Water Commission

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Established by Resolution No. NS-22 in 1948, and reestablished by Ordinance No. 87-10 in 1987, the Water Commission advises the Council in all matters pertaining to the Santa Cruz Water System and its maintenance and management. The Commission also makes studies of long range plans for securing sources of domestic water supply for the city and reports to the City Council its conclusions and recommendations for the improvement and extension of water systems, including sources, storage, transmission and distribution of water to consumers.

Under the applicable statues of the State of California and the City Charter of the City of Santa Cruz California the By-laws of the Water Commision set forth the rules and regulations governing the organization and procedures of the City Water Commission. The By-laws were last amended by the Water Commission in November 2003 and approved by City Council in March of 2004.
By-laws of the Water Commission

The Water Commission meets in the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, on the first Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council.
One member shall be a qualified elector of the county who resides outside the city but within the city water service area; the other six shall be qualified electors of the City as established by Ordinance 87-10.
Meeting Information

Staff Contact
Rosemary Menard, Water Director
Water Department
212 Locust Street, Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060

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