Wednesday, September 26, 2012
As a former elected official myself, I do pay attention to elections, and this year I am paying particular attention not only to the amazingly important federal and state elections scheduled for November, but to some pretty important local elections, too. County Supervisorial elections in both Monterey and Santa Cruz counties will have a profound impact on future land use decisions. City Council elections, perhaps particularly in the City of Santa Cruz, may also have a big impact on future land use and water policy decisions.
If you are going to be voting in the City of Santa Cruz (and there is still time to register to vote, by the way), you might want to attend a candidates’ forum for Santa Cruz City Council candidates, scheduled for tomorrow evening. The forum will focus on water issues, and is sponsored by the Surfriders Environmental Alliance, the Surfrider Foundation, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Peak Water, Desal Alternatives, the Community Water Coalition, Teach the Forest, and Save the Waves.
The candidates’ forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow evening at the Louden Nelson Center, located at 301 Center Street in the City of Santa Cruz. The law firm with which I am associated represents the Community Water Coalition, one of the sponsors, but that’s not the only reason I am going to be at the forum tomorrow night. I hope to see you there!