Kids Draw for Healthy Air

Kids Draw for Healthy Air

San Lorenzo Valley children are getting the chance to be creative while helping bring awareness to the San Lorenzo Valley air quality issues created largely by wood burning smoke heating during the winter. The Valley Women’s Club, together with the Monterey Bay Air Resources District, is sponsoring their Second Annual “art contest” for all children [...]

Wood Smoke Program Helps Clear Our Air

Wood Smoke Program Helps Clear Our Air

I would like to thank Governor Jerry Brown and leaders in the California State Legislature for reaching agreement on protections from the impacts of climate change. The $900 million cap-and-trade revenue spending plan, which includes $5 million to expand California’s black carbon wood smoke programs, is an investment in our future. The wood smoke program [...]

Please Support Measure D

Please Support Measure D

Please Support Measure D Our roads are a mess – and we desperately need funds to fix them. The per gallon gasoline tax has been flat for more than 20  years and is not adjusted for inflation. And, as vehicles are getting more efficient, which is a good thing, this means drivers pay less for [...]

Safety, Pothole Repair, Traffic Relief, Transit Improvement Measure

Safety, Pothole Repair, Traffic Relief, Transit Improvement Measure

A one-half cent sales tax to fund everything from filing potholes to Highway 1 transportation improvements will be on the November ballot. The “Safety, Pothole Repair, Traffic Relief, Transit Improvement Measure” is proposed to pay for a desperately needed mix of projects across transportation modes and geographic areas of Santa Cruz County, including $10 million for Highway 9. [...]