Local Talk

In light of the one-year anniversary of the death of two police officers in Santa Cruz, how are you feeling about public safety locally?

lt doriWell, I’ve always felt pretty safe in Santa Cruz, and although that was a shattering experience for our community, I still feel pretty safe here. I think we have a great sense of togetherness, really good support services for homeless people and others, and I think I feel no less secure now than I did a year ago.

Dori Schack
Santa Cruz | Market Representative

lt peggyI’m kind of concerned about public safety and drugs all around the town. I work in San Jose for Department of Drug and Alcohol Services with Department of Corrections and it’s getting scarier. There’s not enough being done and people aren’t going outside their doors in Santa Cruz because of all the crime going on down here.

Peggy O’Hara
Scotts Valley | MFT

lt jimIt seems all right except we still have a big homeless drug problem that isn’t being solved.

Jim Emdy
Santa Cruz | Librarian

lt nicholasI’m feeling pretty good. I know there’s a bit of crime around but I guess if I feel it’s my time to go, it’s my time to go. It’s kind of the way I view life.

Nicholas West
Santa Cruz | Counselor

lt aaronThese types of things happen now and then. It doesn’t mean we’re less or more safe, it’s just going to happen again sometime. We don’t have to freak out. Nothing’s really changed.

Aaron Ferrucci
Santa Cruz | Button Pusher

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