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Public Space for Public Use!
Becky Johnson
On Tuesday, October 9th, at 7PM, the Santa Cruz City Council will consider making it illegal to remain in any surface parking lot in the City longer than 15 minutes or be cited for tresspassing. In item #20, on the evening agenda (originally placed on the consent agenda then removed without explanation), the City will consider taking 5 city blocks worth of public space out of public use, for our own safety!! Not only does this criminalize previously innocent behavior, Vice Mayor Ryan Coonerty says its "okay" because a parking lot "is not a public forum."

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