On Good News Santa Cruz, Thursday, August 20, 2020 host Randa Solick interviews multi-valent activist and advocate Gillian Greensite. In her many years taking action on behalf of bettering our local community she has acted as a conservationist, rape counselor, and Dark Skies advocate–but you might know her best for her protection of heritage trees. Join us Thursday, August 20 from 3:30 – 4, and discover the latest good news adventures of Gillian Greensite.
Gillian has been involved in local environmental activism, as well international rape prevention education for 40 years, providing rape prevention resources for South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi and Nigeria:
Gillian is actively working to challenge the overbuilding and gentrification of Santa Cruz by advocating for affordable housing and against more housing for the affluent.
Gillian is an elected leader of the Sierra Club CA Conservation Committee
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I am writing with the hope of reaching Gillian Greensite to thank her for her letter to the editor in the Sentinel on April 30th regarding the ordinance (Measure E) and the Map (602) approved by five members of the Santa Cruz City Council in their special meeting on April 19th.
Tomorrow on May 10th the city will have the formal vote to approve the ordinance based on the outcome of Measure E. As Gillian aptly laid out in her letter the vote for a mayor will be a vote for the mayor of some, not a mayor for all. It will put in place district maps that will divide neighborhoods and weaken the voting rights of the Latinx community in the City of Santa Cruz.