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WARNING: Travel Advisory for Santa Cruz Visitors
by Advisory
Friday Jul 7th, 2006 12:19 PM
Over 4500 copies of the following handbill were distributed on July 3rd and 4th in tourist areas of Santa Cruz.

Over 4500 copies of the following handbill were distributed on July 3rd and 4th in tourist areas of Santa Cruz.

They were placed under windshield wipers of cars in city lots, hotels, and resturants, on light poles, change machines, and distributed by hand.

Areas covered included beach boardwalk, wharf, depot park, downtown, west cliff, seabright areas, mission street, and ocean Street.

The handbills were created to bring to the surface the simering tensions betweent he business interests (and their lapdogs in the downtown association and city council) and the rest of the citizens of this town.

A town cannot launch an undeclared war on the homeless, the poor, the idle young, and the undesirables in the name of safety and order and still remain vital and alive. We risk loosing the individuality that makes this town special.

If Santa Cruz continues on it’s current path, it will end as a town welcoming only to those with money, a movie set as dead, lifeless, and inauthentic as Solvang.

Reverse course. Eliminate the police state downtown.
§WARNING: Travel Advisory for Santa Cruz Visitors
by Advisory Friday Jul 7th, 2006 12:19 PM

WARNING
Travel Advisory for Santa Cruz Visitors


Downtown Areas, including Pacific Avenue, Front Street, Cedar Street, and surrounding cross streets


Special Police Enforcement Conditions Exist

If at all possible, avoid downtown area unless you are visiting merchants with the intention to buy. If you must visit downtown area, make your purchases and leave quickly.

Be advised that according to Santa Cruz Municipal Code the following are prohibited or severely restricted:


• Loitering
• Sitting or lying on sidewalks
• Panhandling or solicitation
• Street performance
• Sleeping outdoors or camping
• Skating or use of skate devices
• Loud or unruly noises
• Possession of animals
• Chalking or marking the sidewalk
• Blowing bubbles
• Use of thrown objects including flying disks, balls, or “hacky-sacks”
• Unattended minors after 11:00 p.m.


Violation of the rules within the special enforcement area may be subject to citation or arrest.

For questions, please contact the Downtown Association at (831) 429-8433, the City Manager’s Office at (831) 420-5010 or the Santa Cruz Police Department at (831) 420-5800.
§Posted
by travel advisory Friday Jul 7th, 2006 3:50 PM

Posted at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
§Posted
by Travel Advisory Friday Jul 7th, 2006 4:09 PM

Posted near the Municipal Wharf