"What’s your least favorite part about living in Santa Cruz?"
It was really hard for me to answer because I’m not much of a complainer. And everything that I could think of, I’d realize, wasn’t thaaaaat bad. The violence (gang or not) kind of trumps it to the top of the list, (meth and heroin a close second) but those are issues everyone could agree on.
I finally said that my least favorite part of Santa Cruz is the lack of employment opportunities for younger people, particularly grads and professionals. There are way too many people with degrees serving coffee and tea, barely making enough money to make ends meet. There’s an age gap, I feel, somewhere between 24-30 as a result. Everyone moves away.
What’s your least favorite part about living in Santa Cruz?