Voters to decide library's future

Updated: Jul 13

Petition qualifies for November ballot

Boxes containing petitions with more than 5,000 signatures from people who attested that they were Santa Cruz city voters. Delivered by Our Downtown, Our Future, the measure qualified for the November ballot. Credit: Shmuel Thaler -- Santa Cruz Sentinel File

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Article in the SC Sentinel, 6/18/2022

SANTA CRUZ >> A vote to halt the construction of a new city library with an attached parking garage and affordable housing project in Downtown Santa Cruz will go on the November ballot this year unless it’s approved by the Santa Cruz City Council.

On Tuesday, the county clerk certified a petition created by the local grassroots organization, Our Downtown, Our Future, for a ballot measure to stop the city from building a new public library and mixed-use building on the lot that currently hosts the city’s weekly farmers market. The group gathered 4,912 valid signatures, more than the 3,048 required to place it on the November ballot....

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