November is starting off with clear blue skies, cool air, puffy clouds scattered about for best effect. As we move into Fall holiday season, events around the County and city are ramping up.
Of course the big event this month is the November 6 midterm elections. There are many complicated ballot measures this year, all of them important for Santa Cruz residents, some of them requiring careful research and contemplation. If you haven’t already voted by mail, study up, check to make sure you’re registered to vote (https://sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/ElectionSites/), find your polling place (http://www.votescount.com/Portals/16/nov18/polling%20place%20list%2011.18.pdf) and vote early and vote often (just kidding!).
The always thought provoking art work by Russell Brutsche will be featured at this month’s First Friday celebration at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, Friday, November 2, from 6 to 9 PM, where you can also peruse the “Arts and Poets from the Santa Cruz Main Jail” exhibit. Meet the artists and your neighbors. Russell will also have a performance at the RCNV on November 9, “Tunes for Troubled Times.” Don’t miss it if you can!
The City Council meets on the 13th and the 27th this month. Agendas will be available on the 11th and the 25th at http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings , another opportunity to study up and prepare to take part in local government.
The County Board of Supervisors meets only once this month, on the 20th, with the agenda packet available on the 16th. Look for detailed reviews of City and County meetings in upcoming posts.