Our Connection to the Sea

Saturday, May 21, 2016
SCPD Community Room, 155 Center St, Santa Cruz
10 am Social  – 10:30 Program
Free Admission

Every two years, voters in the City of Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Soquel, the north coast and surrounding areas elect members of the Santa Cruz Port Commission who govern a harbor that was built with local tax dollars, along with state and federal funds, over 50 years ago. The local tax money is gone but the harbor continues to play a central role in our community’s economy and its identity, not to mention the fact that it’s home to many environmental non-profits, is a flash point for some controversies and is base camp for lots of ocean recreation.

O’Neill Sea Odyssey Executive Director, Dan Haifley will discuss the harbor, its history and its role in our politics at our May 21st meeting at 10 am in the SCPD Community Room.

DWC Endorses Measure S!

Measure S: Our Librariaries, Our FutureThe DWC endorsed Measure S at our March 19th endorsement meeting. Measure S is a revenue measure to provide funding to refurbish our library system. Now we have a chance to pitch in and get it passed. Learn more about it at www.ourlibrariesourfuture.org.

The yard signs are here and we are looking for locations throughout the county. If you have a spot where they will have good visibility would you contact Carol Fuller at fulkins@cruzio.com. Be sure to include your address. If you can find another location or two with friends or family. Please let me know, and of course, I need name and address.

Thank you,
Carol Fuller, 2015–2016 DWC President

DWC endorsements for June 7 Primary Election

The DWC membership met March 19 to make endorsements of local candidates and measures on the June 7 Primary Election Ballot. The endorsements are:

Santa Cruz County Supervisor 1st District: John LeopoldDemocratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County logo
Santa Cruz County Supervisor 2nd District: Zach Friend
California Assembly 29th District: Karina Cervantez Alejo
California Assembly 30th District: Mark Stone
California Senate 17th District: Bill Monning
U.S. House of Representatives, CA 20th District: Jimmy Panetta
Measure S (Library Facilities Parcel Tax): Yes
Measure Q (Cabrillo College Parcel Tax): Yes
Santa Cruz County District Attorney: Jeff Rosell

Congratulations to the endorsed candidates. Learn more about the June 7 election by visiting the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

March 19 Endorsement Meeting for June 7 Election

Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County logoThe DWC membership will meet March 19 to make endorsements for the June 7 Primary Election. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room, 155 Center St. This is the anticipated order for candidates and measures:

Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 1
Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 2
U.S. House of Representatives, California District 20
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Bond Measure (Measure S)
Cabrillo College Bond Measure (Measure Q)
Regional Transportation Commission Transportation Improvement Plan

More items may be added later. All members must be present to vote in the endorsement process. Visit the Santa Cruz County Elections Department website to read more about the offices and measures on the June 7 ballot.