Measure S and 2018 Fiscal Emergency
In February 2018 the Santa Cruz City Council declared a "Fiscal Emergency." The Council also approved a ballot measure, Measure S, to raise Santa Cruz sales tax from 9% to 9.25%. If Measure S passes, the increased tax would be equal to twenty-five cents per $100 spent.
The City budget has been impacted by four trends that are creating significant gaps in most California cities General Funds.
Free ‘Follow the Flush’ 5K Brings Awareness of Santa Cruz Wastewater with Art, Games and Humor
Follow the Flush is a uniquely humorous, educational and participatory 5K walk that follows the path of Santa Cruz wastewater through natural and urban landscape on Saturday, May 5.
Interim Emergency Rental Housing Ordinances
On February 13, 2018, the Santa Cruz City Council passed two emergency ordinances that took effect immediately.
NEW park reservations available at Grant and Garfield Parks.
Secure your picnic spot at Grant and Garfield Parks by reserving today!