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Letter to the Editor

UCSC growth too much

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/13/12

It was interesting to read of the attack by Don Lane on my friend Don Stevens for his attempt to limit UCSC's rapacious expansion. As a long-term resident of Santa Cruz, I have witnessed the effect and impact the big elephant in the tent has caused our city. We are all adversely affected, not just Don Stevens. Water, or lack thereof, is the most current problem. Why should we build a cost-prohibitive desalination plant? We can't afford to accommodate UCSC. Long have we on the Westside suffered by the influx of non-caring students flooding neighborhoods with their automobiles, multiple occupation of former single-family homes and increased traffic flow. It is far too late for the city to attempt to reverse what is now the norm. Don Stevens' voice in the wilderness, sadly, seems to have no effect other than to irritate Don Lane. For record purposes, I initially moved to Santa Cruz in 1950, was absent to fight two wars, and returned in 1976. UCSC on a smaller scale provided a good education for our son, however things have not changed for the better since that time.

Arthur Lee, Santa Cruz

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