The growth of neighborhood hotels run by residential property owners in has exploded since 2014. What once was housing for families, workers and students are now hotels for tourists. Lower Seabright and West Cliff are particularly impacted.
The city of Santa Cruz is ultimately responsible for enforcing its zoning ordinances. Let the City Council know that you care about keeping Santa Cruz as affordable as possible for people to live and work here. Let them know that our hotels and motels are for tourists.
One way to protect our neighborhoods and make Santa Cruz a better place to live is to print a flyer and post it. We have one for directed at locals and one for tourists. Education is the key to preserve our city. Do your part and post some flyers.