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Santa Cruz County LAFCO Tomorrow

Gary Patton, Land Use Report, KUSP 12/6/11

Santa Cruz County LAFCO

Wittwer & Parkin is the law firm with which I am associated. One of the law firm’s clients is the Community Water Coalition, or CWC. The CWC is opposing an application by UCSC for extended water service to the University Campus. That is why I plan to be at the Santa Cruz County LAFCO meeting tomorrow morning. If you receive your water service from the City of Santa Cruz, you might want to attend this LAFCO meeting, too. The meeting will be on the fifth floor of the County Government Center, and starts at 8:30.

Most listeners probably know that the City of Santa Cruz is facing a major water supply crisis. At the very time when the City is most uncertain about its ability to provide reliable water service to its existing customers, and to meet its legal obligations to the natural environment, the City and UCSC are jointly proposing to extend City water service to an undeveloped, natural area on the UCSC campus, to facilitate new construction. The UCSC application asks for 152 million gallons of water per year, for an area not currently entitled to receive City water, so as to allow the construction of over 3,000,000 square feet of new buildings.

On Wednesday, the Santa Cruz County LAFCO will hear from the public, before deciding whether to say “yes” or “no” to this proposal. You can get full information in today’s transcript.

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Santa Cruz County LAFCO Website

December 7, 2011 Agenda And UCSC Materials From LAFCO

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