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What are your thoughts on UCSC growth?

lt jamieI think it's a bad idea unless they make everyone just bring a bicycle to get around.

Jamie Langley
Santa Cruz | Outdoor Educator















lt michaelOverall I'm against it. More people, everything gets more crowded, and then if they had to develop more and move into the forest, and take that down, that would be a bummer for me because I love those woods. I think it's a good size town right now.

Michael Lane
Santa Cruz | Outdoor Educator












lt jacobI'm just totally outraged because they want to build buildings in upper campus, and get rid of beautiful trees that Mother Nature planted there. And that’s just not cool, man.

Jacob Grabb
Santa Cruz | UCSC Student












lt mattI really don’t care. Let it get bigger. Kids need to learn.

Matt Perez
Santa Cruz | Chef













lt ronI'm all about growth. Keep growing those trees. If they're planning on parceling out any of the land, I don’t think that’s a good idea.

Ron Norman Crow
Santa Cruz | Musician

Comments (4)Add Comment
Smarter growth needed
written by Local born and raised and UCSC Grad, September 19, 2013
The elephant in the room is WATER. This means more water demand from our already dwindling supply. Can our traffic and housing take on the increase as well? They need to take a long hard look at the options here. UCSC are recruiting more and more international students, and yet the system and facilities are supported by our dime as the California taxpayer. They're increasing enrollment but how much of it is a positive impact for our own community both within Santa Cruz and the overall state?
UCSC Growth
written by Criz Matik, September 19, 2013
I don't think UCSC should be able to grow any more. When the students get to vote on local issues like parcel tax increases, or sales tax increases it only affects local residents and it doesn't affect their own hometown or parents. The only contributions they make locally are to the coffee houses!
Smaller is better for the locals.
Cut them a deal
written by Jim Jones, September 19, 2013
Let UCSC grow if it can find ways to become more self-sustaining, especially in water. Encouraging more students to live on campus would be good, too.

As for where to build: men made the Great Meadow, not nature. It should be redwood trees, not grassland. But former owners of the land cut down the trees and pulled out the stumps. Since the damage is done, and nobody seems to be replanting the redwoods, build there instead of north campus.
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written by Esther Kim, September 18, 2013
UCSC is overcrowded as is and the classrooms are bigger than ever. I say, no, not only because it means that we'd have to develop further up north campus, but because the quality of education would go down and transportation would be a huge problem.


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