We purchased nice quality items that are desperately needed by the homeless to keep relatively warm and dry during the cold rainy season - socks (dry socks are an essential for health protection), hats, gloves and rain ponchos. People "buy" an item or items, pay the price of the items and put them in the box that goes to a reliable distribution point. The items sold that night (almost $200 worth) are going to County Health's Homeless Services - Matt Nathanson is the contact person there.
Coco Raner-Walters engages an event participant in a discussion of affordable housing needs in Santa Cruz.
Tomorrow, Dec. 3rd, the Regional Transportation Commission will have a very important meeting in which they will discuss both the initial planning documents for a rail system and the potential sales tax measure that I wrote about a few weeks ago. The meeting will be held at 9AM at the Board of Supervisors Chambers on the fifth floor of the County Building. You can also communicate to the Commission via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails received after today will still mostly be relevant as the issues being discussed are unlikely to be completely decided.
If you haven't yet read the rail planning document created by the SCCTC, I heartily recommend it. It surveys a variety of rail options, creates conservative ridership estimates for each and the…