On February 14, 2005, Santa Cruzans for Responsible Planning (SCRAP), a local grassroots organization backed by former Santa Cruz Mayors, held a news conference at the entrance to the Santa Cruz City Wharf. This was the official kickoff for a community-wide referendum campaign to halt the single largest development in the city since UC Santa Cruz. If the group can acquire at least 4,000 valid signatures, the “Coast Hotel” issue will be placed on the ballot for a city-wide vote.
Opposition to SCRAP’s referendum campaign includes the developers (of course!), current employees of the Coast Hotel who would like to have more work in the winter months and SEIU Local 415.
The proposed development calls for a 270 room hotel, 6-level parking garage and a 23,000 square foot Conference Center.
For previous coverage of the Coast Hotel Redevelopment Project on Santa Cruz Indymedia, visit the following articles.
Crossposted at Santa Cruz Indymedia.