Should the City Council declare Santa Cruz a METH FREE ZONE?
#44 Sep 1, 2010
make all Santa Cruz schools drug free zones.
"A Drug-free school zone is an area inclusive of any property used for school
purposes by any school, whether or not owned by such school, within 1,000
feet of any such property, and within or immediately adjacent to school
buses .It is any specific location in the community, especially an area
where children congregate, that the citizens perceive as being a place where
drug trafficking or alcohol availability problems exist, and the citizens decide
to take action. Typically, communities have targeted schools and school
yards, parks and playgrounds, public housing developments, and specific
neighborhoods or city blocks.
Drug-free zones around schools offer communities one way to give students
a place where they can play and talk without being threatened by drug
dealers and drug users. Federal law and many state and local laws increase
penalties for drug-related activities in drug-free school zones. The
penalties vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in terms of whether they stand
alone as separate offenses or serve as a sentencing enhancement and in
terms of the defenses available .
The No Child Left Behind Act amended and reauthorized the Safe and Drug
Free Schools & Communities Act (SDFSCA) as Part A of Title IV-21st century
schools. The No Child Left Behind Act authorized funds for SDFSCA program,
which is the federal government’s major initiative to prevent drug abuse
violence in and around schools. As part of the SDFSCA, Congress allocated
millions to school districts to help them establish programs to prevent the
use of alcohol and other drugs, but there are no accountability standards to
accompany the money. The SDFSCA was established by the 1986 Anti
Drug Abuse Act. The SDFSC Advisory Committee, was appointed by the
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. The Committee was
established to advise the Secretary on Federal, state, and local programs
designated to create safe and drug-free schools, and on issues related to
The purpose of the SDFSCA is to support programs that:(1) prevent violence in and around schools; (2) prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; (3) involve parents and communities; and,(4) are coordinated with related Federal, State, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that promotes student academic achievement.
#45 Sep 1, 2010
Are you a Methodist?
#46 Sep 1, 2010
Very interesting, indeed!
#47 Sep 2, 2010
for students and teachers and parents. learn all about Meth, the wrong road Part 1. Meth is not worth it. don't do Meth.
#48 Sep 2, 2010
"Graphic depictions of the reality of Crystal Meth use. Most of the patients in this video came to our dental office in pain as a result of severe caries from using Crystal. Learn from their pain! Do not start, not even once! Meth mouth is real and this is what it looks like. This group of videos is currently used in many schools, police departments, and county support agencies.
THESE PEOPLE ARE REAL. Let's work together to keep our kids off this devastating and brutal drug."
#52 Sep 6, 2010
makes them the living dead and psychotic. watch Part 1 of this disturbing video about Meth (the drug that stops at nothing and takes everything from you).
#53 Sep 8, 2010
why would 60 voters not want to make Santa Cruz METH FREE?
#57 Sep 10, 2010
just like that place near Gault Elementary. we need a Meth Free Zone around our schools in Santa Cruz.
#58 Sep 13, 2010
i believe Santa Cruz can learn from other cities' mistakes and draft a realistic, effective, socially conscious Drug Free Zone (DFZ) ordinance which preserves civil rights.
Portland, Oregon has been fixing their ordinance to do this. i think that if our community puts a lot of thought and care into this, we can make it work.
here is some illuminating commentary.
i think that DFZs don't fit urban areas, but would be effective in a suburban city like Santa Cruz.
#59 Sep 18, 2010
after doing a few days of research about Drug Free Zones (DFZs) dating back to Portland's laws and the Texas approach, I CHANGE MY VOTE.
vote NO on making Santa Cruz a (Meth) Drug Free Zone (DFZ). it won't work and will increase civil rights violations by the police.
there are better ways to address the Santa Cruz Meth epidemic: community policing, GIS crime prediction, increased education and outreach programs to kids, and better rehabilitation for Meth abusers.
#60 Feb 10, 2013
This KOOK put the "W" in Whackjob!!!
#61 Feb 11, 2013
Is there any chance Santa Cruz City Council will proclaim Santa Cruz a LOON free zone?
#62 Feb 11, 2013
3 entire pages of spamming to himself.... WOW!!!
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