Santa Cruz County officials to this day refer to 1978’s Measure J as their guiding document for housing, environment, resource use, growth control. Notwithstanding that a 35-year-old document might have some modern day relevance issues, it’s enlightening to read what passed muster. Like this section:
Why on earth would Santa Clara County planning policy intentionally generate demand for housing in Santa Cruz County? And why on earth would Santa Cruz County accept such a deal when Santa Cruz County’s Measure J and planning policy purport to control growth.
But then there is this:
Aha! Now we get it.
Control growth with building permit limitations against citizens so capacity is not exceeded, but an uncontrolled growth crisis is going to happen because of a neighboring county, so let’s build government housing to make it all better.
And that is how Santa Cruz County got into the house building business.
Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) recently paid $10,000 to COPA – a partisan political group formed by Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). Not to be red-baiting, but IAF does revel happily in its Saul Alinsky and Communist roots and tactics.
The article, unfortunately titled “Pajaro Valley schools seek to strengthen community ties”, suggests that one reason for the PVUSD membership donation was that COPA “helped us greatly during the bond campaign”. Yikes! Payback for backing a bond measure.
Live Oak School District and Alianza Charter School have also drunk the Kool-Aid along with 20 area churches. Wonder what the parishioners think.
Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley school officials are adamant that they “would never do that”. Because, obviously, it’s wrong for a school or entire school district to play politics with public money. It’s called an improper use of funds.