Santa Cruz County

Hung Out to Dry by The Transportation Plan

September 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

By Nick Peros, 9/30/2006 -

Buckle your seat belts, put on your helmets and brace yourself for the most colossal transportation wreck in the history of Santa Cruz County. Responsible parties include the County Board of Supervisors, County Tax Collector Fred Keeley, highly paid consultant, Eileen Goodwin and the 100 “stakeholders” of the Transportation Funding Task Force of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission.


Aptos High School “crosses the line” with secret behavior control exercise

September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

By Freedom Advocates Staff, 9/27/2006 - Aptos High School (AHS) violated the families of 360 students when it conducted a secret behavioral control exercise that compelled the students to publicly confess their sexual behaviors, personal thoughts, and family secrets, according to "Crossing the Line crosses the line" in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. AHS dismissed its violation of law and family autonomy as an "oversight" and expects the story to stop there. It doesn't. [...]

Sketch of “Smart Growth” Aptos Village Plan

June 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

6/28/2005, Santa Cruz, CA -- County Supervisor, Ellen Pirie released this sketch depicting the Aptos Village Plan. One can see very dense multi-story housing mixed with commercial development right at the edge of the railroad tracks. There is limited parking and residences don't have garages.


Just the Facts, Please! — The Ties Between Transportation and Housing in Santa Cruz County

January 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

By Michael Park, 1/28/2005 -

LA SELVA BEACH, CA -- A handful of county government insiders posing as community service volunteers were vocal participants in a successful attempt to shut down Michael Park as he delivered a facts-based speech on local Smart Growth policies regarding transportation and housing to the La Selva Beach Improvement Association on October 21, 2004. Read the transcript and see for yourself what they didn't want the public to know.


A Citizen’s Analysis of Measure J

October 12, 2004 | 0 Comments

By Michael Shaw, 10/12/2004 -

It is ironic that "progressive" Santa Cruz politicians are neck deep in a right wing government/private partnership scam that destroys neighborhoods at taxpayer expense. A friend was right when he said it is like Russia -- except that Lenin and Stalin were not this sophisticated.


Measure J Marries Transportation and Housing in Santa Cruz County

October 12, 2004 | 0 Comments

By Michael Park, 10/12/2004 -

Measure J proponents argue that Measure J will fund Highway 1 widening and alternative means of transportation projects. Opponents see the measure as an ineffective crutch to support an allegedly unsustainable car culture. Both sides fail to explain what this bond will truly accomplish.


Traffic Calming: A Nightmare for Americans

October 4, 2004 | 0 Comments

By Susanna L. Jennings, 10/4/2004 -

“Traffic calming devices” include lane reductions, planted median strips, corner bump-outs, cement roundabouts, speed bumps and chicanes occupying former parking spaces. They are all different types of hazardous obstacles -- whose purpose is to delay you or discourage you from using your automobile. Traffic calming is not just physically hazardous. It harms our way of life as well.

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