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Lots of Community Forums and Events Recently!

by Ashley

I’ve been really busy doing lots of community forums and events the past couple of weeks! In case you missed any of them, I’ve added some short videos from a number of various events I spoke at recently. Thanks again for all the support from everyone in the community! It’s been a lot of work but I’m energized to see this campaign out to the finish and hopefully, bring improvements to city hall. 

Here I’m addressing the crowd at the recent Community Housing Forum:

Here I’m talking to the group at the “Freedom Forum”:

And here I am speaking to the audience at the “Women in Leadership” forum:

I’ve still got a couple more forums to do before election day. I’m working hard for your vote! Please vote for me for the Santa Cruz city council on election day!

New Endorsements and Forums This Week

by Ashley

I had a busy week last week getting out into the community, meeting neighbors and concerned citizens around the city, dropping off yard signs (thanks to everyone who requested one and it’s not too late!), filling out required paperwork for the city and state, and trying to get my message out to as many people as I can!

I want to thank the government affairs branch of the Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors, titled the Local Candidate Recommendation Committee (LCRC) for their endorsement of my campaign for the city council. As an early and strong vocal supporter of the “No on M” campaign, and as one of the early organizers and leaders of the Santa Cruz Together advocacy group, I will be a strong advocate for their concerns and issues on the city council. 

I also want to remind everyone about the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum that is coming up this Tuesday from 3-5pm at the Kaiser Arena. I hope to see you out there!

And thanks again to everyone who has donated their time, their money, their energy and resources to helping me on this journey to get me elected to the Santa Cruz city council. If you haven’t donated and feel so inclined, you can do so online here. We have spent our limited campaign funds wisely and prudently, and are so thankful for the ongoing support of the community. 

Community Turns Out For Santa Cruz Neighbors Candidate Forum

by Ashley

It was great to see so many faces of our community come out to the Santa Cruz Neighbors city council candidate forum. It was a terrific opportunity to get my message out to a broad group of neighbors and concerned citizens, and I want to thank Deb Elston and her team at SCN that produced such a well run event. 

We covered a wide range of topics, including public safety, affordable housing, homelessness, support for SCPD, issues with the city government, and more. And we had a “lightning round” of yes or no questions that forced everyone to quickly make answers on the fly. 

I really enjoyed the opportunity to present my platform of ideas to the community, and if anyone couldn’t make it, we have a couple more events next week and into October. Check the calendar on the homepage for more info. 

Here are some video clips of me speaking at the event. Each video covers a different topic or question we were asked as a group to answer individually. 

Here I introduce myself to the crowd

I discuss mental health funding issues and the county’s responsibility

I discuss the local homelessness issue and how the city and county is responding to it

I discuss the affordable housing issues in Santa Cruz

I discuss the issues with processing permits and red tape within the city departments in Santa Cruz

I discuss one thing I like and dislike from the actions of the Santa Cruz city council this year

My closing statement

The “Lightning Round” of questions

Thank You For Coming Out to BHODY

by Ashley

I just want to say a quick thank you to everyone that took the time out of their busy schedules to come down to BHODY on Pacific Avenue last night to hear me talk about my plans for improving Santa Cruz. It was truly wonderful to see so many familiar faces supporting me, as well as meet so many new people who offered up their support for my message. 

Special thanks to Yoke and the staff at BHODY, to Robin and Mike for helping at the door, to Kim for helping collect donations, and to the rest of my team for helping to organize and set it all up. If you missed it, hopefully we’ll do another one soon. Stay tuned! 


Meet and Greet Ashley at BHODY on Pacific Avenue

by Ashley
Meet and Greet Ashley at BHODY on Pacific Avenue

Come out and learn about the common sense politics I want to implement once elected onto the Santa Cruz City Council in November. Ask me questions, meet fellow voters and together let’s spread the word that our safety is a priority; supporting local small businesses and growth is key to our economy, and helping to house our working community members without robbing the housing providers is attainable. 

Campaign Kick Off!
Wednesday, August 22nd from 7-8:30PM
1526 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz