Well, 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.
Santa Cruz | Market Representative
I’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.
Scotts Valley | MFT
It seems all right except we still have a big homeless drug problem that isn’t being solved.
Santa Cruz | Librarian
I’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.
Santa Cruz | Counselor
These 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.
Santa Cruz | Button Pusher