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.
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.
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
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