Santa Cruz housing crisis: More homes...

Santa Cruz housing crisis: More homes needed

There are 11 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jul 9, 2014, titled Santa Cruz housing crisis: More homes needed. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

"We have a housing crisis in our community," he said, speaking to more than 100 people Tuesday at the Santa Cruz County Business Council luncheon at UC Santa Cruz's Terra Fresca Restaurant.

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boyce lion

Oakland, CA

#1 Jul 9, 2014
Well DUH. was there s big study to figure this out?
DBS

San Diego, CA

#2 Jul 16, 2014
On the subject of "housing crisis", how's the Apartment search going John?

Don't forget to tell any potential landlord that you got evicted for Stalking your section 8 manager, and threatened to "go postal"
ANON

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Sep 14, 2015
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/2015...

None of the sentinel articles since sept 2nd have even popped up on the topix news ticker:

http://www.topix.com/wire/city/santa-cruz-ca...
ANON

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Sep 14, 2015
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/2015...

" John Pettimore • a day ago

This is exactly the kind of attitude that's strangling this town. Apparently, using the city government as some kind of weapon, we're supposed to freeze Santa Cruz in some sort of time warp, so that it remains some kind of 1978 fantasy world forever. Of course, someone has to pay for it, but as long as it's not you, who cares?

All this nonsense about artists and vibrant communities is simply air cover for a pretty blatant power play, in which a certain group of people get to live in a beautiful town right on Monterey Bay, within commuting distance of Silicon Valley, without having to pay for it. And your generalizations about suburbs are the crudest kind of stereotype.

It's also useful to point out that Santa Cruz is one of the most dangerous small towns in California, with an unbelievably high crime rate, and a depressingly consistent pattern of drug-fueled violence, up to and including regular stabbings and killings. Not to mention an enormous population of drug addicts, homeless people and the mentally ill who make this place fairly unpleasant for the peace-and-fun-loving types who allegedly deserve a subsidized cost of living. Higher property values will change that. After all the endless, pointless discussions about the infinite compassion we allegedly owe the people who leave used needles all over this town, and destroy everything they touch, the one solution that hasn't been explored is the one guaranteed to work -- more expensive housing. People who live in million-dollar homes are not going to put up with junkies shooting up and passing out on their doorsteps.

The "essence of Santa Cruz" is not up to you to decide"

YES!!!!! John Pettimore is a voice -I- agree with.
ANON

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Sep 14, 2015
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/2015...

Someone check the temperature in hell. I almost agreed with one sentence Xathhappy said!
WooF

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Sep 14, 2015
ANON wrote:
http://www.santacruzsentinel.c om/opinion/20150912/tim-willou ghby-housing-costs-now-at-cris is-stage?utm_source=dlvr.it &utm_medium=twitter
Someone check the temperature in hell. I almost agreed with one sentence Xathhappy said!
Typical ColbyLOON drivel.....Pick up a year old thread and post to yourself several times in the early AM. Bad load of your sister/lover's crotch chowder give you indigestion and have you up all night gargilng in to the porcelain throne?
Woof

Alameda, CA

#7 Sep 15, 2015
Hey John, why don't you help solve the Housing shortage by letting some of the other Parasites stay at your "luxury hunting cabin"?
For free of course, while you pay the taxes and all their expenses.
what a waste

San Mateo, CA

#8 Sep 15, 2015
Woof wrote:
Hey John, why don't you help solve the Housing shortage by letting some of the other Parasites stay at your "luxury hunting cabin"?
For free of course, while you pay the taxes and all their expenses.
Perhaps he can employ them digging his equally imaginary "leech field"?
Woof

Aptos, CA

#9 Sep 15, 2015
what a waste wrote:
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Perhaps he can employ them digging his equally imaginary "leech field"?
Wasn't that right near the swimming pool Cabana?
what a waste

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Sep 15, 2015
Woof wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't that right near the swimming pool Cabana?
Maybe the "parent's club" knows?
I am sorry

Watsonville, CA

#11 Sep 16, 2015
Just like all of the other people who "cannot afford" to live in Santa Cruz, just ship them to Watsonville. We're busy cementing over profitable, job-creating agricultural fields left and right to build additional Section 8 government housing for the county. How else would Watsonville be able to retain its Sanctuary City status?

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