Weekly Review October 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, October 17 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, October 19 at 8:30 am by remote conference call. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 9:00 am at the Board Chambers & Community Room, Governmental Center , 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for instructions for public participation. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Direct the Chairman of the Board to send a letter of support for United States Senate Bill 4431, the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act, as recommended by Supervisors Leopold and Friend.
  • Adopt resolution in support of federal recognition of the Costanoan Ohlone Rumsen Mutsen Tribe, and direct the Chairman of the Board to share the resolution as indicated, as recommended by Supervisor Caput.
  • Accept notification of an at-large vacancy on the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District Board of Directors, with nominations to be received November 10, 2020, and final appointment to be considered on December 8, 2020, as recommended by Chairman Caput.

Regular Agenda

  • Consider adoption of an urgency ordinance adding Chapter 7.140 to the Santa Cruz County Code to establish a debris removal program related to the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires, as outlined in the memorandum of the Director of Health Services.

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


The RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, October 22 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Safe Pedestrian Intersection Design – Presentation from the Pedestrian Projects Ad-hoc Subcommittee of the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee.

The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 22 is CANCELLED.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC Transportation and Public Works Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, October 19 is CANCELLED.


The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearing

  • 1214 Fair AvenueAdministrative Use Permit for cannabis manufacturing and distribution in the IG/Per-2 (General Industrial/Performance Overlay) zone district. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

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


The SC City Arana Gulch Adaptive Management Working Group will meet Thursday, October 22 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE before the meeting.


The Santa Cruz Metro Board of Directors will meet Friday, October 23 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Finance Advisory Committee will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for instructions for public participation. Click HERE for the agenda.


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


City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Water District Water Resources and Engineering Committee will meet Monday, October 19 at 10:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Executive and Public Affairs Committee will meet Monday, October 19 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Traffic Safety Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Finance and Personnel Committee will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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

Consent Agenda

  • Scotts Valley Library Measure S Renovations: (1) Authorize an FY 2020/21 budget expenditure and appropriation up to $170,050 from Measure S proceeds, with unspent funds to be rolled over to future fiscal years.

Regular Agenda

  • Consider Resolution No. 1989 granting a one-time credit to eligible commercial wastewater customers for decreased wastewater discharge during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions for a two-month period from end of March to end of May 2020.

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Minor Land Division Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, October 19 is CANCELLED.


The Watsonville Personnel Commission will meet Wednesday, October 21 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Animal Services Authority Board of Directors will meet Monday, October 19 at 11:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 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, October 21 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • LANDSLIDE AND DEBRIS FLOW HAZARD CONDITIONS – Discussion and possible action by the Board regarding landslide and debris flow hazard conditions now threatening the San Lorenzo Valley, caused by the recent CZU Lightning Complex Wildfire.

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, October 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 will meet Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Body Vacancies

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.


The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review October 11 – 16

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, October 10 at 12:00 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

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Monday, October 12, all county offices will be closed.


The RTC Elderly & Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 is CANCELLED.


The County Historic Resources Commission will meet Wednesday, October 14 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for instructions for public participation.


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


The County Office of Education Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, October 15 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Women’s Commission will meet Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, October 13 at 11:40 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

City Manager’s Report

Consent Agenda

  • City Council Consideration of a Resolution in Support of the California Citizens for Local Control. The goal of this group is to band cities together to oppose State legislation that affects local control, specifically regarding land use and zoning issues.

Public Hearings

  • Amendments to Parking Regulations for Residential and Non-residential Property.
  • 2020 Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) State Planning Grant Application – Resolution directing staff to submit an application to the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments for the State of California Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program to contribute funding towards the project to expand the boundaries of the City’s Downtown Plan.
  • Subdivision and Zoning Ordinance Cleanup Amendments – to clarify and update various code sections, to remove obsolete sections and references, to streamline application processes, and to bring the Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances into conformity with State regulations.
  • 101 Felix Street – Consideration of Resolution Denying a Proposed General Plan Amendment/Local Coastal Plan Amendment to Change a Land Use Designation from LM (Low-Medium Density Residential 10.1-20 DU/Acre) to M (Medium Density Residential 20.1-30 DU/Acre) and Rezoning from RL (Multiple Residence – Low Density) to RM (Multiple Residence – Medium Density);  to Accommodate 80 New Apartment Units in an Existing 240-unit Apartment Complex (Cypress Point) (CEQA Does Not Apply to Projects that are Denied)

Oral Communications Announcement – Community members may address the Council for two minutes or less about any matter not on the agenda during Oral Communications. Oral Communications will be held at or around 5:30 p.m.


The SC City Arts Commission will meet Wednesday, October 14 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, October 14 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Santa Cruz Wharf Master Plan and Environmental Determination.

The SC City Downtown Commission will meet Thursday, October 15 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Planning Commission will meet Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Santa Cruz Wharf Master Plan and Environmental Determination – recommend that the City Council adopt: a) The resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report, The Resolution of CEQA Findings and Findings of Fact and Final Environmental Impact Report and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; and, c) The Santa Cruz Wharf Master Plan, subject to modifications proposed by staff.
  • Amendment to Title 24 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinanceb by amending Part One of Chapter 24.16, “Inclusionary Housing Requirements” concerning inclusionary housing requirements including but not limited to consideration of Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz administered rental assistance vouchers as an inclusionary option for new construction residential development projects, which would include modifications to required area median income limits and rental rates, and modify inclusionary ordinance requirements.  (Environmental Determination: CEQA Exemption)

City of Capitola

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Monday, October 12, Capitola city offices will be closed.


The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday, October 13 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, October 14 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 109 Washburn Avenue Minor Design Permit for new second-story windows and a new second-story roof design for a 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.
  • 1360 41st AvenueDesign Permit and Conditional Use Permit for two new residential units within an existing commercial structure and a request for a Variance for required parking space dimensions located within the C-C (Community Commercial) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and requires a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Unified School District Board of Education will meet Tuesday, October 13 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, October 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 Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 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 will meet Thursday, October 15 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, October 13 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings, Ordinances and Appeals

  • Consideration of introduction of ordinances amending Title 14 (Zoning) of the Watsonville Municipal Code by amending certain sections of Chapters 14-12 (Zoning Permits), 14-16 (District Regulations), 14-18 (Definitions), & 14-40 (General Provisions, Exceptions, & Modifications); & replacing Chapter 14-23 (Accessory Dwelling Units) in its entirety with a new Chapter 14-23 regarding Accessory Dwelling Units & Junior Accessory Dwelling Units.
  • 2030 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan update

The Watsonville Board of Library Trustees will meet Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation,


Other Organizations

The Soquel Creek Water District Public Outreach Committee will meet Tuesday, October 13 at 10:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Central Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, October 13 at 2:00 pm 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, October 13 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 Planning Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, October 14 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda is not available online. Click HERE for instructions for public participation.


The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda is not available online. Click HERE for instructions for public participation.


Scotts Valley Water District Office is closed Friday, October 16 and every other Friday.


The County Central Fire District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Friday, October 16 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Body Vacancies

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.


The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review October 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, October 3 at 11:30 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, October 5 is CANCELLED.


The County Historic Resources Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, October 5 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 14 at 9:30 am.


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


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, October 6 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Agenda Items 18 – 21Adopt ordinances amending the Santa Cruz County Code, to implement changes to the Local Coastal Program/General Plan relating to Geologic Hazards, Floodplain Regulations, Grading Regulations, and Erosion Control, (approved in concept September 15, 2020).
  • Approve responses to findings and recommendations of five 2019-20 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury reports, and take related actions, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • Accept and file report on eviction and rent pay-back provisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as recommended by County Counsel
  • Direct the Department of Public Works to host a series of community meetings to discuss the possible expansion of the 2021 Seasonal Live Oak Parking Program with residents in the coastal Live Oak neighborhoods, as recommended by Supervisor Leopold

Regular Agenda

  • Consider the establishment of a County Office of Recovery and Resilience (ORR) in the County Administrative Office (CAO), to coordinate the County’s response to the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire, respond to future disasters and increase resiliency of the County overall in response to climate change, direct the CAO to return November 10, 2020 with funding recommendations, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of Supervisors Coonerty and McPherson.
  • Public hearing to consider report on the Year 2021 Growth Goal, refer the matter to Planning Commission for consideration, continue the public hearing to December 8, 2020, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Consider assessment of indigent defense services in Santa Cruz County; consider approval in concept of ordinance adding Chapter 2.13 to the Santa Cruz County Code to establish a Public Defender’s Office and the position of Public Defender; schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on October 20, 2020; direct the County Administrative Office to transition services and return in March 2021 with an update, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.
  • Consider approval in concept of ordinance amending Chapter 8.48 of the Santa Cruz County Code to extend the prohibition of commercial evictions arising from substantial income loss related to the COVID-19 pandemic through March 31, 2021; and schedule the ordinance for final adoption on October 20, 2020, as outlined in the memorandum of Supervisors Leopold and Coonerty.

The County Workforce Development Board Business Services/CEDS Committee will meet Wednesday, October 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, October 7 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Fire Impacts on Water

The County Latino Affairs Commission will meet Wednesday, October 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, October 8 at 12:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County RTC Budget, Administration & Personnel Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, October 8 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, October 8 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Friday, Ocotber 9 is a County Furlough Day. All County offices will be closed.


City of Santa Cruz

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

  • Santa Cruz Water System Climate Change Vulnerability Analysis and Decision Making Support for Evaluation and Selection of Water Supply Project(s). Receive information on the planned work to assess the Santa Cruz water system’s vulnerability to climate change and on planned decision making support work for the evaluation and selection of water supply projects.
  • Updated Project Description for the Water Rights Changes Environmental Impact Report Draft (EIR), Receive information on the updated project description for the Water Rights Changes draft EIR.

The SC City Zoning Administrator meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 is CANCELLED.


The SC City Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women will meet Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Council will hold a Special Meeting Thursday, October 8 at 6:00 pm. As of 11:00 am Tuesday, October 6, there is no agenda or information about the meeting available online.


City of Capitola

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


The Capitola City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public presentation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Scotts Valley

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

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 8 is CANCELLED.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, October 5 is CANCELLED due to a lack of agenda items.


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

  • Application for a Special Use Permit with environmental review to allow conversion of a portion of an existing two-story 75,398± square foot vacant commercial building into a two-story 41,419 square foot public charter school for Watsonville Prep School located at 407 Main Street.

Other Organizations

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 6 is CANCELLED.


The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review September 26 – October 2

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, September 26 at 10:30 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 Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, September 29 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Consider the 2019-20 Year-End Financial Budget Report, and direct the County Administrative Office to return by December 8, 2020 with a budget update for Fiscal Year 2020-21 and a forecast for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
  • Consider resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget for County Funds and Special Districts Governed by the Board of Supervisors; adopt resolution establishing appropriation limitations for the County and Board Governed Special Districts; approve transfers of appropriations related to the prior fiscal year; cancel various appropriations due to insufficient funding or contingency balances that exceed legal limitations; and take related actions.

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


The County Integrated Community Health Center Commission will meet Thursday, October 1 at 11:00 am 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, October 1 by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission online public scoping Open House is now open for the Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes, the Bus-on-Shoulder Project and the Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project. The public comment period is open until Oct. 18, 2020. Visit the online open house at www.hwy1-freedom-statepark.com/.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Sister Cities Committee will hold a Special Meeting Monday, September 28 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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

Public Hearings

  • CITY OF SANTA CRUZ WHARF MASTER PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION Consideration of Santa Cruz Wharf Master Plan, including but not limited to infrastructure replacement/expansion, new structures and walkways, with expanded public access and cultural facilities, and consideration of the associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Pending further consultation with the Coastal Commission, this document may be considered a change to the Local Coastal Program, in which case Coastal Commission approval would be required. (Environmental Determination: EIR). Staff recommends continuance of the Santa Cruz Wharf Master Plan and Environmental Determination for the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to the hearing of October 15th, 2020, in order to allow the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) the opportunity to review the item and provide comments at the October 14th, 2020 HPC meeting.

City of Capitola

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

Consent Calendar

  • 606 Escalona DriveDesign Permit for second-story additions to a nonconforming two-story 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.
  • 521 Riverview DriveDesign Permit for second-story additions to a nonconforming two-story 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

Public Hearings

  • 1860 43rd AvenueVariance for a first-story patio encroachment into the required side yard setback for a two-story 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.
  • Zoning Code Adoption and LCP CertificationAll Properties within CapitolaUpdate to the City of Capitola Zoning Code (Municipal Code Chapter 17) incorporating Coastal Commission staff edits in preparation for Local Coastal Program certification. The Zoning Code serves as the Implementation Plan of the City’s Local Coastal Program and therefore must be certified by the Coastal Commission. Environmental Determination: Addendum to the General Plan Update EIR Property: The Zoning Code update affects all properties within the City of Capitola.

Other Organizations

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Projects & Facility Operations Committee will meet Wednesday, September 30 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, October 1 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • CZU Wildfire Damage Assessment Report – Discussion and possible action by the Board and staff regarding wildfire related issues.
  • CZU Wildfire Emergency Contracts Status Update – Discussion and possible action by the Board regarding the approval of additional funding for Emergency Contracts issued in connection with the CZU wildfire emergency response and recovery.
  • CZU Wildfire Water Quality Update – Discussion and possible action by the Board regarding an update by the Water Treatment and System Supervisor.
  • CZU Wildfire Customer Relief, Resolution No. 4 – Discussion and possible action by the Board to adopt Resolution No. 4 (20-21) agreed upon by motion of the Board at the 9.17.20 Board of Directors meeting.

The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review September 19 – 25

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, September 19 at 12 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 is scheduled to meet Monday, September 21 at 8:30 am at the Watsonville Hospital Sequoia Conference Room, 75 Nielson Street in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Assessment Appeals Board will meet Monday, September 21 at 10:15 am at the Governmental Center Building, Room 525, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The County Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 23 at 9:30 am at the Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. The agenda and instructions for public participation are not available online. Contact rebecca.supplee@santacruzcounty.us for information.


The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Commission on the Environment will meet Wednesday, September 23 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click below for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet meet Friday, September 25 by remote teleconference. Click HERE to the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission will meet Monday, September 21 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, September 22 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

After 10:30 am – Consent Agenda

  • 11 – Resolution Promoting Medical and Scientific Collaboration Between the City of Santa Cruz and Cuba to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • 12 – Award Contract for Mixed Use Library Owner’s Representative Contract to Griffin Structures, Inc.

General Business

  • 18 – City Council Responses to Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury Reports.

Public Hearings

  • 19 – 914 & 916 Seabright Avenue – Tentative Map, Design Permit and Residential Demolition Authorization Permit to Demolish Three Residential Units and Construct a Nine-unit Townhouse Development on a 21,237 Square Foot Parcel Located in the R-L Zone District.
  • 20 – Appeal of the Transportation and Public Works Commission’s Decision on Proposed Parking Changes to the 100 Block of Olive Street.

Oral Communications Announcement – Community members may address the Council for two minutes or less about any matter not on the agenda during Oral Communications. Oral Communications will be held immediately following action items.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 23 at 3:30 pm at the Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. The agenda and instructions for public participation are not available online. Click HERE for information.


The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, September 22 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, September 22 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

4:30 pm – Closed Session

5:30 pm – Presentations & Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • Resolution approving $177,952 application for per capita grant funds for Ramsay Park Dog Park.

Public Hearings

  • Consideration of application for special use permit to allow the establishment of an off-sale beer and wine ABC license for a proposed gas station with convenience store and car wash (Arco “ampm”) located at 69 Lee Road

New Business

  • Consideration of approval of Ramsay Park pump track plans & authorizing the city manager to execute a construction and maintenance contract with Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz.

Other Organizations

The Library Advisory Commission will meet Monday, September 21 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Cruz Port Commission will meet Tuesday, September 22 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 will meet Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Cruz Metro Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Friday, September 25 at 9:00 am at the METRO Admin Offices, 110 Vernon Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda and instructions for public participation are not available online. Click HERE for information.


The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review September 13 – 19

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, September 12 at 12 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 Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, September 15 at 9:00 am at the Board Chambers & Community Room, Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

9:00 am – Public Comment.

Consent Agenda

  • Adopt ordinance amending various sections of Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 13.10 (Local Coastal Program Implementing Ordinance) regarding Accessory Structures, Home Occupations, Temporary Uses and Structures, and Hosted Rentals (approved in concept September 1, 2020).
  • AS THE BOARD OF THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY, approve Termination of the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Green Valley Corporation, a California corporation dba Swenson Builder, for the 7th Avenue/Brommer Street Site, and take related actions as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • Defer to October 6, 2020 approval of responses to findings and recommendations of five 2019-20 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury reports.
  • Defer to on or before February 2021, a procurement process in support of shared-mobility or mobility-as-a-service [JUMP bikes] using the public right-of-way and associated ordinance amendments, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Regular Agenda

  • Consider resolution amending the General Plan/Local Coastal Program Public Safety Element and Conservation and Open Space Element and accepting CEQA Negative Declaration; consider approval in concept of four ordinances amending Santa Cruz County Code Chapters 16.10 Geologic Hazards, 16.13 Floodplain Regulations (new), 16.20 Grading Regulations, and 16.22 Erosion Control; to return for second reading and final adoption on October 6, 2020, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Public hearing to consider Application 181604, a proposal for permanent room housing at 10110 Soquel Drive in Aptos, requiring rezoning and a Commercial Development Permit; determine that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Consider strategies to support rebuilding after the CZU Lightning Complex Fire Disaster, direct staff to return October 6, 2020 with updated information, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.

The County Human Services Commission will meet Wednesday, September 16 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for instructions for public participation.


The County Fire Department Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, September 16 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Regional Transportation Commission Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, September 17 is CANCELLED.


The County Mobile & Manufactured Home Commission will meet Thursday, September 17 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Regional Transportation Commission Interagency Technical Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, September 17 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Mental Health Advisory Board will meet Thursday, September 17 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Office of Education Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, September 17 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Women’s Commission will meet Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, September 14 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Wharf Master Plan – Presentation by the Economic Development department on the Santa Cruz wharf master plan and final Environmental Impact Report.
  • Parks Master Plan 2030 and Environmental Impact Report – That the Parks & Recreation Commission recommend City Council adopt the following resolutions: (1) a resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report; (2) a resolution including Findings of Fact and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and (3) a resolution approving the Parks Master Plan 2030.
  • Frederick Street Park – Dog Park – Receive report on the status of Frederick Street Park’s adjoining dog park.

The SC City Sister Cities Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, September 14 is CANCELLED.


The SC City Water Commission will meet Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Working Draft of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan – Provide feedback to staff on the draft Water Shortage Contingency plan so that the draft can be finalized and brought back to the Commission for final review and action on October 5, or November 2, 2020.

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 am. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 105 Longview DriveResidential Demolition Authorization Permit to demolish a single-family residence and Design Permit to construct a two-story single-family residence exceeding 3,000 square feet (approximately 2,907 sf + 830 sf attached garage) on a property located in the R-1-5 (Single Family Residence) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)
  • 350 Encinal Sreet 700Administrative Use Permit for cannabis cultivation, non-volatile manufacturing, and distribution of cannabis on a site in the IG (General Industrial) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)

The SC City Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 16 is CANCELLED.


City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Water District Water Resources and Engineering Committee will meet Monday, September 14 at 10:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Executive and Public Affairs meeting scheduled for Monday, September 14 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Water District Finance and Personnel Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday 16 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Approve the following responses to the 2019-2020 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury reports and authorize submittal to the Grand Jury:
    • (1) The Tangled Web: Oh, What a Mangled Web We Weave …
    • (2) Managers of Risk or Victims of Risk – Rocked by the Shocks
    • (3) Homelessness: Big Problem, Little Progress: It’s Time to Think Outside The Box
    • (4) Ready? Aim? Fire! Santa Cruz County on the Hot Seat

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Thursday, September 17 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 Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Monday, September 14 at 7:00 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, September 15 at 6:00 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, September 16 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Environmental Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 17 is CANCELLED.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Mid-County Groundwater Agency Board of Directors will meet Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review September 6 – 12

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, September 5 at 12 pm. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


Labor Day, Monday, September 7, all County and City offices will be closed.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Commission on Disabilities will meet Thursday, September 10 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, September 10 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, September 8 at 12:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

12:45 – Closed Session

1:30 pm – City manager Report

Consent Agenda

  • City Council Responses to Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury Reports
  • Award Contract for Annual San Lorenzo River Flood Control Maintenance

Consent Public Hearing

  • 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-19 – Amending the City of Santa Cruz Municipal Code to Exempt Electric Vehicle Charging Stations from Historic Alteration Permits and to Revise the Variations to District Regulations Allowed as Incentives for Historic Properties.

General Business

Oral Communications Announcement – Community members may address the Council for two minutes or less about any matter not on the agenda during Oral Communications. Oral Communications will be held immediately following the completion of all agenda items.


The SC City Arts Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.



City of Capitola

The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday, September 8 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, September 9 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 708 Gilroy DriveMinor Design Permit for new front and rear porches and conversion of a detached garage into a detached living space for an existing single-family residence located within the R-1 (Single-Family Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.
  • 521 Riverview DriveDesign Permit for a second-story addition to a nonconforming two-story 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.
  • 606 Escalona DriveDesign Permit for second-story additions to a nonconforming two-story 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.

The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

7:00 pm – Public Comments

Consent Calendar

  • Grand Jury Response – Homelessness in our Community

General Government

  • Code of Conduct for Council Members – Consider City Council and Commission Code of Conduct Policy recommended by the City Council ad hoc subcommittee.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Unified School District Board will meet Tuesday, September 8 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, September 9 at 5:00 pm. 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, September 9 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, September 8 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

4:30 pm – Closed Session

5:30 pm – Oral Communications

New Business

  • Consideration of approval Emergency Rental Assistance Program & appropriation of $100,000 from the general fund to implement the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Other Organizations

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Administration and Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, September 8 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 meet Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 9 at 5:30 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation are not available online.


The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm at 13333 Middleton Avenue – Behind the fire station in Boulder Creek. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Environmental Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 10 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

The SC Metro Finance, Budget and Audit Standing Committee will meet Friday, September 11 at 8:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review August 30 – September 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, August 29 at 11 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 Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, September 1 at 9:00 am at the Board Chambers & Community Room, Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Adopt ordinance amending Santa Cruz County Code section 13.10.694 Vacation Rentals, and use charts within sections 13.10.312, 13.10.322, 13.10.352 and 13.10.372, to implement amendments to 13.10.694, which are also amendments to the Local Coastal Program (approved in concept August 18, 2020).
  • Approve the Board of Supervisors and County Administrative Officer responses to findings and recommendations of the 2019-20 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury report, “The Tangled Web: Oh, What a Mangled Web We Weave…”, and take related actions, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • Direct the Planning Director, the Director of Public Works and the Director of Environmental Health to return to the Board on September 15, 2020, with a detailed streamlined collaborative process for rebuilding the homes and structures lost or damaged in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire to include, as a minimum, implementation of the principles contained in this letter, as recommended by Supervisors Coonerty and McPherson.
  • Defer to September 15, 2020, consideration of amendments to the General Plan/Local Coastal Program Public Safety Element, Conservation and Open Space Element, CEQA Negative Declaration, and Ordinance amending Santa Cruz County Code Chapters 16.10 Geologic Hazards, 16.13 Floodplain Regulations (new), 16.20 Grading Regulations, and 16.22 Erosion Control, as recommended by the Planning Director.

Regular Agenda

  • Public hearing to consider Application 181611, a proposal for permanent room housing at 165 East Street in Seacliff, requiring Rezoning, Local Coastal Plan Amendment, and Residential Development and Exception permits, to determine that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Public hearing to consider Application 181612, a proposal for permanent room housing at 222 Santa Cruz Aveune in Seacliff, requiring Rezoning, Local Coastal Plan Amendment, and amendment to Residential Development Permit 04-0468, to determine that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Public Hearing to consider Application 28381, a proposal to rezone three contiguous parcels totaling approximately 60 acres from the Special Use (SU) zone district to the Timber Production (TP) Zone District on parcels located approximately one mile south of the intersection of Buzzard Lagoon Road and Highland Way in the Eureka Canyon Planning Area, confirm the proposal is exempt from requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Consider approval in concept of ordinance amending various sections of Chapter 13.10 of the Santa Cruz County Code (Local Coastal Program Implementing Ordinance) regarding Accessory Structures, Home Occupations, Temporary Uses and Structures, and Hosted Rentals; adopt resolution accepting California Environmental Quality Act Notice of Exemption, schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on September 15, 2020, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.

The County Housing Advisory Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 1 is CANCELLED.


The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, September 3 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to enter into an agreement with Lewis Tree Service Inc. (Attachment 2) for a total amount not to exceed $37,200 for tree maintenance for a period of 16 months to address tree removal and pruning needs along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail corridor.
  • Approve the Fiscal Years (FY) 2020/2021-2024/2025 five-year programs of projects for Measure D regional investment categories and projects: Active Transportation, Highway Corridors, Rail Corridor, the Highway 17 Wildlife Crossing and San Lorenzo Valley-Highway 9 Corridor Improvements, and for Community Bridges-Lift Line.

The County Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force is scheduled to meet Thursday, September 3 at 3:00 pm at the City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Tony Hill Room. The agenda is not available online. Click HERE for information.


The County Emergency Management Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 3 is CANCELLED.


The County Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, September 3 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 Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, September 1 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 300 Pioneer StreetAdministrative Use Permit for non-volatile manufacturing and distribution of cannabis on a site in the IG (General Industrial) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)
  • 637 High StreetSlope Modification to construct a pool 10 feet from a slope greater than 30-percent and Design Permit to construct a 966 square foot addition to an existing two-story single-family residence resulting in a residence that exceeds 3,000 square feet (approximately 4,833 square feet) in the R-1-5 (Single-Family Residence) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption).
  • 129 Van Ness AvenueAdministrative Use Permit to add a toilet and sink in a detached laundry room on a property with a single family dwelling and detached accessory dwelling unit in the R-1-5 (Single Family Residential) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption).
  • 103 Doane StreetDesign Permit and Coastal Permit to construct a second story addition to an existing single story single family residence on a substandard lot located in the R-1-5/CZ-O (Single Family Residence/Coastal Zone 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.

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

Public Hearing

  • 418, 428, 440, 504, 508 Front StreetCoastal Permit, Non-Residential Demolition Authorization Permits, Design Permit, Tentative Map, Special Use Permit, Administrative Use Permit, Revocable License for Outdoor Extension Area, Heritage Tree Removal Permit, and Street Tree Removal to remove one street tree and three heritage trees, to combine five parcels, demolish three commercial buildings including two historic commercial buildings, and to construct a seven-story, mixed-use building with 175 residential condos and 11,498 square feet of ground floor and levee front commercial space on property located within the CBD (Central Business District)/CZ-O (Coastal Zone Overlay)/FP-O (Floodplain Overlay) zone district and within the Front Street/Riverfront subarea of the Downtown Plan. (Environmental Determination: Limited environmental review pursuant to PRC 21083.3 and CEQA 15183 & Environmental Impact Report).

City of Capitola

The Capitola Historical Museum Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Tuesday, September 1 at 5:30 pm at City Hall Community Room, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda Items include:

  • 212 Cherry AvenueDesign Permit for a remodel and third-story addition with a variance for the maximum height limit and to relocate nonconforming areas of the structure for a single-family residence located within the RM-LM (Multi-Family Residential Low-Medium Density) 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 meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 1 is CANCELLED.


Other Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget & Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 1 is CANCELLED.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 1 is CANCELLED.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee meeting schedule for Wednesday, September 1 is CANCELLED.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District will hold a Water System and Water Quality Update Public Meeting on Thursday, September 3 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation. Staff of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District will give presentations to inform the public about the status of the water system, water quality, finance, customer service, outreach and environmental issues.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 3 is CANCELLED.


The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review August 23 – 29

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, August 22 at Noon. 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 Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, August 26 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Proposal to demolish an existing duplex and construct two 2-story buildings totaling 8,932 square feet with seven apartment units (four 3-bedroom and three 2-bedroom ) in the RM-4 (Multi-family Residential) zone district. The project includes a request for a 35% residential density bonus in exchange for provision of two low income rental affordable units. Requires a Residential Development Permit and a determination that project is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the west side of Capitola Road Extension approximately 325 feet north from Capitola Road (432 Capitola Road Extension).

County Furlough day – August 28 – County Offices Closed


The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission meeting scheduled for August 28 is CANCELLED.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Water Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, August 24 is CANCELLED.


The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, August 25 at 11:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

11:30 am – Closed session

12:30 pm – Consent Agenda

  • Resolution Temporarily Closing City of Santa Cruz Beaches over the Labor Day Weekend (September 5–7, 2020)
  • Amendments to the City of Santa Cruz Municipal Code to Exempt Electric Vehicle Charging Stations from Historic Alteration Permits and to Revise the Variations to District Regulations Allowed as Incentives for Historic Properties.

Public Hearing

  • 914 & 916 Seabright AvenueTentative Map, Design Permit and Residential Demolition Authorization Permit to Demolish Three Residential Units and Construct a Nine-unit Townhouse Development on a 21,237 Square Foot Parcel Located in the R-L Zone District (PL)

General Business

  • Update on General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Reconciliation Effort and Approval of a Contract with Urban Planning Partners for Consultant Services on the Objective Standards Senate Bill 2 Grant.
  • AB 2162 Affordable, Supportive Housing ProjectsIncrease in the Number of Units Allowed as a Use by Right – Resolution establishing a policy that authorizes an increase in the 50-unit use-by-right limit to a limit of 125 units for one specified project and 100 units for two specified projects of affordable, supportive housing development that comply with requirements set in California State Assembly Bill 2162.

Public Hearing

  • 101 Felix Street – Preliminary Consideration of a Proposed General Plan Amendment/Local Coastal Plan Amendment to Change a Land Use Designation from LM (Low-Medium Density Residential 10.1-20 DU/Acre) to M (Medium Density Residential 20.1-30 DU/Acre) and Rezoning from RL (Multiple Residence – Low Density) to RM (Multiple Residence – Medium Density);  to Accommodate 80 New Apartment Units in an Existing 240-unit Apartment Complex (Cypress Point).

Oral Communications


The Santa Cruz City Schools District Special Meeting for The Elementary And Secondary Districts will be held Wednesday, August 26 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Cruz Metro Board of Directors will meet Friday, August 28 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Finance Advisory Committee will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 26 is CANCELLED.


The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Grand Jury Response – Website Accessibility – Approve the responses to the Grand Jury Report and direct the City Clerk to submit the completed response packet pursuant to California Penal Code Section 933.05

General Government

  • BIA Amended Budget – Conduct a public hearing and adopt the proposed resolution levying the revised Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Capitola Village and Wharf Business Improvement Area (CVWBIA) Assessments and accepting the revised CVWBIA Annual Plan and budget.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet in a Special Meeting Monday, August 24 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Consider approval of adopt Resolution No. 1984 to declare a Local Health Emergency due to the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, August 25 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

4:30 pm – Closed Session

6:30 pm – Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • Resolution approving final subdivision map for Jenna Townhomes Subdivision, Tract no. 1601 located at 655 Rodriguez Street
  • Resolution approving Initial Study with Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Roache Road well project located at 154 Roache Road (well 4), in compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

New Business

  • Consideration of Emergency Moratorium to prevent Covid-19 caused evictions & direction to staff to develop a covid related rental assistance program.
  • Consideration of time extension of Tentative Map Tract No. 1607 & associated Special Use Permit with Design Review & specific Development Plan for a period of one year to allow construction of 150 dwelling units on individual parcels, consisting of 23 single-family units, 40 duplex-style townhouse units and 87 row-style townhouse units on a 13± acre site located at 511 Ohlone Parkway.

Other Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet in a Special Meeting Monday, August 24 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Update regarding State of Emergency: CZU August Lightning Complex fires within the district – Discussion and possible action by the Board regarding the wildfire emergency response, including water service status and damage to District equipment & facilities and surrounding areas; this item may include discussion of whether to conduct a closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(a)
  • Water Shortage Emergency, Resolution 20-21 – Discussion and possible action by the Board to declare, by Resolution, a water shortage emergency pursuant to Water Code Section 31026, and announce possible shutoffs to conserve water and protect the water system for the public.

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Lompico Assessment District meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 25 is CANCELLED.


The Santa Cruz Port Commission will meet Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

  • Emergency Meeting NoticeImmediately Following the 7:00 PM Regular Public Session Notice is hereby given that per emergency meeting provisions of the Brown Act, the Santa Cruz Port District Commission gives notice of its intention to conduct an emergency meeting to discuss Santa Cruz Port District’s Response Measures to the CZU Lightning Fire Complex.

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, August 25 at 11:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Repositioning Low-Income Public Housing Units through Section 22 Streamlined Voluntary Conversion

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


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, August 26 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors will meet in regular session Thursday, August 27 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The information on Santa Cruz Online is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

Weekly Review August 15 – 21

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, August 15 at Noon. 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 is scheduled to meet Monday, August 17 at 8:30 am at the Central Fire Conference Room, 930 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. The agenda and instructions for public participation are not available online.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, August 18 at 9:00 am at the Board Chambers & Community Room, Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

9:00 am – Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • Adopt resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis, direct County departments to develop plans to incorporate educational efforts to address and dismantle racism, and expand understanding of racism and how racism affects individual and population health, and take other actions as indicated, as recommended by Supervisors Leopold and Coonerty.
  • Schedule public hearings to consider proposals to add the Permanent Room Housing (PRH) combining zone district to eight (8) county parcels, and take related actions, as recommended by the Planning Director.
  • Accept proposed Rule 20A projects; dissolve the East Cliff Drive Underground Utility District No.19; direct Public Works to prepare a resolution of intention and return to the Board by November 1, 2020 with the resolution of intention, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Regular Agenda

  • Public hearing to consider approval in concept of ordinance amending various sections of Chapter 13.10 of the Santa Cruz County Code (Local Coastal Program Implementing Ordinance) regarding Accessory Structures, Home Occupations, Temporary Uses and Structures, and Hosted Rentals; adopt resolution accepting CEQA Notice of Exemption, schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on September 1, 2020, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Consider approval in concept of ordinance amending Santa Cruz County Code section 13.10.694 Vacation Rentals, and use charts within sections 13.10.312, 13.10.322, 13.10.352 and 13.10.372 to implement amendments to 13.10.694 (Local Coastal Program amendments require review and certification by the California Coastal Commission) and making findings of exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), adopt resolutions, schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on September 1, 2020, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Consider resolution to impose beach restrictions for the Labor Day weekend in accordance with the local health emergency, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

The County Seniors Commission will meet Tuesday, August 18 at 12:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda packet and instructions for public participation.


The County Mental Health Advisory Board will meet Thursday, August 20 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda packet and instructions for public participation.


The County Office of Education Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, August 20 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 Women’s Commission will meet Thursday, August 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda packet and instructions for public participation.


County Furlough Day – Friday, August 21. Due to the financial impacts from COVID-19, most County offices with be closed.

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission will meet Monday, August 17 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda packet and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 100 Block of Olive Street- Public HearingParking Changes Appeal – Motion that the Transportation and Public Works Commission consider the appeal of the Public Works staff decision to install designated single space markings “parking T’s”, a designated shuttle drop off zone, and additional red curb markings on the 100 block of Olive Street between Mission Street and Toledo Street, and at the close of the hearing, deny the appeal.

The SC City Council will hold a Budget Study Session Tuesday, August 18 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Zoning Administrator meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 19 is CANCELLED due to lack of agenda items.


The Metro Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, August 19 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm is CANCELLED.

City of Capitola

The Capitola Finance Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for August 20 is CANCELLED.


The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 514 Escalona DriveDesign Permit for first-and second-story additions to an existing 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.

Public Hearings

  • 212 Cherry AvenueDesign Permit for a remodel and third-story addition with a variance for the maximum height limit and to relocate nonconforming areas of the structure for a single-family residence located within the RM-LM (Multi-Family Residential Low-Medium Density) 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 scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00 pm is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, August 20 at 6:00 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Minor Land Division Committee will meet Monday, August 17 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • An application for a minor land division tentative parcel map (pp2019-378) to allow a two lot subdivision at 173 Harkins Slough Road.

The Watsonville Board of Library Trustees will meet Thursday, August 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Library Strategic Plan

Other Organizations

The Scotts Valley Water District Water Resources & Engineering Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, August 17 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Water District Executive and Public Affairs Committee meeting scheduled for Monday August 17 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Water District Finance and Personnel Committee will meet Tuesday, August 18 at 4:00 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, August 18 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. NOTE: Those wishing to speak on any item on the agenda must download and submit a Request to Speak Form by 3:00 pm, Monday August 17.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The RTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, August 20 is CANCELLED.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Environmental Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 20 at 9:45 am is CANCELLED


The RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, August 20 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 pm is CANCELLED.


The Branciforte Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, August 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

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