Acquire Beach Flats Community Garden from the Seaside Company
Explanation: The Beach Flats Community Garden is the largest green space in the densest low income neighborhood most impacted by the tourist industry. Its unique eco-system is tended by latin american immigrants providing food security and common space for the community. To buy it would be one step towards a more equitable distribution of green space in Santa Cruz and increasing community voice in land use decisions. Implementation: A majority vote of city council can affect zoning of the property and push for acquisition. A 5 person supermajority can consider the use of eminent domain (whereby the CIty pays full market value to an unwilling seller) as a negotiating tool.