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Though Scotts Valley only became a city in 1966, the man who gave the valley its name—Hiram Daniel Scott—got there in 1850, when he purchased Rancho San Agustin, a Mexican land grant. Since then the land has been mined for peat moss, sand and gravel; now it’s more valuable as residential and commercial real estate. The valley also cultivated its share of tech startups, including such familiar names as Seagate, Borland, and Netflix.

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SV Council Defers Half a Million in Fees for Hotel

With building costs soaring, in order to get shovels in the ground, the owner of a previously-approved Marriott project in Scotts Valley looked to the city council for a break on the fee timeline.

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Barnraising in the Mountains

As the Two Year Anniversary of the CZU Fire Nears, Community Launches a Citizen-led Approach By Antonia Bradford The two year anniversary of the CZU Fire is rapidly approaching. As the smoke cleared and life returned to normal for the …

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A Message From the Mayor: Scotts Valley Focuses on Recovery

Donna Lind, the mayor of Scotts Valley, writes in the Sentinel, “This year, with a new city manager and as we rebuild after the pandemic, the City Council has held two public study sessions to discuss how city resources should be focused in order to help meet these goals.

(May 13, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Scotts Valley Considers Contracting Out Recreation Services

At a special joint study session with the City Council and the Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Commission, the idea of contracting out some of the programs took center stage.

(Nov. 1, 2021) → Read the full Press Banner report

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Parks & Recreation Commission

This commission is generally responsible for advising the City Council regarding policies for the acquisition, development, maintenance and improvement of park facilities, making recommendations as appropriate.

Recycling Resources


Assessment Districts


Glenwood Open Space Preserve Public Access

The City is engaged in a planning process to open a trail system in the Glenwood Preserve for public use.

Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports

Find detailed information about the Scotts Valley Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports

Edible Food Recovery


Vern Hart Fishing Park

View information on Vern Hart Fishing Park including amenities, frequently asked questions and location.
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