Our mission is to bring people together to advance specific solutions to increase the housing supply in Santa Cruz County.
The problem we seek to solve is that Santa Cruz County has not been creating enough new housing units despite our population growing.
To combat this problem most efficiently we are recommending 3 major solutions:
Allow appropriate and responsible transit-oriented housing development to get built by allowing buildings to get built with higher heights, greater density, less setbacks and less parking within urbanized areas
Expedite the permitting process so housing projects are approved in a timely and predictable manner
Reduce excessive and unneeded fees on housing construction
We don’t want to build no matter what
We don’t want policies or developments that encroach upon our protected natural environment
We don’t want policies or developments that displace existing residents, or lack consideration of social equity
We want new housing to efficiently utilize existing and planned transportation and water infrastructure