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04/11/2024
Witnesses allege Santa Cruz police used excessive force arresting a Black man for a bike infraction on April 10 at the intersection of Bay Street and West Cliff.

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04/11/2024
An item to discuss an emergency moratorium on new commercial cannabis businesses was removed from the Santa Cruz City Council April 9 meeting agenda.

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04/09/2024
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The Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected a pilot program for one-way traffic on West Cliff Drive. 

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04/04/2024
Feedback is being solicited by the City of Santa Cruz for a new location for the downtown farmers market, which will be displaced when the library/parking garage project begins.

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04/03/2024
Plans for an 18 story building 192 feet tall were submitted to the City of Santa Cruz planning department.

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04/03/2024
Local homeless and housing rights activist Reggie Meisler filed a challenge to the renewal of the City of Santa Cruz large-vehicle parking ban.

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03/26/2024
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The Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday March 26 approved a six-story hotel at 324 Front Street in Downtown Santa Cruz. 

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03/13/2024
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A new cannabis dispensary is set to take over the site of the former Emily’s Bakery after the Santa Cruz Planning Commission approved the project on March 7. The vote was 5-2 in favor with commissioners Michael Polhamus and John McKelvey voting “no.”

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03/09/2024
Mayor Keeley speaks to the priority of building more affordable housing in Santa Cruz, touting the 320 units in progress downtown and the units built on River Street and in progress in Harvey West.

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03/08/2024
Santa Cruz City Council District 2 incumbent Sonja Brunner maintained her lead over challenger Hector Marin.

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03/08/2024
Susie O’Hara’s leads challenger Joe Thompson for the District 5 seat on the City Council with about 65% of the counted ballots.

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03/06/2024
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The City of Santa Cruz unveiled its draft 50-Year Community Vision For West Cliff late last month, the culmination of a year’s worth of community feedback about the future of the iconic stretch of coastline.

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03/05/2024
After several public engagement workshops over the last year, the City of Santa Cruz has released the community vision for the 50-year future of its beloved West Cliff Drive.

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02/21/2024
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The Santa Cruz Planning Commission approved the first downtown hotel north of Laurel Street in Santa Cruz in over 90 years. Two city-owned lots will be merged with three private parcels on Front Street for the six-story hotel with 232 rooms.

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02/16/2024
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The Santa Cruz Planning Commission advanced a plan to build a hotel at Front and Laurel Streets with 232 rooms and ground-floor shops, a restaurant, a bar and a cafe.

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02/15/2024
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Over the last 15 years, Susie O’Hara worked for the city of Santa Cruz as water commissioner and as program manager for the city manager’s office.

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02/15/2024
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Joe Thompson previously ran for California’s 28th congressional district in 2022, but lost to former Santa Cruz County clerk Gail Pellerin.

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02/03/2024
The Santa Cruz Planning Commission voted unanimously to renew a controversial RV overnight street-parking ban for at least the coming five years, several months ahead of its expiration.

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02/01/2024
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More than 60% of respondents said West Cliff Drive should be one-way and ranked driving as a lower priority than walking, cycling, beachgoing, accessing the surf and enjoying the view.

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01/31/2024
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A controversial new measure is on the March ballot that could affect the future of housing development in the City of Santa Cruz.

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