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New Year New Updates: State and Local Homelessness 2020

There is a lot of commotion in the City of Santa and the entire state of California around how governments can be more efficient in reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness. Recent data documented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reveals that California has “more than 151,000 homeless people, including more than…

Vote with Your Dollars: Bonds and Ballot Measures

At our last board meeting, the Business Council had an opportunity to hear from representatives from Measure R, Measure Y, and Measure Z about the details of these specific ballots. Read what these representatives had to say by reading the summary below. For more information about all nine upcoming local ballot measures visit https://www.votescount.com/Home/Elections/March2020PresidentialPrimary/March3localmeasures.aspx Cabrillo College,…

A Gig Update

As was expected, Uber Technologies and Postmates Inc. filed a legal challenge against California’s AB5 “Gig Economy” law this past week in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, which is appealable to the Federal Ninth Circuit Court. AB5 was adopted by the State legislature this past year to codify the…

Get Schooled on School District Ballot Measures 2020

As we mentioned in our last newsletter we will be continuing our series on the upcoming March 2020 ballot measures. This week we will be discussing Measures M, S, T, U, and V.    Measure M- Aromas-San Juan Unified School District (55% vote) reauthorize $4.2 million of Aromas-San Juan Unified School District’s bonds previously approved…

To Beat A Dead Horse, or Camel? Whatever it’s about Housing Stupid

If you watched last week’s Santa Cruz City Council meeting you may have unknowingly seen a perfect example of everything that is wrong with housing politics in Santa Cruz. For just a brief moment, you saw elected leaders literally say one thing, and then in the exact same set of remarks, admit that it wouldn’t…

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