When our petition was launched in early 2001, the pandemic was making it challenging for members of our group to go door-to-door to discuss our concerns and to share a traditional petition. And for interested residents to add their name to our cause. So, out of respect for everyone involved, we launched this as an e-petition that speaks to our concerns about the project — as proposed — for 831 Water Street. If you haven’t already done so, you can still add your name to this e-petition. Thank you very much!
“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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