Please Sign Our Petition

The pandemic makes it worrisome for people to sign or collect signatures on a petition — in person. So, out of respect for our fellow city residents, we have launched this e-petition that speaks to our concerns about this project. Please consider adding your name to it. Thank you!

“We the undersigned are in favor of the City of Santa Cruz working with developers to add affordable and attainable housing to our neighborhoods. But we strongly believe that such housing should be responsible, reasonable, and respectful of existing neighborhoods. It is also our belief that the development currently proposed for 831 Water Street satisfies only one of these objectives: It adds housing units. Unfortunately, this proposal would add housing at a scale that is not respectful of the Eastside neighborhoods that would be significantly impacted by its approval. It is also our opinion that the project, as currently proposed, would add housing in a way that is unsafe and environmentally irresponsible. We the undersigned strongly encourage our city representatives — elected officials, appointed officials, and staff — to do everything possible to ensure that this and other similar developments in Santa Cruz add housing AND do so in a way that is respectful of the neighborhoods such proposals impact. Thank you!”

Please sign our online petition

"We the undersigned are in favor of the City of Santa Cruz working with developers to add affordable and attainable housing to our neighborhoods. But we strongly believe that such housing should be responsible, reasonable, and respectful of existing neighborhoods. It is also our belief that the development currently proposed for 831 Water Street satisfies only one of these objectives: It adds housing units. Unfortunately, this proposal would add housing at a scale that is not respectful of the Eastside neighborhoods that would be significantly impacted by its approval. It is also our opinion that the project, as currently proposed, would add housing in a way that is unsafe and environmentally irresponsible. We the undersigned strongly encourage our city representatives — elected officials, appointed officials, and staff — to do everything possible to ensure that this and other similar developments in Santa Cruz add housing AND do so in a way that is respectful of the neighborhoods such proposals impact. Thank you!"

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Please note: While people who sign our petition are asked for their full name, full address, and email address, we have — for privacy reasons because it’s online — chosen to have our petition display only their first name, the first letter of their last name, and their city of residence. Please also see a link to this site’s privacy page, below.