We envision a community with a voice in how our future is shaped - starting with our downtown. Santa Cruz residents should have direct influence and engagement with this process. This initiative is for you - our neighbors - to secure the right to vote on the future of our downtown.
4 Elements Of Our Citizen's Initiative -
This Citizen's Initiative has four main elements that would initiate progress toward community goals. If passed, the General Plan and Downtown Plan would be amended as necessary to implement these elements.
Historic Public Library Renovation
Our community can retain a sense of place while saving money. A community cherishes the places that are the hallmarks of the town and the witnesses of its history.
Passing this initiative would ensure that our library, in its place for over 100 years, would be upgraded rather than entirely replaced at another location.
A Downtown Commons
Our City needs open green space to move and breathe. This is especially important while we increase our population density in already dense areas, like our downtown.
Passing this initiative would keep the Farmers’ Market where it is on Lot 4, saving 10 Heritage trees and laying the groundwork for a green community space - a downtown commons.