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.
Celebrate the Environment at Earth Day Santa Cruz on April 21
The community is invited to celebrate the environment at Earth Day Santa Cruz 2018 on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Lorenzo Park.
Interim Emergency Rental Housing Ordinances
On February 13, 2018, the Santa Cruz City Council passed two emergency ordinances that took effect immediately.
Free Family-Friendly ‘Follow The Flush’ Wastewater Walk On May 5
Follow the Flush 5K walk brings awareness of Santa Cruz wastewater with art, games and humor on Saturday, May 5.