Weekly Review January 16 – 22

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. As restrictions are lifted, meetings will be available by teleconference only, as hybrid meetings with in-person public attendance and additional access by audio or video teleconferencing, or as in-person meetings only. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, January 15 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

County offices and services are closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.


The County Consolidated Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board will meet Tuesday, January 18 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Emergency Medical Care Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, January 19 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 Human Services Commission will meet Wednesday, January 19 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Historic Resources Commission will meet Wednesday, January 19 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearing

  • 246 8th Avenue in Santa Cruz, approximately 650 ft north of East Cliff Drive – Consider a Historic Resource Preservation Plan application for alterations to a designated historic residence of local historic significance (NR-5) and approve the CEQA Notice of Exemption. Alterations include remodeling the approximately 186 sf center wing of the residence to include the following: a 47 sf addition on the first floor, a second story addition, and a new glass conservatory-style roof and a new glass conservatory-style wall on the south elevation of the center wing. No change is proposed to the front (west) 2-story elevation.

The County Workforce Development Board Career Services Committee will meet Wednesday, January 19 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Fire Department Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, January 19 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will meet Wednesday, January 19 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Assessment Appeals Board will meet Thursday, January 20 at 9:00 am at the Board Chambers & Community Room, Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. There are no instructions for public participation available online.


The County Mobile and Manufactured Homes Commission will meet Thursday, January 20 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, January 20 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Sanitation District will meet Thursday, January 20 at 4:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Civil Service Commission will meet Thursday, January 20 at 5:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County RTC Soquel Drive Virtual Buffered Bike Lane & Congestion Mitigation Project Community Workshop for the 1st Supervisorial District will be held Thursday, January 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the information and instructions for public participation.


The County Women’s Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, January 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, January 21 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 191 14th Ave., Santa Cruz – Proposal to add approximately 540 square feet to the rear of an existing single-family dwelling, construct a new 140 square foot non-habitable accessory structure, deck replacement, and interior remodel in the R-1-6 (Single-Family Residential) zone district. Requires a Coastal Development Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the northwest side of 14th Avenue approximately 400 feet southwest of Prospect Street in Santa Cruz (191 14th Ave).
  • No Situs Address – Proposal to construct single family dwelling of approximately 2,075 square foot attached ADU of approximately 798 square feet and attached garage of approximately 248 square feet. Requires a Coastal Permit, an Exception to Pleasure Point Standards to reduce the required minimum 2nd story setback from 10 feet to five feet, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on 24th Ave in Santa Cruz.
  • 329 Beach Dr., Aptos – Continued from the May 07, 2021 Zoning Administrator hearing. Proposal to demolish an existing one-story single-family dwelling and construct a new three-story single-family dwelling. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, the following Variances: to increase the allowed Floor Area Ratio from 50% to 55%, to increase the allowed number of stories from two to three, to increase the allowed 28 foot height to 33 feet, reduce the required front yard setback from 20 feet to 11 feet eight inches, reduce the required setback to the garage opening from 20 feet to 16 feet, and reduce the required side yard setbacks from 5 feet to 3 feet, pave more than 50% of the property frontage, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project located approximately 1500 feet south of the intersection with Rio Del Mar (329 Beach Drive).
  • 379 Beach Dr., Aptos – Proposal to demolish an existing dwelling and construct a 2,600 square foot three story single family dwelling with approximately 1,000 square feet of non-habitable garage/storage area at the first floor. Project includes construction of two retaining walls to stabilize a coastal bluff and construction of a debris fence located midway up the coastal bluff behind the proposed home. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, and the following Variances: increase the allowed FAR from 50% to 60%, to increase the allowed number of stories from two to three, to increase the allowed height from 28 feet to 32.5 feet, reduce the required front yard setback from 20 feet to 10 feet, pave more than 50% of the property frontage, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the northeast side of Beach Drive (379 Beach Drive) approximately 0.43 miles southeast of the intersection with Rio del Mar Blvd.
  • 353 Beach Dr., AptosProposal to establish a new four-bedroom vacation rental. Requires a Vacation Rental Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the north side of Beach Drive, approximately 1,740 feet southeast of the intersection with Rio Del Mar Boulevard.
  • 1520 Hall Ranch Rd., Santa CruzProposal to operate a new four-bedroom residential vacation rental. Requires a vacation rental permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further environmental review under the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property is located at 1520 Hall Ranch Rd, Santa Cruz

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will hold a Study Session Tuesday, January 18 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Climate Action Plan 2030 – Target Setting Study Session – Review and provide feedback on the Climate Action Plan 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target options.

The SC City Council will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Advisory Body Interviews – Mayor Brunner will invite advisory body applicants to address the Council.

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

Public Hearing

  • Slope Regulations Amendment Ordinance – Recommendation:  That the Planning Commission recommend that the City Council: 1) Acknowledge the Addendum to the 2030 General Plan certified Environmental Impact Report (EIR); 2) Approve the proposed Slope Regulations Update Ordinance and amendments to the Local Coastal Program; and 3) Direct the City Manager to submit the amendments to the Local Coastal Program to the California Coastal Commission for approval.

City of Capitola

Capitola offices and services are closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.


The Capitola Finance Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, January 18 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola Commission on the Environment will meet Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

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

Consent Agenda

  • SB9 Ordinance for Urban Lot Splits and Two-Unit Developments – Request to Continue – Amendments to the Capitola Municipal Code adding Section 16.78 Urban Lot Splits, adding Section 17.108 Two-Unit Developments, amending Section 16.08.020 Definitions, and amending Section 17.74.040 Accessory Dwelling Units, for the implementation of Government Code Section 66411.7 and 65852.21 related to urban lot splits and two-unit developments. The ordinance is “not a project” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 65852.21(j) and 66411.7(n) of the Government Code. The update involves developments within the Coastal Zone and is not effective within the Coastal Zone unless certified by the California Coastal Commission.
  • 1515 Prospect AvenueDesign Permit amendment for a second story deck for a single-family dwelling with ADU 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

Public Hearings

  • 619 Sunset DriveDesign Permit for second-story addition to a nonconforming single-family residence with a Minor Modification request for covered parking dimensions and rear setback for an existing 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.
  • 115 Saxon AvenueDesign Permit to convert a portion of roof to a second-story deck on 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.
  • Report on City Wide Alcohol Sales

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, January 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 Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, January 18 at 6:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. There are no instructions for public participation available online. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Special Use Permit with Design Review and Environmental Review for an automated car wash for an existing gas station with mini-mart located at 1455 Freedom Boulevard.

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


Water Organizations

The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, January 18 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget & Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, January 19 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, January 19 at 7:00 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, January 20 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Organizations

The Zayente Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Ben Lomond Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, January 19 at 9:00 am at the Ben Lomond Firehouse, 9430 Hwy 9 in Ben Lomond. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting. There are no instructions for public participation available online.


The Pajaro Valley Fire District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, January 20 at 5:00 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 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. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • 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 is 1 vacancy 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 January 9 – 15 Addendum

Local government meeting announcements received after publication.

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Zoning Administrator will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, January 12 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Due to a broken Zoom link at the January 5th, 2022 meeting, the meeting will be continued to a special meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Oversized Vehicle OrdinanceCoastal and Design Permit to amend the municipal code pertaining to the parking of oversized vehicles and to implement City-wide safe parking programs for unhoused City residents living in oversized vehicles licensed and registered in the City of Santa Cruz. Environmental Review: 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, or the Coastal Permit could be appealed directly to the California Coastal Commission separate from the Design Permit.
  • 314 Jessie StreetCoastal Permit, Design Permit, and Lot Line Adjustment to demolish the existing buildings and accessory structures and construct a four (4)-story building with fifty (50) affordable and supportive residential apartments and an adjoining two (2)-story building containing reception, office, and administrative support functions and merge two existing parcels on a site located in the RL/CZ-O/FP-O (Multiple Residence – Low-Density, Coastal Zone Overlay, Floodplain Overlay) zone district and included in the Ocean Street Area Plan (Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption). This project requires a Coastal Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.
  • 550 2nd Street Administrative Use Permit for a variation to the parking requirement to reduce the number of required parking spaces for a hotel use in the R-T(B)/CZ-O (Motel Residential Subdistrict B/Coastal Zone Overlay) zone districts and Beach and South of Laurel Area Plan. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption).

The SC City Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women will meet Thursday, January 13 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Watsonville

The Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, January 12 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port District will hold a Special Meeting Thursday, July 13 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Approval of Resolution 22-01, Authorizing the Santa Cruz Port Commission to Conduct Teleconference Meetings in Accordance with Assembly Bill 361 as a Result of the Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic State of Emergency
  • Review of the Draft Local Coastal Program Harbor Development Plan.

Weekly review January 9 – 15

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. As restrictions are lifted, meetings will be available by teleconference only, as hybrid meetings with in-person public attendance and additional access by audio or video teleconferencing, or as in-person meetings only. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, January 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 County Substance Use Disorder Commission is scheduled to meet Monday, January 10 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, January 11 at 9:00 am at the County Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street, Rm 525 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 19. Adopt “Ordinance Repealing, Replacing, Adding, and Amending Chapters within title 6 of the County Code (Animals)” (approved in concept on December 7, 2021)
  • 21. Adopt “Ordinance Amending Santa Cruz County Code Sections 13.158.020 and 13.15.050” (approved in concept on December 7, 2021) [Emergency Standby generators]
  • 49. Authorize release of Request for Proposals for planning and consulting services for the North Coast Facilities and Management Plan, and direct the Parks Department to return on or before April 26, 2022, with a contract for approval, as recommended by the Director of Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services.

Regular Agenda

  • 10. 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 July 1, 2022; schedule ordinance for final adoption on January 25, 2022, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • 11. Public hearing to consider Application 201104, a Coastal Development Permit and amendment to an Open Space Easement contract to remodel a single-family dwelling and construct a new barn and ADU at 77 Lilly Way, affirm the project is exempt from CEQA, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Interim Director of Planning.
  • 12. Jurisdictional hearing to consider an appeal of Application Number 181121, an application to demolish and reconstruct an existing single family dwelling, as outlined in the memorandum of the Interim Director of Planning.

Scheduled item – 10:45 am

  • Conduct study session to discuss the plan for developing the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan and direct the Office of Response, Recovery and Resilience to return on or before August 2022 with a progress report, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

The County RTC Elderly & Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, January 11 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Release of Draft 2045 Regional Transportation Plan

The County Syringe Services Program Advisory Commission will meet Tuesday, January 11 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Historic Resources Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, January 12 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 Commission will meet Wednesday, January 12 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos – Proposal to demolish the existing Aptos Branch Library and construct a new library building measuring approximately 12,490 gross square feet in size. Requires a Commercial Development Permit, Variances to reduce the front, side, and rear yards by six feet from the required setback 20 feet to 14 feet, approval of a Master Site Plan, Design Review, Sign Exception, Preliminary Grading Approval, and a determination that the project is exempt from further environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property is located on the north side of Soquel Drive at its intersection with East Ledyard Way (7695 Soquel Drive).

The County Housing Advisory Commission will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, January 12 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Discussion of ADU Incentive Programs
  • Tiny Home Policy Development

The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, January 13 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 9. Approve contract award for pilot project of vegetation control utilizing goats along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Corridor.

Regular Agenda

  • Public Hearing on the Draft 2045 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

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

  • 6.1. Rail Trail Project Accessibility – Faina Segal, Board Chair, Friends of Rail Trail

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


First District Supervisor Manu Koening will hold a Town Hall Meeting Thursday, January 13 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Simpkins Swim Center Community Room, 979 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Sister Cities Committee will meet Monday, January 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, January 11 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session – 2:00 pm

Consent Agenda – 3:00 pm

  • 8. California Coastal Commission Local Coastal Program Local Assistance Grant Program – Grant Acceptance, Authorization and Appropriation. – Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate funds from the California Coastal Commission Local Coastal Program Local Assistance Grant Program for the Santa Cruz Coastal Adaptation Monitoring Program Development.
  • 16. Intergovernmental Agreements between the San Lorenzo Valley Water District and the City of Santa Cruz Related to the City’s Water Rights Petitions and the District’s Contractual Right to 313.4 Acre Feet per Year of Loch Lomond Water.

Oral Communications


The SC City Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women will meet Thursday, January 13 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

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

The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, January 13 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 will meet Tuesday, January 11 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 Wednesday, January 13 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley City Council will hold a Special Closed Session meeting Wednesday, January 12 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, January 11 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session – 4:30 pm

City Council resumes at 6:30 pm

Consent Agenda

  • Canvass of Special Municipal Election
  • Teleconferenced Public Meetings – Resolution authorizing teleconferenced public meetings for city council & all city committees, commissions, & boards pursuant to Assembly bill 361.

Oral Communications


Water Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee will meet Tuesday, January 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, January 11 at 3:00 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 Tuesday, January 11 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Annual Report Workshop

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meetng scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 at 5:30 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, January 13 at 6:00 pm at Santa Margarita Community Room 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Organizations

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Monday, January 10 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, January 13 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Environmental Organizations

The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, January 12 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Pajaro Valley Public Cemetery District Board will meet Wednesday, January 12 at 2:00 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, January 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and Draft Environmental Impact Report
  • Public Hearing – 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation Methodology

Commission and Advisory Bodies 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. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are 14 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 is 1 vacancy 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 January 2 – 8, 2022

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. As restrictions are lifted, meetings will be available by teleconference only, as hybrid meetings with in-person public attendance and additional access by audio or video teleconferencing, or as in-person meetings only. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, January 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 Regional Transportation Commission will hold a Special Meeting Monday, January 3 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Assembly Bill 361 Findings for Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

The County Integrated Community Health Center Commission will meet Tuesday, January 4 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Housing Advisory Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 5 is CANCELLED.


The County Emergency Management Council is scheduled to meet Thursday, January 6 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting..


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

  • 207 Via Concha, AptosRemodel of an existing three bedroom, two bathroom single-family dwelling, including an addition of approximately 193 square feet, resulting in an 2,474 square-foot three bedroom, four bathroom single-family dwelling. Requires a Coastal Development Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Water Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, January 3 is CANCELLED.


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

Public Hearings

  • Oversized Vehicle Ordinance & Safe Parking ProgramsCoastal and Design Permit to amend the municipal code pertaining to the parking of oversized vehicles and to implement City-wide safe parking programs for unhoused City residents living in oversized vehicles licensed and registered in the City of Santa Cruz. Environmental Review: Categorical Exemptions: 15282-(j); 15301 Class 1-c, g; 15307; 15308 and 15061(b).
  • 314 Jessie StreetCoastal Permit, Design Permit, and Lot Line Adjustment to demolish the existing buildings and accessory structures and construct a four (4)-story building with fifty (50) affordable and supportive residential apartments and an adjoining two (2)-story building containing reception, office, and administrative support functions and merge two existing parcels on a site located in the RL/CZ-O/FP-O (Multiple Residence – Low-Density, Coastal Zone Overlay, Floodplain Overlay) zone district and included in the Ocean Street Area Plan (Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption: Class 32 – Section 15322). This project requires a Coastal Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.
  • 550 2nd StreetAdministrative Use Permit for a variation to the parking requirement to reduce the number of required parking spaces for a hotel use in the R-T(B)/CZ-O (Motel Residential Subdistrict B/Coastal Zone Overlay) zone districts and Beach and South of Laurel Area Plan. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption).

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


Water Organizations

The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 4 is CANCELLED.


Fire Protection Organizations

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, January 3 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station, 131 Kirby Street in Felton. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Environmental Organizations

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, January 3 at 1:30 pm. 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, January 5 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Ervine/Old Coach Road Extraterritorial Service Agreement” with the City of Scotts Valley.

Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • 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 16 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 is 1 vacancy 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 December 25 – January 1, 2022

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. As restrictions are lifted, meetings will be available by teleconference only, as hybrid meetings with in-person public attendance and additional access by audio or video teleconferencing, or as in-person meetings only. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, December 25 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.

Happy Christmas to all!


County of Santa Cruz

The County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, December 28 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting at the County Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street, Room 500 in Santa Cruz. The Agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 24 hours before the meeting.


City of Santa Cruz

SC City offices will be closed through Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, reopening Monday, January 3, 2022.


City of Capitola

City of Capitola offices will be closed Friday, December 31.


City of Watsonville

Watsonville Public Library will be closed through Saturday, January 1, 2022.


Other Organizations

Santa Cruz Public Libraries will be closed December 31, 2021 and January 1, 2022.


Commission and Advisory Bodies 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. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are 16 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 is 1 vacancy 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 December 19 – 25

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. As restrictions are lifted, meetings will be available by teleconference only, as hybrid meetings with in-person public attendance and additional access by audio or video teleconferencing, or as in-person meetings only. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, December 18 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 Seniors Commission will meet Tuesday, December 21 at 12:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

SC City offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 through Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, reopening Monday, January 3, 2022.


City of Capitola

City of Capitola offices will be closed Monday December 20 through Friday, December 24, and on Friday, December 31.


City of Watsonville

Watsonville Public Library will be closed Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022.


Water Organizations

The Central Water District Board of Directors will meet Monday, December 20 at 7:00 pm at the District Office, 400 Cox Road in Aptos in a hybrid meeting. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation. There is no agenda available online.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Engineering Committee will met Tuesday, December 21 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, December 21 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Financing Corporation will meet Wednesday, December 21 immediately following the Board of Directors meeting, by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

Santa Cruz Public Libraries will be closed all day December 24 through 25, 2021, and December 31, 2021 through January 1, 2022.


Commission and Advisory Bodies 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. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are 16 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 is 1 vacancy 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 December 12 – 18

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. As restrictions are lifted, meetings will be available by teleconference only, as hybrid meetings with in-person public attendance and additional access by audio or video teleconferencing, or as in-person meetings only. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, December 11 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 will meet Monday, December 13 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Mar Vista Overcrossing final design and aesthetics
  • Draft 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

The County RTC Elderly & Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 14 is CANCELLED.


First District Supervisor Man Koenig will hold a Summit Town Hall Wednesday, December 15 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The County RTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, December 16 is CANCELLED.


The County RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, December 16 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, December 16 at 3:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Health Services Agency, 1400 Emeline Avenue, Room 207 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

9:00 am – Closed Session

12:00 pm – Regular Session

Consent Agenda

  • 13. Green Economy Resolution – Resolution to take action for a just transition to a green economy
  • 20. Save the Waves Coalition Partnership Agreement – Resolution authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement, in a form approved by the City Attorney, with Save the Waves Coalition.

General Business

  • 24. Santa Cruz Water Rights Project – Final Environmental Impact Report and Project Approval. Resolution approving the Santa Cruz Water Rights Project, adopting a Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting Program, and adopting CEQA Findings and a Statement of Overriding Considerations.
  • 25. 831 Water Street: CP20-0121 (APN 009-212-30, -31, -38) A Public Oversight Meeting to Assess Compliance with the City’s Objective Standards Criteria and Accompanying Density Bonus Request for an Affordable Housing Project Proposed Pursuant to SB 35 (Planning and Zoning: Affordable Housing: Streamlined Approval Process). The Proposed Project Includes Demolition of Existing Commercial Buildings and Construction of a Five-story Mixed-use Building and a Four-story Residential Building Consisting of Approximately 5,012 Square Feet of Ground Floor Commercial and 140 Residential Units (with 50% of the Base Units as Affordable per SB35) with Shared Underground Parking.
  • 26. Library Mixed-Use Project Updated Site Program and Design – Motion to approve the updated site program and design for the Library Mixed-Use Project to include the following changes:
    • 1) an increase in affordable housing units from a minimum of 50 to a minimum range of between 100-125 units;
    • 2) a decrease in the parking count from 400 to 310 parking stalls;
    • 3) program expansion to include an onsite daycare facility;
    • 4) Library design changes to include a facing Cedar and Lincoln Streets with a green roof and adjacent roof deck and other design elements as presented by the Master Library Architect, and direct staff to return to Council with a preliminary Library cost model based on the updated Library design and site program changes.

Oral Communications

6:00 pm

28. Implementation of Homelessness Response Program

  • 28.1 – Resolution to Accept a $14-million Appropriation to the City of Santa Cruz from the State General Fund.
  • 28.2 – FY 2022 Budget Appropriation of ARPA Funds
  • 28.3 – Homelessness Response Programming Updates

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, December 15 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • City-wideOversized Vehicle Ordinance & Safe Parking ProgramsCoastal and Design Permit to amend the municipal code pertaining to the parking of oversized vehicles and to implement City-wide safe parking programs for unhoused City residents living in oversized vehicles licensed and registered in the City of Santa Cruz. Environmental Review: Categorical Exemptions. This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City, or the Coastal Permit could be appealed directly to the California Coastal Commission separate from the Design Permit.
  • 314 Jessie StreetCoastal Permit, Design Permit, and Lot Line Adjustment to demolish the existing buildings and accessory structures and construct a four (4)-story building with fifty (50) affordable and supportive residential apartments and an adjoining two (2)-story building containing reception, office, and administrative support functions and merge two existing parcels on a site located in the RL/CZ-O/FP-O (Multiple Residence – Low-Density, Coastal Zone Overlay, Floodplain Overlay) zone district and included in the Ocean Street Area Plan (Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption). This project requires a Coastal Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.

The SC City Historic Preservation Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The SC City Planning Commission will meet Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearing

  • Small Housing Units Ordinance Updates – Single Room Occupancy and Small Ownership Unit

City of Capitola

The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Capitola Commission on the Environment meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 16 is CANCELLED.


City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Unified School District Board will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, December 15 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Discussion of Recreation Services Assessment and Restoration Draft Implementation Action Plan

The Successor Agency of the Scotts Valley Redevelopment Agency will meet Wednesday, December 15 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, December 16 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 Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 5:30 pm in an in-person meeting at the City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Masks are required. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 5.b Local appointments list for Commission, Boards and Committees
  • 5.l Grant application for the Ramsay Park Regional Sports Complex – Resolution authorizing submittal grant application in amount of $7 million to State Department of Parks & Recreation for the administration of the State of California 2021-2022 Budget Act for the Ramsay Park Regional Sports Complex & appropriating such funds to the Special Grants Fund.

The Watsonville Library Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, December 16 at 6:00 pm in an in-person meeting at the City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Masks are required. Click HERE for the agenda.


Water Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Public Outreach Committee will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 10:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Administration & Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Water Resources and Infrastructure Committee will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 4:00 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, December 16 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Organizations

The Ben Lomond Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00 am in an in-person meeting at the Ben Lomond Firehouse, 9430 Hwy 9 in Ben Lomond. Click HERE for the agenda.


Environmental Organization

The California Fish and Game Commission Tribal Committee will meet Tuesday, December 14 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The California Fish and Game Commission will meet Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00 am and Thursday, December 16 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The California Coastal Commission will meet Wednesday, December 15, Thursday, December 16 and Friday, December 17 at 9:00 by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agendas and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Wednesday, December 15

  • Energy, Ocean Resources & Federal Consistency
    • 11. Federal Consistency
      • Consistency Determination by the Federal Highway Administration to develop a 7.5 mile multi-use trail that would extend along the RTC-owned railroad corridor from Davenport to Wilder Ranch State Park in unincorporated Santa Cruz County.
      • Consistency determination by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for South Farallon Islands Invasive House Mouse Eradication Project, Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, 30 miles offshore of San Francisco.

Thursday, December 16

  • Central Coast District
    • 10. Local Coastal Programs (LCPs)
      • City of Santa Cruz LCP Amendment (Small-Cell Wireless). Time Extension Only. Public hearing and action on extension of time limit to act on request by City of Santa Cruz to amend LCP wireless provisions.

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, December 15 at 1:30 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, December 13 at 11:00 am in an in-person meeting at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St., 5th Floor in Santa Cruz. Masks are required. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Santa Cruz Port District will hold a Special Closed & Regular Public Session Tuesday, December 14 at 5:00 pm in an in-person meeting at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365 A Lake Avenue in Santa Cruz. Masks are Required. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

5:00 pm – Closed Session

7:00 pm – Regular Public Session

  • Election of Port Commission Officers 2022

Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • 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 are 5 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 is 1 vacancy 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.

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Weekly Review December 5 – 11

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. As restrictions are lifted, meetings will be available by teleconference only, as hybrid meetings with in-person public attendance and additional access by audio or video teleconferencing, or as in-person meetings only. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, December 4 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 Koenig will hold a Town Hall and Board of Supervisors Agenda Review Monday, December 6 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Monday, December 6 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Update on Opal Cliffs Recreation District Reorganization
  • Update on possible South County Parkland Acquisition & Development project

The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, December 7 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Adopt “Ordinance Repealing Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 2.04 (Supervisorial Districts) and Adopting Ne24. w Chapter 2.05 (Supervisorial Districts),” and take related actions (approved in concept on November 16, 2021).
  • 30. Adopt resolution to establish the 0.01% interest rate on tenant’s rental security deposits, effective January 1, 2022, and take related actions, as recommended by the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector.
  • 32. Accept report and recommendations created with Santa Cruz Community Ventures on “A Santa Cruz Like Me” survey efforts to collect demographic composition data on County boards and commissions, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • 81. Adopt resolutions approving and accepting $100,000 grant from California Coastal Conservancy and $100,000 from California Department of Parks and Recreation for North Coast Facilities and Management Plan (NCFMP), authorize the Director or designee to sign agreement with Coastal Conservancy and future agreement with California Department of Parks and Recreation in concurrence with County Counsel and County Administrative Office for NCFMP, as recommended by the Director of Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services.
  • 92. Approve plans and specifications for the Live Oak Library Annex project; set bid opening for 2:15 PM on February 1, 2022; authorize the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works to award and sign contract; direct Public Works to return on or before March 22, 2022, for ratification of the contract award; approve amendment to agreement with Noll & Tam Architects for work on the Live Oak Library Annex project; authorize the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works to sign the amendment on behalf of the County, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Regular Agenda

  • 7. Public hearing to consider resolution approving amendments to the Unified Fee Schedule (UFS), as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer
  • 9. Consider adopting “Ordinance Repealing, Replacing, Adding, and Amending Chapters within title 6 of the County Code (Animals)”, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

Scheduled Item — 10:45 AM

  • 13. 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.

Scheduled Item(s) 1:30 PM

  • 17. Public hearing to consider application 211018, (Pippin Phase II), Design Review of the proposed architecture and related site plans for a portion of the Atkinson Lane Planned Unit Development, including Minor Variations to the approved standards as allowed, and a determination that the proposed project is consistent with the adopted 2009 Atkinson Lane EIR, and the 2014 Addendum and Amended MMRP, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Director of Planning.
  • 18. Public hearing to consider amendments to Santa Cruz County Code (SCCC) Chapter 13.15 regarding noise standards for stationary, emergency stand-by generators, adopt resolution affirming amendments are consistent with General Plan and exempt from CEQA, adopt “Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz Amending Santa Cruz County Code Sections 13.158.020 and 13.15.050”, as outlined in the memorandum of the Interim Director of Planning.
  • 19. Conduct study session on proposed amendments to Santa Cruz County Code 13.10.660 through 13.10.668 regarding Wireless Communication Facilities, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Interim Director of Planning.

The County Syringe Services Program Advisory Commission will meet Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Planning Department will hold a Tiny Homes Community Meeting Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference, with special focus on rural concerns such as septic and fire. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


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


The County Commission on the Environment will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Discussion of initial framework for a new Climate Action Strategy

The County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission will meet Thursday, December 9 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Planning Department will hold a Tiny Homes Community Meeting Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference, with special focus on South County. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Water Commission is scheduled to meet Monday, December 6 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Santa Cruz Water Rights Project Final Environmental Impact Report and Project Approval Recommendation

City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, December 8 at 3:30 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, December 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Mandatory Organics Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance – Ordinance repealing Capitola Municipal Code Chapter 8.04: Garbage and enacting Chapter 8.04: Solid Waste and Edible Food Recovery.
  • Consider an Outdoor Dining Ordinance, a Resolution for Coastal Commission Certification, and Update Administrative Policy.

General Government

  • Council Reorganization for 2022 – Select and vote to approve a new Mayor and Vice-Mayor.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission will meet Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearing Agenda

  • 262 Mount Hermon Road, Suite 101Planning Permit Application: Use Permit, Hanger at Skypark LLC Project – Consideration of a Use Permit application for a fitness studio use at 262 Mount Herman Road, Suite 101.

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Planning Commission will meet in an in-person meeting Tuesday, December 7 at 4:30 pm at the City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor, in Watsonville. Masks are required. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Special Use Permit with Environmental Review to allow a social service organization to operate in a modular building until May 31, 2023, located at 680 West Beach Street.
  • Special Use Permit to allow Grow Co. a lawfully established cannabis cultivation facility to expand its cultivation operations to Suites 1b and 4 located at 9 Hangar Way suite 2.
  • Special Use Permit to allow the establishment of an on-sale beer (type 40 ABC license) under new ownership for an existing 1,425 square foot bar with live entertainment located at 118 Main Street.

Water Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget and Finance Committee will meet Monday, December 6 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 will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, December 7 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Draft Water Supply Collaboration Agreement– Discussion and possible action by the Board regarding a draft agreement between the District and the City of Santa Cruz that would establish a process for developing mutually agreeable operational terms for the District to take its allocation of water from the Loch Lomond Reservoir.

The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, December 8 at 9:00 am at the Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, 4th Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. There are no instructions for public participation available online.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Projects and Facility Operations Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 8 is CANCELLED.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Lompico Assessment District Oversight Committee will hold a Special Workshop Wednesday, December 8 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Annual Report Workshop – Discussion by the Committee and public regarding the Annual Report for the LADOC and other information related to the Assessment District, including the scheduling of future workshops.

The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Santa Margarita Community Room, 2 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Organizations

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Monday, December 6 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, December 9 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting at the Administration Office, 930 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Pajaro Valley Public Cemetery District Board will meet Wednesday, December 8 at 2:00 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, December 8 at 6:00 pm remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation Methodology – Continue the public hearing to receive public comment on the draft 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) methodology for allocation of housing need to the region’s jurisdictions consistent with the objectives of Government Code § 65584(d)and factors of Government Code § 65584.04(e). Approve the draft RHNA methodology and authorize AMBAG staff to submit the draft RHNA methodology to the California Department of Housing and Community Development(HCD) for review and approval.

Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 37 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 5 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 is 1 vacancy 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 November 28 – December 4

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. As restrictions are lifted, meetings will be available by teleconference only, as hybrid meetings with in-person public attendance and additional access by audio or video teleconferencing, or as in-person meetings only. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, November 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 Water Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, December 1 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • SB 552 compliance – Consider taking action to approve the staff recommendation that the WAC serve as an alternative to the required Drought Task Force and form an advisory committee to develop the process.

The County Latino Affairs Commission will meet Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The first of three County Planning Department Tiny Homes Community Meetings will be held Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.

  • The County is considering adding regulations to allow “tiny homes” as primary dwellings and as accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, December 2 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Regular Agenda

  • 21. Release of Draft 2045 Regional Transportation Plan

Public Hearing 10:30 am

  • 22. Adoption of the 2021 Consolidated Grants and Regional Transportation Improvement Program

The County Integrated Community Health Center Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, December 2 at 11:00 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force is scheduled to meet Thursday, December 2 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 Board of Directors will meet Thursday, December 2 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, December 2 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Public Grants Program: Each applicant proposal shall be discussed to determine if funding should be approved. Once discussion is completed, the commissioners will rank each proposal.

The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, December 3 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 2535 E. Lake Ave., WatsonvilleProposal to install a 12-foot lattice top hat on an existing PG&E tower to include six panel antennas and associated equipment, and to construct a 336 square foot fenced enclosure on a concrete pad with three cabinets, two H-Frames, and a diesel generator. Requires a Commercial Development Permit and Federal Telecommunications Act exception 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 East Lake Avenue approximately one half mile northwest of the intersection of East Lake Avenue and Holohan Road (2535 E. Lake Avenue).
  • 125 Old Mount Rd., Felton – Proposal to operate an outdoor Class A cannabis cultivation facility with a maximum of 20,000 square feet of canopy. Requires a Level V Agricultural Development Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property is located off East Zayante Rd on Old Mount Rd in Felton (375 Old Mount Rd).

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women will meet Monday, November 29 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Council will hold a Study Session Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Regional Housing Needs Allocation Update
  • Objective Development Standards for Multi-Family Housing, Community Review Draft Study Session.


The SC City Downtown Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, December 2 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The SC City Equal Employment Opportunity Committee will meet Thursday, December 2 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Planning Commission will meet Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Public Hearing

  • 2390 Delaware AvenueSpecial Use Permit, Design 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 site in the PK/F-P/CZ-O/SP-O (Parks/Floodplain/Coastal Zone Overlay/Shoreline Protection Overlay) zone district and within the Citywide Creeks and Wetlands Management Plan. This project includes the removal of one heritage tree.

Public Hearings

  • 109 Seabright AvenueAppeal of the Zoning Administrator’s administrative approval of a Minor Modification to Coastal Permit, Design Permit and Variance to make alterations to the rear yardscape on a property located in the OF-R/R-1-5/CZ-O/SP-O (Ocean Front Recreation/Single Family Residence/Coastal Zone-Overlay/Shoreline Protection-Overlay) zone district. This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City, or the Coastal Permit could be appealed directly to the California Coastal Commission separate from the Modification Permit.

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Outdoor Dining Ordinance
  • Mandatory Organics Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance
  • New State of California Housing Legislation and Community Development Department Housing Workplan

The Capitola Historical Museum Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Calendar

  • 109 Sacramento AvenueDesign Permit to expand an existing second-story deck on an existing 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.
  • 1820 41st Avenue #AREQUEST TO CONTINUE Conditional Use Permit Amendment to include delivery sales of alcohol and non-alcohol retail goods from an existing Retail Alcohol Establishment (BevMo) located in the C-R (Regional Commercial) zoning district. This project is not in the Coastal Zone. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption

Public Hearings

  • New State of California Housing Legislation and Community Development Housing Workplan Update on New State of California Housing Legislation and Community Development Housing Workplan.
  • Prototype ADU Program – Prototype Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Approve the employment agreement between the City of Scotts Valley and Mali Lagoe for the position of City Manager.

Public Hearings

  • Consider Planning Commission’s recommendation of approval for a subdivision to reconfigure 23 existing parcels into 18 parcels, part of the 1440 Multiversity Campus, located at 800 Bethany Drive.

Water Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Environmental Committee will meet Wednesday, December 1 at 9:00 am 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, December 2 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Environmental Organizations

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 2 is CANCELLED.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

  • There are 36 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 5 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 4 vacancies on Capitola Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Capitola 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 is 1 vacancy 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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