Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It has probably not escaped your attention that there will be an election on November 6th this year. There is quite a choice at the Presidential level, and there are some important choices to be made at the state level, too. Last week, I highlighted one of the state ballot propositions that will have a big impact on land use, Proposition 31, and I would be remiss not to mention the supervisorial elections being held in every county in the Monterey Bay Region. In most of them, land use issues are right at the center of the debate. I hope you are getting informed and getting involved.
As you probably know, KUSP makes it easy to send me an email, and I am always delighted to hear from listeners. I really do try to respond to what listeners tell me; so, don’t be shy.
Last week, a listener alerted me to a website called “The Inside Scoop,” focusing on the Santa Cruz City City Council elections, and sponsoring a forum scheduled for today at 6:30 p.m. It’s unclear to me who is sponsoring the site, but one interesting feature is an ability to use the site to pose questions to the candidates, and to indicate, by voting, what questions you think are most important. I am pleased to say that a lot of the issues identified do relate to land use and water policy.
You can get a link to my direct email, and to “The Inside Scoop,” at kusp.org/landuse.