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02/13/2024
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Residents in Santa Cruz County’s 5th District will vote to replace Bruce McPherson on the Board of Supervisors. Four individuals are campaigning for the job.

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02/05/2024
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In the March 5 election, Measure K will ask Santa Cruz County voters whether to raise the sales tax in unincorporated parts of the county to 9.5% from 9%.

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02/04/2024
After halting services for about four years, a sobering center that county leaders say is a critical boon to the community, local health care providers and law enforcement is back online in Santa Cruz.

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01/30/2024
A comprehensive restructuring effort is preparing for roll out within Santa Cruz County's network of more than 40 boards, commissions and advisory bodies thanks to a recent nod of approval from the Board of Supervisors.

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01/26/2024
For the first time, local officials have taken a hard look under the hood of Santa Cruz County's network of more than 40 boards, commissions and advisory bodies and have proposed a series of changes.

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01/26/2024
The annual point-in-time count took place with about 130 volunteers, local officials and homelessness service workers hitting the streets before sunrise to try for the most accurate picture of homelessness in Santa Cruz County possible.

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01/25/2024
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Santa Cruz County is presenting a Master Plan for Aging survey residents can take that will help county leaders craft a plan to meet the needs of its rapidly growing senior population.

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01/25/2024
Image for display with article titled Decker Seeks to Improve County-wide Operations as Fifth District Supervisor Candidate

Tom Decker, the regional operations manager of Bay Area Manufactured Homes in Santa Cruz County, has been in the real estate business for over 40 years.

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01/24/2024
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Even though the so-called Polling Place Model has largely become an anachronism, Santa Cruz County election officials have crafted one they say offers far more ways—and places—to cast one’s ballot.

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01/22/2024
Though Aptos resident Anthony, or “Tony,” Crane will be in the 2nd District race, the one hopeful in particular he aims to beat is running in a different district.

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01/19/2024
David Schwartz of Corralitos, Kristen Brown of Capitola, and Aptos’ Kim De Serpa, Bruce Jaffe, and Tony Crane have all thrown their hat into the race for the Second District seat on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.

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01/16/2024
Theresa Bond has always been a process person. It's what guided her through a career in the tech industry and made her a productive school board member for more than a decade.

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01/12/2024
Image for display with article titled Recent Storm Damage Tops $2.8 Million on Santa Cruz County Coast

Storms pummeled Santa Cruz County in late December, prompting a county supervisor’s suggestion to consider “managed retreat” at oft-battered locations.

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01/12/2024
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A plan to improve North Coast parking lots, build new restrooms and potentially rent cabins at Greyhound Rock County Park is being whittled down to a priority list due this spring, county leaders said.

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01/11/2024
Image for display with article titled Santa Cruz County Supervisors Move to Stop Wage Theft

Supervisors Manu Koenig and Felipe Hernandez urged a review of how Public Works projects are awarded to ensure that contractors pay workers fairly and complete projects on time.

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01/09/2024
Image for display with article titled Santa Cruz County Supervisors Approve Emergency Declaration for Storm Damages

County officials estimate that the waves, which wreaked havoc all along the coast, caused more than $4 million in damage.

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01/09/2024
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The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Justin Cummmings as this year’s board chair, and Felipe Hernandez as vice chair.

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01/08/2024
Bruce Jaffe, a 40-year county resident and longtime Soquel Creek Water District boardmember, is running for the soon-to-be vacant 2nd District seat on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.

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12/22/2023
Image for display with article titled Santa Cruz County Supervisor Candidates Vie for 5th District Seat

Christopher Bradford and Monica Martinez joined other Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors candidates at a forum held in the Mid-County Senior Center.

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12/20/2023
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Four people are eyeing the Fifth District seat, which covers Santa Cruz County’s mountainous regions. Christopher Bradford and Monica Martinez both say they were inspired to run by witnessing the difficulties rebuilding after the CZU fires.

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12/18/2023
Things are heating up as candidates eye three seats on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. Farm owner and U.S. Air Force veteran David Schwartz hopes to represent the 2nd District, running from Aptos to the Pajaro River basin.

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12/13/2023
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The CZU fires, the pandemic, and the storms and floods in early 2023 have left the county strapped as it waits for federal relief.

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12/09/2023
Image for display with article titled New Ballot Initiative Would Support Land Restoration in Santa Cruz County

Efforts are underway to qualify a new citizen's ballot initiative that would raise over $7 million a year for environmental restoration efforts, from wildfire and flood recovery to clean water and beaches.

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12/08/2023
Image for display with article titled San Lorenzo Valley Voters Describe Needs From Supervisor Candidates

To understand voters’ priorities for the March 5 election, Santa Cruz Local interviewed 64 residents of District 5, which includes Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Felton, and Scotts Valley.

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12/08/2023
Santa Cruz County is the 15th most vulnerable county nationwide, according to data recently compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More than 93% of the county's total geography is made up of unincorporated regions where more than half of its population resides.

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12/06/2023
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After two community meetings, the proposed pump track in Felton Covered Bridge Park is heading to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, who will vote Dec. 12 on whether or not to support the project and give Santa Cruz County Parks Department leaders the go-ahead.

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12/05/2023
Image for display with article titled Proposed Sales Tax Increase for Unincorporated Santa Cruz County

In a move to bridge a budget shortfall, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place a half-cent sales tax measure on the March 5 Primary Election ballot. The proposed sales tax would apply only to unincorporated areas of the county.

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12/05/2023
County leaders will seek state backing to install “no parking” signs for more than a mile outside Santa Cruz city limits along Highway 9. The move targets a stretch of state highway where vehicle pullouts serve as access points to wooded areas.
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