Join us on June 6th to form a powerful presence on behalf of the forest and our collective future! The public hearing on UCSC expansion will be followed by a 5-mile walk to the UCSC forest--IF a decision is reached permitting development in Upper Campus.
Part 1: PUBLIC HEARING ON UCSC EXPANSION
Santa Cruz County Building - 701 Ocean St. / Room 525
Gather @ 9:30am, meeting starts at 10:00 a.m., 1/2 hour later than the customary time.
At this critical hearing, LAFCO (the Local Agency Formation Commission) is set to vote on one of two motions that would approve UCSC expansion while imposing conditions on the availability of water service to Upper Campus. The motion with stronger conditions is the significantly lesser of two evils, because it is likely to slow and complicate UCSC’s plans. Either way, these motions are a step forward for a destructive, unwise plan that needs to be stopped.
If LAFCO approves either motion, we will begin:
Part 2: WALK FOR WILDNESS & WATER
A 5-mile walk affirming our dedication to protecting the forests, water, and wild places that sustain our lives. We will remind the UCSC administration that destroying the unique ecological, cultural and educational landscape of Upper Campus will never be an acceptable option. The walk ends in the forest. Bring water & food!
WHAT'S AT STAKE:
UCSC’s Long Range Development Plan threatens to build on 240 acres of forest and chaparral habitat in Upper Campus, requiring over 250 million additional gallons of water per year from the already overextended Santa Cruz water supply - a threat to endangered fish populations in local streams and to the future of all who reside here.
For more information: http://longrangeresistance.org/