The Zoning Administrator conducts public hearings and renders decisions on various land use applications including Coastal Permits, Design Permits, Administrative Use Permits, Conditional Fence Permits, Slope Modifications, Variances and related environmental findings.
The Zoning Administrator is responsible for ensuring that all hearings are conducted in accordance with the local and State open meeting laws; and considers the findings of fact and public testimony before rendering a final decision on an application request. Any decision of the Zoning Administrator can be appealed to the Planning Commission within 10 days of final action.
Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA.
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The Zoning Administrator is a staff position currently held by Eric Marlatt.
809 Center Street, Room 206
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-420-5115, FAX: 831-420-5434
For general Planning/Zoning Questions, please email or call 831-420-5416.
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