Government

Episode 40: Victor Gomez, Pragmatic Lobbyist

Victor Gomez is perhaps best known as having been a member of the City Council of Hollister for eight years, and was Mayor of Hollister for one of those years. He also served as the President of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California League of Cities, and has worked for a number of local…

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Episode 35: Manu Koenig talks Santa Cruz Rail Corridor

One of the most divisive issues in Santa Cruz County today is what to do with the Santa Cruz Branch Line Rail Corridor. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is about to vote on it’s “preferred scenario” for the rail corridor (and a number of other transportation projects) at its meeting on January 17,…

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Episode 25: Lynn Renshaw and Santa Cruz Together Fight Rent Control

In this episode of the Bay to Bay Podcast, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Lynn Renshaw of Santa Cruz Together. You may not live in Santa Cruz, but the topic of our discussion is of interest to all Californians: rent control. Santa Cruz Together is a grassroots organization of Santa Cruz voters…

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Episode 20: Zach Schwarzbach Judges the Criminal Justice System

This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Zach Schwarzbach. Zach grew up in the San Lorenzo Valley, in the northern, wooded mountains of Santa Cruz county. Now in his late 30’s, Zach has been working with the Santa Cruz County public defender’s office for the past ten years or so. With a…

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Episode 4: Capitola Discusses Future of the Rail Corridor

On January 11, 2018 the Capitola City Council held a public meeting to discuss the future the Santa Cruz Branch Line rail corridor as it passes through the city of Capitola. ┬áThe council heard from advocates for a rail-with-trail (as specified in the Monterey Bay Scenic Sanctuary Trail plan) as well as though preferring a…

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