Friday, September 26, 2014
I tend to be a “public meeting” kind of a guy. After all, I spent twenty years as an elected member of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, and if you have a job like that, you had better like public meetings! I continue to advocate your active involvement in public meetings of all types, and I will continue to highlight opportunities for you to get engaged in these meetings as a way to help forge the future of our local communities through effective action on the land use policy and project items that will have such an important impact on our local economy and environment, and even on how successful we are in attaining our social equity goals.
I do want to say to those who are not quite so enamored of public meetings that I also advocate getting out into the natural environment. The “Land Use Links” I talked about yesterday, and that are found in the transcript of each KUSP Land Use Report, will give you some good ideas of organizations that are focused on the actual natural environment, in real life. You can review the list at kusp.org/landuse.
Today, let me note that the Elkhorn Slough Foundation will be sponsoring an Open House and Native Plant Fair tomorrow. Watsonville Wetlands Watch also has a great event scheduled for tomorrow, a Habitat Festival and Native Plant Sale.
Think about getting out and about in our wonderful environment this Saturday!