Weekly Review May 9 – 15

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, May 8 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The SCCRTC Bicycle Advisory Committee will hold a Special Meeting Monday, May 10 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


First District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold an Agenda Review Constituent Meeting Monday, May 10 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for instructions for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • 17. Adopt ordinance adding Chapter 12.32 to the Santa Cruz County Code, relating to Limited-Density Owner-Built Rural Dwellings (approved in concept on April 27, 2021).
  • 22. Accept and file the new Santa Cruz County Tourism Marketing District (TMD) Plan, adopt resolution of intention to renew the Santa Cruz County TMD, schedule a public hearing on June 8, 2021 on the TMD Plan that would establish the rates of assessment and membership, adopt resolution requesting consent of cities, and take related actions, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • 33. Recognize the establishment of the North Coast Multi-Agency Coordinating Committee, approve the Third District office facilitating its activities, and direct the Department of Parks, Open Spaces and Cultural Services to prepare an application to the State Coastal Conservancy for a North Coast Facilities and Management Planning grant, as recommend by Supervisor Coonerty.
  • 48. Approve amendments to agreements for emergency tree removals relating to impacts of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on critical roadway facilities; direct Public Works to return on or before June 8, 2021 with administration status of emergency work close-out and final costs on each project, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Regular Agenda

  • 8. Consider approval in concept of ordinance amending Chapter 5.47 of the Santa Cruz County Code to delay implementation of the mandatory charge for disposable cups to January 1, 2022; schedule ordinance for final adoption on May 18, 2021, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

The County Planning Department will hold a meeting on Santa Cruz County ADU regulations Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 191157 1555 Soquel Drive – Proposal to amend the Master Plan for Dominican Hospital (88-0065) by establishing a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for construction of an approximately 85,000 square foot addition to the existing hospital facility to facilitate construction of a new surgery department and reconfiguration of the existing emergency room. Project includes construction of a three-story parking structure on adjoining parcels. Requires approval of a Planned Unit Development, Commercial Development Permit, amendment to Master Plan 88-0065, Sign Exception, and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

The County Commission on Justice and Gender will meet Thursday, May 13 at 12:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Commission on Disabilities will meet Thursday, May 13 at 12:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission will meet Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

Notice of Extension of Public Review Period regarding the Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project located at 2035 North Pacific Avenue.

  • Public Review Period: April 12, 2021 through May 11, 2021.
  • The public review period has been extended through June 10, 2021.

Click HERE for information on the project.


The SC City Sister Cities Committee will meet Monday, May 10 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

9:30 am – Closed Agenda

1:00 pm- Consent Agenda

  • 13. California Climate Action Corps Application – Urban Forestry Renewal Project through Service and Outreach in Santa Cruz.

General Business

  • Transition to City Council District Elections.

Oral Communications


City of Capitola

The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, may 12 is CANCELLED.


The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Amend the Current Joint Powers Authority Agreement with the Santa Cruz County Library Finance Authority – Approve the third amendment to the Joint Powers Authority agreement establishing the Santa Cruz County Library Financing Authority and authorize the City Manager to sign the amendment.

General Government

  • Presentation of Coastal Commission Recommended Modifications to Capitola Municipal Code Chapter 17: Zoning Code – Receive staff presentation and adopt a resolution accepting the California Coastal Commission modifications to amendments to the City of Capitola General Plan Map, Zoning Map, and Zoning code Chapters 17.28 Visitor Serving Overlay Zones and Chapter 17.88 Incentive for Community Benefits, and reinstating portions of Zoning Code Chapter 17.30 V-S Visitor Serving District specific to the Monarch Cove Inn.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Unified School District Board of Education is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Arts Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley Planning Commission will meet Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Bay Village Planned Development, Erba Lane – Consideration of a Cultural Resource Alteration Application for the proposed construction of 10 single-family dwellings, including two duplex/duets.
  • Target Remodel, 270 Mount Hermon Road – Consideration of a Planned Development and Design Review for a proposed Target store located at the existing 57,780 square foot building a the Scotts Valley Square Shopping Center. The project includes exterior modifications to the building design, parking lot modifications for ADA compliance and the Target Drive Up program and new signage.
  • Bay Village Planned Development, Erba Lane – Consideration of a Planned Development, Land Division, Design Review and Environmental Assessment for the Bay Village Planned Development to subdivide a 1.04-acre site into 10 lots for the construction of 10 units (six detached single-family dwellings and two attached duet/duplexes) and related site improvements, in the High Density Residential General Plan and Zoning District located at Erba Lane.
  • 4303-B Scotts Valley Drive Planned Development – Consideration of a Planned Development, Minor Land Division, Design Review and Environmental Assessment, for a three-lot subdivision and a common parcel on a 0.43-acre site in the High Density Residential General Plan and Zoning District. Two new single-family dwellings and a new attached two-car garage for an existing single family dwelling is proposed.

City of Watsonville

The City of Watsonville City Manager and City Council will hold a Budget Town-hall meeting Monday, May 10 at 5:00 pm for public input and guidance. Click HERE to join the meeting. Meeting ID: 161 910 5254 Phone: 1(669)254-5252


The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

4:00 pm – Closed Session

5:30 pm – Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • Watsonville Slough Connector Trail Project at Ramsay Park – Resolution approving plans and specifications & calling for bids for the Watsonville Slough connector trail project at Ramsay Park.

New Business

  • Consideration of contract for site service agreement with Pájaro Valley Unified School District for the city’s Environmental Science Workshop to operate drop-in science programming.

The SCCRTC Budget, Administration & Personnel Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 13 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Administration Committee will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Administration and Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Workshop for Conjunctive Use Plan and CEQA Review – Discussion by the Board, staff, and the public regarding the Conjunctive Use Plan and CEQA review.

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Ad Hoc Sustainable Groundwater Committee will meet Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Districts

The Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 12:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Central Fire District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 13 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 35 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There is 1 vacancy on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE to contact the webmaster with corrections or additions.

Weekly Review May 2 – 8

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, May 1 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Arts Commission will meet Monday, May 3 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Workforce Development Board Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, May 5 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Housing Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, May 5 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Introduction of new Community-Based Organization (CBO): “Housing Santa Cruz County” (Presentation by Fred Keeley)

The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, May 6 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 21. 20/21 Unmet Paratransit and Transit Needs – The Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee and staff recommend that the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC):
    • 1. Adopt the 2021 Unmet Paratransit and Transit Needs (Attachment 1), with revisions as appropriate, following the public hearing; and,
    • 2. Consider unmet paratransit and transit needs as funding becomes available.
  • Five-Year Program of Projects for Community Bridges Lift Line
  • Report Regarding Grant Requirement Compliance in Context of the Tie Vote by the Commission in Relations to the Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis and Rail Network Integration StudyBusiness Plan for Electric Passenger Rail on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line

The County Integrated Community Health Center Commission will meet Thursday, May 6 at 11:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Emergency Management Council will meet Thursday, May 6 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Sanitation District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 6 at 4:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission will meet Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, May 7 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Continued Items

  • 329 Beach Drive, Aptos – Continued from the April 2, 2021 agenda: Proposal to demolish an existing one-story single family dwelling and construct a new three-story single family dwelling. Requires a Coastal Development Permit and Variances: to increase the allowed Floor Area Ratio from 50% to 59%, to increase the allowed number of stories from two to three, to increase the allowed 28 foot height to 35 feet, to reduce the required front yard setback from 20 feet to 10 feet, to reduce the required western side yard setback from 5 feet to 0 feet, and to decrease the required eastern side yard setback from 8 feet to 3 feet, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project located approximately 1500 feet south of the intersection with Rio Del Mar (329 Beach Drive).

Scheduled Items

  • 939 Via Gaviota, AptosProposal to demolish an existing two story single family dwelling and construct a replacement two story single family dwelling on property located in the R-1-6-SBE zone district. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, a Residential Development Permit for a large dwelling (over 5,000 square feet), and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the northeast side of Via Gaviota approximately 200 feet southeast of the intersection with Clubhouse Drive (939 Via Gaviota).
  • 5305 Glen Haven Road, Soquel – Proposal to operate a new five-bedroom vacation rental. Requires a Vacation Rental Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the west side of Glen Haven Road at 5305 Glen Haven Road in Soquel.

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, May 3 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Fiscal Year 2022 Department Budget Proposal

The SC City Water Commission will meet Monday, May 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Water Rates – 1st Look – Rate Structure and Preliminary Rates and Customer Panel

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, May 5 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 701 West Cliff DriveDesign Permit and Coastal Permit to replace an existing safety railing in-kind (approximately 472 linear feet) on a parcel located in the OFR/CZ-O/SP-O (Ocean Front Recreational/Coastal Zone Overlay/Shoreline Protection Overlay) zone districts. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption) This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.
  • 345 Oxford WayDemolition Authorization Permit, Coastal Permit, and Design Permit to demolish an existing single family residence and construct a new two-story single family residence on a substandard lot in the R-1-5/CZ-O/SP-O (Single-Family Residence/Coastal Zone Overlay/Shoreline Protection Overlay) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption) This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.
  • 104 4TH AvenueCoastal Permit and Design Permit to construct a covered deck on one residential unit (Unit C) on a property developed with three residences and located within the R-L/CZ-O/SP-O (Multi-Family Residential/Coastal Zone Overlay/Shoreline Protection Overlay) zone district and within the Seabright Area Plan area. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption) This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.

The City of Santa Cruz and MidPen Housing will present the Proposed Project at 314 Jessie Street on Wednesday, May 5 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information on the project.

  • The project consists of a Design Permit and Coastal Permit for the demolition of an existing 14-unit multi-family development and the construction of a 50-unit multi-family development including housing and supportive services on a parcel located in the R-L (Multiple Residence – Low Density) zone district.
  • ZOOM MEETING ID: 933 7413 0311
  • PASSCODE: Jessie

Contact info:


The SC City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 6 is CANCELLED.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Depot Hill Stairs Mural Question and Answer Session will be held Wednesday, May 5 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola City Council/Successor Agency will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, May 5 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Presentation of the Proposed 2021/2022 Fiscal Year Budget for the City of Capitola General Fund and the Capitola Successor Agency

The Capitola Historical Museum Board is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 6 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 2110 41st Avenue – Application for a Monument Sign, Design Permit, and Conditional Use Permit amending application #20-0460 for the Master Car Wash, a car washing facility, located at 2110 41st Avenue in the C-R (Regional Commercial) Zoning District. This project is outside of the Coastal Zone and does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.
  • 527 Capitola AvenueAppeal of an administrative approval of a tree removal application located within the CN (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, May 5 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearing

  • Consider approval of Proposed FY 2021/22 Master Fees and Charges

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, May 3 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Adoption of revised recreation facility rental fee schedule

The Watsonville Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, May 4 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Consideration of motion recommending City Council adoption of the City’s 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and find the projects are consistent with the City’s General Plan.

Water Districts

The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, May 4 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

The Pajaro Valley Water District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session

  • Conference with Real Property Negotiators

Fire Districts

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Other Organizations

The Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County (LAFCO) will meet Wednesday, May 5 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearing

  • Service and Sphere Review for Scotts Valley Water District

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries Library Facilities Financing Authority and Joint Powers Authority will meet Thursday, May 6 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agendas and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 33 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are no vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE to contact the webmaster with corrections or additions.

Weekly Review April 25 – May 1

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, April 24 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

First District Supervisor Manu Koening will hold a Constituent Meeting and Agenda Review Monday, April 26 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, April 27 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Click HERE for the interactive agenda and links to comment on agenda items. Agenda items include:

9:00 am – Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • 30. Direct the Chair of the Board to send a letter to our legislative delegation in support of the Monarch Action, Recovery, and Conservation of Habitat Act of 2021 (Monarch Act of 2021- H.R. 1983), and the Monarch and Pollinator Highway Act of 2021 (MPH Act of 2021- S. 806), as recommended by Supervisor Coonerty.
  • 43. Adopt resolution approving revised grant application for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program for Chanticleer Park, as recommended by the Director of Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services.
  • 52. Adopt resolution approving the Project Baseline Agreement between the State of California, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission and the County of Santa Cruz for the Watsonville-Santa Cruz Multimodal Corridor Program, authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Project Baseline agreement, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • 56. Adopt resolution approving and accepting terms and conditions for the easement acquisition agreement related to the Highway 1 41st/Soquel Auxiliary Lanes & Chanticleer Pedestrian/Bicycle Crossing Project; authorize the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works to execute the agreement on behalf of the County; approve amendment to the Cooperative Agreement for Real Property services with the SCCRTC, increasing compensation by $226,390; authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the deed associated with said agreement, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • 60. Approve plans, specifications and engineer’s estimate for the Soquel Area Adaptive Traffic Control System project, set bid opening for 2:15 p.m. on May 27, 2021; direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the Notice to Contractors; direct Public Works to return on or before August 10, 2021, for ratification of the contract award; and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works

Regular Agenda

  • 8. Public hearing to consider approval in concept of an ordinance adding Chapter 12.32 to the Santa Cruz County Code regarding regulations for limited-density owner-built rural dwellings, adopt resolution accepting CEQA Notice of Exemption determination, schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on May 11, 2021, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • 9. Public Hearing to consider selection of activities for submittal of the Community Development Block Grant COVID19 (CDBG-CV) application to the State of California, adopt resolution authorizing staff to apply for CDBG-CV funds, and related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • 10. Public hearing to consider proposed 2021-22 benefit assessment/service charge reports for various County Service Areas, and adopt resolution confirming the benefit assessment/service charge reports, as outlined in the memorandum from the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • 11. Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of Spring Valley Road abutting APNs 046-111-14, 046-032-09 and 046-111-15; adopt resolution vacating a portion of Spring Valley Road, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum from the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

The County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, April 28 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Public hearing to review and provide recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on proposed updates to the Park Dedication and Public Access Requirements section of County Code as part of updates to the County policies related to park land dedication or in-lieu fees and an associated CEQA Notice of Exemption. The recommended updates are intended to make these policies consistent with Sections 66477 and 66000 – 66008 of the California Government Code and County General Plan/Local Coastal Program policies related to park acreage provision including Objectives 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4. Amendments to Sections 13.030.050, 15.01 and 15.05 are coastal implementing and will require Coastal Commission certification after County adoption.

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 is CANCELLED.


The County Treasury Oversight Commission will meet Wednesday, April 28 at 3:00 pm by remote audio teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and the telephone number for public participation.


First District Supervisor Manu Koening will hold a Soquel Village Meeting to discuss speeding and other topics Wednesday, April 28 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Library Site Re-Use Visioning Process will meet Sunday, April 25 at 11 am and Monday April 26 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information.

  • Following construction of the new library building on lot 4, the existing library site & adjacent parking lots will become an opportunity site for re-development. The goal of the Downtown Library Site Re-Use Visioning Process is to develop recommendations for future use of the site.

The SC City Pacific Station North Redevelopment Meeting will be held Monday, April 26 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and click HERE for instructions for public participation.

  • Addresses: 902, 912, 920 Pacific Ave & 333 and 423 Front St.
  • Coastal Permit to demolish a commercial building and construct a seven-story, mixed-use building with 94 affordable residential apartments and ground floor commercial, and Santa Cruz Metro Station improvements to include a bus hub with 22 bus bays and a PV canopy above on a property located within the CBD/CZ-O/FP-O (Central Business District/Coastal Zone Overlay/Floodplain Overlay) zone district and within the Pacific Avenue Retail District and Front Street/Riverfront Corridor subareas of the Downtown Plan.

The Santa Cruz City Council will meet Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session

12:15 pm

  • 8. Library Mixed-Use Project Update

Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • 19. Support for the Adoption of the Regional Transportation Commission’s Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis and Rail Network Integration StudyBusiness Plan for Electric Passenger Rail on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.

Consent Public Hearings

  • 35. 2021-2022 HUD Action Plan – Resolution adopting the 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP) for the City’s Housing and Community Development Program, and authorize the City Manager to sign an application for federal funding assistance for the 2021-2022 program year, authorizing appropriating funds for the FY 2022 Budget solution, and authorizing  the City Manager to execute program/project contracts, loan agreements and related loan documents with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) sub-recipients and contractors in connection with Consolidated Plan activities proposed in the 2021-2022 Action Plan and any subsequent revisions to the 2021-2022 Action Plan.

General Business

  • 36. Street Tree Master Plan – Motion to approve the Street Tree Master Plan.
  • 37. Federal Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit for the Operations and Maintenance Habitat Conservation Plan – Motion to authorize the City Manager to accept the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Incidental Take Permit Number TE89655D-0 providing incidental take coverage under the federal Endangered Species Act for various aspects of the City’s ongoing Water and Public Works operations as described in the Operations and Maintenance Habitat Conservation Plan.
  • 38. West Cliff Drive Adaptation and Management Plan: a Public Works Plan.

The SC City Attorney’s Office will conduct a California Brown Act Training on Thursday, April 29 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. All City of Santa Cruz Commissioners and Councilmembers have been invited to this training, and it is open to the public. Contact the City Clerk, Bonnie Bush for the Zoom link.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee will meet Wednesday, April 28 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 216 Central AvenueDesign Permit and Conditional Use Permit for first-and second-story additions to an historic single-family residence with a request for a height exception for historic design elements and a variance for the required number of parking spaces located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and requires a Coastal Development Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, April 27 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session

5:30 pm – Open Session

Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

New Business

  • 10a. Proposed Process for Redistricting

The Watsonville Downtown Specific Plan Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 28 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Watsonville Airport Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Water Districts

The Scotts Valley Water District Executive and Public Affairs Committee meeting scheduled for Monday April 26 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Water District Engineering and Water Resources Committee will meet Monday, April 26 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Finance and Administrative Services Committee will meet Monday, April 26 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Projects & Facility Operations Committee will meet Wednesday, April 26 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Finance and Personnel Committee Committee will meet Wednesday, April 28 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Cruz –Monterey –Merced Managed Medical Care Commission will meet Wednesday, April 28 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 34 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are no vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE to contact the webmaster with corrections or additions.

Weekly Review April 18 – 24

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, April 17 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Emergency Medical Care Commission scheduled for Monday, April 19 is CANCELLED.


The County Seniors Commission will meet Tuesday, April 20 at 12:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Workforce Development Board Career Services Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 21 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 22 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting..


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission will meet Monday, April 19 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Council will hold a Joint City Council/Parks and Recreation Commission Study Session Tuesday, April 20 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Report on Parks & Recreation Department Budget and Financial Outlook

The SC City Council will hold a Green Economy Study Session Tuesday, April 20 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Building a Green Economy in the City of Santa Cruz – 1) Receive reports and presentations from four leading organizations in Natural Environment Green Economy efforts. 2) Scope out Green Economy sectors of interest for application to City of Santa Cruz.

The SC Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, April 21 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 1028 BroadwayConditional Fence Permit to allow for an eight-foot fence located within the interior side and rear yards and an eight-foot hedge located in the exterior side yard of a parcel located in the R- L (Multiple Residence – Low Density) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption).
  • 50 Chestnut StreetCoastal Permit and Design Permit to conduct marsh vegetation removal and sediment dredging of up to 2,000 cubic yards annually in Neary Lagoon to reduce sedimentation and increase lagoon depths for a period of five years; the duration of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife permit. (Environmental Determination: Mitigated Negative Declaration).
  • 301 Arroyo SecoConditional Fence Permit to replace an existing fence with a four-foot wood fence behind a maximum six-foot high block wall in the exterior side yard of a corner lot located in the R-1-5 (Single-Family Residence) zone district. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

The SC METRO Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Historic Preservation Commission will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Finance Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola Commission on the Environment is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Consider Suspending Operation of the Summer Beach Shuttle for 2021 – In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, suspend the operation of the beach shuttle for Summer 2021 and extend the contract with MV Transportation for the operation of the shuttle by one year to maintain the existing term length.

General Government

  • Castle Mobile Home Estates Regulatory Agreement – Approve the new Castle Mobile Home Estates regulatory agreement.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Update on City Recreation and consideration of recommendations for the restoration of recreation programs, staff, facilities and events.

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Personnel Commission will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Engineering Committee will meet Tuesday, April 20 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget and Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Districts

The Ben Lomond Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Environmental Organizations

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The County Animal Shelter Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Monday, April 19 at 11:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SCPL Library Advisory Commission will meet Monday, April 19 at 6:30 pm remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 31 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are no vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE to contact the webmaster with corrections or additions.

Weekly Review April 11 – 17

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, April 10 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County RTC Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, April 12 is CANCELLED.


First District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold an Agenda Review – Constituent Meeting Monday, April 12 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for registration and information for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and information for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • 30. Direct the Chair to send a letter of support for California Assembly Bill 1061 to Chairman David Chiu of the California Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, as recommended by Supervisor Koenig. California Assembly Bill 1061 Mobilehome Residency Law fills the gap in state law to specifically extend protections for sub-metered gas and electric utilities to sub-metered water utilities.
  • 72. Authorize release of Request for Proposals for planning and design services at Moran Lake County Park, and direct the Parks department to return with a contract for approval, as recommended by the Director of Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services

Regular Agenda

  • 8. Public hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission to approve Application 181068 relating to Abandon the approximately 0.57 acres of Open Space Easement affecting property located in the Redwood Meadows Ranch Subdivision, Lot 2, in Bonny Doon; determine that the project is exempt from further environmental review under CEQA, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • 9. Public hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission to approve Application 201212 to construct 21 new townhomes on property located at 3212 Mission Drive, affirm that the project qualifies for a Statutory Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • 11. Public Hearing to consider selection of activities and authorize submittal of the 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to the State of California, adopt resolution authorizing staff to apply for 2021 CDBG funds, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • 12. Public hearing to consider proposed 2021-22 benefit assessment rates for County Service Areas (CSAs): No. 3, No. 13A, No. 18, and No. 28; request the submittal of ballots for the proposed FY2021-22 benefit assessments; continue the public hearing to May 25, 2021, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Scheduled Item – 1:30 pm

  • 15. Consider 2020 Live Oak Parking Program report; adopt resolutions establishing the designated parking zones, period of restricted parking and fees for the 2021 Live Oak Parking Program; consider amendment to parking penalty amounts, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

The County RTC Elderly & Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, April 14 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • No Situs AddressContinued from March 10, 2021: Public hearing to consider the following 1) Permit Review of Felton Quarry operated by Granite Construction Company under Mining Approval 74-0633 (as amended) for compliance with conditions of approval.
  • Determination related to General Plan consistency of potential disposition of the eastern end of the right-of-way for North Polo Drive where it runs adjacent to and through APNs 041-191-50, 041-191-46, 041-191-51, and 041-191-49.

The County RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 15 is CANCELLED.


The County RTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 15 is CANCELLED.


The County Mental Health Advisory Board will meet Thursday, April 15 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Sanitation District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, April 15 at 4:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Women’s Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Council will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session

11:00 am – Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • 19. Murray Street Bridge Seismic Retrofit – Contract Amendment 8

Consent Public Hearings

  • 25. 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-04 School District & Employer Sponsored Housing Amendments to Affordable Housing Inclusionary Ordinance
  • 26. Administrative Corrections to Flat-Rate Fee Schedule for Code Compliance Services

General Business

  • 30. Explore Renaming Locations and Landmarks from Louden Nelson to London Nelson and Accurately Honoring and Depicting the History of Mr. Nelson.
  • 31. 2021 Peak Season Water Supply Assessment

5:30 pm – General Business

  • 37. Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.36 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code Related to Regulations for Temporary Outdoor Living.  Location: Citywide.  CEQA: Exempt.

City of Capitola

The Capitola Mayor and First District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold a virtual Town Hall Meeting and Community Update Monday, April 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 is CANCELLED.


City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Arts Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 14 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 15 is CANCELLED.

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission will hold a Special Meeting, Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.



City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session

5:30 – Oral Communications

New Business

  • City Of Watsonville Vision Zero Action Plan 2021

Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Environmental Committee will hold a Special Meeting Monday, April 12 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Administration and Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Water Resources Management and Infrastructure Committee will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District will hold a Special Lompico Assessment District Oversight Committee Workshop Wednesday, April 14 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Public Outreach Committee will meet Thursday, April 15 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Districts

The Central Fire District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Branciforte Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Environmental Organizations

The California Coastal Commission will meet Wednesday through Friday, April 15 to 17 by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agendas and instructions for public participation.


The 7th Annual State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium is scheduled for Saturday April 17th from 9am – 12pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Animal Services Authority Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, April 12 at 11:00 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Executive/Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, April 14 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 53 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are 3 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE to contact the webmaster with corrections or additions.

Weekly Review April 4 – 10

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, April 3 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Historic Resources Commission will meet Monday, April 5 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Status update on the Seabreeze Tavern, a designated historic resource located at 101 Esplanade in Aptos, including County determination that the building poses an immediate threat to public health and safety, and County action approving the demolition of the structure in order to protect the public from danger.

The County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Monday, April 5 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Workforce Development Board Business Services Committee will meet Wednesday, April 7 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Water Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, April 7 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Latino Affairs Commission will meet Wednesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Commission on Disabilities will meet Thursday, April 8 at 12:30 pm remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission will meet Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Water Commission will meet Monday, April 5 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 2021 Summer Water Supply Forecast and Recommendation
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service Operations and Maintenance Habitat Conservation Plan
  • UWMP Results of Drought Risk Assessment and Water Supply Reliability Assessment

The SC City Council will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, April 6 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Policy Briefing and Council Feedback and Action on Various Water Department Long-Term Financial Planning and Rate Making Topics.

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, April 7 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 106 Manor AvenueCoastal permit and Large Home Design Permit to construct an addition to an existing structure listed in the Historic Resources Inventory and located in the R-1-5 /CZ-O/SP-O/WCD-O zone districts (Single family residence/Coastal Zone Overlay/Shoreline Protection Overlay/West Cliff Drive Overlay). Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption. This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.
  • 1641 Escalona DriveConditional Fence Permit for a 6′ tall redwood fence located within the exterior side yard of a property located in the R-1-5 (Single Family Residence) zone district. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.
  • 120 Dubois StreetAdministrative Use Permit to allow for a community organization use (Encompass) to operate in an existing commercial building on a parcel located in the IG (General Industrial) zone district. Environmental Determination:  Categorical Exemption

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • TEFRA Hearing Regarding Conduit Financing for the Independent Cities Finance Authority for Castle Mobile Estates
  • Introduction to Objective Standards for Mixed Use and Multifamily Developments

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, April 5 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Watsonville Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, April 6 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget & Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 6 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, April 6 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 7 at 9:15 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Ad Hoc Sustainable Groundwater Committee will meet Thursday, April 8 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


Fire Districts

The Central Fire District Personnel Committee will meet Monday, April 5 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, April 5 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Central Fire District Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, April 6 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Downtown Association of Santa Cruz will host Downtown Recovery: Big Plans for the Future on Tuesday, April 6 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. ZOOM LINK Meeting ID: 870 5540 4700 Passcode: 1234

Panelists include Santa Cruz Warriors GM Chris Murphy and developers of these major projects underway downtown:


The Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County (LAFCO) will meet Wednesday, April 7 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Pippin Way/Bellflower Way Extraterritorial Service Agreement with the City of Scotts Valley.

Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 53 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body.
  • There are 3 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 4 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE to contact the webmaster with corrections or additions.

Weekly Review March 28 – April 3

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, March 27 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Workforce Development Board will meet Thursday, April 1 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, April 1 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Highway 1 Bay-Porter/State Park Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans for the Final Design and Right of Way Components
  • Highway 1 41st Avenue to Soquel Drive Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project – County of Santa Cruz Department of Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services (County Parks) for Environmental Mitigation Cost Funding Augmentation

Regular Agenda

  • Consideration of Request to Remove District 1 Bicycle Advisory Committee Members
  • Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis and Rail Network Integration Study – Business Plan for Electric Passenger Rail on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line

The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, April 2 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Hwy 1 Right of Way – Proposal to install four replacement culverts along Highway 1 between Davenport and Waddell Creek, including removal of 17 significant trees. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, Riparian Exception, Soils Report Review, and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project located at four separate locations on both sides of Highway 1 between Davenport and Waddell Creek (at post miles 32.12, 33.90, 34.15 and 35.49).
  • 526 Bayview Dr., Aptos – Proposal to construct an approximately 843 square foot single-story addition to an existing one-story single-family dwelling and a second-story deck, resulting in a 3,255 square foot single-story home with an attached garage, located in the R-1-6 zone district. Requires a Coastal Development Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the northwest side of Bayview Drive approximately 200 feet from Cliff Drive.
  • 122 8th Ave., Santa Cruz – Proposal to remodel and construct an approximately 245 square foot addition at an existing, non-conforming single-family dwelling. Proposed modifications include a second story deck, an addition on the south and east sides of the house, and an interior reconfiguration. Project requires a Variance to the front yard setback (to increase first floor roof height), a Minor Exception to the front yard setback (for a second story deck), a Variance to the side yard setback (to construct a stairway), Minor Exceptions to increase the allowed FAR from 50% to 57.5% and lot coverage from 40% to 44%, a Coastal Development Permit, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project located on the east side of 8th Ave approximately 200 feet south of the intersection with Bonnie Street (122 8th Ave.)
  • 329 Beach Dr., Aptos – Proposal to demolish an existing one-story single family dwelling and construct a new three-story single family dwelling. Requires a Coastal Development Permit and Variances: to increase the allowed Floor Area Ratio from 50% to 59%, to increase the allowed number of stories from two to three, to increase the allowed 28 foot height to 35 feet, to reduce the required front yard setback from 20 feet to 10 feet, to reduce the required western side yard setback from 5 feet to 0 feet, and to decrease the required eastern side yard setback from 8 feet to 3 feet, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project located approximately 1500 feet south of the intersection with Rio Del Mar (329 Beach Drive).

The County Integrated Community Health Center Commission will meet Thursday, April 1 at 11:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Sanitation District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, April 1 at 4:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Planning Department and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County will hold a Public Meeting on the Antonelli Pond Accessible Trail Project Wednesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation. Project description:

  • Special Use Permit, Design Permit, Historic Alteration Permit, Coastal Permit, and Watercourse Development Permit to construct a walking path and related improvements around Antonelli Pond and to allow for a year-round park host site on a parcel located within the PK/F-P (Parks/Floodplain District) zone district.

The SC City Planning Commission will meet Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Downtown Expansion/REAP Grant – Review and comment on the proposed preliminary boundary for the expansion of the Downtown Plan to be included in a request for proposals as discussed in the attached City Council report of March 23, 2021.

City of Capitola

The Capitola Historical Museum Board is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 pm remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 1400 47th AvenueDesign Permit for a second-story addition to a nonconforming single-family residence located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.
  • 4850 Topaz StreetDesign Permit for a remodel of an existing three-story single-family residence, including the conversion of third-story conditioned space into deck, located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

Public Hearings

  • 307 McCormick AvenueDesign Permit for first-and second-story additions with a Variance request for the required parking space dimensions and side setbacks for an existing single-family residence located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and requires a Coastal Development Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro River Watershed Flood Prevention Authority Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Friday, April 2 at 9:00 am by remote audio teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 29 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body.
  • There are 3 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 4 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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Weekly Review March 21 – 27

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, March 20 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Assessment Appeals Board will meet Monday, March 22 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


1st District Supervisor Manu Koening will hold a Constituent Meeting Monday, March 22 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, March 23 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

9:00 am – Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • 25. Accept and file report on all-virtual Board of Supervisors meetings, and continue to conduct all Board of Supervisors public meetings using the all-virtual model until the Governor lifts the Brown Act exemptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • 26. Approve bylaws of the Commission on Justice and Gender, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • 35. Direct the Chair to write a letter of support to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to enter into emergency rulemaking to provide temporary relief from Special County Rules regarding weekend timber operations and hauling of forest products in order to assist in clean-up efforts associated with the CZU Lightning Complex fire, as recommended by Supervisor McPherson and Supervisor Coonerty.
  • 57. Schedule a public hearing on April 13, 2021 to consider application 181068, a proposal to construct a two-story, approximately 3,500 square foot single-family dwelling on APN 063-071-24 (located at 575 Brisa del Mar), which requires a Coastal Development Permit, preliminary grading approval and amendments to Open Space Easement 3808-227, Subdivision 82-226, Planned Unit Development 82-227, Coastal Permit 83-254-CZ, and a determination that the project is exempt from further environmental review under CEQA, and take related actions, as recommended by the Planning Director.
  • 58. Schedule a public hearing for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider application 201212, for development of APN 025-082-14 located at 3212 Mission Drive within the RM-3 (Multi-Family Residential – 3,000 square feet minimum) zone district, and to affirm that the project qualifies for a Statutory Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Public Resources Code (PRC) section 21159.25, and take related actions, as recommended by the Planning Director.
  • 65. Schedule a public hearing on April 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider vacating a portion of Spring Valley Road abutting APNs 046-111-14, 046-032-09 and 046-111-15, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Regular Agenda

  • 9. Public hearing to consider the 2020 General Plan Annual Report, accept and file two related annual reports, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • 10. Public hearing to consider the proposed formation of six Rule 20A underground utility districts; adopt resolution declaring the six Rule 20A project sites as separate utility districts, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • 11. Consider approval in concept of ordinance amending Chapter 5.47 of the Santa Cruz County Code to delay implementation of the mandatory charge for disposable cups to January 1, 2022; schedule ordinance for final adoption on April 13, 2021, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Scheduled Item — 10:45 AM

  • 14. The Board of Supervisors shall recess in order to permit the Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District – Zone 5 to convene and carry out a regularly scheduled meeting.

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, March 24 at 11:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Commission on the Environment is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 24 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Friday, March 26 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, March 23 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

9:30 am – Closed Session

12:00 pm – Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • 12. Resolution in Support – Monarch Action, Recovery, and Conservation of Habitat Act of 2021 and the Monarch and Pollinator Highway Act of 2021.
  • 14. Next EPIC Challenge Grant Application for Pacific Station North Project – Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future.
  • 15. Grow Santa Cruz County Revolving Loan Program – Grow Santa Cruz County Revolving Loan Program Memorandum of Understanding

Public Hearings

  • 20. 2021-2022 HUD Action Plan
  • 21. School District & Employer Sponsored Housing Amendments to Affordable Housing Inclusionary Ordinance.

General Business

  • 23. Downtown Plan Expansion Project – Select the areas currently zoned CBD-E and RT-C south of Laurel Street for inclusion in the expanded Downtown Plan.
  • 25. Emergency Ordinance Temporarily Extending Moratorium Preventing Commercial Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent as a Result of Economic Losses Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The SC City Board of Building and Fire Code Appeals Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 24 at 9:00 am. There is no agenda or instructions for public participation available online for this meeting.


The County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, March 24 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and click HERE for instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Study session to consider updates to regulations concerning Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and “Tiny Homes.”

The SC City Downtown Commission will meet Thursday, March 25 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 24 is CANCELLED.


The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, March 25 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

5:00 pm – Closed Session

7:00 pm – Public Comments

Consent Calendar

  • Consider Granting an Easement to Soquel Creek Water District for a Water Main Located on the Library Property at 2005 Wharf Road

General Government/Public Hearings

  • Coastal Commission preliminary comments on Local Coastal Plan (Zoning Code Update) – Receive staff update on Local Coastal Plan (Zoning Code) Certification by the California Coastal Commission and direct the Mayor to submit a public comment letter on behalf of the City Council.
  • Consider a Cooperative Agreement with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission Concerning the Regional Monterey Bay Sanctuary Trail.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, March 23 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Water Districts

The Scotts Valley Water District Engineering & Water Resources Committee will meet Monday, March 22 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Proposed Cost of Service Increases Workshop will be held Tuesday, March 23 at 8:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Information and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting..


Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port Commission will meet Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 9. Presentation by City of Santa Cruz on the Planned Retrofit of the Murray Street Bridge.
  • 10. Review Site Plan Concepts for Port District Owned Property at 1025 7th Avenue.

Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 33 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body.
  • There are 2 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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Weekly Review March 14 – 20

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, March 13 at 11:30 pm. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Emergency Medical Care Commission will meet Monday, March 15 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Planning Department ADU and Accessory Dwellings Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The County Human Services Commission will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Fire Department Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County RTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 18 is CANCELLED.


The County Mobile & Manufactured Home Commission will meet Thursday, March 18 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, March 18 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Mental Health Advisory Board is scheduled to meet Thursday, March 18 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Sanitation District will meet Thursday, March 18 at 4:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Women’s Commission will meet Thursday, March 18 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission will meet Monday, March 15 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • West Cliff Drive Adaptation and Management Plan: Public Works Plan

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 411 Manor Avenue SouthResidential Demolition Authorization Permit and Coastal Permit to construct a new home on property located in the R-12-5/CZ-O/SP-O zone district. Coastal Appeal Zone. Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption

The SC City Historic Preservation Commission will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 106 Manor Avenue, Santa CruzHistoric Alteration Permit to construct a two-story addition to a two-story, single-family residence on a property and located in the R-1-5 zone district.
  • 637 High Street, Santa Cruz – Consideration by the Historic Preservation Commission to list a property on the City’s Historic Building Survey.  The parcel is located in the R-1-5 (Single-Family Residence) zone district.

Presentations

  • Mission Bell Presentation – Martin Rizzo, State Parks Historian; “For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Mission Bell as a symbol through the Ages.”

The SC City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 18 is CANCELLED.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Commission on the Environment will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Gas Powered Leaf Blower Ban

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Study Session: Implementation of Senate Bill 1383 “Reducing Short Lived Climate Pollutants in California”.

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, March 18 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Engineering Committee will meet Monday, March 15 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Lompico Assessment District Oversight Committee will meet Monday, March 15 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget and Finance Committee will meet Wednesday March 17 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Finance and Personnel Committee will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Olympia Watershed Restoration Contract – Discussion and possible action by the Board regarding the approval of the Olympia Watershed Restoration Contract with Jodi McGraw Consulting reviewed and recommended by the Environmental Committee.

The Mid-County Groundwater Agency Board of Directors will meet Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Districts

The Aromas Tri-County Fire Protection District Board Of Directors will meet Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm by remote audio teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Ben Lomond Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Branciforte Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Fire District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, March 18 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, March 17 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 34 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body.
  • There are 2 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE to contact the webmaster with corrections or additions.

Weekly Review March 7 – 13

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, March 6 at 10:30 pm. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

1st District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold an Agenda Review & Constituent Meeting Monday, March 8 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and registration.


The County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, March 9 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • 40. AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DAVENPORT COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT: Schedule a public hearing on May 11, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider an ordinance amending the District Code for Davenport County Sanitation District Fiscal Year 2021-22 water and sewer service charges, and take related actions, as recommended by the District Engineer.
  • 41. AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FREEDOM COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT: Schedule a public hearing on May 11, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 3.08, Article III of the District Code regarding fees for Freedom County Sanitation District Fiscal Year 2021-22 sewer service charges, and take related actions, as recommended by the District Engineer.

Scheduled Item — 10:45 AM

  • 15. The Board of Supervisors shall recess in order to permit the Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District – Zone 7 to convene and carry out a regularly scheduled meeting.

Scheduled Item — 1:30 PM

  • 16. Consider the General Fund Mid-Year Budget Report with updated estimates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21, preliminary requests for FY 2021-22 and an updated five-year forecast, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

Regular Agenda

  • 8. Consider Housing for a Healthy Santa Cruz: A Strategic Framework for Addressing Homelessness in Santa Cruz County as a Framework for guiding County investments and collaborative work on homelessness, direct the Human Services Department to provide a Framework and six-month plan progress report and gaps analysis to the Board by August 10, 2021 and every six-months thereafter, as outlined in the memorandum of the Director of Human Services.
  • 9. Consider directing the Housing for Health Division of the Human Services Department to work with other County departments exploring the creation of policy recommendations related to the development and siting of temporary shelter, safe sleeping, and safe parking opportunities; to identify and prioritize available public, County and private property outside of the cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola and Scotts Valley that could be used for temporary shelter operation, at least 120 units for homeless households shall be located within the urban services line in the unincorporated part of the County; and during the 6-month work plan update, include information on any barriers to achieving these goals and recommendations to effectuate the goals stated above, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of Supervisor Koenig and Supervisor Coonerty.
  • 10. Consider proposed process and timeline for development of policy and ordinance related to “tiny homes,” and direct Planning Department staff to proceed with policy development, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • 12. Public hearing on the proposed easement by condemnation across real property located at APN 029-013-54 to support Highway 1 41st/Soquel Auxiliary Lanes & Chanticleer Pedestrian/Bicycle Crossing Project, and consider a Resolution of Necessity authorizing County Counsel to institute eminent domain proceedings to obtain possession of the required real property interests, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

The County Commission on Disabilities will meet Thursday, March 11 at 12:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, March 12 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 300 35th Avenue, Santa Cruz – Proposal to construct an attached two-story addition measuring approximately 402 square feet and remodel an existing one-story single-family dwelling measuring approximately 453 square feet, demolish an existing one-story accessory structure measuring approximately 478 square feet, and convert an existing guest house located on the second floor above a detached garage into a new Accessory Dwelling Unit measuring approximately 352 square feet in size. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, a Variance to reduce the required 10-foot side yard setback to about 7 feet, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Project located along the road side of Harkins Slough Road and Lee Road in Watsonville. – Proposal to construct a multiple use (bicycle and pedestrian) pathway, including construction of a new bridge over Struve Slough, connecting Pajaro Valley High School with the City of Watsonville trail system along Lee Road. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, Riparian Exception, Preliminary Grading Review, and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Sister Cities Committee will meet Monday, March 8 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, March 9 at 10:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

10:30 am – Closed session

1:30 pm – Consent agenda

  • Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program – Grant Application for the Santa Cruz Wharf East Promenade Multi-use Trail and Fishing Park.
  • Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program – Grant Application for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Access and Fishing Park.
  • Laguna Creek Diversion Retrofit Project – Final Environmental Impact Report, Project Approval, and Authorization to Bid.

Consent Public Hearing

  • 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-02 Environmentally Acceptable Food Packaging and Products.

General Business

  • Santa Cruz Economic Development Strategy.
  • Objective Development Standards Test Fits and General Plan/Zoning Reconciliation and Community Engagement.

6:30 pm – Oral Communications

General Business

  • Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.36 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code Related to Regulations for Temporary Outdoor Living. Location: Citywide. CEQA: Exempt.

The SC City Objective Zoning Standards Project, Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.

  • Designing a Santa Cruz for All: the Past and Future of Housing Policy – an informational workshop about Objective Zoning Standards. The first webinar for the public will cover some of the history of state and local housing policy, the effects past policies have had on local communities, how the state is responding and attempting to change course, and introduce the scope and timeline for this local project.

The Santa Cruz Metro Finance, Budget, and Audit Committee will met Friday, March 12 at 8:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee will meet Wednesday, March 10 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public particiaption Agenda items include:

  • 1400 47th AvenueDesign Permit for a second-story addition to a nonconforming single-family residence located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
  • 4850 Topaz StreetDesign Permit for a remodel of an existing three-story single-family residence, including the conversion of third-story conditioned space into deck, located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption

The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, March at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Fiscal Year 2020-21 Mid-Year Budget Update

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Arts Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 11 is CANCELLED.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Downtown Specific Plan Presentation

Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee will meet Tuesday, March 9 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Administration and Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, March 9 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Ad Hoc Sustainable Groundwater Committee will meet Thursday, March 11 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Water Supply Outlook 2021
  • Exploration of Possible Consolidation of Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) and San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD)

Fire Districts

The Central Fire District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Tuesday, March 9 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Tuesday, March 9 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Environmental Organizations

The Resource Conservation District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Mar 10 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Other Organizations

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Executive/Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, March 10 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 15 vacancies on City of Capitola Commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies and instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 32 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body.
  • There are 2 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 12 vacancies on Scotts Valley City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.
  • There are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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