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    The city [of Santa Cruz] has created the position of global warming coordinator at up to $80,000 a year to help prevent climate change, guide Santa Cruz in transportation and land-use decisions and get the community involved in the effort.

Interested applicants better hustle--the city plans to have the position filled by the end of August.

More here.

Santa Cruz was also at the vanguard on medical marijuana:

    A year and a half ago, when council members in the beachfront community decided to create the nation's first municipal department to distribute medicinal marijuana, SNL had a field day.

    "The new agency will be called the Santa Cruz Department of Kevin's Van,"
    SNL's Amy Poehler quipped on "Weekend Update."

Article here.

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