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 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.

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.

Weekly Review 1/20 – 1/26/2019

Santa Cruz County

Consolidated Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board meets Tuesday at 9 am at the Government Center Building ,701 Ocean Street, Room 525, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.
 
County Planning Commission meets Wednesday, January 23 at 9 am at Board of Supervisors Chambers,701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include public hearings to consider amendments for creation of Permanent Room Housing Combining Zone Districts.
 
John Leopold Constituent Meeting meets Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30 pm at Discover Hope Church, 4001 Granite Creek Rd., Scotts Valley.
 
County Commission on the Environment meets Wednesday, January 23, at 5 pm at the Board of Supervisors Chambers. Click HERE for the agenda.
 
Bruce McPherson Constituent Meeting, Wednesday, January 23 at 6 pm at San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek.
 
County Regional Transportation Commission Pedestrian Safety Working Group meeting for Thursday, January 24 is postponed to Friday, January 25 at 1:30 pm at RTC Office, 1523 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available  HERE.

 

City of Capitola

 
Capitola City Council meets Thursday, January 24 at 7 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. The council will consider regulations for bike share and motorized scooter vendors within the city limits.

 

City of Santa Cruz

Transportation and Public Works Commission meets Monday, January 21, from 7 to 9 pm at City Council Chambers. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include planning for a Public Hearing on the proposed increase of wastewater use rates for May 14, 2019;  Report from the Ad-Hoc Transportation and Public Works Subcommittee on Protected Bike Lanes and Neighborhood Greenways.
 
Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, January 22 at 3:30 pm. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for the agenda review.
 
Santa Cruz City Downtown Commission meets Thursday, January 24 at 8:30 am at City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. The commission will consider the Downtown Employee Commute Survey, transportation demand management, vote on a favored incentive program, and updating rules for downtown developers to provide parking that encourages housing development.
 
Santa Cruz Metro Board of Directors meets Friday, January 25 at 9 am at METRO Admin Offices, 110 Vernon Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.
 
 

City of Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley City Council Special Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, at 6 pm, at City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include a presentation of Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District Annual Report by Alex Clifford, General Manager.
 
Scotts Valley Planning Commission Special Meeting, Thursday, January 24 6 pm at City Council Chambers 1 Civic Center Drive Scotts Valley. Agenda will be available HERE.

 

City of Watsonville

Watsonville City Council meets Tuesday, January 22 at 4:30 pm at City Council Chambers 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include amendments to Title 14 (Zoning) establishing a mobile home park exclusive-use overlay district; traffic safety action plan.

 

Other Organizations

Santa Cruz Port Commission meets Tuesday, January 22, at 7 pm at Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include a concession lot automation project, 2019 Port District priorities and review of the Port District boundaries.

Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee meets Wednesday at 5 pm at Simpkins Swim and Community Center, 979 17th Ave in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the Agenda.

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors meets Wednesday at 7 pm at the Watsonville City COuncil Chambers, 275 Main St, Watsonville. Click HERE for the Agenda.

Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board meets Thursday, January 24 at 7 pm at Santa Margarita Community Room, Scotts Valley Water District, 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda.

January 6 – 12, 2019 Weekly Review

Santa Cruz County

1st District Supervisor John Leopold holds a constituent meeting on Wednesday, January 9, at 5:30 pm at People’s Coffee, 1200 17th Avenue in Live Oak.

The Santa Cruz Public Library Joint Powers Authority Board meets Thursday, January 10, at 9 am in the upstairs conference room in the Downtown Branch Library, 224 Church Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda for the meeting is not yet available, but will be accessible HERE 72 hours before the meeting. Meeting Cancelled.

City of Capitola

The City of Capitola City Council meets Thursday, January 10, at 7 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Road in Capitola. The agenda is available HERE.

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Parks & Recreation Commission meets Monday, January 7, at 4 PM at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda is available HERE .

The Santa Cruz City Water Commission meets Monday, January 7, at 7 pm at the City Council Chambers. The agenda is available HERE.

The Santa Cruz City Council meets in regular session on Tuesday, January 8, at 3:30 pm at City Hall Council Chambers. The agenda is available HERE. Read the agenda review HERE.

The Santa Cruz City Arts Commission meets Wednesday, January 9, at 6 PM in the City Council Chambers. The agenda is available HERE.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission meets Thursday, January 10 at 6 PM at the Scotts Valley City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. The agenda for the meeting is not yet available, but will be accessible HERE 72 hours before the meeting. Meeting Cancelled

City of Watsonville

The City of Watsonville Parks & Recreation Commission meeting, scheduled for Monday, January 7 at 6:30 pm is cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

Santa Cruz City Parks & Recreation Commission Agenda

January 2, 2018

The Santa Cruz City Parks & Recreation Commission meets January 7, 2019 at 4 pm at City Council Chambers. The agenda is available HERE.

It looks like a fairly quick and easy first meeting of 2019:

  1. Approval of the minutes from the last meeting;
  2. Election of officers;
  3. Direction from staff “to nullify the direction to form an ad-hoc strategic planning subcommittee” from the last meeting, and instead “establish a standing agenda item to review the topic of homelessness, impacts on parks, and policy recommendations.”
  4. A proposal for a commission retreat and new member orientation in February, will include a review of the Commission Bylaws, in preparation for the new member orientation. The Bylaws are attached and accessible by clicking on the Agenda item title.
  5. Letter to Council recommending increasing funds to the Heritage Tree Grant Program: “That the Parks & Recreation Commission draft a letter to City Council suggesting that annual budget for the Heritage Tree Grant Program be increased based on staff input and programmatic need.”

Comments for Parks & Recreation members should be sent to:

Tremain Hedden-Jones  prcommission@cityofsantacruz.com

 

 

Happy New Year Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz BioregionIt’s a New Year, whether you note its start on the Winter Solstice or the calendar date of January first. There’s lots coming up in both City and County government, and Santa Cruz Online will attempt to keep you up to date with what’s happening in Our Fair City and County.

City Council

The brand new City Council meets for its first meeting of the new year on January 8 at 9am in the City Council chambers. Council members Justin Cummings (Vice Mayor), Drew Glover and Donna Meyers will take their seats for their first full meeting. It should be an interesting start to a new year and a new City Council direction. Watch for the agenda review here on January 4!

Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, January 15, at 9 am at the Board of Supervisors chambers, on the 5th floor, 701 Ocean Street. Watch for the agenda review here on Friday, January 11.

City and County Planning Departments

The Staff of our planning departments seem to have been imported from Silicon Valley, intent as they are on economic, population and verticality growth! With increasing public resistance to plans to change Santa Cruz to San Jose Light, expressed most eloquently in the new make-up of the City Council. Now if we could just recraft the Board of Supervisors!

Look for Planning Commission agenda reviews here on Santa Cruz Online as they come up.

Other Commissions and Advisory bodies

The Santa Cruz Public Library Joint Powers Authority Board meets January 10 at 9 am at the Downtown Branch Library. With the new City Council make-up, there is likely to be new discussions about the proposed Measure S funded relocation of the Downtown Branch Library into an as yet unenvisioned and unapproved multi-story parking garage. Watch here for the agenda review for this important library meeting.

The City Historic Preservation Commission meets Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 pm, if they meet, which they seldom do, historic preservation being the bastard step child of Santa Cruz City government that it is.

The County Mobilehome and Manufactured Home Commission meets Thursday, January 17 at 9:30 am at Simpkins Swim and Community Center (not yet a library annex) to discuss the County’s affordable housing in mobile home parks. MMHC commissioners are there to answer your questions about the complex mix of state, county and city regulations affecting mobile and manufactured home owners in the county.

County Supervisors Constituents Meetings

One of the best ways to interact with your County supervisors is to attend their constituent meetings, if they offer them.

Supervisor Leopold meets with constituents on Wednesday, January 9 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at People’s Coffee, 1200 17th Ave – Live Oak; on Wednesday, January 16 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Loma Prieta School Forum, 23800 Summit Road; and on Wednesday, January 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Discover Hope Church, 4001 Granite Creek Road in Scotts Valley.

Supervisor Friend meets with constituents on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, located at 7807 Soquel Drive.

Supervisor McPherson meets with constituents on Wednesday, January 23 from 6pm – 8pm at San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek.

Next Post on Santa Cruz Online – Week of January 6 agenda reviews and new events.