With more people, Santa Cruz dystopia approaches – Santa Cruz Sentinel
A letter dated June 29 again promotes the idea: “We need housing for those who will work and work downtown.” This sounds good until you do the math. If we house “everyone who works in Santa Cruz”, those residents will need teachers, police, plumbers, etc. Then those extra teachers, police, plumbers have to be housed, those teachers, police, plumbers etc. cycle of escalating population, traffic, pollution crammed into a small area.
After reading this week’s Sentinel about the seven-story Front Street housing development, awarded $14 million to Santa Cruz for more help to the homeless, and our polluted beaches, I double-checked how dystopia is spelled.
— Grace Gerbrandt, Santa Cruz
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