Argument for Measure L

Vote YES on Measure L

Vote YES for Capitola’s Future

Let’s connect Capitola from the Jewel Box to Depot Hill via our beloved Capitola Trestle.

Voting YES means you want a safe and smooth pathway to allow people to easily walk, jog, bike, scooter, skateboard, wheelchair, and baby-stroller across Capitola.

Vote YES to make possible…

  • A safe route for kids to get to school

  • Less traffic congestion in the Village

  • A great option for local families & seniors

  • Healthy environment that encourages exercise

  • Easier beach access

Over eight hundred people signed our petition for Capitola’s future. These signatures have enabled us to get this important measure on the ballot.

Voting YES on Measure L will send a strong message that the people of Capitola want to make this vision a reality.  Together, let’s create a greener, healthier, and safer Capitola.                                                                                                           

The better way for all of us!

We thank you for Voting YES on Measure L.

Juan Escamilla
Surf and Sand Mobile Home Park Resident, Capitola Measure Proponent

Sira Taylor
School Board Member

Nick Graessle
Capitola Junior Guard, New Brighton M.S. Valedictorian, 2018

Linda Larson
Capitola Gardens Resident, Church Deacon

Tom Evans
Chair, Greenway Capitola - The Better Way


Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure L

Vote YES on Measure L

Vote YES for Capitola’s Future

Hundreds of Capitola residents, many of your neighbors and friends, signed our petition to allow Capitola voters to express their local vision for the planned rail corridor Trail.

Despite what the opponents are suggesting, Measure L is clearly written and easy to understand.

Your YES vote on Measure L will express reasonable desires for the implementation of the Trail:

  • City of Capitola residents want to preserve our city’s rich history

  • Our community needs safer routes to schools, the Village, the beach, and other destinations

  • The Trail should stay within the corridor boundaries without a detour through city streets

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail is a beautiful concept. A Trail that stays within the rail corridor and crosses our historic trestle will be safer, more user-friendly and efficient than one that detours onto already congested streets.

The opponents’ argument conveniently fails to mention plans to possibly detour the rail-trail onto our city streets. Are they trying to hide something?

Forces from outside Capitola fought to keep Capitola residents from voting on this important issue. What are they afraid of?

This is a historic moment…

Add your voice. Let’s be a community that says YES to a greener, safer, and healthier future!

Thank you again for Voting YES on Measure L

Joe Clarke
Retired Sheriff’s Sergeant Santa Cruz County

Linda Leum, MD
Physician, Dominican Hospital, Resident Depot Hill Capitola

Tyler Fox
Publisher and CEO Santa Cruz Waves Magazine, Mavericks Big Wave Surfer

Doree Steinmann
26-Year Capitola Resident, Park Avenue by the Sea Apartments

Kym V. DeWitt
Former Capitola City Treasurer, Beer Thirty CFO