Repair trust in city government by listening

Updated: Jul 13

Letter to the SC Sentinel, 1/26/2022

When a letter writer (Jan. 18) wrote that voters’ trust is eroded and confidence undermined in city governance, she’s correct. But it can be easily repaired by listening.

Santa Cruz voters trust elected representatives and city staff who listen when we say the Farmers Market should remain at its 20-year iconic location on Lot 4, that 10 heritage trees not be cut down to make way for a structure covering the lot’s entire length and breadth. Voters trust when...

— Lisa Ekström, Santa Cruz

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