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June 6th Social and Legislative Committee Meeting

The Downtown Association Social and Legislative Committee will meet on June 6th at 8:30 am – 10:00 am at Nextspace, 101 Cooper Street. The Agenda is below. Item 3 of our agenda is a discussion about the goals and priorities of the working group for the coming year. Through the work of this body and […]

How can I help your business?

Hello Downtown Business Members! For those of you I have not met, my name is Salvador Ingram. I recently joined Chip and Sonja on the Downtown Association team as the Director of Vibrancy and Engagement. I wanted to reach out to you all to explain my role and how I can help your business. I’ll […]

State Of The City
May 23 – 8:30-10:00am

Join Mayor Cynthia Chase, City Manager Martin Bernal, and City Department Heads for an update on City of Santa Cruz achievements, challenges, and initiatives to improve Santa Cruz as a place to work, play, and do business.   Tickets are available at: 

Abbott Square Sneak Peek Tour
May 26 – 1:00-2:00pm

Be the first to see Abbott Square before it opens! Join a not-to-be-missed sneak peek tour for Downtown Association Members on Friday, May 26th from 1-2pm. Opening on June 2, Abbott Square will be downtown Santa Cruz’s vibrant new plaza with six new restaurants, two bars, free performances, hands-on activities, and a family-friendly Secret Garden. […]

Understanding Outreach

A conversation with Kris Younggren The Downtown Outreach Worker is a position funded by the city of Santa Cruz and the County Mental Health department. Downtown Outreach Worker, Kris Younggren sat down with the Downtown Association’s Social and Legislative Committee to talk about her work in Downtown Santa Cruz. Kris works five days a week […]

Welcome Salvador!
Director of Vibrancy and Engagement

  We are really excited to introduce you to Salvador Ingram, the newest member of our team. Salvador has accepted the position of “Director of Vibrancy and Engagement” and will be managing our marketing and social media, helping with event coordination, and staffing the Info Kiosk on Mondays. A former photojournalism major at UCSC, Salvador […]

FREE Legal Seminar for Restaurant Operators
May 25, 2017 – 9:30am-11:30am

From the California Restaurant Association: CRA’s FREE Legal seminar for all restaurant operators throughout the Bay Area. You will see there are 3 locations with different dates. We are trying to provide as many locations to be convenient with schedules and to be sure we are covering the coastal region. This free event in the […]

20 Proactive Approaches to Homelessness

Homelessness is a complex and tragic issue that has a range of impacts on individuals, neighborhoods, cities and counties. It is a problem for which obvious solutions are not readily apparent, yet it is an issue that many communities on the west coast continue to grapple with, to an unprecedented degree, and for which many creative […]

Street Closure
Saturday May 13, 2017 – 5:00pm-7:30pm

Free Calenda and Street Fiesta in Downtown Santa Cruz. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., a procession of musicians, dancers, and large puppets will parade from Branciforte Small Schools (840 N. Branciforte), down Water Street and Pacific Avenue sidewalks, ending at Cooper Street, which will be closed for a Street Fiesta from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. […]

EXIT Santa Cruz
816 Pacific Ave. – 440-8546

Santa Cruz’s first Escape Room is here! Newly opened in Downtown Santa Cruz in Spring of 2017. Escape rooms are fun, interactive games where teams have an hour to find clues, solve puzzles, and make their escape. 816 Pacific Ave. 831-440-8546