Weekly Review August 30 – September 3

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

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, August 29 at 11 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

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

Consent Agenda

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

Regular Agenda

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

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


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

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

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


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


The County Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, September 1 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

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

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

Public Hearing

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

City of Capitola

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


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

  • 212 Cherry AvenueDesign Permit for a remodel and third-story addition with a variance for the maximum height limit and to relocate nonconforming areas of the structure for a single-family residence located within the RM-LM (Multi-Family Residential Low-Medium Density) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 1 is CANCELLED.


Other Organizations

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


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


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


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


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


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

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