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.

 

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

Weekly Review July 11 – 17

NOTE: Due to concerns for COVID-19 cases in Santa Cruz County, many public meetings will be postponed or cancelled. This week’s Weekly Review will feature public meetings as of the time of publication, Saturday, July 11 at Noon am. Meetings status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website at https://scenviroreview.home.blog/

 

County of Santa Cruz

The County Fire Department Advisory Commission will meet Wednesday, July 15 at CAL FIRE CZU Headquarters, Conference Room, 6059 Highway 9, in Felton. The agenda and instructions for public participation are not available online. Click HERE for information.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Historic Preservation Commission will meet Wednesday, July 15 at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Information about public participation is not available online. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance/Local Coastal Program Related to Historic Preservation Citywide – An ordinance of the City of Santa Cruz 1) amending Chapter 24.08 of the City of Santa Cruz Municipal Code/Local Coastal Program to exempt the installation of an electric vehicle charging station from the requirement for an Historic Alteration Permit in compliance with State law; and 2) amending Chapter 24.12 of the City of Santa Cruz Municipal Code/Local Coastal Program to revise the variations to district and parking regulations allowed as incentives for historic properties. CEQA: Exempt per Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines.

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola Planning Commission will meet Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 pm. Information about public participation is not available online. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Calendar

  • 111 Saxon AvenueDesign Permit for the conversion of an attached garage to living space and a new detached carport for an existing, two-story, single-family residence located within the R-1 (Single- Family Residential) 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 meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 15 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 pm. The agenda and instructions for public participation will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Application for a Special Use Permit to allow the establishment of an on-sale general-restrictive service beer, wine, and distilled spirits ABC license for a proposed hotel (Hampton Inn and Suites) located at 75 Lee Road.
  • Application for a Special Use Permit and Environmental Review to allow tenant improvements within Tractor Supply Co. by converting existing storage space into a new veterinarian clinic at 580 Auto Center Drive.
  • Application for a Special Use Permit with Design Review and Environmental Review to allow the establishment of a propane storage and transfer facility (aka bulk propane plant) on a 0.7± acre property located at 950 West Beach Street.

 

Other Organizations

The Central Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00 pm 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, July 14 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Environmental Committee will meet Thursday, July 16 at 9:45 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, July 16 at 6:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

 

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

Weekly Review July 5 – 11

NOTE: Due to concerns for COVID-19 cases in Santa Cruz County, many public meetings will be postponed or cancelled. This week’s Weekly Review will feature public meetings as of the time of publication, Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 am. Meetings status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website at https://scenviroreview.home.blog/

 

County of Santa Cruz

The County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, July 8 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda. Click HERE for instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 682 Buena Vista Dr., WatsonvilleAppeal of the Zoning Administrator denial of application to construct a new 65-foot tall mono-eucalyptus wireless communication facility.
  • 379 Beach Dr., AptosAppeal of Zoning Administrator’s denial of Application 181024, a proposal to demolish an existing three-story single-family dwelling and construct a new three-story replacement single-family dwelling.
  • Proposal to rezone three (3) contiguous parcels totaling approximately 60 acres in size from Special Use to Timber Production. Requires a rezoning and a determination that the project is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act. Project located at the north end of Buzzard Lagoon approximately 1 mile south of the intersection with Highland Road.
  • 70 Fair Ave., DavenportProposal to divide an existing 17,481 square foot lot with one existing single-family dwelling into two parcels of 6,001 (Lot A) and 11,480 (Lot B) square feet that allows for a reduced front yard setback at Fair Avenue from 20 feet to 15 feet to preserve existing trees on site. Requires a Minor land Division, an Environmental Setback Reduction and a determination that the project is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • 371 Calabasas Rd., Watsonville – Planning Commission Use Determination for potential 500,000 gallon distillation facility at 371 Calabasas Road (Watsonville) in the Commercial Agricultural (CA) zoning district.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday, July 6 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Oral Communications

General Business

  • Frederick Street Park – Dog Park – Information Report

The SC City Water Commission will meet Monday, July 6 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

Consent Agenda

  • Size and Probability of Potential Future Water Shortages and Water Shortage Contingency Plan Demand Reduction Strategy

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 9 is CANCELLED.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will meet Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 pm by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Monday, July 6 at 4:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Parks and Community Services Strategic Action Plan

 

Other Organizations

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet Monday, July 6 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors scheduled for  Tuesday, July 7 is CANCELLED.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Budget & Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, July 7 at 9:00 am by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.

 

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

Weekly Review June 28 – July 4

NOTE: With increasing concerns for COVID-19 cases in Santa Cruz County, many public meetings will be postponed or cancelled. This week’s Weekly Review will feature public meetings as of the time of publication, Saturday, June 27 at 11:30 am. Meetings status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website at https://scenviroreview.home.blog/

 

County of Santa Cruz

The County Regional Transportation Commission will hold a Special Meeting Monday June 29 at 9 am by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. 


The County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, June 30 at 9 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers & Community Room, Governmental Center , 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Accept and file annual report on pesticide use and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) activities, and approve the amended IPM Policy.
  • Accept and file report on COVID-19 Emergency Response costs, anticipated federal and state reimbursements, and other funding opportunities, and direct staff to return on or before September 15, 2020 with a bi-monthly status report.
  • Approve Cooperative Agreement between Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission and County of Santa Cruz in the not-to-exceed amount of $4,000,000 to support work on the Rail Trail project Segments 10 and 11, and take related actions.

Regular Agenda

  • Consider urgency ordinances and non-urgency ordinances amending Santa Cruz County Code Chapters 7.128 and 13.10 relating to non-retail commercial cannabis regulations, and making findings of exemption from CEQA; schedule the non-urgency ordinances for second reading and final adoption on August 4, 2020, and take related actions.
  • Consider ordinance amending the Santa Cruz County Code (SCCC) by adding Chapter 5.51 regarding a recycling program for plastic contact lenses and making findings of exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); consider ordinance amending SCCC 5.47 to delay implementation of a charge on single-use disposable cups until January 1, 2021; schedule the ordinances for final adoption on August 4, 2020; provide additional direction on a possible ballot measure regarding the use of single-use disposable cup charges, and consider report on additional measures to address plastic pollution.
  • Consider ordinance amending Santa Cruz County Code section 13.10.694 Vacation Rentals, and uses 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) and making findings of exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and schedule the ordinance for second reading and final adoption on August 4, 2020.

County Budget Hearings continue Tuesday, June 30 at 1:30 pm at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, Room 500 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Zoning Administrator is scheduled to meet Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 am at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for information.


2035 North Pacific 2nd Virtual Community Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 4:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for information. The applicant, Peter Bagnall, is seeking a Design Permit and Slope Variance to construct a mixed-use building that includes 4,300 square feet of ground floor office space and 26 units above within 20 feet of a 30 percent slope, and a Variance to sidewalk width in the CBD (Central Business District) zone district.

 

Other Organizations

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Administration Committee will meet Wednesday, July 1 at 9:15 am by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


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


The Valley Women’s Club Environmental Committee is scheduled to meet Saturday, July 4 at 10:30 am at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Nature Store, 101 N Big Trees Park Road. Call Nancy for information and 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.

Weekly Review June 21 – 26

NOTE: With increasing concerns for COVID-19 cases in Santa Cruz County, many public meetings will be postponed or cancelled. This week’s Weekly Review will feature public meetings as of the time of publication, Saturday, June 20 at 1:30 pm. Meetings status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website at https://scenviroreview.home.blog/

 

County of Santa Cruz

County Budget Hearings will be held Monday, June 22 at 9:00 am at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, Room 500 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Budgets to be reviewed include:

Public Comment

Consent Agenda

General Government

  • Assessor-Recorder
  • Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
  • Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Cannabis Licensing Office
  • County Administrative Office
  • County Clerk-Elections
  • Office of the County Counsel
  • Office for Edonomic Development
  • General Services Department
  • Information Services Department
  • Personnel and Risk Management
  • General County Revenues
  • Debt Service
  • Contingencies
  • Technology Fund
  • Department of Child Support Services
  • Homeless Services Coordination Office
  • Collective of Results and Evidenced-Based Investments (CORE)

Regular Agenda

  • Health Services Agency
  • Human Services Department

The County Budget Hearings will continue Monday, June 22 at 7:30 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Continued Budget Hearings

Public Comment


County Budget Hearings continue Tuesday, June 23 at 9:00 am at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, Room 500 in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Budgets to be reviewed include:

Public Comment

Consent Agenda

Land Use and Community Services

  • Agricultural Commissioner
  • Agricultural Cooperative Extension
  • Local Agency Formation Commission
  • Library Fund
  • Monterey Bay Air Resources District
  • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services
  • Redevelopment Successor Agency
  • Plant Acquisition section of Ca[pital Projects
  • 911 Communications Cente
  • Animal Control Services
  • Contribution to Superior Court
  • District Attorney-Public Administrator
  • Office of Emerbency Services
  • Grand Jury
  • Probation Department
  • Public Defender
  • Sheriff-Coroner

Regular Agenda

  • County Fire Protection
  • Planning Department and Housing Funds
  • Department of Public Works

County Budget Hearings scheduled for Wednesday, June 24 are CANCELLED.


The County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, June 24 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:

  • 379 Beach Dr., AptosAppeal of Zoning Administrator’s denial of Application 181024, a proposal to demolish an existing three-story single-family dwelling and construct a new three-story replacement single-family dwelling. The project includes excavation of the toe of the coastal bluff, construction of several coastal bluff stabilization features including two retaining walls (9 and 11-feet high respectively) in the rear yard, as well as a 10-foot high geobrugg debris flow fence located 30-40 feet upslope from the proposed home. Requires a Coastal Development Permit and Variances to reduce the minimum 20 foot front yard setback to 10 feet, to increase the maximum height of 28 feet to 32.5 feet, to increase the maximum number of stories from two to three and to increase the allowed 50% floor area ratio to approximately 60%.
  • No Situs Address APNs: 106-251-33 & -34, -35 – Proposal to divide an existing 17,481 square foot lot with one existing single-family dwelling into two parcels of 6,001 (Lot A) and 11,480 (Lot B) square feet and to and to define a building envelope on Lot B that allows for a reduced front yard setback at Fair Avenue from 20 feet to 15 feet to preserve existing trees on site. Requires a Minor land Division, an Environmental Setback Reduction and a determination that the project is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act. Property located at the intersection of Fair Avenue and Old Coast Road (70 Fair Avenue).
  • 371 Calabasas Rd., WatsonvillePlanning Commission Use Determination for potential 500,000 gallon distillation facility at 371 Calabasas Road (Watsonville) in the Commercial Agricultural (CA) zoning district.

County Budget Hearings scheduled for Thursday, June 25 are CANCELLED. Budget hearings will conclude on Tuesday, June 30.


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

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Council will meet Tuesday, June 23 at 12:30 pm by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Consent Agenda

  • Resolution Extending Emergency Declaration in Connection with COVID-19 Pandemic by Sixty (60) Days and Ratifying/Confirming Director of Emergency Services Executive Order Nos. 2020-10 through 2020-12.
  • Emergency Ordinance Temporarily Extending Moratorium Preventing Residential or Commercial Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent as a Result of Economic Losses Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
  • San Lorenzo River Lagoon Management – Approve Plans, Advertise for Bids and Authorize Execution and Award Contract.

Consent Public Hearings

  • 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-13 Amending Chapter 6.91 – Cannabis Retailer Licenses to Allow License Transfers.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Expedited Processing Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance Amendments for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, and Amendment to the Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan.

Public Hearings

  • 914 & 916 Seabright Ave. –  Tentative Map, Design Permit and Residential Demolition Authorization Permit to Demolish Three Residential Units and Construct a Nine-unit Townhouse Development on a 21,237 Square Foot Parcel Located in the R-L Zone District.

General Business

6:00 pm – Oral Communications

6:30 pm – General Business

  • Recommendation to Proceed with the Mixed Use Downtown Library Project

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee will meet Wednesday, June 24 at 3:30 pm by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • 1745 49th AvenueAdministrative Design Permit for modifications to an existing single-family residence in the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) Zoning District.
    This project is within the Coastal Zone but does not require a Coastal Development Permit. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption

The Capitola City Council will meet Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

  • Real Property Negotiations Easement Grant to Pacific Gas and Electric Company 420 Capitola Avenue, Capitola CA 951010  City Hall Property – Authorize the City Manager to negotiate the terms and execute an Easement Deed granting Pacific Gas and Electric Company a non-exclusive utility easement for installation of a new underground box and above ground cabinet and antenna on City owned property located at 420 Capitola Avenue, Capitola.
  • Approve the Plans, Specifications and Construction Estimate for the Flume and Jetty Rehabilitation Project.

     

 

City of Scotts Valley

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

  • Consideration of a resolution to certify a Final Environmental Impact Report and a resolution to deny a General Plan Amendment for the property located at 440 Kings Village Road and 467 Bean Creek Road.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council will meet Tuesday, June 23 at 5:00 pm by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation. Agenda items include:

Oral Communications

Consent Agenda

  • Resolution urging Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission to implement passenger rail service on the Santa Cruz branch rail line

6:30 pm – Public Hearings, Ordinances & Appeals

  • Consideration of Mitigated Negative Declaration & approval of a lot line adjustment, density bonus, planned development, & special use permit with design review & environmental review to allow construction of the Miles Lane Project on a 4.7± acre site at 139, 141, 161 Miles Lane & 201 Kimberly Lane.

 

Other Organizations

The Santa Cruz Port Commission will meet Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Projects & Facility Operations Committee will meet Wednesday, June 24 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Public Advisory Committee on Facilities will meet Thursday, June 25 at 3:00 pm by remote teleconference only. Click HERE for the agenda and instructions for public participation.


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board is scheduled to meet Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 pm at the Scotts Valley City Council Chamber, 1 Civic Center Dr. Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

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

Weekly Review March 15 – 21

NOTE: With increasing concerns for COVID-19 cases in Santa Cruz County, many public meetings will be postponed or cancelled. This week’s Weekly Review will feature public meetings as of the time of publication, Saturday, March 14 at 11 am. Meetings status changes will be updated as they are announced throughout the week, here on the Santa Cruz Environmental Review website at https://scenviroreview.home.blog/


Santa Cruz County

The County Emergency Medical Care Commission meets Monday, March 16 at 8:30 am at the Central Fire Conference Room, 930 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


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


5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson holds a Constituent Meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at 12:15 pm at the Sheriff Community Service Center, 13210 Central Ave. (Highway 9) in Boulder Creek.


The SCCRTC Joint Safe on 17 Task Force and Traffic Operations Systems Oversight Committee meeting scheduled for March 18 has been postponed until Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.


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


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


The County Zoning Administrator meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 is CANCELLED.


The RTC Transportation Policy Workshop meets Thursday, March 19 at 9:00 am at the RTC Offices, 1523 Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda and support materials.


The RTC Interagency Technical Advisory Committee meets Thursday, March 19 at 1:30 pm by teleconference. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC Transportation and Public Works Commission scheduled for Monday, March 16 is CANCELLED due to concern over concerns for COVID-19.


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

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Water District Water Resources & Engineering Committee meets Monday, March 16 at 10:00 am at the District Conference Room, 2 Civic Center Drive, in Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley Water District Finance and Personnel Committee meets Tuesday, March 17 at 4:00 pm at the District Conference Room, 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley City Council meets Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Consider approval of a General Plan Amendment (GPA18-002), Zone Change (ZC18-002), Minor Land Division (MLD18-004), Design Review (DR19-013), Tree Removal, and Environmental Assessment (A18-008) for a two-lot subdivision of 3.73 acre parcel and development of one new single-family home located at 33 Polo Heights.

The Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission meets Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 pm at the Skypark Classroom, 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Scotts Valley Water District Executive and Public Affairs Committee meets Friday, March 20 at 4:00 pm at the District Conference Room, 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville Minor Land Divison Committee meets Monday, March 16 at 3:30 pm at City Hall, Conference Rooms 1A & B, 250 Main Street in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

Other Organizations

Science Sunday scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center is CANCELLED. The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is CLOSED at least until March 22.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Board of Directors meets Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm at the Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street in Watsonville. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm at SLVWD, 13057 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Mid-County Groundwater Agency meets Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 pm at the Simpkins Family Swim and Community Center, 979 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The San Lorenzo River Estuary Project scheduled for Saturday, March 21 is CANCELLED as a Covid 19 precaution.

 

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

Weekly Review March 8 – 14

County of Santa Cruz

The County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, March 10 at 9:00 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, County Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street, #500A, in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

9:00 am – Public Comment

Consent Agenda

  • Direct the Chairman to write to the UC Santa Cruz Chancellor urging her to extend the Scoping Period for the draft Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and to hold an additional on-campus public meeting during the Spring Quarter in order for students to participate in the EIR process; and direct the County Planning Director to provide our Board with a copy of the County’s comments on the LRDP EIR submitted during the Scoping Period, as recommended by Supervisor Coonerty.
  • Schedule a public hearing on May 12, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider a resolution regarding FY 2020-21 sewer service fees for CSA 7 Boulder Creek, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • Schedule a public hearing on May 12, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider a resolution related to FY 2020-21 fees for CSA 20 Trestle Beach sewer service charges, and take related actions, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • Defer to on or before June 2, 2020, award of a shared-mobility services vendor contract and associated ordinance amendments, as recommended by the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works.
  • AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FREEDOM COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT: Schedule a public hearing on May 12, 2020 beginning at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 3.08, Article III of the District Code regarding fees for Freedom County Sanitation District Fiscal Year 2020-21 sewer service charges, and take related actions, as recommended by the District Engineer.
  • AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DAVENPORT COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT: Schedule a public hearing on May 12, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider an ordinance amending the District Code for Davenport County Sanitation District Fiscal Year 2020-21 water and sewer service charges, and take related actions, as recommended by the District Engineer.

Regular Agenda

  • Consider report on the existence of a local health emergency, adopt resolution ratifying and extending Declaration of Local Health Emergency by the County Health Officer due to the imminent threat to public health from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), adopt resolution ratifying Proclamation of a Local Emergency related to COVID-19, and take related actions, as outlined in the memorandum of the County Administrative Officer.

1:30 pm Scheduled Item

  • Continued public hearing to consider resolution amending the General Plan/Local Coastal Program Public Safety Element and Conservation and Open Space Element and certifying CEQA Negative Declaration determination and to consider four Ordinances to amend Santa Cruz County Code Chapters 16.10 Geologic Hazards, 16.20 Grading Regulations, and 16.22 Erosion Control, and adopt new Chapter 16.13 Floodplain Regulations, as outlined in the memorandum of the Planning Director (deferred from January 28 to March 10, 2020).

The County Planning Commission meets Wednesday, March 11 at 9:00 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 525, County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • 5630 Soquel Dr., Soquel – Proposal to demolish an existing church (Inner Light Ministries) and associated structures and construct a new 85,447 square foot three-story assisted living facility with 82 units (89 beds) and transfer approximately 20,000 square feet of land from APN 037-191-15 to 037-191-14. Project requires a Commercial Development Permit, Master Site Plan, Lot Line Adjustment, Riparian Exception, and adoption of a mitigated negative declaration per the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 
  • Public Hearing to consider the 2019 Annual General Plan Report.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The SC City Parks & Recreation Commission meets Monday, March 9 at 4:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Due to computer problems, the agenda and agenda packet are not currently available online. They may be available HERE on Monday or Tuesday before the meeting.


The SC City Council meets Tuesday, March 10 at 1:30 pm at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Due to computer problems, the agenda and agenda packet are not currently available online. They may be available HERE on Monday or Tuesday before the meeting.


1st District Supervisor John Leopold holds a Constituent Meeting Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 pm at Peoples Coffee, 1200 17th Ave #126, in Santa Cruz.

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee meets Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola City Council meets Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda.

 

City of Scotts Valley

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 12 is CANCELLED.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council meets Tuesday, March 10 at 4:30 pm at Watsonville City Council Chambers, 275 Main St #400, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

Public Hearings

  • Consideration of text amendments to Title 14 (Zoning) of the Watsonville Municipal Code Chapters 14-16 (District Regulations) & 14-53 (Cannabis Facilities) regarding cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, delivery & retail sales of cannabis & cannabis products.

 

Other Organizations

The California Native Plant Society Santa Cruz County Chapter General Meeting is Monday, March 9 at 5:30 pm at the UCSC Arboretum Horticulture Building, 1156 High Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for program information.


The Central Fire Protection District Board of Directors meets Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00 pm at the CFPD Administration Office, 930 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Engineering Committee meets Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00 pm at the Operations Building, 13057 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda/


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Administration and Finance Committee meets Tuesday, March 10 at 3:00 pm at the PVWMA Koening Conference Room, 36 Brennan Street in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee meets Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 7, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District Board of Directors meets Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm at 13333 Middleton Avenue, behind the fire station in Boulder Creek. The agenda is not available online.


The UCSC Long Range Development Plan Scoping Sessions will be held Thursday, March 12 from Noon to 2:00 pm at the Merrill Cultural Center, 200 McLaughlin Drive on the UCSC Campus, and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 3, 301 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the UCSC Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report. Click HERE for the UCSC 2005 Long Range Development Plan Environmental Impact Report.


The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm at the Santa Margarita Community Room, downstairs at 2 Civic Center Drive, in Scotts Valley. Click HERE for the agenda.

Weekly Review – Addendum

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.

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.

Weekly Review February 23 – 29

County of Santa Cruz

The County Planning Commission meets Wednesday, February 26 at 9:30 am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St # 500A in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Continued from the Planning Commission meeting of January 22, 2020: Appeal of Zoning Administrator’s approval of Application 181556 by David Van Lennep on behalf of Redwood Empire. Proposal to allow a use where individuals spread the ashes of loved ones around selected trees within a forested area, construct a non-habitable accessory structure, and parking areas for 15 vehicles on a parcel with split zoning, TP (Timber Production) and SU (Special Use). Requires a Commercial Development Permit and a determination that the project is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act. Property located on the north side of Buzzard Lagoon Road approximately ½ mile from the intersection of Eureka Canyon Road, Highland Way, and Ormsby Cutoff.
  • 1931 Soquel San Jose Rd., SoquelAppeal of Zoning Administrator approval of Application 171365 – Proposal to construct a 44-foot tall Wireless Communications Facility (WCF), disguised as a monopine tree, including 12 antennas and associated pole and ground mounted equipment on a RA (Residential Agriculture) zoned parcel. Requires a Commercial Development Permit and a determination that the project is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act. The property is on the west side of Soquel San Jose Road (1931 Soquel San Jose Road), approximately 1.6 miles north of the intersection of Soquel Drive. The facility location is approximately 1275 feet northwest of the site entry road, Conference Ground Drive, and Soquel San Jose Road.
  • 1050 Lockhart Gulch Rd., Scotts Valley – Proposal to amend the Master Plan for Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center as follows: to allow for an increase in the maximum number of overnight guests associated with the camp, from 500 to 704, during the summer months based upon the addition of three parcels totaling approximately 61.5 acres (APNs 070-011-16, 20 and 35); to allow for phased construction of new facilities; and to allow for improvements to existing structures. Subject parcels are in the SU (Special Use) and A (Agriculture) zone district. Requires an Amendment to 75-1060-U (Master Plan for Mission Springs Conference Center), a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to allow for special site and development standards for the Master Plan parcels, and adoption of a mitigated negative declaration per the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Property located on the east and west side of Lockhart Gulch Road (1050 Lockhart Gulch Road) approximately one mile north of Mount Hermon Road.

1st District Supervisor John Leopold holds a Constituent Meeting Wednesday, February 26 at 5:30 pm at Happy Valley School Library, 3125 Branciforte Drive in Santa Cruz.

 

City of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday, February 25 at 10:45 am at Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

10:45 am Closed Session – Conference With Legal Counsel; Conference with Labor Negotiators; Public Employee Performance Evaluation: City Manager

11:45 am  – Consent Agenda

  • Strategic Growth Council Climate Change Research Proposal – Transitioning from Planning to Implementation with Nature-Based Resilience for the Santa Cruz Coast Grant Acceptance, Authorization and Appropriation.
  • Murray Street Bridge Seismic Retrofit – Project Delivery Agreement
  • 2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-05 Amending SCMC Section 15.38.010 and Section 15.38.030, Regarding Small Cell Wireless Facilities

Public Hearing

  • 111 Errett Circle – Council Consideration of Whether to Designate the Property at 111 Errett Circle as a Historic Landmark and/or to List It on the Historic Survey.  The Historic Preservation Commission Recommended that the Structure Not be Designated or Listed – Environmental Determination: Exempt

 

City of Capitola

The Capitola Architectural & Site Review Committee meets Wednesday, February 26 at 3:30 pm at Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Avenue in Capitola. The agenda will be available HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Capitola City Council meets Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm ta Capitola City Council Chambers, 420 Capitola Ave, in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Consider Approval of the Brommer Complete Street Project Documents and Authorize Advertising for Bids.

 

City of Watsonville

The Watsonville City Council meets Tuesday, February 25 at 4:30 pm at City Council Chambers, 275 Main Street, Top Floor, in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

5:30 pm – Closed Session

6:30 pm – Oral Communications

Public Hearings, Ordinances, & Appeals

  • Consideration of appeal to Planning Commission denial of Special Use Permit with design review & environmental review to allow construction of three one-story commercial buildings totaling 20,000± square feet & including two drive-through facilities on a 3.05± acre site located at 975-1075 Main Street.

 

Other Organizations

The Grange Garden Committee meets Sunday, February 23 at 12:00 pm at the Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Avenue, Under the Council Oak Tree in the Live Oak Grange Garden.


The Santa Cruz Port Commission meets Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday, February 26 at 11:30 am at The Housing Authority Offices, 2160 41st Avenue in Capitola. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Zoning and Pre-Development of 415 Natural Bridges Drive– Direct Housing Authority Staff to Work with City Staff and Architects on Preparation and Submittal of Zoning and Pre-Development Work to Develop 415 Natural Bridges Site to Achieve Pre-Development Plan that is 1) 100% Affordable to Low-Income Families, 2) Maximizes the Number of Units, and 3) Utilizes as many Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly (Green) Designs and Conservation Measures as Feasible, Including but not limited to Solar Panels, Energy Star Appliances, Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures, and other Green Building Materials.

The Santa Clara/Santa Cruz Counties Airport/Community Roundtable meets Wednesday, February 26 at 1:00 pm at City of Santa Clara Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Avenue in Santa Clara. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency Projects & Facility Operations Committee meets Wednesday, February 26 at 3:00 pm at the Water Resources Center, 500 Clearwater Lane in Watsonville. Click HERE for the agenda. Agenda items include:

  • Consider Draft Project-Specific Objectives for the Watsonville Slough System Managed Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Project.

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Lompico Assessment District Oversight Committee meets Wednesday, February 26 at 5:30 pm at the Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees meets Wednesday, February 26 at 6:00 pm at the PVUSD District Office Board Room, 292 Green Valley Road in Watsonville. The agenda will be available at HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Conservation Committee meets Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Click HERE for the agenda.


The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board meets Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 pm at Scotts Valley City Council Chamber, 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley. The agenda will be available at HERE 72 hours before the meeting.


The State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium is Saturday, February 29 at 10 am at the Zayante Fire Department, 7700 E Zayante Road, Felton. Click HERE for information and the agenda.

 

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