Weekly Review May 5 – 11

Santa Cruz County

The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission, Seniors Commission and Commission on Disabilities meet in a Joint Retreat on Monday, May 6 at 1:30 pm at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, 5th Floor, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. This meeting is open to the public.

The County Planning Commission meets Wednesday, May 8 at 9 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 525, County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Public hearing to consider the Board of Supervisors’ revisions to the Planning Commission’s recommended General Plan/LCP and County Code amendments and a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Notice of Exemption for creation of a Permanent Room Housing (PRH) Combining Zone District.

1st District Supervisor John Leopold Constituent Meeting is Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30 pm at Peoples Coffee, 1200 17th Ave #126, in Santa Cruz.

The County Resource Conservation District Board meets Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 pm at the RCD office, 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136 Capitola, in Capitola. The agenda is not available online. Email info@rcdsantacruz.org for information.

The County Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission meets Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm at the Probation Training Room, 303 Water St. 2nd Floor, in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee holds a Special Meeting and Retreat Sunday May 5 at 2 pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St – Room 7, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The SC City Parks & Recreation Commission meets Monday, May 6 at 4 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Fuel Break at DeLaveaga Park – Fire Department staff to update the Parks & Recreation Commission on the multi-department collaborating to create the shaded fuel break at DeLaveaga Park.
  • Parks Master Plan: Mitigation of Negative Declaration – Review the legal update and briefing involved with the mitigated negative declaration and the draft Parks Master Plan 2030. Recommendation to pursue an environmental impact report (EIR) on the Parks Master Plan.

The Santa Cruz City Council meets in Special Session for department budget presentations, Tuesday,  May 7 at 10 am at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The SC City Water Commission meets Monday, May 6 at 7 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Newell Creek Dam Inlet/Outlet Replacement Project Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Certification

SC City Arts Commission meets Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Cruz City Council meets in Special Session, Wednesday, May 8 at 9 am at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • FY 2020 Proposed Budget and May 8, 2019 Budget Hearing

The Santa Cruz METRO Board Finance, Budget and Audit Standing Committee meets Friday, May 10 at 8 am at Metro Administration Offices, 110 Vernon Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council meets Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.  Agenda items include:

  • Capitola Mall Update – Receive Merlone Geier Partners’ presentation on the Capitola Mall.
  • Zoning Code Update for Coastal Commission Certification – Receive presentation on Coastal Commission process to certify the Zoning Code and continue the hearing to May 23, 2019.
  • Approve the Plans, Specifications, and Engineer’s Estimate for the Park Avenue Sidewalk Project and Authorize Advertising for Bids

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission meets Thursday, May 9 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Capital Improvement Program for FY 2019/2022 – FY 2023/2024 Consistency Report with the City’s General Plan

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission meets Monday, May 6 at 6:30 pm at Watsonville City Council, 275 Main St #400, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

The South County Bicycle and Pedestrian Work Group meets Tuesday, May 7 at 10:30 am at Watsonville Public Library, Larger Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 275 Main Street in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

Other Organizations

The Advisory Council of Teens, East Region meets Sunday, May 5 at 2 pm at the Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Drive in Aptos. The Advisory Council of Teens is the Santa Cruz Public Library’s young adult advisory group. ACT, East is open to all young adults, ages 12-18 in the Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos and La Selva Beach areas. Contact Sandi Imperio (imperios@santacruzpl.org) for information.

The Soquel Creek Water District Board meets Tuesday, May 7 at 6 pm at Capitola City Hall, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

Monterey Community Power Operations Board of Directors meets Wednesday, May 8 at 10:30 am at Monterey Bay Community Power Board Room, 70 Garden Court, Suite 300 in Monterey. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm at Santa Margarita Community Room, 2 Civic Center Drive, in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

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).

Watsonville City Council Agenda Review – March 26, 2019

The Watsonville City Council meets Tuesday, March 26 at 4:30 pm at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Closed Session.

6:30 pm – Consent Agenda

Presentations and Oral Communications

PUBLIC HEARINGS, ORDINANCES, & APPEALS

  • ADOPTION OF URGENCY ORDINANCE RELATING TO CANNABIS EQUITY PROGRAM & RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT GRANT APPLICATION TO STATE FOR FUNDING

New Business

  • CONSIDERATION OF FUNDING COMMITMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,800,000 TO MIDPEN HOUSING CORPORATION TO ASSIST IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 61 UNIT MULTI-FAMILY AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT 139-161 MILES LANE & KIMBERLY LANE.
  • CONSIDERATION OF 5-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH AXON FOR THE PURCHASE OF BODY WORN CAMERA (BWC) EQUIPMENT & EVIDENCE.COM DIGITAL MEDIA STORAGE.

     

Weekly Review February 17 – 23

Holiday closings

Government offices will be closed Monday, February 18 for Presidents Day.

Santa Cruz County: County offices are closed. Santa Cruz City: City offices are closed. Capitola: City offices are closed. Scotts Valley: City offices are closed. Watsonville: City offices are closed. Libraries: All branches of the Santa Cruz library system are closed. Watsonville Public Library is closed. Post office: Post offices are closed.

Meetings and Events

Santa Cruz County

The County Seniors Commission meets Tuesday, February 19, at 12:30 PM at United Way-Santa Cruz County, 4450 Capitola Rd #106, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

Supervisor John Leopold Student Forum meets Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 pm at Loma Prieta Elementary School, 23800 Summit Road in Santa Cruz.

Supervisor Bruce McPherson will host a San Lorenzo Valley community meeting on the topic of homelessness, Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30 to 8 pm at Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9 in Felton.  Representatives from the Sheriff’s Office, County Administrative Office, Mountain Community Resources, Felton Presbyterian Church and Santa Cruz Downtown Streets Team will make brief presentations before opening the floor to community questions. For information, call 831-454-2200 or email jm.brown@santacruzcounty.us.

The RTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, February 21, at 9 am, has been cancelled.

The RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee scheduled to meet Thursday, February 21 at 1:30 pm is cancelled.

The County Mental Health Advisory Board meets Thursday, February 21 at 3 pm at 1400 Emeline Ave., BLDG K, Room 206, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The County Women’s Commission meets Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 pm at the Coastlines Conference Rm, 5th Floor, Santa Cruz County Bldg., 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Zoning Administrator meets Wednesday, February 20 at 10 am at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Cruz City Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for  February 20 at 7 pm at City Council Chambers has been cancelled.

The Santa Cruz City Planning Commission meets Thursday, February 21 at 7 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include a Public Hearing: 517 High Street – acknowledge the environmental determination and approve the Design Permit, Slope Variance, Heritage Tree Removal, and Variance to reduce the front yard setback from 20 feet to 3 feet.

City of Capitola

The Capitola Planning Commission meets Thursday, February 21 at 7 pm at the Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 at 6 pm is CANCELLED.

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission meets Thursday, February 21 at 6 pm at Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE.

Other Organizations

The Soquel Creek Water District Board meets Tuesday, February 19 at 6 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue, Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Metro Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, February 20 at 6 pm at the Metro Administrative Office 110 Vernon Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include: Transportation Demand Management and Metro’s Role; FLIXBUS use of stop at Pacific Station Transfer Center; and, bus passes for MAC members.

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board meets Wednesday, February 20 at 7 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers. Click HERE for the agenda.

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget and Finance Committee meets Wednesday, February 20 at 2 pm at the Operations Building, 13057 CA-9, in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency Drop-In is Thursday, February 21 from 10 am to Noon at Community Foundation, 7807 Soquel Drive, in Aptos. Meet with representatives from the newly formed Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency about groundwater issues in our region and the local efforts being made to comply with the 2014 CA Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Click HERE for more information.

The Monterey Bay Community Power Community Advisory Council meets Thursday, February 21 at 6 pm at Monterey Bay Community Power Board Room, 70 Garden Court, Suite 300, in Monterey. Click HERE for the agenda.

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, February 21 at 6 pm at San Lorenzo Valley Water District, 13057 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Cruz Metro Board of Directors meets Friday, February 22 at 9 am at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave., in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

February 10 – 16, 2019 Weekly Review

Santa Cruz County

The RTC Bicycle Committee meets Monday, February 11 at 6 pm at the RTC Offices, 1523 Pacific Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include a review of the Draft Highway 9/San Lorenzo Valley Complete Streets Corridor Plan, and a Bike Secure Program discussion,

The County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, February 12 at 9 am in the Board of Supervisors chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for the Santa Cruz Online Agenda Review.

The RTC Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Commission meets Tuesday February 12 at 1:30 PM at the RTC Offices, 1523 Pacific Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include a Measure D Update, and the 2019 Unmet Paratransit and Transit Needs List Preliminary Draft.

The County Planning Commission meets Wednesday, February 13 at 9 am in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 525, County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include a Public hearing to develop a Planning Commission recommendation to Board of Supervisors regarding proposed General Plan/LCP and County Code amendments for creation of a Permanent Room Housing (PRH) Combining Zone District.

1st District Supervisor John Leopold holds a Constituent Meeting Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 pm at Peoples Coffee, 1200 17th Ave #126, in Santa Cruz.

The County Commission on Disabilities meets Thursday, February 14 at 12:30 pm at the RTC Offices, 1523 Pacific Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items a include report on Sidewalk/Path of Travel Safety: Waste Management, and a Metro/Measure D Update.

The RTC Budget, Administration & Personnel Advisory Committee scheduled for  Thursday, February 14 is cancelled.

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Parks & Recreation Commission meets Monday, February 11 at 4 pm at the Courtyard Conference Room, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz, for a Special Meeting and Retreat. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, February 12, at 3:30 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for the Santa Cruz Online Agenda Review.

The Santa Cruz City Arts Commission meets Wednesday, February 13 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include: Staff Recommendation: Approval of seed funding for a prototyping workshop and event at Earth Day 2019 in preparation for a larger performance flash mob event with Climate Acts in 2020.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley General Plan Advisory Committee meets Monday, February 11 at 6 pm at the Scotts Valley City Hall Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda.

 The Scotts Valley Planning Commission meets Thursday, February 14, at 6 pm in the City Council Chambers. 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE.

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council meets Thursday, February 14, at 7 pm in Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include: Discussion of an Ordinance Amending Municipal Code Title 10 Vehicles and Traffic Pertaining to Bicycles and Personal Transportation Devices ; Ordinance Pertaining to the Appointment and Duties of the City Treasurer; Agreement with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission for Bicycle Wayfinding Signage.

Other Organizations

The Animal Services Authority Board meets Monday, February 11 at 3 pm in the Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main St., 4th Floor, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Library Advisory Commission meets Monday, February 11 at 6:30 pm at Santa Cruz Public Libraries – Downtown Branch, upstairs meeting room, 224 Church Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include: discussion on the 2019-2020 Library budget; roles and responsibilities of the Friends of the Library and the Branch Chapters; role of the Library Advisory Commission.

The Monterey Community Power Operations Board of Directors meets Wednesday at 10:30 am at the Monterey Bay Community Power Board Room 70 Garden Court, Suite 300 in Monterey. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Resource Conservation District Board meets Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm at the RCD offices, 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136 in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets Friday, February 15 at 9 am at City of Santa Cruz Police Department, Community Room, 155 Center Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE.

Board of Supervisors February 12, 2019 Agenda Review

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday February 12, at 9 am at the Governmental Center Building, 701 Ocean Street, Room 525, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

Public Comment is at 9 am, followed by the Consent Agenda and Scheduled and Regular Departmental Items. The board takes a break at 10:30 am and at noon for lunch.

Items of interest on the Regular Agenda include:

Item 7.  Public hearing to consider Affordable Housing and Property Disposition Agreement (AHPDA) with Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay for Housing Successor Agency Site at 2340 Harper Street, Santa Cruz.

Item 9. Consider report on Homeless Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP) block grant funding;

Item 10. Consider report on unsanctioned encampment abatement plan, and approve amendment to contract with The Salvation Army in the amount of $315,341 for a new, not to exceed amount of $693,427, for provision of emergency shelter services.

Item 11. Public hearing to consider resolution ordering the dissolution of Pasatiempo-Rolling Woods Sewer Maintenance District.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – A CLOSED PERSONNEL AND LITIGATION SESSION, to be held at a time announced by the chair, that will include:

C. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL –CONSIDER INITIATION OF LITIGATION – In re Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California Corporation, Debtor, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division Case No. 01-20923-DM

Report of County Counsel -will be given at the conclusion of the closed session on any reportable action(s) taken in the closed session.

Nominations open for Trailblazers awards

Coastline, January 23, 2019

The Santa Cruz County Women’s Commission is accepting nominations for the 2019 Trailblazers awards. The awards recognize people in Santa Cruz County who, through their professional or personal efforts, are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women or girls.

Honorees are people who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of women or girls, as well as inspiring, empowering, and encouraging them.

Trailblazer Award Recipients will be recognized and honored during the March 26, 2019 Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meeting, followed by a special recognition gathering tentatively scheduled for March 30, 2019.

To nominate someone:

• Fill out the form online at bit.ly/WomComNom.

• Visit sccwc.org to download the form, and email it to commissions@santacruzcounty.us or fax it to 831-454-2411.

• Mail it to the Women’s Commission, 701 Ocean St., Room 510, Santa Cruz CA 95060.

Please note that you can nominate more than one person. The nomination deadline is Feb. 15.

Planning Commission Meetings Live

How to Access Live Recordings and Meeting Materials

The Planning Commission will be recorded live with video available following each meeting beginning January 17, 2019.
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On January 17, 2019, the Planning Commission will have its first live video recording. You can visit the Planning Commission Meeting Page to access the materials for each meeting, such as the agenda, staff report ,and past meeting minutes or summary actions, and now video recordings. You may also access the live feed direct from the Planning and Community Development Department’s homepage.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate contacting us by email or phone. (831) 420-5110.