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We're a news organization in Santa Cruz, CA. We watch our public institutions and hold power to account.

We're a news organization in Santa Cruz, CA. We watch our public institutions and hold power to account.
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We're a news organization in Santa Cruz, CA. We watch our public institutions and hold power to account.

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@theSClocal

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Episodes

Ep. 8 New Homeless Camp By Depot Park

3/20/2019
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Santa Cruz City Council creates a new 50-bed homeless camp in a Washington Street parking lot by Depot Park. The new camp will be managed, and will have rules, such as no drugs or criminal activity. We hear from the owner of Perrigo's Auto Body Shop, who says the camp will destroy his business. Also, what you need to know about the council's homeless shelter crisis declaration.

Duration:00:05:29

Ep. 7 Hearing From Homeless People On Conditions At Ross Camp

3/13/2019
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Santa Cruz City Council again schedules the closure of a homeless camp at River Street and Highway 1 — this time it's set for April 17, and it's supposed to coincide with the reopening of the nearby 1220 River Street homeless camp. The city also pinpoints six sites for another homeless camp. We visit the current camp and talk with homeless people about conditions there, and possible solutions.

Duration:00:08:11

Ep. 6 Council Delays Homeless Camp Closure, Again

3/1/2019
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Santa Cruz City Council delays the closure of the homeless camp behind the Ross Dress For Less on River Street, until the city can find a better place for the 200 people living there. Also, to the relief of many Westside residents, a ban on overnight parking on Delaware Avenue will remain in place. We break down the Feb. 26 city council meeting for you.

Duration:00:04:30

Ep. 6 Council Delays Homeless Camp Closure, Again

3/1/2019
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Santa Cruz City Council delays the closure of the homeless camp behind the Ross Dress For Less on River Street. Also, to the relief of many Westside residents, a ban on overnight parking on Delaware Avenue will remain in place. We break down the Feb. 26 city council meeting for you.

Duration:00:04:30

Ep. 5 Homelessness, Discord, Bus Passes

2/20/2019
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Learn more about a homelessness proposal that would lift a ban on overnight parking on Delaware Avenue in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz City Council is set to consider the proposal at its next meeting on Feb. 26. Also, we discuss the discord we saw among council members at the last meeting and how it can get in the way of good governance. Lastly, we share more details about city spending on bus passes for anyone who works downtown. Some say it will help alleviate downtown traffic. Others say it's...

Duration:00:11:22

Ep. 4 Another Homeless Camp Relocation

2/13/2019
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Santa Cruz City Council starts to close the homeless camp near Highway 1 and reopen the River Street Camp near the Tannery. We brief you on what else you should know about the Feb. 12 council meeting: new rules on in-law units, bus passes for all downtown employees, and a new city task force to explore tenant protections.

Duration:00:03:33

Ep. 3 Calling for input on eviction law

2/5/2019
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Two Santa Cruz City Council members are looking for your input on a proposal that would outlaw certain types of evictions. Learn about where they stand and why. To see a copy of the proposed law, visit santacruzlocal.org and click on this episode. Update (Feb. 8): The final hearing of the eviction ordinance has been tabled for a future date. It is not on the agenda of the Tuesday, Feb. 12 city council meeting.

Duration:00:08:24

Briefing: Santa Cruz hits restart on eviction rules and considers ADUs

1/24/2019
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Santa Cruz City Council delays a final vote on controversial eviction rules, and advances changes to ADU policies to help boost housing stock. We recap the Jan. 22 Santa Cruz City Council meeting.

Duration:00:03:10

What's next for rent control and tenant rights in Santa Cruz?

1/11/2019
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The new progressive Santa Cruz City Council made its first move on eviction rules and rent stabilization this week, and we get a glimpse of the new majority's dynamics. The city prepares for a months-long, intense discussion on the future of rent control and tenants rights. We recap Tuesday's meeting and talk with Councilmember Sandy Brown.

Duration:00:34:55