Morning Lookout: Rezoning and redesigning Santa Cruz; Watsonville hospital end line close to


Good day, hiya, hiya. It’s Wednesday, Aug. 24, and relying on our pleasant neighborhood marine layer, Santa Cruz County ought to see principally sunny skies and temperatures from the 60s to the 90s.

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Growth was within the highlight at Tuesday’s assembly of the Santa Cruz Metropolis Council, and Max Chun fills us in proposed rezoning and new requirements as metropolis planners give attention to extra, and extra inexpensive, housing.

Down Freeway 1 a bit, the end line is in sight for the general public buy of Watsonville Neighborhood Hospital. A celebration is within the works, Hillary Ojeda reviews, at the same time as officers acknowledge {that a} completely different set of challenges awaits.

I’ve famous our interviews with residents of the Benchlands, Santa Cruz County’s largest homeless encampment; you may discover all of them right here, and on at the present time we’re highlighting the voice of Jazmine, homeless since December, after an extended hospital keep left her unable to pay her lease. She hates all of the filth, her incapability to remain clear, and infrequently sits alongside the river, pretending she is elsewhere and attempting to determine easy methods to get out. Observe alongside to seek out her interview.

I’ve additionally acquired the most recent on our native foods and drinks scene with Lily Belli on Meals, so let’s get to that and all of the headlines.

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Redesigning Santa Cruz into 2030: Metropolis begins to sort out main rezoning and new design guidelines

Public comment at Tuesday's city council meeting.

Because the state of California asserts itself in affordability planning, town of Santa Cruz goals to regain some management over the character of the initiatives to be constructed. On the identical time, 387 parcels alongside Mission Avenue, Ocean Avenue and Soquel Avenue are up for rezoning, with the large purpose in thoughts: extra housing. Max Chun fills us in.

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Watsonville Community Hospital

Santa Cruz County staffers — together with prime county administrative officer Carlos Palacios — are serving to with the complicated transition from non-public to public for the hospital, as locals plan a celebration of the work. In the meantime, Supervisor Zach Buddy warns that the challenges aren’t over, simply altering. Hillary Ojeda reviews.

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Recover from that hump, and I’ll see you on the opposite facet!

Will McCahill
Lookout Santa Cruz


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