Weekly Review September 15 – 21

County of Santa Cruz

4th District Supervisor Greg Caput holds a Constituent Meeting Wednesday, September 18 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Sheriff’s South County Service Center, 790 Green Valley Road in Watsonville.


2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend holds office hours on Wednesday, September 18 from 9:00 am to 10 am at the Corralitos/Cal Fire Station at 120 Eureka Canyon Road.


4th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson holds a Constituent Meeting on Wednesday, September 18 at 12:15 pm at the Sheriff Community Service Center, 13210 Central Ave. (Highway 9) in Boulder Creek.


The County Fire Department Advisory Commission meets Wednesday, September 18 at 4:00 pm at CAL FIRE CZU Headquarters, Conference Room, 6059 Highway 9, in Felton. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


1st District Supervisor John Leopold holds a Student Forum Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm at Loma Prieta Elementary School, 23800 Summit Road.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Transportation and Public Works Commission meets Monday, September 16 at 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Appeal of Parking Changes on Fair Avenue at the Intersection of Chace StreetPublic Hearing – consider the appeal of the decision to remove parking on Fair Avenue at the intersection of Chace Street, and at the close of the hearing, deny the appeal.
  • Appeal of Parking Changes on Oxford Way at the Intersection of Bethany CurvePublic Hearing – consider the appeal of the decision to remove parking on Oxford Way at the intersection of Bethany Curve, and at the close of the hearing, deny the appeal.
  • Appeal of Parking Changes on Plateau Avenue at the Intersection of Bethany CurvePublic Hearing – consider the appeal of the decision to remove parking on Plateau Avenue at the intersection of Bethany Curve, and at the close of the hearing, deny the appeal.
  • Update on Murray Street Bridge project.

The SC City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 19 is CANCELLED.

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley City Council meets Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 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, September 19 at 6:00 pm at Skypark Classroom, 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission meets Monday, September 16 at 6:30 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, #400 in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Adoption of Draft Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

 

Other Organizations

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center Science Sunday is Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 pm at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, La Feliz Room 100 McAllister Way, in Santa Cruz, featuring Kelp Forest Resiliency, Life After Sea Urchin Grazing. What causes sea urchin outbreaks that result in widespread kelp deforestation? How will they end and when will kelp forests recover? Click HERE for information.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors meets Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm at Capitola City Hall, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 pm at the SLVWD Operations Building, 13057 CA-9 in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Mid-County Groundwater Agency meets Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 pm at Simpkins Family Swim and Community Center, 979 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Receive Public Comments on the Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan
  • Formation of a Temporary Board Committee to Consider Public Comments on the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan

The California Coastal Commission Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 21. Click HERE for information.


The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Seabright State Beach Cleanup is Saturday, September 21, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Seabright State Beach, 15 E Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. Equipment will be provided.


The San Lorenzo River Sycamore Grove Cleanup is Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Sycamore Grove turnout on Highway 9. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.


The San Lorenzo River Estuary Project is Saturday, September 21, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at San Lorenzo River, East levee by Riverside Avenue Bridge (across from Canfield Ave.) in Santa Cruz. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, hat & water.


The Monterey Bay Birding Festival will be celebrated Saturday, September 21 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Watsonville Civic Plaza, Top Floor, 275 Main St #400, in Watsonville, featuring activities, crafts, and live animals hosted by a variety of local organizations.

 

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Weekly Review February 24 – March 2

The Grange Garden Committee Meets Sunday, February 24 at Noon under the Council Oak Tree in the Live Oak Grange Garden.

The Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, February 27 at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and support materials.

The UCSC Arboretum Board meets Wednesday, February 27 at 5 pm at UCSC Arboretum, Hort II 1156 High Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for information.

The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Conservation Committee meets Wednesday, February 27 at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

UCSC Women in Science & Engineering present Anthropogenic Landscapes of Fear: How human activity affects interactions between predator and prey, Wednesday, February 27 at The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Avene, Santa Cruz. Call 429-6994 to reserve a table.

 

February 10 – 16 Weekly Review

The Resource Conservation District Board meets Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm at the RCD offices, 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136 in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Sierra Club Executive Committee meets Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE.

Save Our Shores presents the Save Our Shores Speaker Series, Thursday, February 14 at 7 pm at Samper Recital Hall at Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive. Stephen Palumbi, professor at Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University, and Mark Carr, professor of biology at UC Santa Cruz will discuss the history of Monterey Bay and the people who have had an impact on both human and marine inhabitants.

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets Friday, February 15 at 9 am at City of Santa Cruz Police Department, Community Room, 155 Center Street in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE.

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