Weekly Review May 19 – 25

Santa Cruz County

The County Emergency Medical Care Commission meets Monday, May 20 at 8:30 am at the HSA Large Auditorium, 1080 Emeline Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Climate Action Plan Annual Progress Update Report
  • Camp Ross update – Commissioners will discuss current situation at Camp Ross/Benchlands and impact on EMS response.

The County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, May 21 at 9 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

9 am – Public Comment 

Consent Agenda

  • Approve plans and specifications (online and on file) for Felton Library Phase II Park Development project; direct General Services to advertise for bids, set bid opening for 3:00 PM on June 18, 2019, and direct staff to return on or before August 27, 2019, for recommendation of award; approve amendment to contract with BASE Landscape Architects in the amount of $15,000 for additional design services; adopt resolution accepting unanticipated revenue in the amount of , and take related actions, as recommended by the Director of General Services and the Director of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services.
  • Direct the County Administrative Office and County Counsel to review the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s proposal for oil and gas leasing and submit comments in strong opposition to opening new oil and gas leasing on public lands on the Central Coast, and direct the Chair of the Board to sign a letter of support for House of Representatives Bill (H.R.) 1941 to prohibit the DOI from oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf planning area and the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf planning area, as recommended by Supervisor Friend and Supervisor McPherson.
  • Defer to August 6, 2019 the continued public hearing to consider a resolution amending the General Plan/Local Coastal Program and an ordinance amending County Code Chapter 13.10 (Local Coastal Program Implementing Ordinances) to create the Permanent Room Housing (PRH) Combining Zone District, with CEQA Notice of Exemption, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director (continued from April 23, 2019)
  • Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, beginning at 9:00 AM or thereafter, to consider amendments to the General Plan/Local Coastal Program and County Code relating to Public Safety and Hazard Management, and take related actions, as recommended by the Planning Director.
  • Authorize filing a protest on behalf of the Board of Supervisors of decisions in the Bureau of Land Management’s Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development in the Central Coast Field Office, as recommended by the Planning Director.

Regular Agenda

  • Consider ordinance repealing Chapters 7.89 and 7.114 of the Santa Cruz County Code and amending Chapter 5.60 related to the sale of tobacco products and the use of tobacco vending machines in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County, and schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on June 11, 2019, as outlined in the memorandum of the Director of Health ServicesComment
  • Consider ordinance amending Chapter 7.130 of the Santa Cruz County Code relating to cannabis dispensary siting criteria, and schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on June 11, 2019, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

The County Commission on the Environment meets Wednesday, May 22 at 5 pm at the Planning Department Conference, Room 400, County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

1st District Supervisor John Leopold Constituents Meeting is Wednesday, May at 5:30 pm at Discover Hope Church 4001 Granite Creek Road, in Scotts Valley.

The County IHSS Advisory Commission meets Friday, May 24 at 1 pm at Human Services Department, 1400 Emeline Ave, Building K, Room 206, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission meets Monday, May 20 at 7 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Source Water Commitment and Tertiary Treatment Facility – Agreement between the City of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District

The SC City Public Safety Committee meets Tuesday, May 21 at 10 am at Santa Cruz City Counci Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Cruz City Downtown Commission meets Thursday, May 23 at 8:30 am at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Updates to Downtown Parking Resolution: Phase 2 – That the Downtown Commission recommend that the City Council adopt a resolution updating parking in lieu fees and related regulations in Parking District Number 1 and rescinding Resolution 29464.

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council meets Thursday, May 23 at 7 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

Other Organizations

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board meets Wednesday, May 22 at 7 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main St, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Conduct Public Hearing on Preliminary Budget, Fiscal Year 2019-2020

The Soquel Creek Water District Board meets Tuesday, May 21 at 5 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

5 pm – Special Budget Workshop

  • Discuss Budget Formulation and Review FY 2019/20 Draft Budget Projections
  • Recap Changes to Draft Budget for Board Consideration at the June 4, 2019 Board Meeting.

7 pm – Regular Meeting

  • Authorize Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Progressive Design Build (PDB) Services for the Conveyance Project of the Pure Water Soquel Program and Authorize General Manager to Appoint a Review and Selection Committee to Evaluate and Rank Respondents.

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board meets Thursday, May 23 at 7 pm at the Santa Margarita Community Room, Scotts Valley Water District, 2 Civic Center Drive, in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • FY 2020 Proposed Budget
  • Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Progress Update

Weekly Review – April 28 – May 4

County of Santa Cruz

The County Historic Resources Commission meets Monday, April 29 at 10:30 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click 4-29-19 HRC Agenda REV for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Information regarding County Budget for the Museum of Art and History and liaison position to the HRC
  • Update on Merriman House, located at 1438 Capitola Road in Santa Cruz

The County Integrated Pest Management Departmental Advisory Committee meets Tuesday, April 30 at 10 am at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Street in Santa Cruz. The groups will discuss ecological alternatives to conventional pest control methods and work toward the long-term sustainability of pest management on County property and by County departments. For more information on the County’s Integrated Pest Management program, contact County IPM Coordinator Josh Reilly at 831-454-4820.

5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson holds a Constituent Meeting Wednesday, May 1 at 12:15 pm at the Sheriff Community Service Center, 6062 Graham Hill Road, Suite A in Felton.

The County Housing Advisory Commission meets Wednesday, May 1 at 1 pm at the Planning Department Conference Room, Room 418 County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

1st District Supervisor John Leopold holds a Constituent Meeting Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 pm at Porter Memorial Library, 3050 Porter Street in Soquel.

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission meets Thursday, May 2 at 9 am at City of Watsonville Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, #400, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • 9:30 A.M. PUBLIC HEARING: 2019 Unmet Paratransit and Transit Needs
  • Safe Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) on 17 Safety Corridor Program – 2018 Annual Report
  • Measure D: Five-Year Program of Projects for Regional Projects
  • Measure D: Community Bridges/ Lift Line Five-Year Plan
  • 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Environmental Impact Report

The Santa Cruz Libraries Facilities Financing Authority (LFFA) and Library Joint Powers Authority (LJPA) Board meets Thursday, May 2 at 9 am at the Santa Cruz Downtown Branch Library, Upstairs Meeting Room. 224 Church Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

The County Emergency Management Council meets Thursday, May 2 at 2 pm at Emergency Operations Center, 5200 Soquel Avenue, in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

The County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission meets Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm at the Fifth Floor Conference Room, Room 520, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Discuss idea of expanding Significant Tree Ordinance outside the Coastal Zone

 

City Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Zoning Administrator meets Wednesday, May 1 at 10 am at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • 226 Surfside AvenueResidential Demolition Authorization Permit and Design Permit to demolish a single family dwelling and construct a new two-story single family dwelling on a substandard lot in the R-1-5/CZ-O (Single Family Residential/Coastal Zone Overlay) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)(Coastal Permit Exclusion)
  • 1111 River StreetAdministrative Use Permit for a non-volatile cannabis manufacturing use to occupy a portion of commercial/industrial live/work building in the IG (General Industrial) Zone District. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Thursday, May 2 at 4:30 pm at Santa Cruz City Hall Courtyard Conference Room, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. The Presiding Officer will open the City Council Special Closed Session in a public meeting in the Courtyard Conference Room for the purpose of announcing the agenda and allowing members of the public to comment on the listed agenda items; thereafter, the meeting will be closed to the public.

The SC City Planning Commission meets Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Review of the 2018 Housing Element and General Plan Annual Reports as submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development, and consideration of when the General Plan corridor and Golf Club Drive Area Plan policies will be placed on a future Planning Commission agenda.

   Public Hearing

  • Brook Avenue right-of-way Adjacent to 118 Brook Street – Recommendation: That the Planning Commission recommend that the City Council adopt a Resolution approving the Coastal Permit and finding that the proposed vacation of a portion of the Brook Avenue right-of-way located at the southwest corner of the property known as 118 Brook Avenue is in conformance with the City of Santa Cruz 2030 General Plan, will serve the public interest, and is a public benefit.

The SC City Commission for the Prevention of Violance Against Women mets Wednesday, May 1 at 6:45 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council meets Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 pm at City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley, for a Special Closed SessionConference with legal counsel regarding public employment. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Scotts Valley City Council meets Wednesday, May 1 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley, in regular session. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearing

  • Consideration of community service and outside agency funding requests
  • Consider approval of Proposed FY 2019/20 Master Fees and Charges

 

Other Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, May 2 at 5 pm at the Operations Building, 13057 CA-9, in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Closed Session – Conference with Legal Counsel

  • Holloway v. Showcase Realty Agents, Inc. et al.
  • Vierra v. San Lorenzo Valley Water District, et al.

Regular Business

  • Vacancy in an Elective Office of the Board of Directors SLV Water District
  • Upper Zayante Stream Wood Enhancement Project Cooperative Agreement

Weekly Review – April 14 – 21

Santa Cruz County

The County Emergency Medical Care Commission meets Monday, April 15 at 8:30 am at Central Fire, 930 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, Conference Room. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Camp Ross update – Commissioners will discuss current situation at Camp Ross and impact on EMS response. Commissioners may take action.

A County Operational Plan Open House will be held Monday, April 15 at 6 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for information.

The Library Advisory Commission meets Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm at the Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Sequel Drive in Aptos. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Patron Data Privacy Policy Review
  • Library Security Cameras Policy Review

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 HEREfor 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).

The County Seniors Commission meets Tuesday, April 16 at 12:30 pm at United Way-Santa Cruz County, 4450 Capitola Rd #106, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

Greg Caput Constituent Meeting is Wednesday, April 17, from 9 am to 1 pm at Sheriff’s South County Service Center, 790 Green Valley Road in Watsonville.

Zach Friend Constituent Meeting is Wednesday, April 17 at 9 am at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, 7807 Soquel Drive in Aptos.

John Leopold Student Forum at Loma Prieta Elementary School, Wednesday, April 17 is CANCELLED.

The RTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 18 is CANCELLED.

A County Operational Plan Open House will be held Thursday, April 18 at Noon at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for information.

The County Mental Health Advisory Board meets Thursday, April 8 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, April 18 at 6:30 pm at Coastlines Conference Room, 5th Floor, Santa Cruz County Bldg, 701 Ocean Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Council holds a Special Meeting, Tuesday, April 16 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Budget reports in preparation for the May Budget Hearings:

  • Public Works Department Presentation
  • Parks and Recreation Department Presentation

The Santa Cruz City Zoning Administrator meets Wednesday, April 17 at City Council Chambers 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 346 Alamo Avenue – Design Permit to construct first and second floor additions to a single-family residence on a substandard lot in the R-1-5 (Single-Family Residence) Zone District. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)
  • 115 River Street South – Administrative Use Permit to establish an art studio and art supply retail use in an existing building zoned Central Business District (CBD) in the Front Street/Riverfront subarea Downtown Plan. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)

The Santa Cruz Metro Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, April 17 at 6 pm at the Administrative Office, 110 Vernon Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Paracruz On-Time Performance
  • Service Planning Update

The Santa Cruz City Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday April 17 is CANCELLED.

SC City Planning Commission meets Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Rail Trail – Phase II of Segment 7Coastal Permit, Design Permit, Slope Modification/Variance and a Heritage Tree removal Permit to construct a 0.79-mile paved bicycle/pedestrian trail along an existing rail line from the intersection of California Street and Bay Street on the west to Pacific Avenue on the east. (Environmental Determination: Mitigated Negative Declaration)

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council meets Wednesday, April 17 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission meets Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm at Skypark Classroom, 361 Kings Village Road Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission meets Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main St #400, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Watsonville Planning Commission meets Tuesday, April 16 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

Other Organizations

The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors meets Tuesday, April 16 at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Consider Approval and Direction of Preliminary Design of Treatment Facilities for Pure Water Soquel 

Closed Session

  • Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1); Santa Cruz County Superior Court Case No. 19 CV00181 (Steinbruner vs. Soquel Creek Water District)
  • Conference with Real Property Negotiators (Government Code Section 54956.8); Property: Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility (SCWWTF)
    Agency Negotiator: Ron Duncan, General Manager
    Negotiating Parties: Soquel Creek Water District and the City of Santa Cruz

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors meets Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council meets Wednesday, April 17 at 10 am at Watsonville Community Hospital ConferenceRoom 2, 2468, 75 Nielson Street, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency Drop-In Hours are Thursday, April 18 from 10 am to Noon at Community Foundation, 7807 Soquel Drive, in Aptos. Click HERE for information.

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 pm at the Operations Building, 13057 CA-9, in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Santa Cruz County Parks Use of Glyphosate – Discussion and possible action by the Board regarding the Santa Cruz County use of glyphosate in areas granted easement for the Felton Library by SLVWD.

The Monterey Bay Community Power Community Advisory Council meets Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm at Monterey Bay Community Power Board Room 70 Garden Court, Suite 300 in Monterey. Click HERE for information.

 

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).

Weekly Review – April 7 – 13

Santa Cruz County

The Santa Cruz Public Library Advisory Council of Teens, East Region meets Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm at the Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Drive in Aptos. The Advisory Council of Teens, the SCPL young adult advisory group, is open to all young adults, ages 12-18 in the Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos and La Selva Beach areas. For information, Contact Sandi Imperio (imperios@santacruzpl.org)

The County Animal Services Board of Directors meets Monday, April 8 at 11 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The RTC Bicycle Advisory Committee meets Monday, April 8 at 6 pm at the RTC Offices, 1523 Pacific Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Design review for Glenwood Drive bike lane widening in Scotts Valley
  • Design review for Brommer Street pedestrian and bike improvements within the city of Capitola
  • Design review for Green Valley Road bike lanes and green-lane installations in various Watsonville locations
  • Update on Mar Vista Drive and Chanticleer Avenue freeway overcrossings

The County Parks and Recreation Commission meets Monday, April 8 at 7 pm at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Presentation on the Soquel Creek Water District – Pure Water Soquel project

The Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Commission meets Tuesday, April 9 at 1:30 pm at the RTC office, 1523 Pacific Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Brommer St. Complete Streets Improvements
  • Staff recommends that the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee (E&D TAC) consider dissolving the Pedestrian Safety Work Group and consider the need for project specific temporary committees.
  • Measure D: Regional Five-Year Plan

The County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for  Wednesday, April 10 has been CANCELLED.

John Leopold’s Constituent Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 pm has been CANCELLED.

The Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District meets Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 pm at the Resource Conservation District office, 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

The County Commission on Disabilities meets Thursday, April 11 at 12:30 pm at the RTC office, 1523 Pacific Avenue, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The County Animal Nuisance Abatement Appeals Commission meets Thursday, April 11 at 1 pm at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. The agenda is not available online.

The RTC Budget, Administration & Personnel Advisory Committee meets Thursday, April 11 at 3 pm at County of Santa Cruz Building, 5th Fl, Redwood Rm., 701 Ocean Street, in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

The County Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission meets Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 pm at the Probation Training Room, 303 Water St. 2nd Floor, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The County Operational Plan Open House is Thursday, April 11 at 6 pm at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for information.

The County Operational Plan Open House is Friday, April 12 at 9 am at Health Services Agency Auditorium, 1080 Emeline Ave., in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for information.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 am at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, 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, April 10 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Cruz City Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women meets Wednesday, April 10 at 6:45 pm at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council meets Thursday, April 11 at 7 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Approve the recommended Village Streetscape Decorating Policy and proposed modifications to the Capitola Village Street Banner Program Policy, and provide direction regarding lighting on public right-of-way trees in Capitola Village.
  • Introduce an Ordinance to amend Chapter 9.61, Cannabis Sales, Processing and Cultivation, to remove the prohibition on retail sales and update the section to reference the required retail cannabis permit (Chapter 5.36) and conditional use permit (17.24.020.D.1b).

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission meets Thursday at 6 pm at City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

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.

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

 

Weekly Review February 24 – March 2

Santa Cruz County

The County Emergency Medical Care Commission meets Monday, February 25 at the Aptos/La Selva Fire Department Conference Room, 6934 Soquel Drive in Aptos.  Click HERE for the agenda.

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

The County Planning Commission meets Wednesday, February 27 at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include: Public Hearing to consider the 2018 General Plan Report; Project proposals for 1351 El Dorado Ave. in Santa Cruz, 1243 Rodriguez St. in Santa Cruz, 4665 Soquel Dr. in Soquel; Public hearing regarding: proposed amendments to County Code chapters 13.10 and 13.20 to create a Seascape Beach Estates (SBE) Combining Zone District.

Ist District Supervisor John Leopold holds a Constituent Meeting, Wednesday, February 27 at 5:30 pm at Discover Hope Church, 4001 Granite Creek Rd., in Scotts Valley.

5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson holds a Constituent Meeting, Wednesday, February 27 at 6 pm at San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek.

The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission meets Friday, March 1 at 1:30 pm at 1400 Emeline Avenue (Building K), Room 206, in Santa Cruz. The agenda and minutes for this commission are not available online. Click HERE for contact information.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Council Meets Tuesday, February 26 at 12:30 pm at the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz. Click  HERE for the Agenda and support materials. Click HERE for the Santa Cruz Online Agenda Review.

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council meets Thursday, February 28 at 7 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda and support materials. Items on the agenda include: (Consent Agenda) Second Reading of an Ordinance Amending Municipal Code Title 10 Vehicles and Traffic Pertaining to Bicycles and Personal Transportation Devices; (General Government) Consider a Resolution Ratifying a State Division of Boating and Waterways Grant Application for the Capitola Jetty and Flume Rehabilitation Project

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council meets Tuesday, February 26 at 4:30 pm at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include: Climate Action Plan Progress Report; Endorsement of Climate Commitment Requesting Regional Collaboration on a Mobilization Effort to Restore a Safe Climate; Social & Community Service Grant Program Application Process.

The Watsonville Library Board of Trustees meets Thursday, February 28 at Watsonville Public Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 275 Main Street, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port Commission meets Tuesday, February 26 at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include: Review / Approval of FY20 Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvement Program; Approval of Policies and Fee Schedule for Electronic Access to Dock Gates, Restrooms, and Shower Facilities; Approval of Resolution 19-02 – Supporting the County of Santa Cruz’ Development and Community Engagement Process for the 7th Avenue and Brommer Street Visitor Accommodation Site.

The Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, February 27 at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and support materials.

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 28 at 7 pm has been CANCELLED due to lack of agenda items.

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

 

January 27 – February 2 Weekly Review

It’s a light schedule this week with only two meetings on the calendar!

Santa Cruz County

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, January 29, at 9 am at the Board of supervisors Chambers. Click HERE for the Agenda. Click HERE for the Santa Cruz Online Agenda Review.

The Regional Transportation Highway 9 Draft Plan Open House is Thursday January 31, from from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy. 9, in Felton Click HERE for more information. Click HERE for the Highway 9 Draft Plan.