Thursday, October 18, 2012
John Leopold represents the First Supervisorial District on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. He publishes a regular email newsletter that alerts his constituents to important land use and other issues. If you live in the First District, I certainly encourage you to sign up for Supervisor Leopold’s newsletter. In fact, if you care about County government in general, signing up for the Leopold Newsletter would be a good idea.
In his most recent newsletter, Supervisor Leopold highlights a new planning process for one of the longest transportation corridors in the County – Soquel Drive. The planning process is to help County government envision future development along that corridor, but the effort will also address sustainable development along 7th Avenue, 17th Avenue, 41st Avenue, Portola Drive, Brommer Street, and Capitola Road.
The idea is to plan for the next generation of sustainable housing, economic development and necessary transportation improvements, and Supervisor Leopold is encouraging local residents to get personally involved. Let me second that motion.
If you care about this important planning process, come to a “Visioning Workshop” to be held this evening at the New Brighton Middle School, located at 250 Washburn Avenue in Capitola. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. this evening, and is scheduled to end at 9:00 p.m.