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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.
Potential expansion could include more homes for people with disabilities.
‘Ultimate’ path expected next to train tracks.
Plus: Bike lane to be added to Laurel Street, some parking removed.
Plus, sidewalk vending rules updated.
Building height limits reduced, affordability boosted.
New rules expedite housing development, provide bus passes.
Santa Cruz City Council candidates Renee Golder and Scotts Newsome hold significant leads
Renee Golder and Sean Maxwell respond to voters’ questions
Construction costs concern some business leaders
Hector Marin, Scott Newsome and Gregory Hyver discuss affordable housing
Planning Commission pushes for more affordable units
Housing, homelessness are top concerns in straw poll
Natural gas in homes could phase out
As summer comes to a close, some Santa Cruz residents hope its conclusion will coincide with the repeal of a recently established ordinance prohibiting street vending along Beach Street. In March, Santa Cruz City Council, in a split 4-3 vote, …
Rules aim to streamline development, comply with state law
Council questions costs of proposed tax on vacant homes
Similar tax in Oakland generated money, prompted changes
Expansion would add housing, connections to beach, new Warriors arena
Plus: November ballot initiatives take on Downtown library, empty homes
Plus: Affordable housing project and military equipment list approved.
Justin Cummings, Ami Chen Mills and Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson discuss housing, rent assistance and more.
Despite appeals, council rejects proposal to loosen rules.
Beach Flats’ Latinx population is demanding fair representation on the Santa Cruz City Council.
District boundaries debated for Beach Flats and UC Santa Cruz.
Tuesday’s city council meeting addressed important issues and ignited debate.
Mayor could be directly elected, six districts could form.
Project will provide 35 units for ‘very low income’ households.