Stop the Soquel Auto Row!

$3,050 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 13 days

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                                                                     SUSTAINABLE SOQUEL  NEEDS YOUR HELP
                                                           TO FIGHT THE 41ST AVENUE AND SOQUEL DRIVE
                                                                                           AUTO ROW EXPANSION!

                                                                   
Dear Soquel Friends and Neighbors,

 Soquel Village is a quaint, country town with antique stores, a bakery,  coffee houses, restaurants and  homes. It's a  community of thousands of people who need retail stores, offices, goods and services. We need places that we can easily access by foot, bicycle or  bus, without having to travel  great distances in cars.

                           Soquel is also inundated with traffic and in need of well-thought- out planning.

In 2014, our County Supervisors thought we could do better too, and complying with California State law  to help reduce green house gas, they adopted our Sustainable Plan with a 5-0 vote.

                                                      ...................Then something else happened.

The Sustainable Plan  was  ignored by County departments and  instead they approved an auto dealership project. This is a  far cry from what was  recommended in the Sustainable Plan.
                                           
                                                       ...................We don't think this is right..and hope you agree!

          A  LAWSUIT HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST THE COUNTY AND YOUR CONTRIBUTION
                                  WILL HELP KEEP THIS TRAGEDY FROM GOING ANY FURTHER.

                                                 
                                             OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE  $20,000 FOR ATTORNEY FEES.
                                    PLEASE HELP US BY CONTRIBUTING ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN. 

County Planners painted  pictures like this for the 41st Avenue location in the Sustainable Plan.


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And this:

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But instead our Supervisors approved  this:


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And this.

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Actual picture of a  transport truck delivering cars on Soquel Drive at project site.

A quote from the Sustainable Plan: 
 
"Vibrant centers are an essential component of a sustainable development pattern in Santa Cruz County. Concentrations of housing and jobs support frequent transit service. Active public gathering places build community and enhance quality of life. Resident-serving stores and services strengthen adjacent neighborhoods and contribute to economic vitality. Compact urban form accommodates a variety of more affordable housing choices.( Pg 4-4)

Your contributions will go  directly to legal fees. A generous gift of $1,000 has been given to start us out. However, this is a matching fund  contribution and will only be  available once we reach the first thousand dollars.


                                      Thank you for helping  us preserve our community and way of life.
                                                        Any donation no matter the size will be appreciated.
                                      Anonymous donations are possible also - see the Gofundme info page
                                                                                                       
                                                               Sustainable Soquel Community Group
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Wow, we reached our first $1,000. In two days. This means the matching donation of $1,000. Kicks in so we are at $2,000.
That matching donation is also coming directly to Sustainable Soquel as a check. It won't be seen here on the Gofundme page, just know its on the way.

Thank you to those that have already commited..lets keep the momentum!

Thank you all for your passionate support!

The Sustainable Soquel Team
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$3,050 of $20,000 goal

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