Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee meets
June 26th, 5pm; June 27th, 2pm. The meetings will be held at Peace United Church, 900 High St.
Thursday should be the most interesting day for public involvement.
The City posts the agenda a few days ahead of time at http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=2018
City Council considers Water Conservation Plan on July 22This is our opportunity to advocate for water-neutral growth policies.
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Friday, July 18th, 7-8:30pm Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz The silver lining in this drought year is the opportunity for Santa Cruz to adopt a water-neutral growth policy (see article below). The Soquel Creek District has years … Continue reading
Growth Increases Our Drought Risk Santa Cruz needs water policies that will allow reasonable growth to continue without increasing demand for water.That way we can effectively manage our drought risk. A 2004 City Water Department report(1) put it this way: … Continue reading
People affected by change have to be deeply involved in the crafting of solutions—they are going to pay for them either economically or through changes in how they live. We need more democracy, not less. - William Ruckelshaus, the first … Continue reading
ACTION STEP: The Santa Cruz Council should direct the Water Department to: 1) Apply now for water rights permission to immediately transfer water to Soquel Creek District 2) Enter negotiations with Soquel Creek Water District, Scotts Valley Water District and … Continue reading
To download the complete comment from California Department of Fish and Wildlife, click here. In what may become a regular feature, we reprint comments on the Draft EIR for the desal project. A look at some of the 400 comments … Continue reading
At their April 16th 7pm meeting, the Soquel Creek Water District Board will consider asking customers to cut back on their water use by 15%. This measure is long overdue.
Check out this 6 minute video “Clear and Free” in which local artists sing in celebration of our home and watershed—and the need to take care of it. Here are the lyrics:
I like the definition of environmental sustainability as “providing for current needs without degrading the ecosystem that will support future generations”. We know our water use is not sustainable when saltwater is steadily intruding into the groundwater in the Pajaro … Continue reading