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California’s Coastal Bluff Diversity
A walk on the ocean bluff is invigorating, so close to many amazing natural phenomena, but these areas see too little ecological protection. Ecotones- the area between two habitats- are well known...
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Santa Cruz began its municipal life as a town in 1866, and then received its first city charter in 1876. In 1907, the citizens voted for a new charter with the mayor as chief executive and a seven-member city council. In 1948, Santa Cruz established a council-manager form of government, with a mayor and six councilmembers setting policy for the city and a city manager serving as the chief administrator. In 2022, the city went through another major shift, changing to by-district representation and a direct mayoral election.
The Santa Cruz City Council is switching from at-large to district-based council elections.Given that past councils have been dominated by westsiders, it will be interesting to see what changes occur once city residents are represented according to geographically set districts.
How timing can make or break what qualifies for the ballot
The Santa Cruz journalist, poet, editor, translator and rabble-rouser has been at it for over 50 years—and is far from finished.
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Santa Cruz Mayor Fred Keeley Proposes Tax Measure for Workforce Housing
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.
Santa Cruz Police Auditor Report Zeroes In on Use of Force, Tasers
The Santa Cruz Police Department has made numerous updates to its Taser stun gun, supervisory review and communication policies after the latest review by a city-hired independent auditor.
Community Invited to Industrial Users Local Discharge Limits Discussion on June 14
City Downtown Parking District Rates to Change on July 1
One Block of Oxford Way Closed to Through Traffic
‘Santa Cruzer’ Beach-to-Downtown EV Shuttle Service Launches Memorial Day Weekend
City Begins Required San Lorenzo River Burrowing Rodent Mitigation Project for FEMA Certification
Pure Water Soquel Night Work Scheduled at Chestnut/Laurel Intersection
Plan Your Adventure at Santa Cruz Garage Sale Weekend June 3-4
Santa Cruz Fire Department Prepares for Wildfire Season
City Celebrates Beach Safety Week and Public Works Week with Marine Safety Santa Cruz Vehicles Ribbon-Cutting on May 25
Agenda Available: Historic Preservation Commission
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