Illegal Camping Down 9%

According to the Santa Cruz Police Department statistics, illegal camping is down by 9%.  In 2014, there were 2,096 citations compared to 1,911 in 2015.  

Carbonera residents have major concerns about fire safety and the danger of campfires created by illegal campers.  

Illegal camping poses a major risk to Carbonera residents as the 40+ private acres in the riparian corridor next to Carbonera Creek is both heavily wooded, with rugged terrain, making fire protection from three overlapping fire districts very challenging.