We are asking you, our neighbors and friends, to get involved by signing the petition demanding the 2021 Long Range Development make meaningful commitments to reduce the negative impacts of the proposed enrollment growth, by subscribing to our emails so you can be updated on our calls for action, and by sharing your testimonial with us.
The Santa Cruz experience that we hope to enjoy and share with others will be a labor of collaboration and action.
Sign the Petition
The proposed UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) for 2021-2040 presents a critical opportunity for the University to finally address the on and off-campus impacts caused by irresponsible growth. Responsibility begins with UCSC making substantive and legally enforceable commitments to provide the necessary housing and infrastructure that will permit UCSC students, faculty, and staff to succeed, and that will maintain the well-being of the community-at-large over the next 20 years.
UCSC’s proposed plan includes a 44% increase in enrollment by 2040. However, unless the University provides the critically important investments that are necessary to meet the needs of their students, the off-campus community, and to protect the environment, the University's proposed growth will have devastating consequences for everyone who calls Santa Cruz home.
Share Your Testimonial
We are gathering community concerns regarding the impacts of UC Santa Cruz growth. They will be collected and shared with the UCSC administration, UC Regents, and State legislators.
How has UCSC growth impacted you, your housing, employment, natural environment, etc? What concerns worry you the most about a potential 50% increase in student enrollment? Why do you believe it is critical to have growth tied to infrastructure development, like housing?
UCSC must consider the impacts of their proposals!