S.,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “The fact that we have been ranked even higher on the list this year speaks to the dedication of our staff and directors, as well as to our commitment to the communities we serve.” 

Job Search Help Available

Job Search Help Available

Looking for a good job?  Need help with your resume?  Stop by Yolo County’s Davis Branch Library One-Stop Career Center for help.

Career counselors will offer assistance with finding a job, creating a resume and getting ready for an interview.  From making your voicemail professional to updating your social profiles and connecting with your network, this One-Stop Career Center can help.  

The center also provides eligibility services by appointment for CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other public assistance programs.  To make an appointment for eligibility services, call (530) 312-5860

The Davis Branch Library One-Stop Career Center is free, open to the public and located in the Mary L Stephens Davis Branch Library at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.  Hours of operations are Tuesdays and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Drop-ins are welcome.

Hackathon Coders Use California Health-Care Portal to Develop Apps

Hackathon Coders Use California Health-Care Portal to Develop Apps

A civic hackathon at UC Davis challenged participants to use health-care data from the California state government drew a big crowd of coders and produced apps that might have staying power... Read More

2015-16 Recommended Budget & 2014-15 Annual Report Now Available

2015-16 Recommended Budget & 2014-15 Annual Report Now Available

Today, Yolo County released its 2015-16 Recommended Budget and 2014-15 Annual Report.  The Board of Supervisors will consider the recommended budget on June 16.  Total expenditures for the county are recommended in the amount of $346,140,712 with general purpose revenues of $64,267,400, which represents an increase of $2,056,823 from the 2014-15 estimated general purpose revenue.  Capital expenditures are recommended at $3,618,159. 

This year’s Recommended Budget takes a cautious approach due to the already extended length of the existing economic recovery.  Even as the economy proceeds through a gradual recovery, Yolo County continues to experience higher unemployment levels than surrounding areas, the state and the nation.  Job growth, while improving, continues at a slow pace.

Job Fair June 19

Job Fair June 19

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi, the Workforce Development Collaborative and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board to advance individual job readiness and connect job seekers with employers through a Job Fair on Friday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 50 local businesses and apprenticeship programs represented at the Job Fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to complete applications and submit resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft and review resumes, providing constructive feedback to increase an applicant’s likelihood of success.