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.

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.

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.

Highway 9/San Lorenzo Valley Complete Streets Corridor Plan

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has prepared a draft plan for Highway 9 and connecting county roads through San Lorenzo Valley (SLV). The plan will identify, prioritize, and enable implementation of the critical and cost effective transportation projects. This roadway serves the towns of Felton, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, and Boulder Creek. The plan will focus on safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists; access to schools, businesses, and bus stops; traffic operations, pavement conditions, drainage and other needs.

The RTC is seeking community input on the Draft Highway 9/SLV Plan. Written comments are due February 15, 2019.

  • Open Houses on draft plan:
    • January 31, 2019 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton
    • February 6, 2019 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Boulder Creek Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 400 W. Lomond St., Boulder Creek
  • Presentation on draft plan at RTC board meeting February 7
  • Written comments can be submitted via an online comment form, or via email to: slvplan@sccrtc.org with the subject: “Hwy 9/SLV Plan Comments”, or by postal mail to the RTC office, 1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.
  • Community members are encouraged to stay involved in this project and sign up to receive periodic updates on the plan here: https://sccrtc.org/about/esubscriptions/, by emailing info@sccrtc.org, or calling 831-460-3200

Click HERE for more information.