Take 5 With Ryan Coonerty

For the inaugural “Take 5”, I recently had the chance to chat with Ryan Coonerty, former Mayor of Santa Cruz and current author and businessman who will be running for the 3rd District Board of Supervisors seat, which represents the city of Santa Cruz.

Never Forget

This week marks the first anniversary of the tragic deaths of 2 SCPD officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. It was the first time in the history of the SCPD that they lost an officer in the line of duty, over 150 years. And they lost another the same day.

The New Pacific Garden Mall

Seems like so long ago since we had the first version of Pacific Garden Mall, an experiment in urban planning and design along Pacific Avenue from Water Street to Cathcart Street. Time to consider a new car free version of the Pacific Garden Mall.

Living Alleys

I really love the concept and idea of bringing “living alleys” to the downtown area. I’ve already got a few alleys in mind for this type of cooperative civic project