Episode 1: The Housing Crisis in Santa Cruz

This is our first episode of the Bay to Bay Podcast!  Last week, I appeared on KSCO radio to talk with producer Brad Polisuk about the Santa Cruz Housing Crisis. I was joined by Evan Siroky from Santa Cruz YIMBYs (“Yes In My Back Yard”) and Robert Singleton of the Santa Cruz County Business Council. There was a lot of food for thought and not anywhere near enough time to digest it all. I have turned the 2 o’clock hour from that show, on which I appeared, as the inaugural episode of the Bay to Bay Podcast.

While we were talking about the housing crisis in Santa Cruz in particular, the truth is that there is a housing crisis all over California, and the reasons for it are pretty much the same no matter which town you are talking about.