By: Sandra Parhami My name is Sandra Parhami, and for the last seven months I have served as the Policy and Programs Intern for the Santa Cruz County Business Council. As a recent college graduate from UCSC, I studied Economics and Cognitive Science— many would see this as a peculiar combination, … [Read More...] about Strong Business, Better Community: My Time at the SCC Business Council
Areas of Focus
& Economic Development
Be future-minded in all committee-related activities, promote opportunities; avoid negativity.
To provide issue-specific education for the private-sector, and by the private-sector, related to infrastructure projects and policy.
To ensure that each SCCBC member feels that they are receiving a positive return on their investment in the organization.
By: Sandra Parhami After more than a century of prohibition on recreational Marijuana, constituents were hopeful that the passage of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), approved by voters in 2016, would create state and federal tax revenue, as well as reduce the scope of the … [Read More...] about High Tax Burden is Burning Out Local Cannabis Industry
Last week the City of Watsonville held a study session to review potential options for their inclusionary zoning ordinance. Now we've covered inclusionary zoning (IZ) extensively in other blog posts, but essentially IZ is when a jurisdiction requires a certain percentage of new housing to be deed … [Read More...] about Balancing Affordable Housing in Watsonville