News & Updates

A big win, but the effort continues

The Santa Cruz City Council voted 6-1 on October 12, saying that the giant development proposal our citizens group has steadfastly opposed does NOT qualify for fast-track approval. But our effort continues.

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Quick update on 831 Water St. proposal

The Santa Cruz City Council has postponed its review of Novin Development’s fast-track application until the council’s meeting on Tuesday, October 12. Please continue to let the council know where you stand on proposed development, which would be located just feet from one-story houses, would create massive transportation problems on a key transportation corridor, and would lead to numerous other health and safety issues in this area of our city.

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REMINDER: Please attend city’s community meeting on Thursday, Aug. 12, about proposed development at 831 Water St.

This post is a reminder that the City of Santa Cruz is hosting a “community meeting” on Thursday, Aug. 12, concerning the massive development proposed for 831 Water St. The meeting is scheduled to take place between 6 and 7:30 p.m. The post also includes a link to an updated letter our group has sent to City Council members, detailing the many reasons why the developer’s “streamlined” application should be rejected by city staff.

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Thank you

After a recent call for support, many (generous) Santa Cruz residents contributed to our group’s efforts to have some say in development plans for 831 Water Street.

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We need your help

After a disappointing second meeting with the developer of a proposed project at 831 Water Street, our group has determined that we might incur additional legal expenses — prompting a fundraising message to subscribers.

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‘Objective standards’ meeting scheduled for our group

Sarah Neuse, from the City of Santa Cruz’s Planning and Community Development Department, will meet with our group on May 5 to discuss the department’s current Objective Standards Project, which is focused on creating new zoning and development standards for multifamily housing throughout the City.

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