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    Ep 104 How homeless services money is spent in Santa Cruz County 8.2.23

    Ep 104 How homeless services money is spent in Santa Cruz County 8.2.23

    Santa Cruz Local recently published a three-part investigation into how public money is spent on homeless services in Santa Cruz County. In today’s episode, we’ll discuss why we took on this investigation and several of the key takeaways from our reporting. We also hear from some key leaders in homeless services management.

    Read the transcript with links to our related stories.
    santacruzlocal.org/2023/08/02/podcast-how-homeless-services-money

    • Read part one “How homeless services money has been spent in Santa Cruz County”: santacruzlocal.org/2023/05/05/homeless-services-money-part-1

    • Read part two “Money sources, constraints and problems with homeless services spending in Santa Cruz County”: santacruzlocal.org/2023/05/05/homeless-services-money-part-2

    • Read part three “Is homeless services spending effective in Santa Cruz County?”: santacruzlocal.org/2023/05/05/homeless-services-money-part-3

    • Listen to Santa Cruz Local podcast Ep. 96 “How Santa Cruz County could solve chronic homelessness”: santacruzlocal.org/2021/12/17/podcast-96

    • 21 min
    Ep 103 Meet the Capitola City Council candidates 11.04.22

    Ep 103 Meet the Capitola City Council candidates 11.04.22

    In today’s episode we meet the five candidates for Capitola City Council. They are Yvette Lopez Brooks, Joe Clarke, Enrique Dolmo Jr., Gerry Jensen and Alexander Pedersen. The five candidates are running for three seats. They appear before Capitola voters on the Nov. 8 ballot.

    We explain what a council member does. Then we press the candidates on the issues important to Capitola residents.

    Read the transcript with links to our related stories. https://santacruzlocal.org/

    Read Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide: https://tinyurl.com/ep-103-guide

    Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide for Capitola City Council: https://santacruzlocal.org/election/2022-nov-08/capitola-city-council/

    Santa Cruz Local is supported by its members. Join us! Keep local journalism strong with a membership today. https://tinyurl.com/ep-103-membership

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    • 16 min
    Ep 102 Meet the candidates for Santa Cruz mayor 11.4.22

    Ep 102 Meet the candidates for Santa Cruz mayor 11.4.22

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. For the first time, Santa Cruz voters will choose a mayor. We meet the two candidates: Joy Schendledecker and Fred Keeley.

    We explain the new format for Santa Cruz City Council elections and the new mayoral role. Then we press the candidates on the issues important to Santa Cruz residents.

    Read the transcript with links to our related stories. https://santacruzlocal.org/

    Read Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide. https://tinyurl.com/ep-102-election-guide

    Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide for Santa Cruz City Council: https://tinyurl.com/ep-102-sc-guide

    Santa Cruz Local is supported by its members. Join us! Keep local journalism strong with a membership today. https://tinyurl.com/ep-102-membership

    Make a one-time donation to Santa Cruz Local’s newsroom. https://tinyurl.com/ep-102-donate

    Subscribe to Santa Cruz Local’s email newsletter for free. We’re in your inbox twice a week. https://tinyurl.com/ep-102-newsletter

    Support Santa Cruz Local on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/santacruzlocal

    • 14 min
    Ep 101 Meet the Santa Cruz City Council District 6 candidates 11.4.22

    Ep 101 Meet the Santa Cruz City Council District 6 candidates 11.4.22

    We meet two candidates for Santa Cruz City Council: Renee Golder and Sean Maxwell. They’re running for the District 6 seat on the Nov. 8 ballot.

    You’ll vote in the District 6 council race if you live in these areas: areas of the Lower Westside west of Younglove Avenue and Columbia Street; areas along Western Drive; and a western part of the UC Santa Cruz main campus.

    We explain what a council member does. Then we press the candidates on the issues important to Santa Cruz residents.

    Read the transcript with links to our related stories. https://santacruzlocal.org/

    Read Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide. https://tinyurl.com/ep-101-election-guide

    Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide for Santa Cruz City Council with map of District 4: https://tinyurl.com/ep-101-map

    Santa Cruz Local is supported by its members. Join us! Keep local journalism strong with a membership today. https://tinyurl.com/ep-101-membership

    Make a one-time donation to Santa Cruz Local’s newsroom. https://tinyurl.com/ep-101-donate

    Support Santa Cruz Local on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/santacruzlocal

    Subscribe to Santa Cruz Local’s email newsletter for free. We’re in your inbox twice a week. https://tinyurl.com/ep-101-newsletter

    • 14 min
    Ep. 100 Meet the Santa Cruz City Council District 4 candidates 10.25.22

    Ep. 100 Meet the Santa Cruz City Council District 4 candidates 10.25.22

    We meet three candidates for Santa Cruz City Council: Hector Marin, Gregory Hyver and Scott Newsome. They’re running for the District 4 seat on the Nov. 8 ballot.

    You’ll vote in the District 4 council race if you live in these areas: Downtown; Beach Flats; part of the Upper Westside, east of Bay Street and south of High Street; and areas along Mission Street generally east of Laurent Street.

    We explain what a council member does. Then we press the candidates on the issues important to Santa Cruz residents.

    Read the transcript with links to our related stories. https://tinyurl.com/ep-100-transcript

    Read Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide. https://tinyurl.com/election-guide-ep-100

    Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide for Santa Cruz City Council with map of District 4: https://santacruzlocal.org/election/2022-nov-08/santa-cruz-city-council/

    Santa Cruz Local is supported by its members. Join us! Keep local journalism strong with a membership today. https://tinyurl.com/ep-100-membership

    Make a one-time donation to Santa Cruz Local’s newsroom. https://tinyurl.com/ep-100-donate

    Support Santa Cruz Local on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/santacruzlocal

    Subscribe to Santa Cruz Local’s email newsletter for free. We’re in your inbox twice a week. https://tinyurl.com/ep-100-newsletter

    • 12 min
    Ep. 99 Meet the Scotts Valley City Council candidates 10.24.22

    Ep. 99 Meet the Scotts Valley City Council candidates 10.24.22

    In the Nov. 8 election, Scotts Valley voters will choose two city council members. In today’s episode we’ll learn about the role of a council member. Then we’ll meet the three candidates: Derek Timm, Allan Timms and Jim Reed. Santa Cruz Local presses the candidates on the issues important to Scotts Valley residents.

    Read the transcript with links to our related stories. https://tinyurl.com/ep-99-transcript

    Read Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide. https://tinyurl.com/SCL-election-guide

    Santa Cruz Local is supported by its members. Join us! Keep local journalism strong with a membership today. https://tinyurl.com/ep-99-membership

    Make a one-time donation to Santa Cruz Local’s newsroom. https://tinyurl.com/donate-ep-99

    Support Santa Cruz Local on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/santacruzlocal

    Subscribe to Santa Cruz Local’s email newsletter for free. We’re in your inbox twice a week.
    https://tinyurl.com/ep-99-newsletter

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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Sounds like you need more staff!

I tell you, I appreciate the council meetings coverage AND the deeper dive into important issues. Can’t we have both?? We need to clone you two!

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