Community Assessment Project


 

 

                                               
      
-To view and download the 2015 Year 21 and past years' Comprehensive Reports
         online,  visit Applied Survey Research or click here.

       - Hardbound copies will be sold at the United Way Office in Capitola
     - To view the 2015 CAP 21 Summary Review click here

 

2015 CAP Community Heroes


Left to Right, 1st Row (top):  Steve Gliessman, Andy Shatney, Sarah Emmert, Phil Kramer, Les Forster
2nd Row: Jose Joel Vasquez, David Robles, Dr. Tamara Ball, Bob Cagle, Kristen Kittleson
3rd Row:  George Jarrow, Stephanie Conner-Kent, Deborah Blumberg, Barbara Mason, MariaElena de la Garza
Not Pictured: Susan Freeman, Kathleen King, Lieutenant Jorge Zamaro
Photo credit: Paul Schraub

In Economy

- Dr. Tamara Ball
     By 2015, Santa Cruz County will leverage educational opportunities and academic institutions to fuel economic growth and   technology.

- Santa Cruz Works
     By the year 2015, increase the percentage of economic activity with Santa Cruz County by 10% and “re-localize” 10% of our commuting workforce.

- Barbara Mason
     By the year 2015, Santa Cruz county will slow or stop the  contraction of municipal budgets through economic development of the underlying economy.

In Education

-Susan Freeman
By the year 2015, all students will graduate with the skills and knowledge required to compete in a 21st century  global economy.

In Health

-Kathleen King
By the year 2015, access to primary care will improve as measured by:
· 95% of Santa cruz county residents will report having a regular source of health care;
· Less than 10% will report the ER as one of their regular sources of health care; and
· No significant difference between the percent of Caucasian and Latino residents reporting a regular source of health care.

-Stephanie Conner-Kent
By the year 2015, 98% of Santa Cruz County children 0 to 17 will have comprehensive health care coverage as measured by
· The California health interview survey.

-Jose Joel Vasquez
By the year 2015, the prevalence of childhood obesity will decrease as measured by:
•  % of children under 5 years who are overweight or obese will decrease from 15% to 12%
•  % of children under 5 to 19 years who are overweight or obese will decrease from 26% to 21%.

In Natural Environment

-Kristin Kittleson
By the year 2015, reduce water pollution: health of rivers and ocean is improved by reducing erosion, chemical and biological pollution and improving riparian corridors.

-David Robles
By the year 2015, develop a local sustainable food system: all community members have access to affordable locally grown food produces in a sustainable manner that preserves farmland fertility.

- Steve Gliessman
By the year 2015, develop a local sustainable food system: all community members have access to affordable locally grown food produces in a sustainable manner that preserves farmland fertility.

-Andy Shatney
By the year 2015, support clean/alternative energy: use of clean alternative energy and sustainable fuels are increased through financial incentives and reduced policy barriers.

In Public Safety

-Les Forster
By the year 2015, more youth will be involved in prevention and positive social activities and fewer youth will enter the juvenile delinquency system.

-Sarah Emmert
By the year 2015, adult and juvenile violence, including family violence and gang violence, will decrease, as will the impact of violence in the community.

-Lt. Jorge Zamora
By the year 2015, adult and juvenile violence, including family violence and gang violence, will decrease, as will the impact of violence in the community.

In Social Environment

-Phil Kramer
By the year 2015, more Santa Cruz county residents will have access to housing, both rental and home ownership, that they can afford

-Maria Elena de la Garza
By the year 2015, more Santa Cruz county residents will be actively engaged in improving their community through public participation

-George Jarrow
By the year 2015, County residents with disabilities will be able to obtain services needed to support increasing options, pursue goals and participate in community life at levels consistent with their abilities