Weekly Review August 23 – 29

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

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, August 22 at Noon. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

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

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

County Furlough day – August 28 – County Offices Closed


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


City of Santa Cruz

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


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

11:30 am – Closed session

12:30 pm – Consent Agenda

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

Public Hearing

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

General Business

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

Public Hearing

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

Oral Communications


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


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


City of Capitola

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


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


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

Consent Agenda

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

General Government

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

City of Scotts Valley

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

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

City of Watsonville

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

4:30 pm – Closed Session

6:30 pm – Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

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

New Business

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

Other Organizations

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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