Withhold additional water from UCSC to control growth
Explanation: The city has agreed to provide water to UCSC at its current size (physical footprint). However, UCSC has been steadily growing, with over 600 more students next year and thousands more in the next 5 years, thereby placing pressure on the university to expand its built campus. The city can use its leverage over water to limit the impact of UCSC growth on the environment, housing and traffic. AnyUC expansion must be accompanied by UC funds and attention to expanding water conservation, public transportation and appropriate student housing. Implementation: The City is under no obligation to expand the geographical area to which it provides water (to upper campus for example.) It could also increase the cost of water over a certain level of usage. These strategies provide an effective tool for negotiations - we want to make sure student and community needs are met. Both strategies can be implemented by a majority vote of our new Council.