Santa Cruz City Council Candidate Forum

Welcome to Election Year 2012!

We invite you to join us for an evening of serious social dialog with the Santa Cruz City Council Candidates. We will socialize, we will ask questions of the candidates and we will eat ice cream from the Penny Ice Creamery.

We are crowdsourcing the questions so we capture the hot topics for our communities. Questions for the candidates can be submitted below.

Register here to attend the event Wednesday, September 19 @ 6pm

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  1. Are you willing to put police budget reduction on the table and put resources into community-based solutions to crime and social problems?

    The city is in budget crisis and every department has been cut except the police budget. Santa Cruz spends more on police than any similar city of its size.

    12 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Crime  ·  Admin →
    • Please talk a bit about your approach to water management.

      How will you balance decisions between desalination, trades with neighboring water districts, and conservation?

      23 votes
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      • Would you ever support the construction of a hotel / convention facility in Santa Cruz to attract more visitors and promote local business?

        Do you believe Santa Cruz may be missing out on opportunities to attract more eco-tourists and others from the Bay Area and elsewhere?

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          0 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
        • 24 votes
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          • 2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
            • 4 votes
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              • Will you help protect the UCSC upper campus ecosystem from campus expansion?

                UCSC has long planned to expand into the virtually untouched north campus area, including bio-diverse and endangered second-growth forest, chaparral, and meadows.

                25 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Water  ·  Admin →
                • 15 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Business  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                    • 4 votes
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                      • How will you promote our emerging food & farm economy and culture, for community members and visitors alike?

                        Santa Cruz has a vibrant agriculture and community food enterprise scene, and yet the city has done little to specifically promote this aspect of our local abundance for either our own community or as a high-end tourist attraction. With the amazing wealth of local, organic food and wine we have Santa Cruz should be as much a foodie-mecca as Napa or Sonoma. We could have a really vibrant restaurant scene that is truly world-class, if we invested in drawing people from the greater Bay Area as visitors.

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                          0 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                        • 1 vote
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                          • 17 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                            • 9 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                              • 3 votes
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                                • 13 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Internet  ·  Admin →
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