Local Talk

What is the most urgent issue for the City Council to address?

lt damonHomelessness and drug use. We need to take care of our population in town, and we need to help the people that need help.

Damon Shanle
Santa Cruz | Controller





lt lauraPetty crime related to drug addiction and use. I think nothing comes close to that.

Laura Batcha
Santa Cruz | Executive Director





lt jakeCrime, and crime and mental health.

Jake Lewin
Santa Cruz | Organic Certification






lt danielThe cost of housing is making it difficult for all the wonderful creative people who would like to be here to actually live here.

Daniel Bittleston
Santa Cruz | Advisory Board for Waldorf Education





lt mossThere is a lot of homelessness, and more services should be created for them. Desalination is another issue. It

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Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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