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 21 – 27

Santa Cruz County

The County Operational Plan Open House is Monday, April 22 at 4 pm at the Civic Plaza Community Room, 275 Main Street, in Watsonville. Click HERE for information.

The County Planning Commission meets Wednesday, April 24 at 9 am at Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • 2606 Paul Minnie Ave., Santa CruzCommercial Development Permit, and acceptance of a Notice of Exemption from further environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • 5050 Wilder Dr. A, SequelTentative Map for a Minor Land Division, an Amendment to Residential Development Permits, determination that the proposal is exempt from the requirements of CEQA.

John Leopold Constituents Meeting is Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 pm at Discover Hope Church 4001 Granite Creek Rd., in Scotts Valley.

The County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission meets Friday, April 26 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 City Parks & Recreation Commission Special Meeting is Monday, April 22 at 4 pm at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. This meeting is to review the proposed fiscal year 2020 Parks & Recreation Department budget as submitted.

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, April 23 at 10 am at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

10 am – Closed Session

  • Conferences with legal council and labor negotiators

11:30 am – Consent Agenda

General Business

  • Gateway Encampment Closure – Motion to: (1) direct the City Manager to implement the City Council-approved Standard Operating Procedures for a permanent closure of the Gateway Encampment with a target closure date of April 30, 2019 and coinciding with the opening of the 1220 River Street Camp; and, (2) convert any temporary relocation of the Gateway Encampment under the existing Council-directed Site Management Plan to this permanent closure and alternate shelter sites.

Public Hearings

  • Cannabis Policies and Regulations
  • Amendments to General Plan and Local Coastal Program (PL)

7 pm – Oral Communications

 

The Santa Cruz Metro Board of Directors meets Friday, April 26 at 9 am at Scotts Valley City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive, in Scotts Valley.  The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council meets Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Consider options for banning flavored tobacco/vaping products
  • Public hearing on the proposed City Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2019/2020

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council meets Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers 275 Main Street, Top Floor in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port Commission meets Tuesday, April 23 at 7 pm at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, April 24 at 5 pm at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

  • The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) will analyze groundwater sustainability questions and make policy recommendations to the MGA Board in our effort to achieve regional groundwater sustainability in the Santa Cruz Mid-County basin. 

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 25 is CANCELLED due to lack of agenda items.

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 – 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.

Santa Cruz City Council Agenda Review – April 9

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

10:30 am – Closed Session

  • The Presiding Officer will open the City Council Closed Litigation Session in a public meeting in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of announcing the agenda, and receiving public testimony. Thereafter, the councilmembers will move to the Courtyard Conference Room and the meeting will be closed to the public.

12:30 pm – Consent Agenda

  • Measure D Expenditure plan. Motion to approve the proposed Measure D Five-Year Expenditure Plan for FY 2020-2024.
  • Santa Cruz Bike Share – Contract Amendment – Resolution granting a revised encroachment permit to Social Bicycles (dba JUMP Bikes) for installation and maintenance of bike share stations within the City’s right-of-way to add a bike share station to the encroachment permit to be located on Washington Street adjacent to 301 Center Street, and rescinding Resolution No. NS-29,385.

Public Hearing

  • Motion to adopt the Small Cell Standards and Guidelines Policy. Introduce for publication an ordinance amending Section 24.12.1400 et of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code for small cell wireless telecommunications facilities in the public right of way with a finding that said amendments, in accordance with Zoning Ordinance Section 24.06.040, serve and further the public necessity, and the general community welfare, and good zoning practice and that the amendments are in general conformance with the principles, policies and land use designation set forth in the General Plan, Local Coastal Plan and any adopted area or specific plan which may be pertinent.

General Business

Homelessness and the Gateway Encampment: A four-part agenda item:

  • City Council Direction of March 26, 2019: Lot 24 Reconsideration and Gateway Encampment Closure Plan, and Other Homelessness-Related Agenda Items.
  • Rescind Lot 24 Approval for Safe Sleeping, Revise Ross Camp Closure Plan and Form an Expert Panel on Homelessness
  • Response to Homelessness: Update and Direction Regarding Gateway Encampment Interim Site Management
  • Standard Operating Procedures for Vacating Homeless Encampments that Contain Significant Health and Safety or Nuisance Conditions

7 pm – Oral Communications

Weekly Review March 31 – April 6

Santa Cruz County

The County Historic Resources Commission meets Monday, April 1, at 9:30 am in the Planning Department Large Conference Room, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda is not available online.

The County Water Advisory Commission meets Wednesday, April 3 at 4 pm at the County Government Building, Room 312, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

John Leopold Constituent Meeting, Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30 pm at Porter Memorial Library, 3050 Porter St, in Sequel.

The County Latino Affairs Commission meets Wednesday, April 3 at 6 pm at Santa Cruz County United Way, 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

The County Regional Transportation Commission meets Thursday at 9 am at the City of Watsonville Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, #400, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Water Commission meets Monday, April 1 at 7 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Joint Workshop with Former Water Supply Advisory Committee (WSAC): Receive information on the progress and status of the implementation of the Water Supply Augmentation Strategy as recommended by the Water Supply Advisory Committee and accepted by City Council, and provide feedback to staff on presented materials.

The Santa Cruz City Zoning Administrator meets Wednesday, April 3 at 10 am at City Council Chambers at 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • 110 Cooper Street 5th Floor – Administrative Use Permit to establish a medical office (Kaiser Permanente) on the 5th and 2nd floors of an existing building zoned CBD (Central Business District) in the Pacific Avenue Retail District of the Downtown Plan.
  • 2390 Delaware Avenue – Master Temporary Use Permit and Coastal Permit for a park host site adjacent to Antonelli Pond at a site in the PK/CZ-O/SP-O (Parks District/Coastal Zone Overlay/Shoreline Protection Overlay) zone district. This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City. 

The Santa Cruz City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday April 4 is CANCELLED due to lack of agenda items.

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 is CANCELLED.

 

Other Organizations

The Soquel Creek Water District Board meets Tuesday, April 2 at 6 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Update on 2018/2019 Water Year Rainfall Totals through March 25th as Related to Water Supply Shortage Stages
  • Summary of Progress Made on Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project with Update on Water Demand Offset Program Credit Balance
  • 2018 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report
  • Provide Update on Community Water Plan (CWP) Components and Request Direction on 2019 CWP Progress Report

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 pm at the Operations Building, 13057 CA-9, in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.

Weekly Agenda Review – March 24 – 30

Santa Cruz County

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

The Santa Cruz County Planning Commission meets Wednesday, March 27 at 9 am at Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include:

  • 2606 Paul Minnie Ave., Santa Cruz – Proposal to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and associated outbuildings and construct two 1,413 square foot, commercial office buildings and a 7,115 square foot, two-story residential building containing 15 for-rent apartments ranging in size from 445 to 680 square feet.

The Santa Cruz County Commission on the Environment meets Wednesday, March 27 at Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, # 500A, in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

1st District Supervisor John Leopold Constituents Meeting, Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 pm at Discover Hope Church, 4001 Granite Creek Rd., in Scotts Valley.

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

 

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, March 26 at 3:15 pm at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for the Santa Cruz Online Agenda Review.

The Santa Cruz City Downtown Commission scheduled for Thursday, March 28 has been CANCELLED.

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council meets Thursday, March 28 at 7 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

City of Watsonville

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

 

Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port Commission meets Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm at Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, March 27 at 5 pm at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board meets Thursday, March 28 at Santa Margarita Community Room, Scotts Valley Water District, 2 Civic Center Drive, in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda.

Santa Cruz City Council Agenda Review – Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, March 26 at 3:15 pm at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Neary Lagoon Tule and Sediment Removal Project –  Motion to approve the plans and specifications for the Neary Lagoon Tule and Sediment Removal Project (m409668) and authorize staff to advertise for bids.  The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to execute the contract as authorized by Resolution No. NS-27,563.
  • Encroachment Permit for Wireless Facilities by Verizon at 117 Morrissey Blvd. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an encroachment permit to Verizon Wireless for installation and maintenance of underground conduits, vaults, at-grade cabinets and wireless canister antennas mounted on utility pole at 117 Morrissey Blvd. within the City’s right-of-way.

Public Hearing

  • 1720 West Cliff Drive –  Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Approval of Coastal Permit, Design Permit and Heritage Tree Removal Permit to Remove a Hazardous Tree and Construct a New Single Family Dwelling on a Vacant Substandard Lot in the R-1  Zone District.
  • Highway 1/9 Intersection ImprovementsResolution of Necessity in Connection with Real Property Acquisition at 744 River Street owned by R&R Santee, LLC, and  at 808 River Street owned by Richard L Santee and Tawni Santee as Trustees Under Trust Dated September 7, 1988, and Raymond W. Santee. That the City, following a hearing providing the owner of the property an opportunity to speak, adopt Resolutions finding that public necessity requires the acquisition by eminent domain.

7 pm – Oral Communications

 

Santa Cruz City Council Agenda Review – March 19 Study Session

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, March 19 at 4 pm at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, in Santa Cruz, for a Study Session. Click HERE for the agenda. Items on the agenda include:

Closed Session – 4 pm

  • Conference with Labor Negotiators

 

General Business – 4:15 pm

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 Memorandum of Understanding

Resolution adopting a Tentative Agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 521

  • Response to Homelessness: Update and Direction:

1) Receive a report on an alternative shelter pilot program, including siting options and operational strategies, select a preferred site and operational strategy, and direct the City Manager to implement the selected program model.

2) Resolution declaring a homeless shelter crisis in the City of Santa Cruz.

  • Transportation Demand Management Study Session

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is a general term for a wide range of strategies that result in more efficient use of existing transportation resources. This includes such strategies as carpooling, public transit, biking, flexible work schedules, and many others. The Council adopted the budget for an expanded Downtown TDM program at its February 12, 2019 meeting.

Staff invited members of the Planning Commission, Downtown Commission, and Transportation and Public Works Commission to attend the study session.