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Santa Cruz County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Lynn Robinson

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Santa Cruz

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Lynn moved to Santa Cruz immediately after high school because she had spent every summer of her life at her Grandparent's house near Sunny Cove and she knew this was `home'. Lynn graduated from Cabrillo Jr. College, receiving academic scholarships to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. She transferred to UCSC, receiving my degree in studio arts in 1982. She put herself through school, always working hard, and had a very close relationship with my grandparents who passed away in the early 1980's. Her husband John's family first came to Santa Cruz in the 1980's, and Swift Street is named after his relatives.

Last year, Lynn loved being one of the organizers of the 2005 Santa Cruz High Basketball Championship Parade. It was an event that helped remind local residents of the important connection we have with our youth, our local schools and the community. That parade brought out some of the best qualities of this town, letting the SCHS Champs take center stage, and seeing the support of their city, as well as seeing so many local residents come downtown and be among many family and friends from throughout the years

Five years ago, Lynn helped to co-found Santa Cruz Neighbors, a successful city-wide coalition of concerned residents who join together to refocus our community's resources on what matters most for our residents and neighborhoods. Lynn has organized dozens of town hall meetings on important issues such as UCSC growth; neighborhood crime; traffic and development. With the police and fire departments she has helped to develop emergency response plans for neighborhoods city-wide.

For twenty years Lynn has worked with the community members and city agencies to solve problems. Lynn is known for her ability to carefully listen and work hard to meet the many diverse needs of residents and organizations in Santa Cruz.

She is not a politician or professor. Lynn is a nationally recognized organic garden designer, and a person whose passion is Santa Cruz. Lynn and John, have been married for 22 years, and have raised their children in the town they love. Lynn's family has been part of Santa Cruz for more than 120 years.

Lynn's most recent community involvement includes:

  • General Plan Advisory Committee member
  • Santa Cruz County Transportation Fund Task Force member
  • Organizer of the 2005 Santa Cruz High Basketball Championship Parade
  • Liaison for UCSC Chancellor's Good Neighbor Student Internship
  • Locally Owned Business Alliance member and independent business owner
  • Co-founder of Santa Cruz Neighbors

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