big problem because they let the students at UCSC vote in city elections.
Ah, 26th? Yup, its a well known fact college-aged students have the highest voting turnout of any age group. That's why they are so well represented!
Those students are overwhelmingly liberal
Aren't most students, everywhere more liberal? Have you been to Santa Cruz, it's a republican enclave, for sure!
don't understand that you need a tax base
Yup, students are dumb... Liberals do not support taxes?
won't be around for more than 4 years
Yup, after 4 years they demolish the campus.
huge shopping mall
Sounds gorgeous, what town wouldn't want one.
weak argument that customers are driving through Santa Cruz in order to get to the mall
Many countries have Value Added Tax deductions for visitors, obviously creating that was a weak argument.