Weekly Review June 16 – 20 County Budget Hearings Only

Click HERE for budget materials published on the County’s website.

The Board of Supervisors meets Monday June 17 at 9:00 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

9:00 am – Oral Communications

Consent Agenda – Approve the following 2019-21 Proposed Budgets

  • Assessor-Recorder
  • Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
  • Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Cannabis Licensing Office
  • County Clerk–Elections
  • County Counsel
  • Office for Economic Development
  • General County Revenues
  • Debt Service
  • Technology Fund
  • Contingencies

Regular Agenda – Consider the following 2019-21 Proposed Budgets

  • General Services Department
  • Information Services Department
  • Personnel and Risk Management
  • County Administrative Office

Recess

The Board of Supervisors reconvenes at Civic Center Plaza, 275 Main Street in Watsonville.

7:00 pm – Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7

7:30 pmContinued public hearing on the 2019-21 Proposed County Budgets

 

The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday June 18 at 9:00 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

9 am – Presentation on the Health and Human Services budget category

  • NOTE: No Oral Communications at this time.

Consent Agenda

  • Approve the 2019-21 Proposed Budgets for the Department of Child Support Services

Regular Agenda – Consider the following 2019-21 Proposed Budgets

  • Homeless Services Coordination Office
  • CORE Investments
  • Human Services Department
  • Health Services Agency

Recess

7:00 pmContinued Public Hearing on 2019-21 Proposed County Budgets at Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz.

  • Remarks and presentation by the County Administrative Officer
  • Public testimony on the 2019-21 Proposed County Budgets

 

The Board of Supervisors meets Wednesday June 19 at 9:00 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

The Board of Supervisors meets Thursday June 20 at 9:00 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

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

Board of Supervisors Agenda Review – April 16, 2019

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, April 16 at 9 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Comment – 9 am

Consent Agenda

  • Adopt Ordinance amending Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 7.130 relating to cannabis dispensaries, and direct the Clerk of the Board to publish notice of adoption as required by Government Code Section 25124.
  • Direct the Chair of the Board to sign a letter of support for a $68 million funding augmentation for County Public Administrator, Public Guardian and Public Conservator programs statewide, as recommended by Supervisor Coonerty

 

Regular Agenda

  • Public hearing to consider a resolution and an ordinance amending County Code Chapters 13.10 and 13.20 (Local Coastal Program Implementing Ordinances) to create the Seascape Beach Estates (SBE) Combining Zone District, with Zoning Plan Amendment adding 152 parcels to the district, minor variation to PUD/Use Permit 4119-U, and CEQA Notice of Exemption, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.

Scheduled item – 10:45

  • Consider alternatives evaluated by the Santa Cruz Coastal Reuse Plan – Davenport Cement Plant, select a preferred alternative, direct staff to seek funding to complete the required environmental review of proposed Local Coastal Program amendments to implement the selected preferred alternative, and direct staff to revise permitting process section based on Coastal Commission comments, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer (continued from February 26, 2019).

Santa Cruz City Council Agenda Review – April 9

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 am at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

10:30 am – Closed Session

  • The Presiding Officer will open the City Council Closed Litigation Session in a public meeting in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of announcing the agenda, and receiving public testimony. Thereafter, the councilmembers will move to the Courtyard Conference Room and the meeting will be closed to the public.

12:30 pm – Consent Agenda

  • Measure D Expenditure plan. Motion to approve the proposed Measure D Five-Year Expenditure Plan for FY 2020-2024.
  • Santa Cruz Bike Share – Contract Amendment – Resolution granting a revised encroachment permit to Social Bicycles (dba JUMP Bikes) for installation and maintenance of bike share stations within the City’s right-of-way to add a bike share station to the encroachment permit to be located on Washington Street adjacent to 301 Center Street, and rescinding Resolution No. NS-29,385.

Public Hearing

  • Motion to adopt the Small Cell Standards and Guidelines Policy. Introduce for publication an ordinance amending Section 24.12.1400 et of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code for small cell wireless telecommunications facilities in the public right of way with a finding that said amendments, in accordance with Zoning Ordinance Section 24.06.040, serve and further the public necessity, and the general community welfare, and good zoning practice and that the amendments are in general conformance with the principles, policies and land use designation set forth in the General Plan, Local Coastal Plan and any adopted area or specific plan which may be pertinent.

General Business

Homelessness and the Gateway Encampment: A four-part agenda item:

  • City Council Direction of March 26, 2019: Lot 24 Reconsideration and Gateway Encampment Closure Plan, and Other Homelessness-Related Agenda Items.
  • Rescind Lot 24 Approval for Safe Sleeping, Revise Ross Camp Closure Plan and Form an Expert Panel on Homelessness
  • Response to Homelessness: Update and Direction Regarding Gateway Encampment Interim Site Management
  • Standard Operating Procedures for Vacating Homeless Encampments that Contain Significant Health and Safety or Nuisance Conditions

7 pm – Oral Communications

Santa Cruz City Council Agenda Review – Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, March 26 at 3:15 pm at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Neary Lagoon Tule and Sediment Removal Project –  Motion to approve the plans and specifications for the Neary Lagoon Tule and Sediment Removal Project (m409668) and authorize staff to advertise for bids.  The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to execute the contract as authorized by Resolution No. NS-27,563.
  • Encroachment Permit for Wireless Facilities by Verizon at 117 Morrissey Blvd. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an encroachment permit to Verizon Wireless for installation and maintenance of underground conduits, vaults, at-grade cabinets and wireless canister antennas mounted on utility pole at 117 Morrissey Blvd. within the City’s right-of-way.

Public Hearing

  • 1720 West Cliff Drive –  Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Approval of Coastal Permit, Design Permit and Heritage Tree Removal Permit to Remove a Hazardous Tree and Construct a New Single Family Dwelling on a Vacant Substandard Lot in the R-1  Zone District.
  • Highway 1/9 Intersection ImprovementsResolution of Necessity in Connection with Real Property Acquisition at 744 River Street owned by R&R Santee, LLC, and  at 808 River Street owned by Richard L Santee and Tawni Santee as Trustees Under Trust Dated September 7, 1988, and Raymond W. Santee. That the City, following a hearing providing the owner of the property an opportunity to speak, adopt Resolutions finding that public necessity requires the acquisition by eminent domain.

7 pm – Oral Communications

 

Board of Supervisors Agenda Review – March 26, 2019

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, March 26 at 9 am at Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street,  # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Comment – 9 am

 Consent Agenda

  • Direct Health Services Agency staff to study issues related to banning the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County and return to the Board with a draft ordinance on or before May 14, 2019, as recommended by Supervisor Coonerty.
  • Schedule a jurisdictional hearing on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, regarding Planning Application No. 171372 a proposal to allow two new cell towers on the roof of the Wilson Tire Shop located at 4665 Soquel Drive.
  • Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, beginning at 9:00 AM or thereafter, to consider an ordinance amending Chapters 13.10 and 13.20 of the Santa Cruz County Code to create the Seascape Beach Estates Combining Zone District, amendments to the zoning plan to apply the new district to 152 parcels, and a minor variation to PUD/Use Permit 4119-U, and determine the project is exempt from further review under CEQA, take related actions, and direct the Clerk of the Board to publish notice of the hearing.
  • Schedule a public hearing for April 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., or thereafter, on repeal of County Code Chapter 9.56, Abandoned and Wrecked Vehicles on Private and Public Property, Excluding Streets and Highways, and direct the Clerk to advertise the hearing as recommended by the Deputy CAO, Director of Public Works.

Regular Agenda

  • Public hearing to consider the 2018 General Plan Annual Report, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Public hearing to consider a resolution amending the General Plan/Local Coastal Program and an ordinance amending Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 13.10 (Local Coastal program implementing ordinance) to create the Permanent Housing Combining Zone District, with CEQA Notice of Exemption, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • Public hearing to consider accepting Coastal Commission modifications to recent amendments to regulations regarding the Regional Housing Needs R Combining Zone district affecting County Code sections 13.10.170 (D) and 13.10.476(B) and (D), as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.
  • 1:30 pm – Public hearing to consider resolution approving amendments to the Unified Fee Schedule, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.
  • Consider proposed ordinance amending Chapter 7.130 of the Santa Cruz County Code relating to cannabis dispensaries, and schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on April 16, 2019 (ordinance deferred from March 12, 2019 for changes to restrictions on signage and billboards), as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.
  • Consider resolution authorizing the Cannabis Licensing Office to pursue State funds from the Bureau of Cannabis Control for a Cannabis Equity Program, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

Santa Cruz City Council Agenda Review – March 19 Study Session

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, March 19 at 4 pm at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz, for a Study Session. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include:

Closed Session – 4 pm

  • Conference with Labor Negotiators

 

General Business – 4:15 pm

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 Memorandum of Understanding

Resolution adopting a Tentative Agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 521

  • Response to Homelessness: Update and Direction:

1) Receive a report on an alternative shelter pilot program, including siting options and operational strategies, select a preferred site and operational strategy, and direct the City Manager to implement the selected program model.

2) Resolution declaring a homeless shelter crisis in the City of Santa Cruz.

  • Transportation Demand Management Study Session

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is a general term for a wide range of strategies that result in more efficient use of existing transportation resources. This includes such strategies as carpooling, public transit, biking, flexible work schedules, and many others. The Council adopted the budget for an expanded Downtown TDM program at its February 12, 2019 meeting.

Staff invited members of the Planning Commission, Downtown Commission, and Transportation and Public Works Commission to attend the study session.

Board Supervisors Agenda Review – March 12, 2019

The County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, March 12 at 9 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include:

  • Public Comment – 9 am

Consent Agenda

  • Direct the Chair of the Board to send a letter of support to our legislative delegation for Assembly Bill 286, which encourages cannabis operators and consumers to enter the legal market and reduces the black market by temporarily decreasing the state cannabis excise tax from 15% to 11% and suspending the state cultivation tax for three years, as recommended by Supervisors Coonerty and Leopold
  • Authorize release of Request for Proposals for a consultant to prepare the Environmental Impact Report for the Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update to the County’s General Plan and County Code, to return in May [(correction) June] 2019 for award of contract, as recommended by the Planning Director
  • Schedule a public hearing on March 26, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider proposed amendments to Chapters 13.01 and 13.10 of the Santa Cruz County Code, as recently modified by Ordinance 5286, relating to Coastal Commission modifications to proposed General Plan and Zoning amendments, residential density bonus and R-Combining District regulations, and take related actions, as recommended by the Planning Director
  • Approve release of Request for Proposals for hazardous waste transportation, recycling and disposal service; direct Public Works to return on or before June 25, 2019 with a recommendation for award of contract, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO, Director of Public Works
  • Adopt resolution in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 705 (Stone) to protect the County’s Mobile Home Park Conversion Ordinance, and direct the Chair of the Board to send a letter to our legislative delegation indicating our position, as recommended by Supervisor Leopold

Regular Agenda

  • Consider proposed ordinance amending Chapter 7.130 (Cannabis Dispensaries) of the Santa Cruz County Code, place the ordinance on the next available agenda for final adoption, schedule a public hearing on March 26, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter to consider proposed amendments to the Unified Fee Schedule related to Cannabis Licensing Fees, and direct the Clerk of the Board to publish notice of the hearing, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer
  • Consider ordinance repealing Chapter 4.12 of the Santa Cruz County Code and amending Chapters 1.05, 2.16, 2.46, 2.22, 2.84, 4.16, 4.27, 4.28, 4.36, 4.40, 4.50, 4.60, 5.40, 5.41, 5.48, and 5.62 of the Santa Cruz County Code to correct typographical errors, address organizational issues, align the code with changes to State law delete unnecessary material, and make additional miscellaneous changes, as outlined in the memorandum of County Counsel

 

County Board of Supervisors Agenda Review

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, February 26 at 9 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and support materials.

9 am – Public Comment and Consent Agenda

Items on the Consent Agenda include:

  • Accept and file report on technical assistance for homelessness system assessment and improvement, adopt resolution accepting unanticipated revenue in the amount of $145,000, approve contract with Focus Strategies in the amount of $362,175 for provision of homelessness system assessment consulting services, and authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the contract, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • Accept and file report on results of changes to the conducting of Board meetings, and take related actions, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer
  • Direct Public Works to research indicated items relating to plastic pollution in Santa Cruz County, consult with the County’s Commission on the Environment and the Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force, and return in May 2019 with a proposed ordinance(s), as recommended by Supervisors Coonerty and Leopold.
  • Adopt resolution supporting the establishment of a California municipal public banking license and supporting the concept of a state, regional, or network of public banks to provide cost-saving services to public entities and to serve local needs including affordable housing, transportation and education investment adhering to principles of economic, racial and environmental justice, and direct the Clerk of the Board to distribute the resolution as indicated, as recommended by Supervisor Coonerty.
  • Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, beginning at 9:00 AM or thereafter, to consider amendments to the General Plan/Local Coastal Program, Santa Cruz County Code and CEQA Notice of Exemption for a Permanent Room Housing (PRH) Combining Zone District, and take related actions, as recommended by the Planning Director.

10:30 AM – Scheduled Item

  • Consider alternatives evaluated by the Santa Cruz Coastal Reuse Plan – Davenport Cement Plant, select a preferred alternative, and direct staff to seek funding to complete the required environmental review of proposed Local Coastal Program amendments to implement the selected preferred alternative, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

1:30 PM – Scheduled Item

  • Consider the General Fund Mid-Year Budget Report with updated estimates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19, preliminary requests for FY 2019-21 and an updated five-year forecast, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.
  • Consider Mid-Year Financial Update for Fiscal Year 2018-19, as outlined in the memorandum of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector.
  • Consider update and study session on the Santa Cruz County Operational Planning Initiative, and direct the County Administrative Office to return in May 2019 with the Proposed Operational Plan for FY 2019-21, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer

 

Santa Cruz City Council Agenda Review

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, February 26 at 12:30 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and support materials.

12:30 pm – Closed Litigation Session, Courtyard Conference Room

1 pm – Consent Agenda, General Business and Public Hearings

Consent Agenda includes:

  • Resolution in support of H.R. 530, to rescind Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations related to 5G expansion
  • Santa Cruz Affordable Housing Bond Initiative Motion supporting Assembly Bill 411, which will permit the City of Santa Cruz to use former Redevelopment Agency Bond proceeds for affordable housing creation and facilities for the homeless and authorizing the Mayor to submit a letter of support to Assemblymember Stone and others as appropriate.

General Business Agenda includes:

  • Encroachment Permit for Wireless Facilities by Verizon at 117 Morrissey Blvd. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an encroachment permit to Verizon Wireless for installation and maintenance of underground conduits, vaults, at-grade cabinets and wireless canister antennas mounted on utility pole at 117 Morrissey Blvd. within the City of Santa Cruz’s right-of-way.
  • User Charges for Wastewater Services – Proposed Five-Year Increase  Motion to set a May 14, 2019 public hearing on the proposed increase of wastewater user rates and approve mailing of written notices to wastewater user customers regarding the proposed rate increases and public hearing.
  • Affordable Housing Inclusionary Ordinance Amendments Motion to refer an ordinance amending sections of Part One of Chapter 24.16 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code “Inclusionary Housing Requirements” concerning inclusionary housing requirements to the Planning Department for processing and the Planning Commission for review to return to the Council as soon as feasible.  The proposed amendments will require that 15% of the units in all newly constructed housing developments in the City of five or more units be affordable, that the Council approve, in most cases, affordable housing in-lieu fees, and that the pro forma inclusionary housing waiver provision in Section 24.16.055(4) of the SCMC be repealed.
  • Schedule a Study Session Related to Transportation Demand Management

Public Hearings

  • 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinances Related to Accessory Dwelling Units Adopt Ordinance No. 2019-03 pertaining to locations permitting ADUs and parking standards, and; Adopt Ordinance No. 2019-04 pertaining to ADU permit procedures, occupancy requirements, and definitions.

Recess – The City Council will recess to the 7:00 p.m. session.

7 pm – General Business

Homeless State of Emergency, Overnight Parking Restrictions on Portions of Delaware Avenue and Status of the Joint Plan for Emergency Shelter Provision and Encampment Management and Council Actions on Homelessness

  1. Discuss the Declaration of Shelter Crisis and Declaration of a Local Emergency and provide direction.
  2. Motion directing the City Manager to end enforcement of overnight parking restrictions on Delaware Avenue between Swift Street and Shaffer Road.
  3. Receive a report on implementation of the Joint Action Plan for Emergency Shelter Provision and Encampment Management and other policy and action items directed by the City Council on February 12, 2019 related to homelessness, and take action as appropriate.