The Santa Cruz Lot 4 – used for the Farmer’s Market and Antiques Fair is home to 5 magnificent Magnolia trees as well as two large sycamores and several smaller trees.

The planned garage/Library/(maybe a little housing) would destroy ALL of them. It has been strenuously opposed by Campaign for Sustainable Transportation. Their website has details on why the parking is not needed.

This lot would be a perfect site for a public park where people could meet out of doors, read , relax or just enjoy the trees.

Downtown Commons Advocates – a local group has been advocating exactly this – facebook link and page on this site

Here’s a local artist impression of the market

and a version of the city proposal

If you’d like to join our campaign you can contact

Here are some more tree photos

  • Don’t Bury the Library
  • Sierra Club
  • Campaign for Sustainable Transportation
  • Youth for Climate Justice
  • Downtowns Commons Advocates
  • Santa Cruz Climate Action Network