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A short survey of signatories to the Glover recall petition
by William Machtes (willmachtes [at] protonmail.com)
Tuesday Jul 30th, 2019 1:03 PM
Survey of property holdings of proponents to recall Councilmember Drew Glover
Councilmember Glover's progressive stances on housing and unhoused people have made him a target in a city struggling with the impacts of speculation-driven gentrification. In particular, his support for the Measure M campaign and advocacy for city-led improvements to infrastructure in the Ross Camp (as opposed to police clearance) earned him substantial resentment and ire from real estate interests and local "public safety" reactionaries. This writer's curiosity led to a short survey of the property holdings of signatories to the initial Notice of Intent to Circulate a Recall Petition addressed to Councilmember Glover. The results were gathered from publicly available data and are accurate to the writer's knowledge. The names of the signatories were gathered from images at this link to the local paper: https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2019/05/31/recall-efforts-launched-against-two-santa-cruz-city-council-members/

Of the initial signatories to the Notice of Intent
At least 14 of 20 own residential property, excluding 1 who likely owns a home in a co-operative mobile home park.
At least 8 of 20 own multiple residential properties.
At least 5 of 20 own multi-unit residential property, including duplexes or single residences with attached units.
The largest landowner on the list, Brian Fambrini, owns a fourplex, 2 duplexes, 3 single residences, and 2 apartment buildings.

This survey may provide some insight into the local interests driving the recall.
The writer encourages corrections and correspondence be sent to willmachtes [at] protonmail.com

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Not surprising, and not damningTwo way mirrorTuesday Jul 30th, 2019 6:07 PM

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