Library Mixed-Use Project Advocates Launch Community Movement To Improve Downtown Santa Cruz
WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019
WHERE: Museum of Art & History, Secret Garden, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz
WHAT: Launch of Downtown Forward, a community movement that advocates for initiatives and projects that will make life in Downtown Santa Cruz better for residents, workers and visitors by bringing new housing, jobs, amenities, and infrastructure that embrace technology, a commitment to fight climate change and a strong sense of community.
-Deb Tracy-Proulx, parent and Santa Cruz City Schools Board President
-Diana Alfaro, affordable housing advocate and Downtown resident
-Martin Gomez, member of Board of Directors for the Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries, former head of the Los Angeles Public Library system
-Joe Ferrara, Downtown business owner, member of the Downtown Commission
-Rena Dubin, parent and former member of Farmer’s Market board
-Cynthia Chase, former Santa Cruz city councilmember and mayor
WHY: Speakers will discuss the vision for a thriving Downtown that works for residents, workers, visitors, local economy and community life. Priorities include a mixed-use project that features a 21st-century library, affordable housing, parking and transportation adapted to “green” best practices, and a permanent home for the Farmers’ Market.