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Joyce Blaschke, Santa Cruz Police Department (831) 420-5844
Janice Bisgaard, Public Works Department (831) 420-5166
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We are scheduled to begin the River Street and Water Street Overlay Project on Monday, March 16
03/11/2020 12:30 PM
City Council Meeting to Convene as Scheduled, Adjustments Made in Response to COVID-19
03/10/2020 11:30 AM
We are scheduled to close California Street at Bay Street on Friday, March 6, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. due to Coastal Rail Trail Segment 7 – Phase I Project construction work.
03/05/2020 9:30 AM
Learn more about applicable zoning rules for Junior Accessory Dwelling Units and Accessory Dwelling units, review cost estimates, and more!
02/28/2020 9:19 AM
We remind the community that political and other yard signs do not belong in blue recycling bins.
02/25/2020 8:00 AM
We are scheduled to begin the 2020 Curb Ramps Enhancement Project on Monday, Feb. 24, in advance of an upcoming paving project.
02/21/2020 2:00 PM
Provide your feedback and learn more about Building Electrification by visiting our Ordinance and Policy page.
02/14/2020 10:44 AM
Our Wastewater Treatment Facility has been awarded 2019 Collection System of the Year (Small) from the California Wastewater Environment Association-Monterey Bay Section.
02/13/2020 10:00 AM
City Council Passes Resolution in Support of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s Efforts to Preserve Open Space
At the February 11, 2020, Council meeting, the Santa Cruz City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the efforts of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band to preserve Sargent Ranch/Juristac as open space in perpetuity and to regain access to their cultural and spiritual sites at Juristac.
02/12/2020 3:48 PM
Mayor Justin Cummings awarded $39,984 to local nonprofit Hope Services on behalf of the Parking for Hope Program at today’s City Council meeting.
02/11/2020 1:30 PM
Today our GO Santa Cruz program announced its Fall in Love with Carpooling Challenge for the month of February.
02/11/2020 11:00 AM
SCPD Case# 20S-00898: DUI Driver & Arrest of Wanted Felon with Loaded Gun
02/10/2020 11:59 AM
The Santa Cruz Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Bernie Escalante to the position of Deputy Chief. Escalante is a 23 -year veteran of the Santa Cruz Police Department who most recently distinguished himself as the primary lieutenant in the Neighborhood Policing Unit.
02/04/2020 9:58 AM
Laura Schmidt has been appointed Assistant City Manager for the City of Santa Cruz by City Manager Martin Bernal. Schmidt has been serving as the interim Assistant City Manager since May 31, 2019, while simultaneously fulfilling her role as the Director of Information Technology for the City.
01/31/2020 10:35 AM
City Council has adopted an update to our Environmentally Acceptable Food Packaging and Products Ordinance.
01/30/2020 10:45 AM
Our San Lorenzo River Parkway Phase III/Trestle Trail Project has been recognized as 2019 Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association, Monterey Bay Chapter.
01/23/2020 11:45 AM
We are scheduled to begin construction of the Coastal Rail Trail Segment 7 – Phase I Project on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The 1.2 mile long segment will run from Bay Street/California Street to Natural Bridges Drive.
01/16/2020 9:00 AM
The Santa Cruz Police release the 2019 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for the City of Santa Cruz. The end of year statistics reflects that overall crime has remained flat. The crime rate range is within expected average values based on FBI Part 1 reported offenses for the past five years.