There were two themes to recent Santa Cruz meeting about a hotel: precedent and integrity. Council approved the hotel in 2011, and it came back due to parking issues.
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UCSC librarian and well-known local musician, Josh Alper, was obeying all the rules of the road when he was killed. His death reflects the increasing need for separated bike lanes, local advocates say.
“They might not solve it tomorrow. But in a generation if we can give more kids opportunities, we’ll have a better community.”
Laurie Egan got her friends at the Coastal Watershed Council to dress up in life jackets when Santa Cruz city council discussed the future of the San Lorenzo River.
Pointing Santa Cruz City Council meetings in a new direction.
“Sometimes we think we’re a small town and we can’t make a difference with these global problems, but there’s power in a good example,” says Tim Goncharoff, candidate for the 2014 city council race.
Amelia Conlen vows to keep People Power going strong.
“It saved my life,” says Roxanne Baker of the needle exchange program in Santa Cruz’s Lower Ocean area. Now 60, Baker has long since recovered from a drug addiction that lasted 34 years. But she almost didn’t get the chance. In 1991, her husband contracted AIDS from a dirty syringe.
If all goes according to plan, Sue Lawson will leave her home in La Selva Beach, where she’s been 32 years, for a new place where she hopes to really get to know the people around her. Lawson intends to move into a proposed 19-unit housing complex that’s up for a city council vote July 24. It would include a community kitchen and activity room—all in the name of getting to know the people next door a little better. “This is why it’s called an intentional community,” the 74-year-old Lawson says. “We meet once a week, and our building isn’t even going to be built for a year and a half.”
The environmental impact report for the Santa Cruz desal plant, originally due September 2011, has been delayed a second time. Now city staff has given up on estimating specific months and instead started ballparking seasons.