Weekly Review October 18 – 24

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

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, October 17 at 11:30 pm. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Online website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Emergency Medical Care Commission will meet Monday, October 19 at 8:30 am by remote conference call. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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

Consent Agenda

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

Regular Agenda

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

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


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

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

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


City of Santa Cruz

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


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

Public Hearing

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

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


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


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


City of Capitola

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


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


City of Scotts Valley

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


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


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


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


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

Consent Agenda

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

Regular Agenda

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

City of Watsonville

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


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


Other Organizations

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


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


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

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

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors will meet Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Commission and Advisory Body Vacancies

There are 34 vacancies on County commissions and advisory bodies. Click HERE for the list of vacancies. Click HERE for instructions to apply for appointment to a County advisory body.


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

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