Environmental Review June 20 – 26

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, June 20 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Board of Supervisors Budget Hearings will be held Monday, June 21 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Proposed budgets for the Department of Child Support Services; Assessor-Recorder; Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG); Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector; Board of Supervisors; Cannabis Licensing Office; Office of the County Council; County Administrative Office and Clerk of the Board; County Clerk/Elections Office; General Services Department; Information Services; Personnel and Risk management; General County Revenues; Debt Service; Contingencies; the Technology.

Regular Agenda

  • Proposed budgets for the Collective of Results and Evidenced-Based (CORE) Investments and Set Aside; Human Services Department; and Health Services Agency.

The County Board of Supervisors Continued Budget Hearings will be held Tuesday, June 22 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Proposed budgets for Agricultural Commissioner; Agricultural Cooperative Extension; Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO); Library Fund; Monterey Bay Ar Resources District; Redevelopment Successor Agency.

Regular Agenda

  • Proposed budgets for Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services Department; Planning Department and Housing Funds; Department of Public Works; Plant Acquisition Section of Capitol projects.

The County Board of Supervisors Continued Budget Hearings scheduled for Wednesday, June 23 is CANCELLED.


The County Board of Supervisors Continued Budget Hearings will be held Thursday, June 24 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Proposed Budgets for Communications Center; Animal Control Services; Contribution to Superior Court; County Fire Protection; Grand Jury.

Regular Agenda

  • Proposed budgets for District Attorney-Public Administrator; Public Defender; Probation Department; Sheriff-Coroner; Office of Response, Recovery & Resilience.

The County RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, June 24 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Go Santa Cruz County update
    • Transportation demand management (TDM) services to Santa Cruz County with the goal of using the existing transportation system more effectively by assisting travelers to use various modes of transportation, especially sustainable transportation modes.

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission will meet Monday, June 21 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Request for Proposals for a Regional Santa Cruz County Bike Share System

The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, June 22 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

8:30 am – Closed Session

11:30 am – Open Session

Consent Agenda

  • 19. Economic Development Administration Wharf Grant Appropriation
  • 29. Murray Street Bridge Seismic Retrofit – Memorandum of Understanding Between the City and Santa Cruz Port District
  • 34. PG&E Streetlight Acquisition – Resolution of Necessity in Connection with Acquisition of Street Lighting Facilities owned by PG&E within City’s Territorial Boundaries – Budget Adjustment

Public Hearings

  • 40. 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-13 Amending Chapters 10.64, 10.65, and 4.02 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code Pertaining to Special Events

General Business

  • 41. Regional Santa Cruz County Bike Share System – Request for Proposals
  • 42. Approval of a Contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates for Consultant Services for the Downtown Plan Expansion Project
  • 43. Resolutions Requesting the Placement of a Sales and Use Tax Ballot Measure on the November 2021 Special Municipal Election, or Aligned with State of California’s Gubernatorial Recall Election
  • 44. Resolution Ordering an Election to be Held on November 2, 2021 for a Santa Cruz City Charter Amendment to be Placed on the Ballot to Allocate 20 Percent of General Fund Revenue Received from Cannabis Business Tax to Youth and Early Childhood Development Programs

6:00 pmOral Communications

General Business

  • 46. Updates on Recent Council Direction Related to Homelessness and the Camping Services and Standards Ordinance.

The SC City Arana Gulch Adaptive Management Working Group will meet Tuesday, June 22 in-person at 9:00 am at the west end of the Arana Gulch Trail opposite the Santa Cruz Bible Church, and virtually at 11:00 am. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for the full agenda packet.


The Santa Cruz METRO Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Friday, June 25 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 23 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, June 24 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • C. Update on Regional Bikeshare Program and Issuance of Request for Proposal

General Government

  • D. Consider the Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Budget and Capital Improvement Program for the City of Capitola

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, June 22 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Reports to Council

  • 7a. Fireworks enforcement presentation by Assistant Police Chief Sims & Fire Chief Lopez

Consent Agenda

  • 8g. Ocean Protection Council Proposition 1 Environmental Justice Program grant application for Middle Struve Slough Water Quality & Habitat Improvement Project in the amount of $1,086,499.95.

New Business

  • 11a. Santa Cruz County-Wide Single Vendor Bike Share System

Water Districts

The Scotts Valley Water District Executive and Public Affairs Committee will meet Monday, June 21 at 11:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Engineering and Water Resources Committee will meet Monday, June 21 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water Finance and Personnel Committee will meet Wednesday, June 23 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Environmental Organizations

The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Conservation Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port District will meet Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 pm at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365 A Lake Avenue in Santa Cruz. This in-person meeting is open to the public. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • 9. Approval of Resolution 21-01 –Authorizing the Port Director to Execute the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Port District for the Murray Street Bridge Seismic Retrofit / Barrier Replacement Project.
  • 10. Review Site Plan Concepts for Port District Owned Property at 1025 7th Avenue

The Central Coast Community Energy Audit & Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 23 is CANCELLED.


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors will meet Thursday, June 24 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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Environmental Review June 13 – 19

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, June 12 at 8:00 pm. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website.

County of Santa Cruz

The County Regional Transportation Bicycle Advisory Committee will meet Monday, June 14 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Highway 1 – State Park to Freedom Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project & Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Professional Engineering Services Contract Award & Addition of Interim Trail Alternative.
  • Capitola Trestle Update, Interim Trail Alternative, and Amendment to Professional Engineering Services Agreement with RailPros Inc.

The County RTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, June 17 is CANCELLED.


City of Santa Cruz


The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 1121 Pacific Avenue  – Administrative Use Permit to allow for a medical office use on the second floor of an existing commercial building located in the CBD (Central Business District) and within the Pacific Avenue Retail District in the Downtown Plan. Environmental Determination:  Categorical Exemption.

The SC City Historic Preservation Commission will to meet Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 415 Mott AvenueHistoric Alteration Permit to construct a two-story addition on a single family residence on a substandard lot located in the R-L zone district and within the Seabright Area Plan.

City of Capitola

The Capitola Commission on the Environment will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Rispin Park Riparian Restoration – staff information update only
  • Climate Action Plan
  • Gas Powered Leaf Blower Ban – information only

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Pinewood Estates Landscape Maintenance Assessment District: Resolution No. 1213.35; Annual Engineer’s Report Pinewood Estates.
  • Skypark Open Space Maintenance Assessment District No. 1: Resolution No. 1555-SP-033; Annual Engineer’s Report Skypark.
  • Consider approval for a Planned Development Zoning Permit, Land Division, Design Review Application and Environmental Review in the High Density Residential General Plan and Zoning District for a ten-lot subdivision for the construction of ten units (six detached single-family dwellings and two attached duet/duplexes) and related site improvements on a 1.04 acre site located at Erba Lane.
  • Consider approval for a Planned Development Zoning Permit, Minor Land Division, Environmental Review and Design Review Application in the High Density Residential General Plan and Zoning District for a three-lot subdivision and a common parcel, for two new single-family dwellings and a new detached two-car garage for the existing single family dwelling on a 0.43-acre site located at 4303 B Scotts Valley Drive.
  • Consider approval of Wastewater Rates for FY 2021/22 through FY 2025/26.

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission meeting schedule for Thursday, June 17 is CANCELLED.


Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Special Lompico Assessment District Oversight Committee Meeting/Workshop will meet Monday June 14 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Districts

The Ben Lomond Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Branciforte Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, June 17 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Central Coast Community Energy Policy Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Central Coast Community Energy Operations Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 10:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Receive a presentation on the FY 2021-22 AB2766 Electric Bicycle (E-bike) incentive component of the MBARD Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (eVIP).

The Estuary Project Saturday Work Day will meet Saturday, June 19 from 9:00 am 10 11:00 am, by the Laurel Street Bridge at San Lorenzo Blvd, upstream from Fox Skate Park.


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Weekly Environmental Review June 6 – 12

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, June 6 at 10:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website.

County of Santa Cruz

First District Supervior Manu Koenig will hold a Constituent Meeting and Agenda Review Monday, June 7 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for instructions for public participation.


The County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Monday, June 7 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Presentation from Will Fourt on mitigation plantings at Anna Jean CummingsAgreement with Regional Transportation Commission for Off-Site Mitigation Plantings at Anna Jean Cummings County Park & Future Natural Resource Management Planning.
  • Presentation from Todd Marco about the Nisene Rio Gateway.
  • Update on outreach to the public about County Park rules

The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, May 8 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 29. Accept and File report on additional information regarding the Grow Santa Cruz County Revolving Loan Fund, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • 32. Accept and file the report on the 2021 Redistricting Process and related timeline; approve a Public Hearing Schedule option; and direct the County Administrative Office to return no later than August 24, 2021, with the next update, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • 63. Approve agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) in the amount of $64,000 to support early detection and abatement of noxious weeds in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire area, approve agreement with Groundswell Coastal Ecology to perform the scope of work outlined in CDFA agreement, adopt resolution accepting unanticipated revenue in the amount of $64,000, and take related actions, as recommended by the Agricultural Commissioner.
  • 67. Approve agreement with Mark Thomas in the not-to-exceed amount of $2,356,323 for design and right of way services on the Soquel Drive Buffered Bike Lane and Congestion Mitigation project, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • Adopt resolution summarily vacating the slope easement over APN 041-221-32; find the proposed summary vacation of slope easement consistent with the General Plan, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Regular Agenda

  • 7. Consider presentation on the 2021 California Fire Season by Fire Chief Ian Larkin, as outlined in the memorandum of the Director of General Services.

1:30 pm – Scheduled Items

16. Consider approval in concept of an ordinance adding Chapter 5.53 to the Santa Cruz County Code regarding regulations for Shared Mobility Device Services, and schedule the ordinance for a second reading and final adoption on June 29, 2021, as outlined in the memorandum of Supervisor Manu Koenig.

17. Public hearing to consider approval in concept of ordinance amending Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 15.01 and sections 13.03.050, 13.10.418.A, 13.10.352.B and 14.01.411 regarding Parkland Dedication and In-Lieu Fees, the additions of section 15.03 regarding Park Impact Fees and section 15.05 regarding Trail and Coastal Access; adopt resolution approving the CEQA Notice of Exemption, and schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on June 29, 2021, as outlined in the memorandum of the Director of Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services.


The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Elderly & Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, June 8 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Capitola Trestle Update & Interim Trail Alternative
  • Highway 1 – State Park to Freedom Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project & Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Addition of Interim Trail Alternative
  • AMBAG Draft 2021 Title VI Plan

The County Sanitation District will meet Thursday, June 10 at 4:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Water Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, May 7 is CANCELLED.


The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, June 8 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

9:00 am – Closed Session

11:30 am – Consent Agenda

  • The below item (14.) was initially heard at the May 25, 2021 Council meeting. However, it was discovered that the application and resolution that were adopted were incorrect. Therefore, Council must rescind the resolutions that were adopted on the 25th, and approve the correct resolution.
  • 14. California Coastal Conservancy’s Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience Program for Arroyo Seco Canyon and DeLaveaga Park Fuel Reduction – Grant Acceptance, Authorization and Appropriation – Budget Adjustment.
  • 21. San Lorenzo River Lagoon Management Program – Authorization to Reject Bid from Integra Construction Services, Award Contract to Syblon Reid Engineering, and Budget Adjustment.

General Business

6:00 pm – Public Hearing

  • 35. Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.36 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code Related to Camping Services and Standards.  Location: Citywide.  CEQA: Exempt.

Oral Communications


City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 9 by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting..


The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Housing for a Healthy Santa Cruz Three-Year Plan Presentation – Receive presentation from Santa Cruz County Human Services Department staff and adopt the final version of the Housing for a Healthy Santa Cruz: A Strategic Framework for Addressing Homelessness in Santa Cruz County.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, June 8 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 6. Kamilah Deyn Townhomes public & on-site improvement agreement & final map.

5:30 pm

New Business

  • 12. 2021-2023 Strategic Plan

Water Districts

The Soquel Creek Water District Public Outreach Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 is CANCELLED.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Administration and Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Lompico Assessment District Oversight Committee will hold a Special Meeting/Workshop on Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Annual Report Workshop

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Sustainable Groundwater Committee #9 will meet Thursday, June 10 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Districts

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Monday, June 7 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Central Fire District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, June 10 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Environmental Organizations

The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Other Organizations

The California Coastal Commission will meet Wednesday, June 9 through Friday June 11 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agendas and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Central Coast District – Wednesday, June 9

  • City of Santa Cruz LCP Amendment No. LCP-3-STC-20-0040-2-Part A (Parking Standards). – Concurrence with the Executive Director’s determination that the request by City of Santa Cruz to amend the LCP’s Implementation Plan to reduce parking
  • requirements for residential development, modernize commercial parking standards, provide a process for proposing alternative methods to address parking needs in commercial and residential projects, and clarify existing parking standards, is de minimis.
  • City of Santa Cruz LCP Amendment No. LCP-3-STC-20-0040-2-Part-C (Zoning Code Cleanup) – Concurrence with the Executive Director’s determination that the request by City of Santa Cruz to modify various sections of the LCP’s Implementation Plan to provide internal consistency, improve clarity and other general updates, is minor.
  • City of Capitola LCP Amendment Number LCP-3-CAP-20-0082-2 (Land Use Map/IP Update). Certification Review – Concurrence with the Executive Director’s determination that the action by City of Capitola accepting certification of LCP-3-CAP-20-0082-2 with modifications (related to land use/zoning and/or implementing regulations for Village Hotel site, Inn at Depot Hill, and Monarch Cove Inn) is legally adequate.

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation Schedule and Process

The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

Weekly Environmental Review May 30 – June 5

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, May 30 at 8:00 pm. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website.


County of Santa Cruz

The County Water Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, June 2 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, June 3 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Highway 1 – State Park to Freedom Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project & Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Professional Engineering Services Contract Award & Addition of Interim Trail Alternative.
  • Capitola Trestle Update, Interim Trail Alternative, and Amendment to Professional Engineering Services Agreement with RailPros, Inc.

The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, June 4 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 327 Beach Drive, Aptos – Proposal to operate a new four-bedroom vacation rental. Requires a Vacation Rental Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the north side of Beach Drive at 327 Beach Drive in Aptos.
  • 430 8th Avenue, Santa Cruz – Proposal to operate a new four-bedroom vacation rental. Requires a Vacation Rental Permit and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located approximately 150 feet north of the intersection of 8th Avenue and Dolores Street (430 8th Avenue).
  • 1003 Laurel Glen Rd., Soquel – Proposal to establish a 10,000 square foot outdoor cannabis cultivation in a TP (Timber Production) zone district. Requires a Commercial Development Permit and a determination that the project is exempt from further environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property is located on the east side of Laurel Glen Road (1003 Laurel Glen Road), approximately 1.3 miles northwest from the intersection of Soquel San Jose Road.

The County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission will meet Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Discuss unhoused encampments in riparian areas

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Tuesday, June 2 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 815 Almar Avenue 14 – Administrative Use Permit to establish a tasting room in a spirits distillery located in the IG/Per-2 (General Industrial, Performance Overlay) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)
  • 706 Modesto AvenueDesign Permit to construct a two story addition to an existing single-family residence on a substandard lot in the R-1-5/CZ-O (Single Family Residential/Coastal Zone Overlay) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)
  • 525 Pacific AvenueAdministrative Use Permit to establish a low risk alcohol outlet (Big Basin Vineyards) with an outdoor seating area in the CBDE (Central Business District – Lower Pacific) zone district and within the Beach and South of Laurel Area Plan. (Environmental Determination; Categorical Exemption)
  • 902, 912, 920 Pacific Avenue – Coastal Permit to demolish an existing structure and construct a seven-story mixed use building with 94 affordable residences, ground floor commercial, and second floor office space on a parcel located within the CBD/CZ-O/FP-O (Central Business District/Coastal Zone Overlay/Floodplain Overlay) zone district and within the Pacific Avenue Retail District subarea of the Downtown Plan. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption) This project requires a Coastal Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission.
  • 333 & 423 Front StreetNonresidential Demolition Authorization Permit, Coastal Permit and Design Permit to demolish an existing structure and construct a new downtown Santa Cruz Pacific Station Metro Station including 22 bus bays, pedestrian circulation and crosswalks, and solar array canopies on a parcel located within the CBD/CZ-O/FP-O (Central Business District/Coastal Zone Overlay/Floodplain Overlay) zone district and within the Front Street/Riverfront Corridor subareas of the Downtown Plan. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption). This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.

The SC City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 3 is CANCELLED.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Calendar

  • 723 El Salto DriveCoastal Development Permit for the construction of a fence on a residential property located within the R-1/VS (Single-Family Residential/Visitor Serving) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

Public Hearings

  • 1650 41st AvenueConditional Use Permit Amendment to change the allowed retail alcohol sale of beer and wine to include the sale of distilled spirits for off-site consumption at a Chevron gas station located within the CC (Community Commercial) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, June 2 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, June 1 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Special Use Permit with Environmental Review to allow for the establishment of a secondhand store in an existing ±9,400 square foot commercial tenant space with the option to expand operations to the ±20,000 square foot remainder of the commercial building for Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay at 555 Main Street.
  • Recommendation to City Council for adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration, General Plan map amendment, zoning map amendment, planned development, major subdivision, Special Use Permit with design review & specific development plan to allow the construction of 21 townhomes on a 1.57± acre site located at 547 Airport Boulevard.
  • Appeal of the Cannabis Selection Committee’s denial of pre-application #1284 for the establishment of a cannabis retail facility in the city of Watsonville.

Environmental Organizations

The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 2 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Water Districts

The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, June 1 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Environmental Committee will meet Wednesday, June 2 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, June 3 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Prevention Districts

The Central Fire District Personnel Committee will meet Thursday, June 3 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Central Fire District Finance Committee will meet Thursday, June 3 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County (LAFCO) will meet Wednesday, June 2 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • UCSC Long Range Development PlanLAFCO Comment Letter – The Commission will consider a draft comment letter pertaining to the recent lawsuit between the City of Santa Cruz and UCSC regarding the delivery of water and sewer services under the University’s Long Range Development Plan.

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, June 3 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Pajaro River Watershed Flood Prevention Authority Board of Directors will meet Friday, June 4 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Pajaro River Flood Risk Reduction Project Update

The information on Santa Cruz Environmental Review is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE to contact the webmaster with corrections or additions.

Santa Cruz Environmental Review May 23 – 30

County of Santa Cruz

First District Supervisor Manu Koening will hold a Constituent Meeting and Agenda Review Monday, May 24 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for instructions for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, May 25 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • 30. Approve agreement between the County of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission for Off-Site Mitigation Plantings at Anna Jean Cummings Park, authorize Parks Director to sign agreement, and authorize Parks Director to approve amendments that do not impose obligations or increase cost to the County, as recommended by the Director of Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services.

The County Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, May 26 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, May 26 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Public hearing to review and provide recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on proposed amendments to the County Code regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and an associated CEQA Notice of Exemption. Amendments to Chapters 13.10 and 13.20 are coastal implementing and will require Coastal Commission certification after County adoption.

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, May 26 at 11:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Commission on the Environment will meet Wednesday, May 26 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Introduction of the new Office of Response, Recovery, and Resilience

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, May 25 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

10:00 am – Closed Session

12:15 – pm – Consent Agenda

  • 11. California Coastal Conservancy’s Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience Program for Arroyo Seco Canyon and DeLaveaga Park Fuel Reduction – Grant Acceptance, Authorization and Appropriation, plus Budget Adjustment.
  • State Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) and Infill and Infrastructure (IIG) Program Funding Applications for the Pacific Station North Project.
  • Resolution Declaring Two Non-Contiguous City-Owned Parcels on the 300 Block of Front Street as Exempt Surplus Property Pursuant to the Surplus Lands Act (Cal. Govt. § 54220, et seq.).

Public Hearing

  • 19. Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.36 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code Related to Camping Services and Standards.  Location: Citywide.  CEQA: Exempt.

Oral Communications


The SC City Downtown Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 27 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee will meet Wednesday, May 26 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 4855 Topaz StreetDesign Permit for a new attached garage on an existing nonconforming single-family residence and a new attached Accessory Dwelling Unit (approved ministerially) located within the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone and requires a Coastal Development Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Consider a Request from the Owners of 403 Loma Avenue to Amend the Existing Accessory Dwelling Unit Size Limit Deed Restriction and Associated Policy

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a Special Meeting Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Discussion of the Parks Element of the proposed Capital Improvement Program for 2021/22.

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday May 25 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

4:30 – Closed Session

5:30 pmPublic Hearings, Ordinances, & Appeals

  • Public/protest hearing to consider proposed increase of water, wastewater, & solid waste utility rates for Fiscal Years 2021/22 through 2025/26.

Water Districts

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Projects & Facility Committee will meet Wednesday, May 26 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Environmental Organizations

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band: Relearning Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Steward Mother Earth will meet Tuesday, May 25 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and registration.


The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Conservation Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port Commission will meet Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 27 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Elements

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Weekly Environmental Review May 16 – 22

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, May 16 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website.


Environmental Organizations

Seabright Community Restoration Day will meet Monday, May 17 at 9:00 am. Meet at Seabright Beach – exact location of meeting varies weekly. For more information contact project leader: Jeb Bishop jeb.bishop@groundswellecology.org or outreach@groundswellecology.org


County of Santa Cruz


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Adopt ordinance amending Chapter 5.47 of the Santa Cruz County Code to delay implementation of the mandatory charge for disposable cups to January 1, 2022.
  • Direct the Chair to send a letter on behalf of the County supporting California Senate Bill 612 (Portantino), which benefits energy customers of community-choice aggregators, as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.
  • Direct the Department of Parks, Open Spaces and Cultural Services to prepare an application to the State Coastal Conservancy for a North Coast Facilities and Management Planning grant, as recommended by Supervisor Coonerty
  • Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, beginning at 9:00 am or thereafter, to consider: changes to Santa Cruz County Code sections 15.01 and 13.03.050 regarding Parkland Dedication and In-Lieu Fees, additions of section 15.03 regarding Park Impact Fees, and section 15.05 regarding Trail and Coastal Access, and CEQA Notice of Exemption; direct the Clerk of the Board to publish notice of hearing, and take related actions, as recommended by the Director of Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services.

Regular Agenda

  • Public hearing to consider resolution confirming proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 benefit assessment rate and service charge reports for County Service Areas (CSAs) No. 53, No. 53N, and No. 53S for Mosquito Abatement and Disease Control, as outlined in the memorandum of the Agricultural Commissioner.

The County Human Services Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 19 at 8:30 am by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Fire Department Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 9 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The County Commission on the Environment is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 19 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The SCCRTC Transportation Policy Workshop scheduled for Thursday, May 20 is CANCELLED.


The SCCRTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, May 20 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Highway 1 – State Park to Freedom Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project & Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Addition of Interim Trail Alternative
  • Capitola Trestle Update & Interim Trail Alternative

The County Sanitation District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 20 at 4:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The County Zoning Administrator will meet Friday, May 21 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and click HERE for instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 329 Beach Dr., Aptos – Continued from the May 7, 2021 agenda: Proposal to demolish an existing one-story single family dwelling and construct a new three-story single family dwelling. Requires a Coastal Development Permit and Variances: to increase the allowed Floor Area Ratio from 50% to 59%, to increase the allowed number of stories from two to three, to increase the allowed 28 foot height to 35 feet, to reduce the required front yard setback from 20 feet to 10 feet, to reduce the required western side yard setback from 5 feet to 0 feet, and to decrease the required eastern side yard setback from 8 feet to 3 feet, and a determination that the proposal is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project located approximately 1500 feet south of the intersection with Rio Del Mar (329 Beach Drive).
  • 6010 Winkle Ave., Santa Cruz – Proposal to construct an ADU and attached deck on site with an existing single-family dwelling in the R-1-6 zone district. Requires a Variance to reduce the required 10′ street side yard setback to approximately 4 feet 9 inches and to increase the height from 16 feet to around 17 feet 6 inches for a portion of the structure and a determination that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Thurber Lane and Winkle Avenue (6010 Winkle Avenue) in the Live Oak Planning Area.
  • 1155 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz – Proposal to construct a 1,502 square foot one-story single-family dwelling and a 1,080 square foot two-story non-habitable accessory structure (garage/workshop) on site with an existing 1,260 square foot dwelling, and to demolish 1,423 square feet of an existing 1,783 square foot workshop/garage/storage building to result in a two-unit dwelling-group on site with a garage/workshop and a 360 square foot workshop/storage building, in the R-1-5 zone district. The project also designates a building envelope for the future development of a third dwelling unit on the parcel. Requires a Residential Development Permit for a dwelling group and a Site Development Permit for a non-habitable accessory structure that exceeds 640 square feet in floor area and 13 feet in height, and a determination that the project is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the north side of Rodriguez Street (1155 Rodriguez Street) approximately 500 feet west of the intersection with Paul Minnie Avenue in Live Oak.
  • 7710 Glen Haven Rd., Soquel – Proposal to operate a Class RA outdoor cannabis cultivation facility with up to 2,700 square feet of canopy under outdoor hoop houses on a site zoned RA (Residential Agriculture) on site with a single-family dwelling. Proposal include Class 1 Distribution. The project requires a Commercial Development Permit, with exceptions to the required 400 feet separation setback from adjacent habitable structures, and a determination that the project is exempt from the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission will meet Monday, May 17 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • San Lorenzo Riverwalk Lighting Project
  • Transportation and Public Works Commission Annual Work Plan

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 1816 West Cliff DriveCoastal Permit and Design Permit to construct a two story 3,257 square foot on a vacant lot in the R-1-5/CZ-O/SP-O (Single Family Residence/Coastal Zone Overlay/Shoreline Protection Overlay) zone district and within the West Cliff Drive Overlay area. Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption. This project requires a Coastal Permit which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission after all possible appeals are exhausted through the City.
  • 143 Sacramento AvenueDesign Permit to construct a second story addition on anexisting two story residence located on a substandard parcel in the R-1-5/CZ-O (Single Family Residence/Coastal Zone Overlay) zone district. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

The SC City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 20 is CANCELLED.


City of Capitola

The Capitola Commission on the Environment will meet Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Gas Powered Leaf Blower Ban
  • Work Plan
    • Rispin Park Riparian Restoration
    • Compostable and Biodegradable Take Out Materials/Restaurant Guide

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Lompico Assessment District Oversight Committee will meet Monday, May 17 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Engineering Committee will meet Tuesday, May 18 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, May 18 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget and Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 20 at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Districts

The Aromas Tri County Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Ben Lomond Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 19 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Fire District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 20 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting..


Other Organizations

The Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) will host their 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy Public Workshop, Tuesday at 5:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for public participation.


The Monterey Bay Air Resources District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 19 at 1:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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Weekly Environmental Review May 10 Addendum

The Central Coast Community Energy Operations Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 10:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Adopt Resolution No. OB-2021-02 Approving the Formation of California Community Choice Financing Authority to Enable Energy Prepayment Transactions and Authorize the CEO to Execute the Joint Powers Agreement (Action Item)

The Central Coast Community Energy Joint Policy & Operations Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 11:15 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Cost of Service Rate Design Workshop

Weekly Environmental Review May 9 – 15

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, May 9 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website.

Environmental Organizations

Seabright Community Restoration Day will meet Monday, May 10 at 9:00 am. Meet at Seabright Beach – exact location of meeting varies weekly. For more information contact project leader: Jeb Bishop jeb.bishop@groundswellecology.org or outreach@groundswellecology.org

Save Our Shores What’s in a Watershed Trivia Night will meet Wednesday, may 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information and instructions for participation.

The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for participation.

Save Our Shores beach cleanup at Seabright Beach, Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 am at 15 East Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for information or contact volunteer@saveourshores.org.


County of Santa Cruz

The SCCRTC Bicycle Advisory Committee will hold a Special Meeting Monday, May 10 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


First District Supervisor Manu Koenig will hold an Agenda Review Constituent Meeting Monday, May 10 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for instructions for public participation.


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • 17. Adopt ordinance adding Chapter 12.32 to the Santa Cruz County Code, relating to Limited-Density Owner-Built Rural Dwellings (approved in concept on April 27, 2021).
  • 33. Recognize the establishment of the North Coast Multi-Agency Coordinating Committee, approve the Third District office facilitating its activities, and direct the Department of Parks, Open Spaces and Cultural Services to prepare an application to the State Coastal Conservancy for a North Coast Facilities and Management Planning grant, as recommend by Supervisor Coonerty.
  • 48. Approve amendments to agreements for emergency tree removals relating to impacts of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on critical roadway facilities; direct Public Works to return on or before June 8, 2021 with administration status of emergency work close-out and final costs on each project, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

Regular Agenda

  • 8. Consider approval in concept of ordinance amending Chapter 5.47 of the Santa Cruz County Code to delay implementation of the mandatory charge for disposable cups to January 1, 2022; schedule ordinance for final adoption on May 18, 2021, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.

The County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 191157 1555 Soquel Drive – Proposal to amend the Master Plan for Dominican Hospital (88-0065) by establishing a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for construction of an approximately 85,000 square foot addition to the existing hospital facility to facilitate construction of a new surgery department and reconfiguration of the existing emergency room. Project includes construction of a three-story parking structure on adjoining parcels. Requires approval of a Planned Unit Development, Commercial Development Permit, amendment to Master Plan 88-0065, Sign Exception, and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

City of Santa Cruz

Notice of Extension of Public Review Period regarding the Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project located at 2035 North Pacific Avenue.

  • Public Review Period: April 12, 2021 through May 11, 2021.
  • The public review period has been extended through June 10, 2021.

Click HERE for information on the project.


The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 9:30 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

9:30 am – Closed Agenda

1:00 pm- Consent Agenda

  • 13. California Climate Action Corps Application – Urban Forestry Renewal Project through Service and Outreach in Santa Cruz.

General Business

  • Transition to City Council District Elections.

Oral Communications


City of Capitola

The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

General Government

  • Presentation of Coastal Commission Recommended Modifications to Capitola Municipal Code Chapter 17: Zoning Code – Receive staff presentation and adopt a resolution accepting the California Coastal Commission modifications to amendments to the City of Capitola General Plan Map, Zoning Map, and Zoning code Chapters 17.28 Visitor Serving Overlay Zones and Chapter 17.88 Incentive for Community Benefits, and reinstating portions of Zoning Code Chapter 17.30 V-S Visitor Serving District specific to the Monarch Cove Inn.

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission will meet Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Bay Village Planned Development, Erba Lane – Consideration of a Cultural Resource Alteration Application for the proposed construction of 10 single-family dwellings, including two duplex/duets.
  • Target Remodel, 270 Mount Hermon Road – Consideration of a Planned Development and Design Review for a proposed Target store located at the existing 57,780 square foot building a the Scotts Valley Square Shopping Center. The project includes exterior modifications to the building design, parking lot modifications for ADA compliance and the Target Drive Up program and new signage.
  • Bay Village Planned Development, Erba Lane – Consideration of a Planned Development, Land Division, Design Review and Environmental Assessment for the Bay Village Planned Development to subdivide a 1.04-acre site into 10 lots for the construction of 10 units (six detached single-family dwellings and two attached duet/duplexes) and related site improvements, in the High Density Residential General Plan and Zoning District located at Erba Lane.
  • 4303-B Scotts Valley Drive Planned Development – Consideration of a Planned Development, Minor Land Division, Design Review and Environmental Assessment, for a three-lot subdivision and a common parcel on a 0.43-acre site in the High Density Residential General Plan and Zoning District. Two new single-family dwellings and a new attached two-car garage for an existing single family dwelling is proposed.

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

4:00 pm – Closed Session

5:30 pm – Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • Watsonville Slough Connector Trail Project at Ramsay Park – Resolution approving plans and specifications & calling for bids for the Watsonville Slough connector trail project at Ramsay Park.

New Business

  • Consideration of contract for site service agreement with Pájaro Valley Unified School District for the city’s Environmental Science Workshop to operate drop-in science programming.

Water Districts

The San Lorenzo Valley Administration Committee will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Administration and Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Workshop for Conjunctive Use Plan and CEQA Review – Discussion by the Board, staff, and the public regarding the Conjunctive Use Plan and CEQA review.

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Ad Hoc Sustainable Groundwater Committee will meet Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Protection Districts

The Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 12:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Central Fire District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 13 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Other Organizations

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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Weekly Environmental Review May 2 – 8

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, May 2 at 11:00 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website.


Environmental Organizations

Environteers Ecoactions – Click HERE for environmental volunteer opportunities in Santa Cruz County.


Ecology Action is celebrating Santa Cruz County Bike Month. Click HERE for to sign up for Ecology Action activities.


The UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden Ray Collett Rare and Extraordinary Plant Lecture Series will feature Rob Badger and Nita Winter: “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey: The Making of Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” Monday, May 3 at 6 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE to register.


The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Transportation Committee will meet Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Santa Cruz County

The County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, May 6 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Report Regarding Grant Requirement Compliance in Context of the Tie Vote by the Commission in Relations to the Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis and Rail Network Integration StudyBusiness Plan for Electric Passenger Rail on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.

The County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission will meet Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, May 3 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Fiscal Year 2022 Department Budget Proposal

The SC City Water Commission will meet Monday, May 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Water Rates – 1st Look – Rate Structure and Preliminary Rates and Customer Panel

City of Capitola

The Capital Planning Commission will meet Thursday may 6 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 527 Capitola AvenueAppeal of an administrative approval of a tree removal application located within the CN (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, May 3 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Adoption of revised recreation facility rental fee schedule

Water Districts

The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, May 4 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


Fire Districts

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


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Weekly Review August 2 – 8

NOTE: In response to State, County and City Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are generally accessible to the public by remote teleconference only. Public participation at some meetings, including all County Commission meetings, are restricted to audio teleconferencing only. The public cannot view these meetings by video teleconference. Check meeting agendas for specific instructions for public participation.

This Weekly Review features public meetings as of the time of publication, August 1 at 11 am. Meeting status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website.

 

County of Santa Cruz

The County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Monday, August 3 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Public participation is by audio telephone conference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • SlowStreets Santa Cruz presentation

The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, August 4 at 9 am at the Board Chambers & Community Room, Governmental Center , 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda, click HERE for instructions for public participation, and click HERE for instructions to how to submit comments on agenda items. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Adopt ordinance amending Chapter 5.47 of the Santa Cruz County Code, delaying implementation of the mandatory charge for single-use disposable cups and making findings of exemption from CEQA (approved in concept June 30, 2020).
  • Adopt ordinance amending Chapter 7.128 of the Santa Cruz County Code, relating to non-retail commercial cannabis regulations outside of the coastal zone (approved in concept June 30, 2020).
  • Schedule a jurisdictional hearing on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter to consider whether to take jurisdiction of an appeal regarding Planning Commission decision on Application 181024, a proposal for demolition and replacement of an existing dwelling on property located at 379 Beach Drive in Aptos.

Land Use & Community Services

  • Defer to August 18, 2020, consideration of proposed ordinance amending Santa Cruz County Code section 13.10.694 Vacation Rentals, and use charts within sections 13.10.312, 13.10.322, 13.10.352 and 13.10.372 to implement amendments to 13.10.694 (proposed amendments in the Coastal Zone require review and certification by the California Coastal Commission), as recommended by the Planning Director.
  • Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM or thereafter, to consider amendments to various sections of Chapter 13.10 of the Santa Cruz County Code (Local Coastal Program Implementing Ordinance) and CEQA Notice of Exemption regarding Temporary Uses and Structures, Accessory Structures, Home Occupations, and Hosted Rentals; and take related actions, as recommended by the Planning Director.
  • Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider application 28381, a proposal to rezone three contiguous parcels totaling approximately 60 acres from the Special Use (SU) zone district to Timber Production (TP) on parcels located approximately one mile south of the intersection of Buzzard Lagoon Road and Summit Road in the Summit Planning area, as recommended by the Planning Director.

Regular Agenda

  • Public hearing to consider proposed easement by condemnation (APN 041-081- 18, 041-081-19, 041-081-20, 041-081-21) to support the Valencia Road 2017 Storm Damage Repair project, and adopt Resolution of Necessity authorizing County Counsel to institute eminent domain proceedings to obtain possession of the required real property interests, as outlined in the memorandum of the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • Consider resolution issuing Emergency Regulation No. 2020-01 to temporarily suspend single-use bag charges in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

1:30 pm Scheduled Item

  • Public Hearing de novo to consider Application No. 181556, a proposal to construct a small parking lot and restroom improvements and to operate a business that would allow clients to spread cremated remains at selected trees and to visit by appointment, within a property zoned for Timber Production (TP) and Special Use (SU) in the Eureka Canyon area (Assessor’s Parcel Number 106-291- 16) under a Less Than Three-Acre Timber Conversion Exemption, and confirm the project is exempt from requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director.

The County Water Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, August 5 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Public participation is by audio telephone conference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, August 3 at 4:00 pm by Zoom teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Parks Master Plan 2030 and Environmental Impact Report – The Parks & Recreation Commission recommend City Council adopt the following resolutions: (1) a resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (Attachment 1); (2) a resolution including Findings of Fact and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (Attachment 2); and (3) a resolution approving the Parks Master Plan 2030 (Attachment 3).

The SC City Zoning Administrator will meet Wednesday, August 5 at 10:00 am by remote teleconference. Public participation is by audio telephone conference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Beekeeping on Residential and Non-Residential Property Citywide – Amendment of Municipal Code Section 24.12.650 relating to keeping of honeybees on residential and non-residential property. The Amendment will facilitate the creation of apiaries for honeybees in the City without the need to acquire a permit provided beehives comply with proposed standards. CEQA: Exempt
  • Amendments to the City of Santa Cruz Municipal Code to Exempt Electric Vehicle Charging Stations from Historic Alteration Permits and to Revise the Variations to District Regulations Allowed as Incentives for Historic Properties.
  • Code Amendments to Parking for Residential and Nonresidential Land Uses-Citywide.
  • Code Amendments to Comply with State Law, Remove Obsolete Sections,  and Streamline Planning Application Process.

The SC City Historic Preservation Committee will meet Wednesday, August 5 at 11:00 am by remote teleconference. Public participation will be by telephone conference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 418 and 428 Front StreetNonresidential Demolition Authorization Permit to demolish two historic commercial buildings to facilitate the construction of a seven-story, mixed-use building with 175 residential condos and 11,498 square feet of ground floor and levee front commercial space on property located within the CBD/CZ-O/FP-O (Central Business District/Coastal Zone Overlay/Floodplain Overlay) zone district and within the Front Street/Riverfront area of the Downtown Plan.

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00 pm by Zoom teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public comment. Agenda items include:

  • PUBLIC HEARING: Pinewood Estates Landscape Maintenance Assessment District: Resolution No. 1213.34; Annual Engineer’s Report Pinewood Estates
  • PUBLIC HEARING: Skypark Open Space Maintenance Assessment District No. 1: Resolution No. 1555-SP-032; Annual Engineer’s Report Skypark.

The Scotts Valley City Council will meet in Special Closed Session Wednesday, August 5 at 6:45 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public comment.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and its Appendices are ready for public comment. Public Comments are due Monday, August 10. Click HERE for information.


The Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Monday, August 3 at 6:30 pm by GoToMeetings teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

 

Other Organizations

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Monday, August 3 at 7 pm by Zoom teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and click HERE for instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget & Finance Committee will meet Thursday, August 4 at 9:00 by GoToMeeting teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 is CANCELLED.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee will meet Wednesday, August 5 at 9:15 am by GoToMeeting teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 am by Community TV Zoom teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Engineering Committee will meet Thursday, August 6 at 1:30 pm by GoToMeeting teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 pm by Zoom teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

 

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