Santa Cruz Together

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Santa Cruz Together is a self-organized grassroots organization that formed to oppose the “Santa Cruz Rent Control and Tenant Protection Act.” Our group is comprised of over 1,000 Santa Cruz citizens, including renters, homeowners, small property owners, and concerned ‘banana slugs’.  Our campaign is powered by concerned volunteers donating their time to defeat this destructive initiative.  We understand and fear the negative community impact of this poorly written, risky and sweeping law. Rent Control will not make Santa Cruz more affordable for the majority but instead lead to fewer rental properties and more owner occupied property. We support practical solutions to affordable housing, but agree with the 95% of economists, that find rent control to be a failed economic experiment.  It is a bad public policy that makes the affordable housing shortage worse.