City Council Sep 22

Good summary from Jean Brocklebank leader of Don’t Bury the Library (DBTL):
All our emails helped!  There were a total of 82 opposed to (and 41 in favor of) approving the contract for an Owner’s Representative, due to insufficient information. Then another 12 opposed to 5 in favor who spoke at yesterday’s 3 hour long meeting. 
In the end, we prevailed and staff will have to return in mid-late October with the information they were directed in June to provide in September!

Excellent new 4 minute video describes the problem well.

Wonderful cartoon by DeCinzo – is this what we want?

Garage song by Tyler Maldonado song lyrics

The planned garage/Library/(maybe a little housing) would destroy ALL of them. There is a great new website https://garagealternatives.org/ with lots of details. The garage has been strenuously opposed by Campaign for Sustainable Transportation. Their website has details on why the parking is not needed.

Article about the many benefits of city trees

Recent article about cities planting more trees – Santa Cruz wants to cut them down! posted 8/29/20

Great article with wonderful graphics about how cars have been taking way too much space in our cities.

FUTURE?

Let the city council know the painting at the right is NOT what we want.

Here’s a local artist impression of the market.

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

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

and the SC Sentinel version of the city proposal

If you’d like to join our campaign you can contact paulineseales120@gmail.com or check out this group sign up.

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