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.

 

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.

February 3 – 9, 2019 Weekly Review

Santa Cruz County

The County Parks and Recreation Commission meets Monday, February 4 at 7:00 pm at Simpkins Swim and Community Center, 979 17th Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include a presentation on the Live Oak Library Annex project; and a resolution to encourage County Parks access.

The County Water Advisory Commission meets Wednesday, February 6 at 4 pm, at Santa Cruz County Government Building, 701 Ocean Street, 5th floor (former RDA) Conference Room, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include Water Supply for Cannabis Operations; and Update of General Plan policies related to water.
 
First District Supervisor John Leopold holds a constituent meeting Wednesday, February 6 at 5:30 pm at Porter Memorial Library, 3050 Porter St, in Soquel.
 
The County Latino Affairs Commission meets Wednesday, February 6 at 6 pm at Santa Cruz County United Way office, 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.
 
The Regional Transportation Commission holds its Highway 9 Plan Open House Wednesday, February 6 at 6 pm at Boulder Creek Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 400 W. Lomond St., in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for more information. The Draft Plan Document is available at https://sccrtc.org/projects/streets-highways/hwy-9-plan/#draftreport
 
The Regional Transportation Commission meets Thursday, February 7 at 9 am, at City of Scotts Valley Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive Scotts Valley (NOTE LOCATION). Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include a hearing on the Draft Highway 9/San Lorenzo Valley Complete Streets Corridor Plan.
 
The County Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm at the County Planning Department Conference Room. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include discussion on Wildlife Conservation and Current Issues; Significant Tree Ordinance and idea of expanding coverage outside coastal zone; and Update and discussion of PG & E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program.
 

City of Santa Cruz

The City Water Commission meets Monday, February 4 at 7 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include the 2019 Water Supply Outlook.
 
The City Zoning Administrator meets Wednesday, February 6 at 10 am Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include Public Hearings on an Administrative Use Permit to establish a volatile cannabis manufacturing use within an existing commercial building in the Industrial (IG) zone district; Administrative Use Permits to establish retail cannabis stores within existing commercial buildings in the Community Commercial (CC) zone district; and Coast Permit, Demolition Authorization Permit and Heritage Tree Removal Permit.

The Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women meets Wednesday, February 6 at 6:45 pm at the City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE.
 
The City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council meets Wednesday, February 6 at 6 pm at City Council Chambers 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include a public hearing for the Planned Development Permit for the Hangar project at 260 Mt. Hermon Road.
 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled on Monday, February 4 at 6:30 pm is cancelled due to a lack of a quorum.

 

Other Organizations

The Soquel Creek Water District Board meets Tuesday, February 5 at 7:45 pm at the Capitola City Council Chambers. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include a Public Hearing to Consider Waiver Request from Faithful Performance Bond Requirements for Main Extension Agreement for the City of Capitola.

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, February 7 at 5 pm at the Operations Building, 13057 CA-9, in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency holds Workshop 2 – Water Budgets: How Do We Balance All Needs, Saturday, February 9 at 9 pm at Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9 in Felton. Assemblymember Mark Stone is the featured speaker. Click HERE for details.

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.

County Commission, Committees & Advisory Bodies

The County’s Commissions, Committees & Advisory Bodies web page does not contain links to web pages for all of the 40 advisory bodies listed. 23 listings contain no information about membership, meetings, agendas or minutes.

I have polled all of the staff  for the unlisted bodies, asking for web sites and/or meeting information. Click HERE for the Santa Cruz Online Commissions, Committees & Advisory Bodies page where I am updating the listed bodies with website links and other information.

1/13-19/19 Weekly Review

Santa Cruz County

Assessment Appeals Board, Monday, January 14, 8:30 am – 12 pm: Governmental Center Building, 701 Ocean Street, Room 525, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

Board of Supervisors Meeting; Tuesday, January 15, 9am – 10am; Board of Supervisors, 701 Ocean St # 500A, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for agenda. Click HERE for Agenda Review.

Fire Department Advisory Commission; Wednesday, January 16, 4 pm – 6 pm; CAL Fire CZU Headquarters – Conference Room, 6059 Highway 9, Felton. Click HERE for the agenda.

Leopold Student Forum at Loma Prieta Elementary School; Wednesday, January 16, 5:30pm – 6:30pm; Loma Prieta Elementary School, 23800 Summit Road

Regional Transportation Commission Meeting; Thursday, January 17, 9am – 12pm; County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St., 5th Fl, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

Mobile & Manufactured Home Commission; Thursday, January 17, 9:30am – 11:00am; Simpkins Swim Center. Click HERE for the agenda.

Mental Health Advisory Board; Thu, January 17, 3pm – 5pm; 1400 Emeline Avenue, BLDG K, Room 206, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

Civil Service Commission; Thursday, January 17, 5:45pm – 7:00pm; Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chambers. Agenda will be available HERE.

Boulder Creek Library Community Meeting & Design Discussion; Thu, January 17, 6pm – 8pm; Boulder Creek Branch Library, 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek. Click HERE for more information.

Women’s Commission; Thu, January 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Coastlines Conference Rm, 5th Floor, Santa Cruz County Bldg 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for agenda.

 

City of Capitola

City Council Special Meeting; Monday, January 14, 6:00 – 8:00pm, City Council Chambers; “Consider a Homeless Shelter Crisis Declaration. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Council discretion to consider a resolution declaring a Homeless Shelter Crisis within Capitola.” Click HERE for agenda.

Planning Commission Meeting; Thursday, January 17, 7pm – 9pm; Capitola City Council Members 420 Capitola Ave, Capitola. Meeting cancelled.

 

City of Santa Cruz

Marianne’s Ice Cream Project Community Meeting; Monday, January 14, 6pm – 7pm; 1201 & 1211 Fair Avenue, Santa Cruz. “Design Permit and Nonresidential Demolition Permit to demolish an existing commercial building and to construct a 10,000 square foot industrial building to include ice cream manufacturing, storage, and incidental retail uses on a property in the General Industrial Performance Overlay (IGP2) zone district.”

Sister Cities Committee; Monday, January 14, 7pm – 9pm; City Council Chambers. Click HERE for agenda.

City Council Special Meeting, Tuesday, January 15, 7pm – 9pm; City Council Chambers; Advisory Bodies Interviews;

Santa Cruz Zoning Administrator; 10am – 11am; City Hall, 809 Center St. Click HERE for the agenda.

Jump Bikes Meeting; Wednesday, January 16, 7pm – 9pm; Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room, 155 Center Street; Santa Cruz Neighbors host JUMP Operations Manager Kyle Klein and City Transportation Manager Claire Filesler.

Historic Preservation Commission; Wednesday, January 16, 7:00pm – 7:30pm; Meeting has been cancelled

Planning Commission Meeting; Thursday, January 17, 7pm – 11pm; City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street Santa Cruz. Click HERE for agenda.

 

City of Scotts Valley

City Council Meeting, Wednesday, January 16, 6pm – 9pm; City Council Chambers 1 Civic Center Drive Scotts Valley; Rescheduled to January 23

Parks & Recreation Commission; Thursday, January 17, 6pm – 9pmCity Council Chambers 1 Civic Center Drive. Agenda will be available HERE.

 

City of Watsonville

Watsonville Planning Commission; Tuesday, January 15, 6pm – 8pm; City Council Chambers 275 Main Street, Top Floor. Click HERE for agenda.

 

Other Organizations

Monterey Bay Community Power Executive Committee; Tuesday, January 15, 2:30pm – 5:00pm; Monterey Bay Community Power Board Room 70 Garden Court, Suite 300, Monterey. Click HERE for agenda.

Soquel Creek Water District Board; Tuesday, January 15, 6pm – 9pm; Capitola City Council Chambers. Click HERE for agenda.

Monterey Bay Commmunity Power Operations Board of Directors; Wednesday, January 16, 10:30am – 12:00pm; Monterey Bay Community Power Board Room 70 Garden Court Suite 300, Monterey. REMOTE LOCATION VIA TELECONFERENCE Any interested parties or community members may attend, and participate in the meeting at the following address: City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Tony Hill Room 307 Church Street Santa Cruz. Click HERE for agenda.

Monterey Bay Community Power Community Advisory Council; Thursday, January 17, 6pm – 8pm; Monterey Bay Community Power Board Room, 70 Garden Court, Suite 300, Monterey. Click HERE for agenda.

San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board; Thursday, 6 PM; 13057 Highway 9. Click HERE for the agenda.

Mid-County Groundwater Agency; Thursday, January 17, 7pm – 9pm; Simpkins Family Swim Center. Meeting has been cancelled

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.