News & Updates

Next steps after a disappointment

We are disappointed in the Santa Cruz City Council’s 4 to 3 vote on Dec.14 that the monstrous Novin Development proposal at 831 Water St. meets the City’s objective standards. We believe it is the wrong decision and will continue in our efforts to fight a project that raises serious threats to public health and safety.

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A new update on 831 Water St. proposal

The 831 Water Street development application on the Santa Cruz City Council’s agenda for Tuesday, November 23. Specifically, the Council is scheduled to consider whether to rescind its October 12 denial of the 831 Water Street Development Project application and whether to hold a follow-up public oversight hearing re. the project proposal, at its December 14 meeting.

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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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