The Domes is a Davis landmark, a vibrant community, and a hub for social and environmental innovation at UC Davis. With a nearly 40-year history of sustainability, participatory democracy, and cooperation, the Domes is a valuable treasure to UC Davis, the state of California, and the global community that must not be destroyed.
For these reasons we support residents’ desire to stay on the historic site, cultivate their gardens, maintain their homes, and nurture their community.
We are urging UC Davis to work with the affordable plan developed by a coalition of students, faculty, and community leaders to strengthen the Domes community and property through a third-party, nonprofit manager.
I urge UC Davis to work with the proposal developed by faculty, student residents, and the Solar Community Housing Association. This proposal provides an economically viable solution to address code compliance issues, while preserving cultural continuity for the Domes community.
The Baggins End Domes community has been a hub for environmental and social innovation for 40 years. The Domes is a landmark for the city of Davis and an invaluable and irreplaceable asset to UC Davis. The loss of this inspiring community would be a tragic mistake at a time when innovations in sustainability and community building are needed more than ever.