Announcements

Over $760,000 in Grant Funding for Community Organizations Helping Santa Cruz Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2024 Contact: Amanda Rodriguez, Community Relations Specialist, arodriguez@santacruzca.gov Santa Cruz, California - The City of Santa Cruz Children's Fund Oversight Committee is thrilled to offer grant funding to...
02/16/2024

Santa Cruz Water Dept To Move Forward With Three ‘Climate Resilient Santa Cruz’ Projects In 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2024 Contacts: Amanda Rodriguez, Community Relations Specialist, arodriguez@santacruzca.gov Santa Cruz, California - In the face of threats from severe wildfires, longer droughts, record rainfall from...
01/11/2024

City Welcomes Applications for Master Recycler Volunteer Training Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2024 Contacts: Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166 Leslie O’Malley, Waste Reduction Manager, (831) 420-5593 SANTA CRUZ,...
01/09/2024

New Year's Eve Downtown Corridor In Santa Cruz Designated Safety Enhancement Zone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 26, 2023 New Year's Eve Downtown Corridor In Santa Cruz Designated Safety Enhancement Zone SANTA CRUZ — As in previous years, the Santa Cruz Police Department will deploy all available officers...
12/26/2023

We (along with you!) are creating new Beach Street Public Art!

City Arts Economic Development & Housing Department Santa Cruz, Ca - The City Arts team is kicking off its newest City Arts Recovery Design (CARD) grant project – a wraparound tile mural on the Beach Street Restroom and...
12/18/2023

Santa Cruz Hosts Parking for Hope Program Dec. 18-25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 11, 2023 Contact: Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166 SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The City of Santa Cruz in partnership with the Downtown...
12/12/2023

City of Santa Cruz Receives Award for Transparent Financial Reporting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2023 Contact: Erika Smart, Esmart@cityofsantacruz.com Santa Cruz, California [December 8, 2023]– The City of Santa Cruz is thrilled to...
12/07/2023

City of Santa Cruz Neighborhood Traffic Calming Pilot Program Call for Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 7, 2023 Contact: Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166 SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — As part of its new process to evaluate and implement citywide neighborhood traffic calming...
12/07/2023

Santa Cruz City Offices Holiday Closure

Santa Cruz City Offices Holiday Closure Most City offices will be closed over the holidays. Except for public safety and other essential services, City offices will be closed from: Monday, December 25, 2023–Friday, January 5, 2024 City offices...
12/04/2023

Oversized Vehicle Ordinance (OVO) Enforcement Starts on December 4, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2023 Contact: Erika Smart, Communications Manager, (831) 420-5016, esmart@santacruzca.gov Siouxsie Oki, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5059, soki@santacruzca.gov SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Oversized...
11/07/2023

City Council Urges CalPERS to Invest in Sustainable Energy

Santa Cruz, October 26, 2023 – On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, the Santa Cruz City Council took action to implement municipal measures contained in its Climate Action Plan 2030. The Council joined several other California cities in...
10/25/2023

City to Implement Downtown Safety Enhancement Zone, Triple Fine Penalties Halloween Weekend thru Nov 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2023 City to Implement Downtown Safety Enhancement Zone, Triple Fine Penalties Halloween Weekend thru Nov 1 SANTA CRUZ, CA — The Santa Cruz Police Department has designated a Safety...
10/19/2023

Pure Water Soquel Project to Impact Laurel/Chestnut Intersection and Other Santa Cruz Locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 2, 2023 Contact: Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166 SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Pure Water Soquel project work continues in the City of Santa Cruz. On Thursday, Oct. 5, the...
10/02/2023

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40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation (01/31/2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

The annual convocation celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting speakers who discuss the civil rights issues of equality, freedom, justice, and opportunity. The convocation also seeks to build partnerships and develop...
(01/29/2024)

NSSA Surf Contest (02/04/2024 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

The National Scholastic Surfing Association will host the Northwest Conference contest on Saturday and Sunday, February 3 & 4, 2024 at Steamer Lane.  For more information visit NSSA
(01/29/2024)

NSSA Surf Contest (02/03/2024 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

The National Scholastic Surfing Association will host the Northwest Conference contest on Saturday and Sunday, February 3 & 4, 2024 at Steamer Lane.  For more information visit NSSA
(01/29/2024)

Whole Lot of Vintage Market (02/03/2024 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Located in a portion of the parking lot at Cathcart and Cedar Streets, Whole Lot of Vintage is an outdoor market featuring vintage clothing and local handmade accessories.   
(01/29/2024)

Swing Dancing by the Sea (02/10/2024 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Whether you dance East Coast, West Coast, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Jitterbug, Balboa, Collegiate Shag or Blues you will find music, friends, and food while you improve your dancing digs! All levels, and various styles plus a social dance with great...
(01/22/2024)

Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market - Rescheduled from 1/21/24 (01/28/2024)

RESCHEDULED FROM 1/21/24 Held the third Sunday of each month on the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue (between Cathcart and Lincoln Streets) , the Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market features handmade crafts and goods from local artists and...
(01/19/2024)

SCSSL Contest #5 - Rescheduled (01/27/2024 - 01/28/2024)

    The SCSSL will be hosting contest #5 of the season at Steamer Lane.  Contest features individual competition with 15 minute, six surfer heats with the top three advancing.  Rescheduled from 1/20/24 - 1/21/24. For more...
(01/19/2024)

Zoning Administrator Special Meeting (PL) (01/24/2024)

The Zoning Administrator holds regular meetings every first and third Wednesday, unless there is a holiday. For more information on the agenda and staff reports, please see the Zoning Administrator page. 
(01/19/2024)

Laura Hecox Day at the Museum of Natural History (01/27/2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History's Laura Hecox Day celebrates the pioneering lighthouse keeper and naturalist whose personal collections founded Santa Cruz's first museum over 119 years ago.  The Laura Hecox Naturalist Award will be...
(01/18/2024)
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