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06/18/2024
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted to award the county jail health services contract to a new provider, a move not related to the recent Civil Grand Jury report according to Sheriff Jim Hart.

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06/17/2024
Santa Cruz County Health Department officials note a spike in local COVID cases.

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06/14/2024
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Lack of staff and programs, improper usage of facilities, and mistreatment of inmates, including the mentally ill, were all found during the report.

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06/13/2024
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After Santa Cruz County last year saw a drop in the numbers of unhoused people, the numbers this year from the annual Point In Time count conducted in January stayed mostly static.

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06/13/2024
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The top 10 employees each earned more than $329,000 excluding benefits, and the top earner was paid $404,298, according to records.

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06/11/2024
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Three years after the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase the former West Marine building on Westridge Drive, a convergence of city and county officials gathered at the site Tuesday to celebrate its new incarnation.

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06/11/2024
The Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury released a report critical of mental health services provided at the county jail.

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06/10/2024
The Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury released a report on the state of the 586 miles of county-maintained roads, finding them inadequately funded and maintained.

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06/06/2024
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On June 5, Kim De Serpa kicked off her campaign for 2nd District Supervisor while celebrating her birthday at The Shadowbrook restaurant.

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06/06/2024
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Santa Cruz County supervisors on Tuesday approved a budget that was 10.5% smaller than the prior fiscal year and had 16% less money for road maintenance.

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05/30/2024
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Santa Cruz County has launched a free water quality testing program that includes opportunities for Point of Use treatment and drinking water replacement for residents of Santa Cruz County who rely on household groundwater wells for their drinking water.

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05/21/2024
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When voters approved Measure K during the March election, they expected the half-cent sales tax to fund several areas of services in both the cities and the unincorporated parts of Santa Cruz County, as promised by its backers.

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05/17/2024
Group behind Water and Wildfire Protection Act, which would add a $87 annual parcel tax in Santa Cruz County, has submitted signatures to the county clerk for certification.

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05/16/2024
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Local governments across Santa Cruz County are crafting their budgets for the coming fiscal year, with some due at the end of June.

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05/16/2024
A case study of the impact of the California Housing and Community Development's pandemic Project Roomkey program in Santa Cruz County was released.

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05/14/2024
In advance of the opening of the new Santa Cruz County government center on Westridge Drive in a few weeks, the Human Services Department announced it was moved in and ready to provide services.

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05/13/2024
The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission has informed some residents of two mobile home parks in Live Oak of a need to move their units 1 to 4 feet due to encroachment over lot boundaries.

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05/09/2024
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Learn about wildfire resilience projects and resources for landowners at the inaugural Santa Cruz County Wildfire Resilience Summit.

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05/07/2024
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After 133 people died in Santa Cruz County in 2023 after overdosing on Fentanyl, the Sheriff’s Office has launched a new way to address the problem, with a special focus on the people who deal the dangerous drug.

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05/07/2024
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As long-time elected representatives for the northernmost and southernmost reaches of Santa Cruz County, we believe the community conversation over the Rail Trail should be thoughtful, respectful, and inclusive.

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05/06/2024
Central Coast Representatives Lofgren and Pannetta jointly announced $1 million in federal funding for studies about expansion of rail service in the region.

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04/30/2024
In a unanimous vote, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors approved the plan to proceed with segments 10 and 11 of the Coastal Rail Trail.

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04/26/2024
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Two new housing developments in Santa Cruz County are set to exceed local height limits and could be approved without public input, county officials said this week. 

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04/26/2024
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will reconsider their vote against approving segments 10 and 11 of the Coastal Rail Trail in their April 30 meeting.

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04/20/2024
Following his recent vote against approval of two segments of the Rail Trail, Supervisor Manu Koenig explains his decision.

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04/18/2024
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The Low Impact Camping Ordinance drafted by the Santa Cruz County Planning Commission took some rural residents by surprise.

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04/18/2024
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The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission on Thursday reaffirmed its support for a paved path parallel to the train tracks through Capitola and Seacliff.

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04/16/2024
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At a special meeting Thursday, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission could step toward takeover of a $68 million state grant awarded to Santa Cruz County to help construct the rail trail through Live Oak, Capitola and Seacliff.

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04/12/2024
The next phase of the $94.2M project to add lanes and bike/pedestrian overpasses on the three mile span of Highway 1 between the three mile Bay Avenue/Porter Street has commenced.

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04/11/2024
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A proposed budget for 2025 cuts money for road repairs. Storms in 2023 caused about $140 million in damage to county-maintained roads, county staff said.

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