Weekly Review November 27 – December 3

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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 26 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 Sanitation District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, December 1 at 4:45 pm in a hybrid meeting at the D.A. Porath Sanitation Facility, 2750 Lode Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force will meet Thursday, December 1 at 3:00 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 1 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, November 29 at 4:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • City Council and Community Support of UC Academic Worker Strike and “Fair UC Now” Bargaining Requests

General Business

  • Securing Our Water Future Resolution and Policy Guidance for Water Supply Augmentation to Improve Water Supply Reliability for Santa Cruz Water Service Customers

Public Hearing

  • Appeal of Planning Commission Approval of CP20-0068 Located at 126 Eucalyptus Avenue & 136 Pelton and Including a Non Residential Demolition Authorization Permit, Sequential Lot Line Adjustment, Special Use Permit, Coastal Permit, Design Permit, and Heritage Tree Removal Permit to Reconfigure Five Lots into Two, Demolish Two Existing School Buildings (Approximately 28,417 Square Feet), Remove Six Heritage Trees, and Construct a 76-Unit (Including 13 Full Dwelling Units) Senior Housing Facility on a Site Listed on the Historic Building Survey (Vol. 1, p. 39) in the R 1 5/WCD O/CZ O/SP O (Single family residence/West Cliff Drive Overlay/Coastal Zone Overlay/Shoreline Protection Overlay) Zone District. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)

The SC City Public Safety Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, November 30 at 4:00 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The SC City Equal Employment Opportunity Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 1 is CANCELLED.


The SC City Downtown Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 1 is CANCELLED.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Historical Museum Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation are not available online. Contact dosterberg@ci.capitola.ca.us for information.


The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Calendar

  • 5.A. 121 Cabrillo Street Design Permit and Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) for a new single-family residence and attached ADU located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and requires a Coastal Development Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption

Public Hearings

  • 6.A. 2210 Derby AvenueDesign Permit for first- and second-story additions to an existing single-family residence and Minor Modification for the required parking space dimensions. The project is located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is not in the Coastal Zone. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
  • 6.B. 123 Monterey AvenueCoastal Development Permit, Design Permit, and Major Encroachment Permit for Sidewalk Dining at 123 Monterey Avenue in the Mixed-Use Village zoning district. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt
  • 6.C. 111 Capitola AvenueCoastal Development Permit, Design Permit, and Major Encroachment Permit for Custom Street Dining Deck for English Ales at 111 Capitola Avenue in the Mixed-Use Village zoning district. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt
  • 6.D. 311 Capitola AvenueCoastal Development Permit, Design Permit, and Major Encroachment Permit for Custom Street Dining Deck for Reef Dog Deli at 311 Capitola Avenue in the Mixed-Use Village zoning district. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt
  • 6.E. 401 Capitola AvenueConditional Use Permit, Parking Variance, and Coastal Development Permit to establish a restaurant that serves beer and wine with no onsite parking in the MU-N (Mixed Us Neighborhood) zoning district. This project Coastal Development Permit which is appealable to the Coastal Commission. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Affordable Housing Committee will meet Tuesday, November 29 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Consideration of Oak Creek Park Planned Development Project Affordable Housing Obligation

City of Watsonville

No meetings scheduled


Water Organizations

The Scotts Valley Water District Engineering and Water Resources Committee will meet Monday, November 28 at 1:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the District Conference Room, 2 Civic Center Drive, in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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


Fire Protection Organizations

No meetings scheduled


Other Organizations

The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, December 1 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting at the County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, Room 500a in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 20. Contract Award for Professional Engineering and Environmental Services and Amendment to the Measure D-Rail Category 5-Year Program of Projects – Electric Passenger Rail Transit & Trail Project between Pajaro Junction and Santa Cruz along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.
  • 21. Construction Contract Award – Pajaro River Bridge Rehabilitation Project along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, December 1 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • There are 30 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are 3 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 11 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 are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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

Weekly Review November 20 -26

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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 19 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

No meetings scheduled.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission will meet Monday, November 21 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council will meet Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 pm in an in-person meeting at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 7.C. Long Term Use Agreement Between City of Capitola and Soquel Union Elementary School District for Jade Street Property– Authorize the City Manager to sign a Long-Term Use Agreement between the City of Capitola and Soquel Union Elementary School District for the Jade Street Park Property including the Capitola Community Center in substantially similar form, as approved by the City Attorney
  • 7.F. Second Reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 17 of the Capitola Municipal Code pertaining to Zoning and Amending the Zoning Map and the Coastal Land Use Plan Map
  • 7.G. Second Reading of an Ordinance Amending Sections 5.36 and 9.61 of the Capitola Municipal Code Pertaining to Cannabis Delivery

General Government

  • 8.B. Authorize a Request for Proposals for the Jade Street Park Universally Accessible Playground Project

City of Scotts Valley

No meetings scheduled.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Minor Land Division Committee will meet Monday, November 21 at 3:30 pm in an in-person meeting at City Hall – Conference Rooms 1A & B, 250 Main Street in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 4.a Lot Line Adjustment with Environmental Review to modify the boundary lines of two contiguous parcels located at 501 Main Street and 18 West Lake Avenue.

Water Organizations

The Central Water District Board of Directors will meet Monday, November 21 at 7:00 pm in an in-person meeting at the District Office, 400 Cox Road in Aptos. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, November 22 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items inlcude:

6:00 pm – Closed Session

6:30 pm – Regular Agenda

Administrative Business

  • 7.2 Consider Adoption of Ordinance No. 22-04 Establishing Procedures for Appeals of Administrative Citations and Decisions

Fire Protection Organizations

No meetings scheduled.


Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port Commission will meet Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365 A Lake Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

6:30 pm – Special Closed Session

7:00 pm – Regular Session

  1. Approval of Resolution 22-26 – Authorizing Port Director to Execute Documents for the Release of Escrow Funds for the Murray Street Bridge Seismic Retrofit and Barrier Replacement Project

Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • There are 31 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There are 3 vacancies on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 11 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 are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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

Weekly Review November 13 – 19

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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 12 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 will meet Monday, November 14 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, #500A in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 23. Schedule a public hearing on December 13, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider mid-year updates to the 2022-23 Unified Fee Schedule, and take related actions, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer
  • 30. Direct the Department of Human Services work with County Counsel to determine potential options for amending the County Code to regulate the actions of private youth transport companies and return on December 13, 2022, or as soon thereafter as feasible, to advise the Board on the available options, and direct the Chair of the Board to write to the Governor and our incoming State Legislative delegation urging them to establish standards for private transport companies who are hired to remove minors from their homes as well as create oversight for reunification camps, as recommended by Supervisor Coonerty.
  • 33. Adopt resolution in support of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band to preserve Juristac/Sargent Ranch as open space, and authorize the Chair to write a letter to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors requesting that they support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s efforts to preserve Juristac/Sargent Ranch as open space, as recommended by Supervisor Koenig.
  • 35. Approve amendment to agreement with Rincon Consulting for a total not to exceed $198,512 for the development and completion of the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (CAAP) as recommended by the Director of the Office of Response, Recovery and Resilience.

Regular Agenda

  • 7. AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DAVENPORT COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT: Hold a public hearing and upon its conclusion consider approval in concept an “An Ordinance Amending Davenport County Sanitation District Code Title 3, Article 1 and Article 3 – Cross Connection Control“; and direct the Clerk of the Board to place the ordinance on the December 13, 2022, agenda for second reading and final adoption, as outlined in the memorandum of the District Engineer.
  • 8. Consider approval in concept of “Ordinance Amending Chapter 7.130 of the Santa Cruz County Code (Licenses for Retail Commercial Cannabis Businesses)” relating to cannabis retailers, cannabis delivery services, and various technical changes, and schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on December 13, 2022, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.
  • 9. Consider approval in concept of “Ordinance Amending Chapter 7.124 of the Santa Cruz County Code (Personal Cultivation and Possession of Medical Cannabis)” relating to personal medical cannabis allowances, and schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on December 13, 2022, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.
  • 10. Consider approval in concept of “An Ordinance Amending Chapter 13.10.650 of the Santa Cruz County Code Regarding Non-Retail Commercial Cannabis Operations” relating to cannabis setbacks in the CA zone, and schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on December 13, 2022, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.
  • 11. Continue a public hearing to consider in concept “Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz Amending Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 13.10 to Add Provisions Regarding Tiny Homes on Wheels“, adopt resolution affirming amendments are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, schedule the ordinance for final adoption on December 6, 2022, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Community Development and Infrastructure.

Scheduled Item — 1:30 PM

  • 13. Public hearing to consider the Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update; adopt resolution certifying the CEQA Environmental Impact Report with associated Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations; adopt resolution amending the County General Plan/Local Coastal Program; and amendments to the Land Use Designation Maps; and approve in concept “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz Amending the County Zoning Map and Changing the Zone District Designations for 18 parcels to implement the Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update of 2022,” as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Community Development and Infrastructure.

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


The County Deferred Compensation Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, November 16 at 1:30 pm by audio only teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Commission on the Environment will meet Wednesday, November 16 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Consider letter of support to the Board of Supervisors on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

The County Mobile and Manufactured Homes Commission will meet Thursday, November 17 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 4.1.Jan Beautz Award Discussion

The County Women’s Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 17 is CANCELLED.


The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, November 18 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 2. 380 7th Ave Santa Cruz – Proposal to construct a two-story addition measuring approximately 774 square feet of new floor area to an existing single-family dwelling on-site with an existing 418 square foot ADU. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, a Minor Exception to exceed the 50% FAR requirement to 54.7%, a Minor Exception to exceed the 40% lot coverage requirement to 49.7%, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the east side of 7th Avenue (380 7th Avenue) at the intersection with Dolores Street in the Yacht Harbor Special Community, Santa Cruz.
  • 3. 631 Worth Lane, Scotts Valley – Proposal to construct a 317 square foot second story addition to an existing single-family dwelling, for a total of 5,076 square feet. Requires a Large Dwelling Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the southeast side of Worth Lane (631 Worth Lane), approximately 650 feet west of the intersection with Twin Peaks Drive, in Scotts Valley.

The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission meeting scheduledfor Friday, November 18 is CANCELLED.


City of Santa Cruz

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


The Santa Cruz City Council will meet Tuesday, November 15 at 11:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session

Regular Session – 1:30 pm

Consent Agenda

  • 16. Contract for City Attorney Services (Effective January 1, 2023)
  • 18. Terminate the August 2007 Ground Lease (Non-Housing) with Artspace Tannery LLC for three parcels at the Tannery Arts Center
  • 19. For the Future Housing, Inc., a California Corporation – Loan Agreement – Direct the City Manager to enter into Loan and Regulatory Agreements, in forms approved by the City Attorney, with For the Future Housing, Inc., a California corporation, for a loan in the amount not to exceed $1,800,000 for the purposes of acquiring 136 River Street and constructing an affordable housing project.

Consent Public Hearings

  • 35. 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2022-13 Amending Building Regulations Contained in Title 18 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code and Adopting the California Code of Regulations Title 24, 2022 Building Standards Code to Establish Minimum Requirements to Safeguard Public Health, Life, Safety and General Welfare.
  • 36. 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2022-14 Adopting the 2022 Edition of the California Fire Code and Fire Code Standards, Including Annual Supplements and State Amendments and Errata.
  • 37. Amendment to Section 24.12.1310 of Santa Cruz Municipal Code Title 24 – Zoning Ordinance to Allow Cannabis Retail Deliveries to the City from Legal Retail Delivery Businesses Located within any Jurisdiction within Santa Cruz County.
  • 38. 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2022-16 Permanent Outdoor Dining Program: Amending Uncodified Ordinance 2020-27 Extending Temporary Use of Certain Adjacent Public Street and Outdoor Areas for Eligible Businesses.

Public Hearing

  • 39. Permanent Outdoor Dining Program Update: Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2022-15 Related to Public On-street Parking Spaces, Adoption of a Resolution Establishing the Parklet Fee Schedule, Adoption of a Resolution the Parklet Guidelines, and Review the Pre-Approved Parklet Designs.

6:00 pmPublic Hearing

  • 40. Amendments to Municipal Code Titles 6, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 24 Related to Objective Development Standards for Multi-Family Housing, New Mixed-Use Zoning Districts, Development Review Process Changes, Street Trees, Right-of-Way Improvements, and the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance; Associated Updates to the Zoning Map; and Establish In-Lieu Fees for Street Tree Removals and Additional Modifications to Municipal Code Title 24 to Clarify and Update Various Code Sections Related to Wireless Communication Facilities, Accessory Structures, Fences, and Other Minor Updates; Remove Obsolete Sections and References; Streamline Application Processes; and Bring the Zoning Ordinance into Conformity with State Law, also Rezoning Parcels of Property throughout the City to Reflect Existing General Plan Land Use Allowances. Changes Include Some Amendments to the Local Coastal Program or Its Implementation Plan that Require Subsequent Coastal Commission Approval.

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

Public Hearing

  • 303 Ocean View AvenueHistoric Alteration Permit to demolish a detached garage and construct a new detached garage on a property listed on the City’s Historic Building Survey and located on a parcel located in the R-1-5 (Single-Family Dwelling) zone district.

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, November 15 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session

  • Conference with Real Property Negotiators – 4400 Jade Street

The Capitola Clone of Finance Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


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


City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet meet Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • F. Adopt Ordinance No. 102.17 adding Chapter 15.22 to create an expedited streamlined process of electric vehicle charging stations.

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission will meet Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 4305 Scotts Valley Drive – Dental Office Exterior Remodel & Addition. Consideration of a Design Review application for an exterior remodel of an existing dental office including a 363 square foot addition located in the Service-Commercial C-S zone.

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 17 is CANCELLED.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 pm in an in-person meeting at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Closed Session

Consent Agenda – 6:30 pm

  • 10.k. Resolutions approving & authorizing new & revised Public Works & Utilities job classifications & revised salaries for listed job classifications.
  • 10.l. Pass Cannabis Equity Program Ordinance

Water Organizations

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 11.A. Consider Authorizing and Directing the General Manager to Call for Public Competitive Sealed Bids for the Construction of the College Lake Integrated Resources Management Project.

Fire Protection Organizations

The Aromas Tri-County Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Ben Lomond Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, November 16 at 9:00 am in an in-person meeting at the Ben Lomond Firehouse, 9430 Hiway 9 in Ben Lomond. Click HERE for the agenda.


The County Fire Department Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the CAL FIRE CZU Headquarters Conference Room | 6059 Highway 9 in Felton. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Fire District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, November 17 at 5:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Pajaro Valley Fire Station, 562 Casserly Road in Watsonville. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Public Library Library Advisory Commission will meet Monday, November 14 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Presentations

  • Strategic Plan Presentation by Eric Howard, Assistant Director of Libraries

General Business

  • Library Display Policy

The California Coastal Commission will meet Wednesday, November 16 through Friday, November 18 at 9:00 am each day in hybrid meetings at the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 168 West Alisal Street, 1st Floor in Salinas. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. There are no agenda items for Santa Cruz County.


The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 is CANCELLED.


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold two virtual public meetings on the Cotoni-Coast Dairies Parking and Trailhead Project Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 pm. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The RTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, November 17 is CANCELLED.


The RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee scheduled for Thursday, November 17 is CANCELLED.


The Santa Cruz Metro Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Friday, November 18 at 9:00 am remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • There are 30 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There is 1 vacancy on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are no 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 are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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

Weekly Review November 6 – 12

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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 5 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Arts Commission will hold their Annual Planning Meeting Monday, November 7 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 6. Consider Team Sobrante as the as public artists for the Live Oak Library Annex

First District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold a Soquel Village Town Hall Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Congregational Church of Soquel, Parrish Hall, 4951 Soquel Drive in Soquel. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


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

  • 7. Study Session and Report to the Planning Commission on 2023-25 County Operational Plan process, “A Santa Cruz Like Me”, and the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP).
  • 8. Study Session to review the 6th Cycle Housing Element Update Program.

The County Mental Health Advisory Board Budget Committee will meet Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Health Services Agency, 1400 Emeline Avenue, Room 207 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The County Assessment Appeals Board will meet Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 am in an in-person meeting at the Board Chambers & Community Room, 5th Floor, County Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The County Commission on Disabilities will meet Thursday, November 10 at 12:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission will meet Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Fish & Wildlife Advisory Commission will meet Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

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

  • 3. Final Draft Securing Our Water Future Resolution with Policy Guidance for Water Supply Augmentation and Technical Materials that will be included in the City Council Agenda Item for their November 29, 2022, meeting.

The SC City Arts Commission will meet Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

General Government / Public Hearings

  • 8.A. Consider Request to Fly the “Christian Flag” during the month of December, the month of Easter, and on May 1st, the National Day of Prayer, in Accordance with Policy V-18: Outdoor Display of Governmental and Non-Governmental Flags on City Property.
  • 8.B. Consider a Cannabis Delivery Ordinance Amendment – Introduce, by title only, waiving further reading of the text, an ordinance amending Capitola Municipal Code Sections 5.36 and 9.61 allowing cannabis deliveries within the City of Capitola from any authorized licensed retailers physically located within Santa Cruz County.
  • 8.D. 2022 Zoning Code Amendments
    • 1) Introduce for first reading, by title only, waiving further reading of the text, an ordinance amending Title 17: Zoning of Capitola Municipal Code, amending the Capitola General Plan land use map, and amending the Capitola Zoning Map, and
    • 2) Adopt the proposed resolution amending the General Plan Land Use Map.

The Capitola Art and Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm in a hybrid meeting at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.


City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Arts Commission scheduled for Wednesday, November 9 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, November 10 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 Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Monday, November 7 at 6:30 pm in an in-person meeting at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.


Water Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee will meet Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Admin/Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, November 8 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency will meet Wednesday, November 9 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, November 10 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 is scheduled to meet Monday, November 7 at 6:00 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, November 8 at 9:00 am in an in-person meeting at 13230 Central Avenue in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Central Fire District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, November 10 at 2:00 pm in a hybrid meeting. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 11.A. 2022 Coordinated Public Transit‐Human Services Transportation Plan

The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Cruz Public Library Library Facilities Financing Authority & Library Joint Powers Authority Board will meet Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE and HERE for the agendas and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Library Joint Powers Authority Board

  • 9.C. Presentation by Eric Howard: Strategic Plan update Draft 2022-2025 Strategic Plan and Work plan

Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • There are 30 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There is 1 vacancy on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are no 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 are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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Weekly Review October 30 – November 5

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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, October 29 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 Integrated Community Health Center Commission will meet Tuesday, November 1 at 3:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at 1080 Emeline Avenue, Building D in Santa Cruz Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Workforce Development Board Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, November 2 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Housing Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, November 2 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 7. Sixth Cycle Housing Element Update Program

First District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold office Office Hours from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the First District Office at the Sheriff’s Center, 5200 Soquel Avenue, ground floor in Santa Cruz.


The County Emergency Management Council will meet Thursday, November 3 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Fish & Wildlife Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Solarium Conference Room, 1060 Emeline Avenue in Santa Cruz. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, November 4 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 22806 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz – Proposal to construct an approximately 600 square foot 1st and 2nd story addition and remodel an existing single-family dwelling. Project includes construction of a new 480 square foot 2nd story deck, replacement of all exterior windows and doors replacement of existing siding. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, Exception to the Pleasure Point development standards to construct a second story deck/railing within the required 10-foot second story setback, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the southeast side of East Cliff Drive approximately 280 feet east of South Palisades Avenue (22806 E. Cliff Dr.).

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 am in an in-person meeting at City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 813 Morrissey Blvd. Design Permit to allow construction of a new, 2,417 square-foot single-family home and detached 676 square-foot detached garage with second-story accessory dwelling unit (ADU), resulting in a primary dwelling with a total of 3,093 square feet of gross floor area.

The SC City Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women will meet Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The SC City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 3 is CANCELLED.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Historical Museum Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, November 3 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, November 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Calendar

  • 4.A. 602 El Salto DriveDesign Permit to demolish an existing residence and construct a new two-story, single-family residence and detached garage, located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and requires a Coastal Development Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption

Public Hearings

  • 5.A. 935 Balboa AvenueAppeal of an administrative denial of a tree removal permit to remove one mature eucalyptus tree, located within the RM-L (Multi-Family Residential, Low Density) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
  • 5.B. 216 Central AvenueDesign Permit, Historic Alteration Permit, Minor Modification for the required parking space dimensions, and Variance for the nonconforming calculation to construct first-and second-story additions to a historic single-family residence located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and requires a Coastal Development Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
  • 5.C. 2022 Zoning Code AmendmentsDraft ordinance to adopt clean-up amendments to the Zoning Code Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt under Section 15061(b)(3)

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Senior Center Board will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 pm in an in-person meeting at the Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, November 2 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • D. Reappoint Eric Taylor to serve on the Cultural Resource Preservation Commission

Regular Agenda

  • Introduction of Ordinance No. 102.16 amending the building regulations contained in Title 15, Chapter 15.04 of the Scotts Valley Municipal Code and adopting the California Code of Regulations Title 24, 2022 building standards codes and other codes, subject to the specified deletions, amendments, exceptions and additions, and other codes and standards to establish minimum requirements to safeguard public health, safety and general welfare.
  • Introduction of Ordinance No. 102.17 adding Chapter 15.22 to create an expedited streamlined process of electric vehicle charging stations as required by Government Code Section 65850.7

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 pm in an in-person meeting at the City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 5.a Special Use Permit to allow for the establishment of off-sale beer and wine sales at an existing grocery store (La Condesa Market) located at 1079 South Green Valley Road.
  • 5.b Recommendation to the City Council to amend the Watsonville Municipal Code by amending Part 12 (Sign Permit) of Chapter 14-12 (Zoning Permits) of Title 14 (Zoning); repealing Chapter 6 (Signs) of Title 8 (Building Regulations) 

Water Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget & Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, November 1 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, November 1 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 meet Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Organizations

No meetings scheduled.


Other Organizations

The Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County (LAFCO) will meet Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 5. a. Countywide Service & Sphere Review for Road County Service Areas – The Commission will consider the adoption of a service and sphere of influence review for the 34 road-related county service areas in Santa Cruz County.

The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, November 3 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting at the County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, Room 525 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Policy Items

  • 9. Approve revisions to the RTC Rules and Regulation for the appointment of corresponding members to the RTC’s citizens advisory committees by members of the County Board of Supervisors.

Public Hearing – no earlier than 9:30 am

  • 21. Public Hearing to adopt a resolution to approve the updated Fiscal Years (FY) 2022/2023-2026/2027 five-year programs of projects (5-Year Plans) for Measure D regional investment categories and projects: Highway Corridors, Active Transportation, Rail Corridor, the Highway 17 Wildlife Crossing and San Lorenzo Valley-Highway 9 Corridor Improvements

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 3 is CANCELLED.


The County Sanitation District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 3 is CANCELLED.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • There are 30 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There is 1 vacancy on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are no 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 are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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

Weekly Review October 23 – 29

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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, October 22 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 Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, October 25 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting at the Supervisors Chambers, County Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • 13. Accept and file update on the Digital Wallet Pilot Project, and direct the County Administrative Office to return on or before December 13, 2022, with a further update, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • 15. Accept and file progress report on the “A Santa Cruz Like Me” project addressing representational government, and direct the County Administrative Office to return on or before March 28, 2023, with an update, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • 17. Adopt “Ordinance Amending Chapter 7.38 of the Santa Cruz County Code Relating to Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems” (approved in concept October 18, 2022)
  • 43. Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 9:00 AM or thereafter, to consider the Sustainability Update, which includes General Plan/LCP amendments, County Code amendments, County Design Guidelines, Map Amendments, and associated CEQA Environmental Impact Report, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Community Development and Infrastructure

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The First Five Santa Cruz County Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 26 at 1:00 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission will meet Friday, October 28 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, October 25 at 11:30 am in a hybrid meeting at the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

11:30 am – Closed Session

1:00 pm – Consent Agenda

  • 8. Coastal Conservancy Vegetation Management/Equipment Purchase – Grant Acceptance, Authorization and Appropriation
    • 1) Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate funds from the Coastal Conservancy Vegetation Management/Equipment Purchase Grant to conduct vegetation management activities in the Pogonip/Arana Gulch open spaces; and
    • 2) Adopt a resolution amending the FY 2023 Fire Department budget to appropriate $219,499 to hire a contractor to perform vegetation management activities in the Pogonip/Arana Gulch open spaces and purchase a chipper and masticator blade attachment.

Consent Public Hearing

  • 14. Tri-Annual, 2022 Building Standards Code Adoption, Consistent with the State Building Standards Commission and the International Code Council Tri-Chapter Uniform Code Committee Amendments through Introduction of an Ordinance Amending Building Regulations Contained in Title 18 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code and Adopting the California Code of Regulations Title 24, 2022 Building Standards Code to Establish Minimum Requirements to Safeguard Public Health, Life, Safety and General Welfare.

4:30 pm – Oral Communications

6:00 pm – General Business

17., 18., 19. Permanent Outdoor Dining Program Updates


The SC City Community Programs Committee will meet Wednesday, October 26 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The City of Santa will present Objective Standards, Frequently Asked Questions Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE (scroll down) for information and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

General Government / Public Hearings

  • 8. A. Conceptual Review for 1) Future annexation of 1610 Bulb Avenue into Capitola City limit; and 2) Community Benefit Application for Senior Living facility at 3720 Capitola Road and 1610 Bulb Avenue in the Community Commercial Zoning District – Staff Recommendation: Continue the 3720 Capitola Road and 1610 Bulb Avenue conceptual review application to a date uncertain.

City of Scotts Valley

No meetings scheduled.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, October 25 at 4:30 pm in an in-person meeting at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

New Business

  • 2.a Watsonville Signage & Wayfinding Master Plan

6:30 pm Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • 7.f Resolution accepting & appropriating $12,000 grant from Pacific Library Partnership – Resolution accepting a $12,000 grant from Pacific Library Partnership for a creative cafe at the Freedom Branch Library; authorizing & directing the city manager to execute any necessary grant documents; and appropriating such funds to the special grants fund.
  • 7.g Application for $827,853.38 in grant funding from the California Natural Resources Agency (CRNA) for green infrastructure features at Ramsay Park.
  • 7.i Final adoption of ordinances amending Watsonville Municipal Code to implement Senate Bill 9, the California Housing Opportunity & More Efficiency (Home) Act

Public Hearings, Ordinances and Appeals

  • 9.a Acceptance of Cannabis Equity Assessment & modification of Cannabis Equity Program ordinance
  • 9.b Ordinance repealing & replacing Chapter 2 (Sidewalks, Driveways, Curbs, And Gutters) of Title 7 (Public Works) of the Municipal Code regarding sidewalk maintenance & liability

New Business

  • 10. a Update on the Downtown Watsonville Specific Plan & preliminary findings on the initial study

Water Organizations

The Scotts Valley Water District Engineering and Water Resources Committee will meet Monday, October 24 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Finance and Administrative Services Committee will meet Monday, October 24 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Finance and Personnel Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 26 at 4:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the District Conference, Room 2, Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Scheduled Water Rate Increase Review and Implementation Action: Make recommendation to the Board on 01/01/23 Water Rate Increase

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


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency will meet Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at Santa Margarita Community Room, 2 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Organizations

No meetings scheduled.


Other Organizations

The 14th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, October 25 at 1:30 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Fine Arts Building, 2601 E Lake Avenue in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

New Business

  • Discussion and direction recruitment for the vacant Fair Manager / Secretary III position

The Santa Cruz Port Commission will meet Tuesday, October 25 at 5:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

5:00 pm – Special Closed Session

7:00 pm – Regular Public Session

  • 13. Port District Draft Response to City of Santa Cruz Environmental Impact Report for Rail Trail Segments 8 and 9 Project.

Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • There are 30 vacancies on County Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body. Click HERE for the County Membership Roster For Active Commissions, Committees, Task Forces And Advisory Bodies
  • There is 1 vacancy on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are No vacancies on Capitola Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Capitola Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are 11 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 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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

Weekly Review October 19 Addenda


County of Santa Cruz

The County Commission on the Environment will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Note: The date on the agenda available on the Commission web page is incorrect. Agenda items include:

  • Presentation of draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) (balance of meeting)

City of Santa Cruz

The City of Santa Cruz and the Regional Transportation Commission will hold a public meeting on the The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Coastal Rail Trail Segments 8 & 9 Project Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.

Weekly Review October 16 – 22

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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, October 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

The County Emergency Medical Care Commission will meet Monday, October 17 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, October 18 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, County Governmental Center, Room 525, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • 20. Approve the revised response to findings and recommendations of the 2021-22 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury report “Reducing Our Community’s Risk from Wildfire”, and take related actions.
  • 21. Adopt “Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz Repealing and Replacing Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 8.43″ (approved in concept September 20, 2022)
  • 41. Defer to November 15, 2022, the public hearing to consider in concept “Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz Amending Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 13.10 to Add Provisions Regarding Tiny Homes on Wheels”.
  • 50. Approve plans, specifications and engineer’s estimate for the Soquel Drive Buffered Bike Lane and Congestion Mitigation project; direct Community Development and Infrastructure to file the Notice of Exemption with the Clerk of the Board per CEQA Notice of Exemption (Statutory Exemption 15282(j), Categorical Exemption 15301) dated September 19, 2022; set bid opening for 2:15 p.m. on November 17, 2022; direct Community Development and Infrastructure to return by January 31, 2023, with a recommendation for award of the contract, and take related actions.

Regular Agenda

  • 8. Consider establishing the Office of Inspector General, authorize the General Services Department to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for independent Inspector General services for the Sheriff’s Office, and direct the County Administrative Office to return with a selected vendor and contract once the RFP Process is complete.
  • 9. Consider a presentation on Container-Based Sanitation systems from the GiveLove organization, and direct the Department of Community Development and Infrastructure to conduct any required environmental review, take whatever additional permitting steps are necessary, and engage with the GiveLove organization to create a Santa Cruz County Container-Based Sanitation Pilot Project.
  • 12. Public hearing to consider proposed amendments to Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 7.38 (Sewage Disposal), with associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Notice of Exemption; approve in concept “Ordinance Amending Chapter 7.38 of the Santa Cruz County Code Relating to Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems”; direct Clerk of the Board to schedule ordinance for final adoption; and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Director of Health Services.

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


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


The County Mental Health Advisory Board will meet Thursday, October 20 at 3:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Health Services Agency, 1400 Emeline Avenue, Bldg K, Room 207 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Sanitation District Board will meet Thursday, October 20 at 4:45 pm in a hybrid meeting at the D.A. Porath Sanitation Facility, 2750 Lode Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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


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

  • 17337 Debbie Road, Los GatosProposal to operate a four-bedroom residential vacation rental. Requires a vacation rental permit, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • 49 Shearwater Lane, WatsonvilleProposal to demolish an existing 1,342 square foot residence and construct a new two-story, 2,200 square foot residence with attached garage located in the SU (Special Use) zone district. Requires approval of a Coastal Development Permit and Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration per the requires of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • 70 Geoffroy Drive, Santa CruzProposal to recognize repair of a slump slide authorized under Emergency Coastal Development Permit 201227 by constructing a reinforced fill slope. Requires a Coastal Development Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA. Project located at the south west end of Geoffroy Drive approximately 350 feet south west of the intersection with 16th Avenue in the Live Oak Planning Area (70 Geoffroy Drive).
  • 485 Old Turnpike Road, Los GatosProposal to demolish an existing 36.5 square foot deck and construct an approximately 240 square foot replacement deck, at an existing nonconforming single-family dwelling that is located approximately 4 feet from the edge of the right of way. Requires a variance to reduce the front yard setback from 40 feet to 18 feet 11 inches, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the east side of Old Turnpike Road, at the intersection of Darma Ridge Rd and Old Turnpike Road, in the RA zone district.

City of Santa Cruz

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


The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 204 Church StreetAdministrative Use Permit and Design Permit for proposed expansion of existing ground floor wine tasting/retail use (low risk alcohol use) to second floor tenant space, including minor exterior modifications, at a site in CBD/FP O (Central Business/Floodplain Overlay) zone district (Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption: Class 1  Section 15301)

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

  • Amendment to Municipal Code Title 24 – Zoning Ordinance to allow cannabis retail deliveries to the City from legal retail delivery businesses located within any jurisdiction within Santa Cruz County
  • 404 Centennial StreetRight-of-Way Abandonment at the frontage of the property at 404 Centennial Street, located within the R-1-5 (Single Family Residence) zone district. located within the R-1-5 (Single Family Residence) zone district.

City of Capitola

The Capitola Commission on the Environment is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 pm. The agenda and instructions will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola Planning Commission will hold a Special Meeting Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 3720 Capitola Road & 1610 Bulb AvenueConceptual Review for (1) future annexation of 1610 Bulb Avenue into Capitola City limit and (2) Community Benefit Application for Senior Living facility at 3720 Capitola Road and 1610 Bulb Avenue in the Community Commercial (CC) Zoning District. Environmental Determination: To be determined
  • Monarch Cove Inn –Code AmendmentsDraft ordinance to adopt amendments to the Zoning Code, Zoning Map, and General Plan Land Use Map to change the Monarch Cove Inn property from a Visitor Serving base zone to R-1 Single-Family Residential base zone with a Visitor Serving overlay zone. The proposal involves development within the Coastal Zone and is not effective unless certified by the California Coastal Commission. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt under Section 15061(b)(3)
  • 2022 Zoning Code AmendmentsDraft ordinance to adopt clean-up amendments to the Zoning Code.The proposal involves development within the Coastal Zone and is not effective unless certified by the California Coastal Commission. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt under Section 15061(b)(3)

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 20 is CANCELLED.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Minor Land Division Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, October 17 is CANCELLED.


The Watsonville Board of Library Trustees will meet Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 pm in an in-person meeting at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Water Organizations

The Central Water District Board of Directors will meet Monday, October 17 at 7:00 pm in an in-person meeting at the District Office, 400 Cox Road in Aptos. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 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, October 19 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, October 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, October 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 will meet Wednesday, October 19 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.


Other Organizations

The Animal Services Authority Board of Directors will meet Monday, October 17 at 11:00 am in an in-person meeting at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, County Governmental Center, Room 525, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • 6.3 Accept and file a report on the General Manager recruitment and approve a salary range increase for the position.
  • 6.4 Appoint Jeff Gaffney, County Parks Director, to serve as Interim General Manager

The SC Port Commission will meet in Special Session Tuesday, October 18 at 2:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365 A Lake Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Review Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Coastal Rail Trail Segments 8 and 9 Project

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, October 19 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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


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


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


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • 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 is 1 vacancy on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are no 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 are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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Weekly Review October 9 – 15

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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, October 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

First District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold a Summit Town Hall in a hybrid meeting Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 pm. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The County Syringe Services Program Advisory Commission will meet Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at 1400 Emeline Ave, Room 206 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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

  • 6.1 Consider approval of Staff Recommendation Memo to enter a contract with Steve Barnes Excavation for Implementation of the Last Chance Road Forest Health Project per Procurement Policy section 1080.7.1.3

The County Commission on Disabilities will meet Thursday, October 13 at 12:30 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 11 at 1:30 pm in a hybrid meeting at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

1:30 pm – Closed Session

3:30 pm – Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Development Authority

Around 3:35 pm – Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz Public Improvement Financing Corporation

Around 3:40 pm – Consent Agenda

  • 15. Resolution Rescinding all but the Uncontested Portions of the Santa Cruz Wharf Master Plan and Environmental Impact Report

5:15 pm – Oral Communications


The SC City Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, October 10 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 4. Acceptance of a License Agreement and Use of Park Facilities Tax Funds for Pickleball Court Improvements at University of California, Santa Cruz’s Court Facility at 2300 Delaware Avenue.
  • 5. Heritage Tree Mitigation Requirements UpdateDiscuss the changes proposed to heritage tree mitigation requirements and recommend approval of a resolution governing those requirements and the new calculated fees to the City Council.

The SC City Arts Commission will meet Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm in an in-person meeting at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Capitola Development & Design Review is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 12 at 3:30 pm. There is no agenda or instructions for public participation available online.


City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Arts Commission will meet Wednesday, October 12 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, October 13 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 City Council will meet Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 am in an in-person meeting at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

10:00 am – Tour of city facilities with Sister City Velas, São Jorge Island, Azore Islands, Portugal

5:00 pm – Closed Session

6:00 pm – Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • 10.e 5-year permanent local housing allocation plan & authorizing submittal of grant application to the State of California Department of Housing & Community Development

Public Hearings, Ordinance & Appeals

  • 12.a Consideration of ordinance repealing & replacing Chapter 2 of Title 7 (Sidewalks, driveways, curbs, and gutters) of the Watsonville Municipal Code regarding sidewalk maintenance & liability
  • 12.b Consideration of ordinances amending Watsonville Municipal Code to implement Senate Bill 9 the California Housing Opportunity & More Efficiency (Home) Act
  • 12.c Consideration of adoption of Building & Fire Codes per the California Code of Regulations including City of Watsonville Code of Regulations

Water Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Engineering/Environmental Committee will meet Monday, October 10 at 10: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 October 11 at 10:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, October 11 at 1:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


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


The Soquel Creek Water District Water Resources Management and Infrastructure Committee meeting will meet Tuesday, October 11 at 4:00 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 Thursday, October 13 at 9:00 am in an in-person meeting at the City of Watsonville Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Suite 400 (4th Floor) in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at 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 Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, October 11 at 9:00 am in an in-person meeting at the Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Fire Hall, 13230 Central Avenue in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Central Fire District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Tuesday, October 11 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting..


Other Organizations

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

  • 9. Updates for the Measure D five-year programs of projects (5-Year Plans)
  • 10. Draft 2022 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

The California Coastal Commission will meet Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 14 at 9:00 am each morning in hybrid meetings at the Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina, 2051 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego. Click HERE for the agendas and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Friday, October 14 – Central Coast District

Local Coastal Programs (LCPs)


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

Public Hearing

  • 10. A. Final 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan

The County RTC Budget and Administration/Personnel (BAP) Committee will meet Thursday, October 13 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • 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 is 1 vacancy on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are no vacancies on Capitola Commissions 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 are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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

Weekly Review October 2 – 8

NOTE: As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, county and city meetings can 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, October 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 Historic Resources Commission will meet Monday, October 3 at 9:30 am in a hybrid meeting at the County Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street, 4th Floor, Planning Department Large Conference Room in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • B. Discuss approaching the Board of Supervisors to request funding in next year’s budget (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024) to support the goals of the HRC, such as updating the Historic Resources Inventory and requesting reimbursement for miscellaneous operational expenses of the HRC, including educational outreach.
  • D. Update from Karl Bareis regarding the reconstruction of the former Box Factory in Davenport (NR-6) located on Old Coast Road near Highway 1 in Davenport in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Reconstruction.

The County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Monday, October 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Discuss by-laws update sub-committee

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

  • 5. Meeting Logistics
  • 6. Bylaws Review

First District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold Office Hours Wednesday October 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Sheriff’s Center, 5200 Soquel Ave, ground floor.


The County Workforce Development Board Business Services/CEDS Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 5 is CANCELLED.


The County Water Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 5 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Latino Affairs Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 5 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Sanitation District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, October 6 at 4:45 pm in a hybrid meeting at the D.A. Porath Sanitation Facility Meeting Room, 2750 Lode Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Mental Health Advisory Board Community/Publicity Committee will meet Friday, October 7 at 10:30 am in a hybrid meeting at the Health Services Agency, 1400 Emeline Avenue, Room 207 in Santa Cruz. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


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

  • No Situs AddressProposal to construct improvements along an approximately three-mile stretch of Highway 1 between the Bay Ave/Porter Street and State Park Drive exits, excluding that portion of the project located within the jurisdictional boundaries of City of Capitola. For the portion of the project within the jurisdiction of the County of Santa Cruz (which begins approximately 1.5 miles south of the Bay Ave/Porter Street exit and extends south along Highway 1 for approximately 1.5 miles through the State Park Drive exit), the project includes construction of auxiliary lane improvements in both the north- and south-bound directions, construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle overcrossing at Mar Vista Drive, and new sound barriers. Requires approval of a Coastal Development Permit and a determination that the proposed project is consistent with the adopted Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR). The California Department of Transportation (Department), as assigned by the Federal Highway Administration, has prepared the FEIR for the proposed project. The Department is the lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The FEIR is available at: https://sccrtc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FinalEIREA-StateRoute1BayPorter-StPark-AuxiliaryLanes.pdf
    • County of Santa Cruz, beginning approximately 1.5 miles south of the Bay Ave/Porter Street exit and extending south along Highway 1 for approximately 1.5 miles through the State Park Drive exit.
  • 264 15th Avenue, Santa Cruz – Proposal to demolish an existing 1,332 sq.ft. single-family dwelling and 571 sq.ft. accessory structure, to construct an approximately 4,010 sq.ft. replacement dwelling and 497 sq.ft. garage and recognize an access right-of-way of approximately 21 feet, 1 inch in width. Requires approval of a less-than-40-foot right-of-way, a variance to reduce the required 20-foot garage setback to ten feet, and a determination that the project is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act. Property located on the east side of 15th Avenue (264 15th Ave.) approximately 540 feet south of the intersection with East Cliff Drive.

City of Santa Cruz

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

  • 3. Securing Our Water Future – Continuing Work

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

Public Hearings

  • 126 Eucalyptus Ave and 136 Pelton Ave, Santa CruzNon-Residential Demolition Authorization Permit, Lot Line Adjustment, Special Use Permit, Coastal Permit, Design Permit, and Heritage Tree Removal Permit to reconfigure five lots into two, demolish two existing school buildings (approx. 28,417 square feet), remove six Heritage trees, and construct a 76 unit (including 13 full dwelling units) senior housing facility on a site listed on the historic building survey (Vol. 1, p. 39) and located in the R-1-5/WCD-O/CZ-O/SP-O (Single Family Residence/West Cliff Drive Overlay/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.

City of Capitola

The Capitola Historical Museum Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 pm The agenda and instructions for public participation available are not available online.


The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 pm in a hybrid meeting at the Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 3.A. 3720 Capitola Road & 1610 Bulb AvenueConceptual Review for (1) future annexation of 1610 Bulb Avenue into Capitola City limit and (2) Community Benefit Application for Senior Living facility at 3720 Capitola Road and 1610 Bulb Avenue in the Community Commercial (CC) Zoning District. Environmental Determination: To be determined
  • 3.B. 529 Capitola AvenueDesign Permit and Coastal Development Permit for the demolition of an existing detached garage and construction of a new two-story building with a two-car garage on the first floor and an ADU on the upper floor located within the MU-N (Mixed Use Neighborhood) zoning district. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
  • 3.C. 401 Capitola AvenueConditional Use Permit and Parking Variance to establish a bar and lounge (pour room) serving beer and wine with no onsite parking in the MU-N (Mixed Use Neighborhood) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
  • 3.D. 216 Central AvenueRequest to continue. Design Permit, Historic Alteration Permit, a Minor Modification for the required parking space dimensions, and a Variance for the nonconforming calculation to construct first-and second-story additions to a historic single-family residence located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and requires a Coastal Development Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Senior Center Board will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 pm in an in-person meeting at the Scotts Valley Senior Center, 70 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda.


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


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 4 is CANCELLED.


Water Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget & Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Fire Protection Organizations

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Monday, October 3 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The County Regional Transportation Commission Bicycle Advisory Committee will meet Monday, October 3 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 8. Ocean Street Pavement Rehab & Bike/Ped Upgrades
  • 11. North Coast Rail Trail Wayfinding Signage

The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, October 6 at 9:00 am in a hybrid meeting at the County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, Room 525 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Projects and Planning Items

  • 8. Adopt revised Plans, Specifications, and Engineer’s Estimate for the Pajaro River Bridge Rehabilitation Project
  • 23. Coastal Rail Trail Maintenance & Trail Funding

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 6 is CANCELLED.


Commission and Advisory Bodies Vacancies

“The public’s trust in their government may be sustained only as long as the public remains involved in the deliberations essential to responsible decision-making by that government. The Board of Supervisors wishes to preserve this public trust by openly seeking advice, ideas and recommendations from the citizens of the County.” SC County Code: 2.38.020

  • 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 is 1 vacancy on the Santa Cruz City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of Santa Cruz City Advisory Body vacancies.
  • There are no 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 are 2 vacancies on Watsonville City Commissions and Advisory Bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointments.

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