To combat crime, Santa Cruz council m...

To combat crime, Santa Cruz council members consider requiring innk...

There are 59 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jul 10, 2010, titled To combat crime, Santa Cruz council members consider requiring innk.... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Police coping with an influx of criminals selling drugs and sex in motel rooms have turned to city leaders for help.

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soo

Santa Cruz, CA

#49 Jul 10, 2010
publican wrote:
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What does this have to do with Obama?
Total agree. It's George Bush's fault.
make them pay

Santa Cruz, CA

#50 Jul 10, 2010
Johnnybitchin wrote:
Im not surprised at this..makes sense to me and why would some Hotel Owner not want to verify the identity of a guest just in case the room is vandalized or whatever? You have to show a picture ID to rent a car or get on an Airplane or cash a check..Duh! But showing proper ID is only mandatory for American Citizens!!!Illegals are exempt from proving Identity...they can be who ever they want..and no way to prove it...I stay at high end Hotels quite a bit and they ALWAYS ask me for a picture ID..these scummy ones should be no different...Whatever it takes to remove criminals from Santa Cruz im happy with...Johnnhy at sthe Harbor, On Pervert alert.
i think the ID verification for hotels/motels is a no brainer, if it doesn't violate civil rights. still, i would like to see the SCPD concentrate on the neighborhoods rather than so much on downtown and where the tourists go. they should be protecting citizens where they live -- in the neighborhoods: people should not be afraid to walk out their front door.

it's just a travesty that the SCPD has to work overtime to protect the Mission Gardens Apartments and the surrounding neighborhood because The John Stewart Company has put an OPEN FOR BUSINESS sign on it for drug dealers and gangs. i am surprised we don't have any prostitution here. but if it comes, it wouldn't shock me.

we really need an ordinance that requires landlords to be fined for every SCPD officer called out for criminal activity due to negligence of the owner/management. for example, The John Stewart Company should be comping the SCPD for their investigation of Carl Reimer's murder on Mission Gardens property -- this investigation has probably already topped $100K.
Rocket J Squirrel

Santa Cruz, CA

#51 Jul 10, 2010
If the city council was serious about fighting crime, they should resign.
Calico

United States

#52 Jul 10, 2010
The Motel on Riverside wouldn't allow guests to visit the room renters unless you signed up in the lobby with check in time and check out time. Usually time was about a half an hour to visit in rooms. This made no since to me then and now I really think Santa Cruz is loosing it. I miss the old Santa Cruz and its wonderful ways. So sorry most of the Santa Cruz people are so full of it.
can forgive CC

Santa Cruz, CA

#54 Jul 10, 2010
Rocket J Squirrel wrote:
If the city council was serious about fighting crime, they should resign.
it can be argued that the City Council has failed to stem the Santa Cruz spinning out of control into spiraling crime. on the other hand, one can argue that a whole lot of people ignored the signs of an impending wave of gangs, drugs, vandalism, and burglaries.

i for one am OK with keeping the Council if they react effectively now that everyone knows how dangerous Santa Cruz has become. it's a good sign that the Feds have jumped in so quickly.

like i've said before, people have to be safe where they live, not just downtown and in tourist areas. we need a shift of police activity to the neighborhoods, especially the Westside whose neglect has allowed it to blow up in our faces.

the more i think about it, the more i am convinced that Carl Reimer's death should not be forgotten nor forgiven. the anger over his death should be directed towards solving the problems which led to it: a rapacious landlord (The John Stewart Company) who subsidizes criminals, gang activity that seems innocuous but is the ignition for larger conflagrations, teens whose parents don't know what they do and where they hang out, and of course the adults who exploit teens, producing drugs like meth and then selling it to them (when kids are too young to understand the consequences of their actions).
Mememe

Santa Cruz, CA

#55 Jul 10, 2010
Lucas wrote:
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Why was this post deleated?
Maybe it wasn't. Another article of the same name was posted yesterday. Friggin' Sentinel does this all the time. Post one article which gets tons of comments, then the next morning, post the same article. Then everyone thinks their posts got deleted, and people happening onto the article for the first time know nothing of the discussion/opinion that had taken place before. I friggin' hate that.
I Mean Am I Right

United States

#56 Jul 10, 2010
Johnnybitchin wrote:
Im not surprised at this..makes sense to me and why would some Hotel Owner not want to verify the identity of a guest just in case the room is vandalized or whatever? You have to show a picture ID to rent a car or get on an Airplane or cash a check..Duh! But showing proper ID is only mandatory for American Citizens!!!Illegals are exempt from proving Identity...they can be who ever they want..and no way to prove it...I stay at high end Hotels quite a bit and they ALWAYS ask me for a picture ID..these scummy ones should be no different...Whatever it takes to remove criminals from Santa Cruz im happy with...Johnnhy at sthe Harbor, On Pervert alert.

WOW! High end hotels quite often? I had no idea living on a boat and drinking all day payed so well.
seahorse

Monterey, CA

#60 Jul 11, 2010
My understanding is that the I.D. would be required for those visiting guests as well as those renting the rooms. They make no mention whether they propose this information is to be retained and what it will be used for.
localgal

Watsonville, CA

#61 Jul 11, 2010
We are a sanctuary city, that means illegals above the law, When you give sanctuary this is what you get. Repeal the Sancturay and take back Santa Cruz
and AMerica before its to late. E-verify
STAND WITH ARIZONA, This is directly related to Obama allowing the cartels and gangs to come into this country with thier weapons to do thier business in your sancturay city. WAKE UP COUNTRY!!
VOTES ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO OUR PRESIDENT NOW THAN YOUR SAFTEY.
localgal

Watsonville, CA

#62 Jul 11, 2010
In Santa Cruz not watsonville.
publican

Santa Cruz, CA

#63 Jul 11, 2010
soo wrote:
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Total agree. It's George Bush's fault.
I don't think it is the problem of any US President.
Here For Now

Vallejo, CA

#64 Jul 11, 2010
Truth is wrote:
you would think a legit' innkeeper would want to have a positive ID on thier guests for liability purposes. The law is you have to be 18 to rent a room and a Motel/Hotel etc., so why aren't they now? Sounds to me like Santa Cruz Leaders have been looking the other way instead of enforcing this law because of the high rate of occupancy tax that flows each year. Okay friends time to judge. AM I NUTS, CLUELESS?? Let's hear it!
That is exactly correct. The only motel establishments that do not ask for a credit card and a ID are places that allow this type of behavior.
Those places that allow that are most always in run down parts of cities. The difference here, in Santa Cruz, they are million dollar pieces of property, and next door or blocks away from other million dollar pieces of property.
The OWNERS greed, who gets kick backs and under the table money is the criminal and they should be fined or threatened to lose their license of they are caught running prostitution and drugs and crime out of their motel, because that is ILLEGAL and dangerous for residents.

This the city leader have turned their head a long time ago on drugs, prostitution, illegal activety, and this is the result. Santa Cruz is a very expensive, highly desirable place to live or visit and the leaders literally handed it over as a playground for drug addicts and made it so the people who invested cannot enjoy it. I was in Los Gatos yesterday, waiting for 3.5 hours downtown and did not see one person, ask for money, look like they needed to ask for money, nothing....
Here For Now

Vallejo, CA

#65 Jul 11, 2010
seahorse wrote:
My understanding is that the I.D. would be required for those visiting guests as well as those renting the rooms. They make no mention whether they propose this information is to be retained and what it will be used for.
Its there in case there is a problem during your stay, not saved for future use. FYI you would not be allowed in 90% of the motels/hotels if you didnt have an ID and credit card, its standard procedure. It protects the owner, however in this case the owners are part of the problem. I think the a law for them is in order and I think fines are also in order, they are part of the problem here.
Here For Now

Vallejo, CA

#66 Jul 11, 2010
make them pay wrote:
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i think the ID verification for hotels/motels is a no brainer, if it doesn't violate civil rights. still, i would like to see the SCPD concentrate on the neighborhoods rather than so much on downtown and where the tourists go. they should be protecting citizens where they live -- in the neighborhoods: people should not be afraid to walk out their front door.
it's just a travesty that the SCPD has to work overtime to protect the Mission Gardens Apartments and the surrounding neighborhood because The John Stewart Company has put an OPEN FOR BUSINESS sign on it for drug dealers and gangs. i am surprised we don't have any prostitution here. but if it comes, it wouldn't shock me.
we really need an ordinance that requires landlords to be fined for every SCPD officer called out for criminal activity due to negligence of the owner/management. for example, The John Stewart Company should be comping the SCPD for their investigation of Carl Reimer's murder on Mission Gardens property -- this investigation has probably already topped $100K.
Exactly. The John Stewart Company must find some benefit, as in full rentals vs good tenants. Significant fines would be in order, and tenants should have a hefty security deposit in which they can draw from, only then, will the John Stewart Company screen like they should and evict when they should.

Santa Cruz needs many new strict laws to turn this infestation around.
Here For Now

Vallejo, CA

#67 Jul 11, 2010
Confused Downtowner wrote:
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Still not sure why this is at all controversial. I'm asked for a valid ID and credit card at every hotel at which I stay, both here and abroad.
This month, Toronto, Canada: ID and credit card. Last month, San Francisco: ID and credit card. February, Washington DC: ID and credit card. January, Reno NV & Evanston WY & Lexington NE: ID and credit card (and license plate number).
Providing identification and a credit card at check-in is de rigueur across this country and throughout the world, in big cities and small towns. Why would Santa Cruz be any different?
Its not a law, its there for the protection of the owner of the establishment and its standard. The problem is the seedy motels when the owners are involved with the illegal activity, for profit.
That is the problem here. The police need to go after the owners with fines. A law for an ID would be great too. I'm all for both.
WTF

Soldotna, AK

#68 Jul 11, 2010
SC Native wrote:
Next,let's ban soda machines and pet
ownwership in Santa Cruz. And then
we could elect Gavin Newsom mayor!
Omama must resign!
What in the world does Obama have to do with this???? Are you kidding me? What kind of reactionary nonsense is that?
CoolIce

San Francisco, CA

#70 Jul 16, 2010
Top Hooker Hotels in SC wrote:
# 5 Hitching Post
# 4 Santa Cruz Inn
# 3 Santa Cruz Hotel (Was Inn Cal)
# 2 El View Lodge
# 1 National 9 Ocean Street
Honorable mention: Capri, Rio Sands, Seabreeze, the Travel lodge riveria used to be a brothel
Anyone know how to find out who owns these hotels?
prostitution surprise

Santa Cruz, CA

#71 Jul 20, 2010
make them pay wrote:
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i think the ID verification for hotels/motels is a no brainer, if it doesn't violate civil rights. still, i would like to see the SCPD concentrate on the neighborhoods rather than so much on downtown and where the tourists go. they should be protecting citizens where they live -- in the neighborhoods: people should not be afraid to walk out their front door.
it's just a travesty that the SCPD has to work overtime to protect the Mission Gardens Apartments and the surrounding neighborhood because The John Stewart Company has put an OPEN FOR BUSINESS sign on it for drug dealers and gangs. i am surprised we don't have any prostitution here. but if it comes, it wouldn't shock me.
we really need an ordinance that requires landlords to be fined for every SCPD officer called out for criminal activity due to negligence of the owner/management. for example, The John Stewart Company should be comping the SCPD for their investigation of Carl Reimer's murder on Mission Gardens property -- this investigation has probably already topped $100K.
Gee. I just heard a prostitute hangs out at Mission Gardens. Did I surprise you?
LeiLOONY ColbyLOSER

San Jose, CA

#72 Feb 10, 2013
make them pay wrote:
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i think the ID verification for hotels/motels is a no brainer, if it doesn't violate civil rights. still, i would like to see the SCPD concentrate on the neighborhoods rather than so much on downtown and where the tourists go. they should be protecting citizens where they live -- in the neighborhoods: people should not be afraid to walk out their front door.
it's just a travesty that the SCPD has to work overtime to protect the Mission Gardens Apartments and the surrounding neighborhood because The John Stewart Company has put an OPEN FOR BUSINESS sign on it for drug dealers and gangs. i am surprised we don't have any prostitution here. but if it comes, it wouldn't shock me.
we really need an ordinance that requires landlords to be fined for every SCPD officer called out for criminal activity due to negligence of the owner/management. for example, The John Stewart Company should be comping the SCPD for their investigation of Carl Reimer's murder on Mission Gardens property -- this investigation has probably already topped $100K.
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