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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City Council

The Scotts Valley City Council meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 1 Civic Center Drive. Meetings are open to the public. (Photo: Michael Barajas/Shutterstock.com)

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Planning Commission

The Scotts Valley Planning Commission advises the City Council on land use and planning decisions. Meetings, held on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., are open to the public.

Recent Announcements

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Community Wildfire & Insurance Preparedness Workshop

Thank you for attending our event, in case you weren't able to attend you can watch it on our City of Scotts Valley's youtube channel and presentations are loaded on our website.
05/16/2024

2023-2024 Strategic Work Plan Q-3 Results (January-March 2024)

This report covers the third quarter of the fiscal year, January-March 2024; and it includes specific strategies, tactics and projects the City Manager has identified as key leverage points for success.
05/16/2024

May 22nd Event for Business Owners and Operators

Do you operate and/or own a business in the Scotts Valley community? Join us for this event co-hosted with the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce.
05/16/2024

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