Paul Gratz recently declared in a press release that Santa Cruz is the, "First US city to vote on seawater desal." In this video, Gratz, and Jacquy Griffith speak at the Santa Cruz City Hall, just before community members turned in 2,003 petitions with the signatures of 8,717 Santa Cruz water citizens to the City Clerk in May. After the petitions are verified, citizens will have a chance to decide if construction of the proposed water desalination plant will proceed in Santa Cruz.
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Supporters of Right to Vote on Desal Turn in Petitions at Santa Cruz City Hall