Weekly Review March 1 – 7

County of Santa Cruz

5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson holds a Constituent Meeting Wednesday, March 4 at 12:15 pm at the Sheriff Community Service Center, 6062 Graham Hill Road, Suite A in Felton.


1st District Supervisor John Leopold holds a Constituent Meeting Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 pm at Porter Memorial Library, 3050 Porter Street in Soquel.


The County Regional Transportation Commission meets Thursday, March 5 at 9:00 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Approve authorizing the Executive Director to award a contract for the Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project (State Park Drive to Freedom Boulevard) Programming Action, Caltrans Cooperative Agreement Amendment, Measure DFive Year Program of Projects Amendment, and RTC Budget and Work Program Amendments.

Regular Agenda

  • Transit Corridors Alternatives Analysis – Goals/Screening Criteria/ Performance Measures and Initial List of Alternatives
  • Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report for the North Coast Rail Trail Project

The County Emergency Management Council meets Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 pm at the Emergency Operations Center, Building C, Second Floor, 5200 Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The County Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force meets Thursday, March 5 at 3:00 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main St #400, in Watsonville. The agenda is not available online.


The County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission meets Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at the County Governmental Center, 5th Floor Redwood Conference Room 520, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available at https://tinyurl.com/w88b8rg 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Arana Gulch Adaptive Management Working Group meets Monday, March 2 at 9:00 am at Santa Cruz Bible Church Coffee Shop, 440 Frederick Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The SC City Water Commission meets Monday, March 2 at 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The SC City Zoning Administrator meets Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00 am at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • 335 Soquel AvenueAdministrative Use Permit for a Use Determination to establish a fitness studio in a multi-tenant commercial building at a site in the CC (Community Commercial) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)
  • 2390 Delaware AvenueMaster Temporary Administrative Use Permit and Coastal Permit to allow for a park host site adjacent to Antonelli Pond to operate for six months a year (No buildings development or changes to site from permit CP19-0015) in the PK (Parks) Zone District. (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.
  • 428 King StreetAdministrative Use Permit to allow a half bathroom (toilet and sink) in a non-habitable accessory building on a substandard property located in the R-1-5 (Single Family Residence) zone district. (Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption)
  • 740 Front Street 150Administrative Use Permit to establish an academic instructional school (Kumon) in the CBD/FP-O (Central Business District/Floodplain Overlay) zone district and within the Front Street/Riverfront Corridor of the Downtown Plan. (Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption)

The SC City Planning Commission meets Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Building Electrification through Prohibitions on Use of Natural Gas in New Construction – Provide comments for the City Council to consider in its potential adoption of an ordinance adding a new Chapter 6.100 to the Santa Cruz Municipal Code that would prohibit natural gas infrastructure in newly constructed buildings.
  • Discussion of potential Section 8 amendment to Inclusionary Ordinance – Discuss Section 8 options for meeting affordability requirements in the Inclusionary Ordinance.

The first Resilient Coast Santa Cruz Open House is Thursday, March 5 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street in Santa Cruz. An Open House Community Meeting to see the progress on the Resilient Coast Santa Cruz Initiative and to learn about coastal change and adaptation planning, as well as offer feedback and input. Click HERE for more information.

The second Resilient Coast Santa Cruz Open House is Saturday, March 7 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Beach Flats Community Park, 160 Raymond Street in Santa Cruz. An Open House Community Meeting to see the progress on the Resilient Coast Santa Cruz Initiative and to learn about coastal change and adaptation planning, as well as offer feedback and input. Click HERE for more information.

City of Capitola

The Capitola Planning Commission meets Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Calendar

  • 1530 49th AvenueDesign Permit for demolition of an existing one-story single-family residence and construction of a new two-story single-family residence and accessory dwelling unit 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 after all possible appeals are exhausted. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
  • 115 San Jose AvenueREQUEST TO CONTINUE Master Use Permit including designated shared seating areas with onsite consumption of beer and wine for the Capitola Mercantile located within the C-V(Central Village) zoning district. This project is in the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption

Public Hearings

  • 2163 Francesco Circle – Tree Removal Permit to remove three healthy palm trees and plant six trees within the PD (Planned Development)zoning district. This project is outside the Coastal Zone. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
  • 1115 41st AvenueAmendment to a Master Sign Program for O’Neill Surf Shop 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
  • 201 Capitola AvenueDesign Permit and Conditional Use Permit for modifications to an historic structure introducing new windows and doors along the San Jose Avenue façade and converting a second story office to a residential unit located within the C-V (Central Village) 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 meets Wednesday, March 4 at 9:00 am at City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission meets Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, #400 in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Watsonville Planning Commission meets Tuesday, March 3 at 4:30 pm at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, 4th Floor, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • 338 East Riverside Drive – An application for a Special Use Permit to allow the establishment of an off-sale general license under new ownership for an existing 775 square foot convenience store (Lalo’s Liquors) located at 338 East Riverside Drive.
  • 73 Lee Road – An application for a Major Variance to allow three menu-type boards totaling 35.68± square feet in aggregate area for the drive-through facility on a 2.4± acre parcel located at 73 lee road within a 7.3± acre site approved for hotel, restaurant and retail development.

 

Other Organizations

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors meets Monday, March 2 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station, 131 Kirby Street in Felton. The agenda will be available at https://feltonfire.com/district-information/board-of-directors/ 72 hours before the meeting.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget & Finance Committee Meeting meets Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 am at the Operations Building, 13057 Hwy 9 in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors meets Tuesday, March 3 at 6:00 pm at Cabrillo College Environmental Horticulture Center, 5005 Horticulture Building, Sanders Avenue in Aptos. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Live Oak Grange Business Meeting is Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm at the Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, in Santa Cruz


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee meets Wednesday, March 4 at 9:15 am at the Operations Building, 13057 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Central Fire District Finance Committee meets Wednesday, March 5 at 3:00 pm at the Administration Office, 930 17th Avenue. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Live Oak Grange Permaculture Guild Committee meets Wednesday, March 5 at 6:00 pm at the Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, in Santa Cruz


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, March 5 at 5:00 pm at the Operations Building, 13057 CA-9, in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Valley Women’s Club Environmental Committee meets Saturday, 10:30 am at Henry Cowell Park Nature Store. Call Nancy to reserve free parking. 338-6578 or (cell) 345-1555.

The information on Santa Cruz Environmental Review is valid at the time of publication. Click HERE for additions, updates and corrections.

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