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Council Meetings

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In order to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and to comply with the social distancing suggestion, the Council Chambers and Tony Hill Room will not be open to the public. The meeting may be viewed remotely, using any of the following sources:

Access to City Council agendas and staff report(s) will be available for public review no later than 72 hours prior to a regular meeting and 24 hours prior to a special meeting.  


The Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The current agenda packet is available for reference use at the Downtown Branch Library. Regular Council meetings are televised on Comcast Community TV, channel 25. The Council follows rules of procedure as set forth in the Meeting Guidelines.


If you would like to request extra time to speak on behalf of a group on a specific agenda item, requests must be sent to the Mayor and City Clerk Administrator by 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday before a Council meeting.  Mayor Cummings: City Clerk Administrator Bonnie Bush:



Please note: In order to run the live feed, you must use Microsoft Internet Explorer - other browsers may not allow access to the live video.  You may also stream the video through Community Television's website by clicking here


Archived Videos: You can watch past Council meetings by doing one of the following:


1. Video link below: Find the meeting and select "video."

2. City of Santa Cruz YouTube Playlist

3. CTV Video on Demand

4. To download a video, please click here for the Audio and Video files 


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Action Summary

The Action Summary is an unofficial summary of action taken at the meeting. It is posted before the minutes are approved and will be replaced by the approved minutes.


The Downtown Branch Library keeps a one-year back file of agenda packets and DVDs of the Council Meetings.


Publication of Ordinances


City Council meeting AUDIO AND VIDEO FILES are posted to the City Council Meetings webpage following a meeting. The audio and video files can be downloaded to your computer's hard drive and/or shared with others.

NOTICE: The City may, at times, experience video streaming issues - as an alternative, Community Television (CTV) does have available on their website live video feed of City Council meetings. You may use this link to be redirected to CTV's video feed of City Council meetings that might currently be in session: CTV VIDEO FEED



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