City Council


809 Center St, Room 10, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 420-5020

Up until June 7, 2022, when 66.55% of Santa Cruz voters gave the thumbs up to Measure E, representatives on the Santa Cruz City Council were chosen in at-large races. Measure E amended the city’s Charter to create six districts and an at-large directly elected mayor. With the Nov. 8, 2022, three seats have been filled: councilmembers for Districts 4 and 6 and the new mayor.

Council meetings are live-streamed on Santa Cruz Community TV. To view the agenda for an upcoming meeting, follow this link. The council appoints citizens to serve on boards, commissions, committees, and task forces to assist in formulating policy. To apply, click here.

Meetings: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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Santa Cruz Mayor Fred Keeley and councilmembers Scott Newsome and Sandy Brown presented a motion to begin study on a potential bond measure to pay for affordable housing and permanent supportive housing projects in the city.

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The city of Santa Cruz needs to build more than three times as many housing units in the next eight years as it did in the past eight. The plan coming before the council on April 25 projects 4,457 units—most along Mission, Ocean, Water and River streets and Soquel Avenue.

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Seeking some clues as to what a pending new court-based program set to arrive in Santa Cruz County before the end of next year will look like, city leaders asked for a presentation this week on the so-called CARE court program.

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The council approved a resolution to allow the city to enter into a loan agreement with the EPA for water system improvement projects.

Past Members

Picture of Justin Cummings
Justin Cummings
Term ended: Dec. 13, 2022
Picture of Katherine Beiers
Katherine Beiers
Term ended: Dec. 8, 2020
Picture of Cynthia Mathews
Cynthia Mathews
Term ended: Dec. 8, 2020
Picture of Donna Meyers
Donna Meyers
Term ended: Dec. 13, 2022
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