There are too many people that don’t care about the old-school flavor that we had before the earthquake.
Phoebe Schmalfuss Marquez, Lost Coast, Self-Employed
The rent, traffic and homeless problems are terrible.
David Marquez, Lost Coast, Special Projects Director,
It’s always going to be a classic surf town, and liberal, and a nice place to raise a family and have fun and recreate. That’s not going away.
Eryn Snodgrass, Humboldt County, Promoter
After moving to San Francisco and then returning to Santa Cruz, I realize how homogenized it is.
Ruby Greene, San Francisco, Educator
Santa Cruz has become a gentrified cardboard shadow of its former cool and funky self.
B’anna Federico, Industrial Artist, Humboldt County