Dear Lynn Robinson,
On 2/26/2013 you sent an email letter to our Executive Director Monica Martinez titled “Personal Letter from Lynn.”
Although your words were heartfelt and you asked her to keep your concerns private, the letter also contained
information that may have serious implications for the future sustainability of the Homeless Services Center. The letter
expressed specific questions and concerns you have with the effectiveness of our work at HSC and the scope of our
influence over the Harvey West area. As a result, Monica was under an obligation to share the letter with the HSC
Board of Directors immediately.
Because of the current political climate, the Board of Directors has asked that Monica Martinez refrain from one-on-one
conversations with key community leaders like yourself unless a Board member is present. This directive is not
intended to limit conversation in any way but, instead helps increase the transparency these policy related discussions
deserve and, in fact, require.
If you would like to have a conversation with me and Monica, please feel free to contact me directly. My cell number is
HSC Board President
Cc: Monica Martinez, Executive Director
PO Box 1319, Santa Cruz, CA 95061 115-B Coral Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: 831.458.6020 fax: 831.316.5010 www.scshelter.org Tax ID # 77-0126783