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02/19/2024
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Santa Cruz Local now provides direct comparisons of candidates’ positions on key issues. Plus, news on the Capitola Wharf.

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02/16/2024
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Capitola city staff want to spur development of the Capitola Mall by allowing taller buildings. But hundreds of required affordable homes make the project financially infeasible, a developer said this month.

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02/03/2024
Capitola Mayor Kristen Brown muses about the 75th anniversary of the city’s incorporation as a time to reflect on history while considering the opportunities that lie ahead.

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01/26/2024
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A developer received mainly negative feedback on a proposal for a four-story, 93-unit senior assisted living facility at 3720 Capitola Road.

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01/23/2024
City staff supports accepting a $500,000 grant from the California Natural Resources Agency to support the city's Capitola Wharf Resiliency and Public Access Project.

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01/15/2024
At its meeting Jan. 11, which also happened to be the 75th anniversary of the city’s incorporation, the Capitola City Council received a comprehensive review of the Dec. 28 winter storm event damage.

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12/18/2023
In its final meeting of the year, the Capitola City Council took steps toward improved traffic safety, including installation of six LED flashing lights and re-striping at the Bay Avenue and Hill Street intersection.

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11/24/2023
With the help of polling professionals, Capitola leaders are ready to see how much of an appetite local residents have for a pair of potential revenue measures that could appear on next year’s ballot.

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11/10/2023
After more than a year of work, six drafts and almost 500 pages of planning details, the Capitola City Council unanimously approved the 6th Cycle Housing Element update at its meeting. Capitola Community Development Director Katie Herlihy said earlier this year the update would be one of the most difficult assignments of her career.

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11/06/2023
County Park Friends—working to raise $1 million of the anticipated $1.79 million cost for Capitola’s universally accessible playground at Jade Street Park—has good news to share.

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11/06/2023
Capitola leaders are expected to cap off a year-long effort to update the city’s housing element before the state-mandated deadline in December.

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11/02/2023
Capitola law enforcement leaders will restart efforts to form a community policing committee after a previous attempt failed to recruit a representative group of local residents.

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10/27/2023
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The Watsonville City Council will stop allowing virtual comments during its public meetings for the rest of the year after it received two anonymous calls filled with racist language and expletives during the Oct. 24 meeting.

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10/13/2023
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Capitola Mall, Capitola Road among areas targeted for redevelopment.

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10/02/2023
The Capitola City Council unanimously landed on “Treasure Cove at Jade Street Park” as the name for the new universally accessible playground.

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09/22/2023
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City officials and locals gathered to celebrate the wharf's groundbreaking Friday afternoon.

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09/10/2023
Construction crews are set to begin work next week on a $7.7 million project to rebuild and reopen this seaside town’s wharf, which was wrecked in winter storms.

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08/30/2023
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How Capitola residents came together to support the wharf, and what lies ahead for the iconic structure.

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08/22/2023
The housing ordinance was originally adopted in 2004 to require local developers to include affordable housing—specifically for very low, low or moderate income buyers or renters.

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07/31/2023
Capitola leaders have kickstarted a fundraising campaign for the Jade Street Park Project, which will make the 24-year-old playground accessible to individuals of all abilities.

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06/27/2023
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Capitola latest city in Santa Cruz County with plans to make its park universally accessible, accommodating children of all abilities.

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06/23/2023
City Manager Jamie Goldstein reports that expenditures will exceed revenues by about $1 million, but the city expects to end the year with a general fund balance of roughly $1.55 million.

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05/11/2023
The Capitola City Council unanimously gave its staff the green light to begin accepting bids for Phase 2 of the Capitola Wharf Resiliency and Public Access Improvement Project, which includes restoring the large section of the iconic structure ripped away in early January.

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02/18/2023
“I want to highlight what an amazing job our city has done in the wake of the storms of 2023,” writes Margaux Keiser.

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02/10/2023
The city must “identify adequate sites and establish policies and programs” that will accommodate 1,336 units, 712 of which must be low or very low income.

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01/16/2023
The Capitola City Council recently gave its city manager the go-ahead to execute a five-year professional services agreement with BCycle to establish a minimum of 50 electric bicycles and 100 accompanying docks within its city limits.

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01/06/2023
The move will allow the city to seek financial assistance from state and federal agencies as it recovers from storm activity that crippled many regions.

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12/16/2022
As of Dec. 8, I am no longer mayor of Capitola. The new City Council members were seated that evening and a new mayor appointed.

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12/08/2022
The council's first action was a unanimous vote to make Margaux Keiser the city's mayor and Kristen Brown its vice mayor.
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