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2015

Publication of Ordinances Pursuant to Passage of Measure N (November 2, 2004) 

All ordinances will be posted to the Internet. Ordinances will be summarized and the summary will be published in a newspaper of general circulation, at least three days prior to the final adoption. The summary is also being posted below. 

Date Posted Ordinance                                        Ordinance Summary
 12/11/15  2015-13 Summary

This ordinance authorizes the City Engineer to designate curbside parking areas in the City where no person shall park any attached trailer, and where no vehicles, regardless of shape or size, and including any attached trailer, shall be stopped, left standing or parked other than fully within the lines of markings of a single space so established. The ordinance designates curbside spaces on along West Cliff Drive (between Pelton Avenue and Lighthouse Point Park) and on Pelton Avenue (between West Cliff Avenue and National Street) where this parking regulation shall apply.

 12/2/15 2015-17  Summary

This ordinance would prohibit the overnight (8pm-8am) stopping, standing, parking or leaving of oversized vehicles on any public highway, street or city parking lot, with few identified exceptions, including oversized vehicles owned by a City resident or out-of-town visitor of a resident displaying a temporary overnight parking permit issued by the City and parked in close proximity to the resident’s abode. The ordinance would remove oversized vehicles from the list of eligible vehicles types that can be permitted as part of the City’s preferential parking permit program. Oversized vehicles would be prohibited from parking within 100 feet of any intersection.

 12/2/15 2015-16  Summary

This ordinance would require no person shall keep a firearm within a residence unless it is stored in a locked container or disabled with a California Department of Justice approved trigger lock. The ordinance would further require any person who owns or possess a firearm to report the theft or loss of such firearm to the Santa Cruz Police Department within five calendar days of becoming aware of the theft or loss, in the event the owner resides in the City of Santa Cruz or the theft or loss occurs in the City.

 11/16/15 2015-15  Summary

This ordinance will mandate that accessory dwelling unit properties shall be used for long-term residential purposes only. Accessory dwelling unit properties may not be used for short-term/vacation rental purposes. Some exceptions were included in the ordinance. 

 11/16/15 2015-14  Summary

This ordinance will approve an amendment to the City of Santa Cruz’s contract with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) to provide service credit for unused sick leave upon retirement for Miscellaneous Employees.

 12/2/15   2015-13 Summary

This ordinance authorizes the City Engineer to designate curbside parking areas in the City where no person shall park any attached trailer, and where no vehicles, regardless of shape or size, and including any attached trailer, shall be stopped, left standing or parked other than fully within the lines of markings of a single space so established. The ordinance designates curbside spaces on along sections of West Cliff Drive and Pelton Avenue where this parking regulation shall apply.

 10/1/15 2015-12  Summary

This ordinance formalizes the City’s expedited permit processing for small residential rooftop solar systems to comply with the State of California requirements mandated by Government Code Section 65850.5(g)(1).

 7/15/15 2015-11  Summary

This ordinance encourages more residential units and the legalization of others while limiting opportunities for unpermitted units to be developed in the multi-family zoning districts.

 7/15/15 2015-10  Summary
This ordinance incorporates minor language changes to a zoning ordinance amendment previously approved by the City Council, to be consistent with subsequent Coastal Commission action on the ordinance.
 6/10/15 2015-09  Summary

This ordinance incorporates recommendations from the Water Commission and will not change how charges are collected, managed or spent. 

 5/15/15 2015-08  Summary

This ordinance increases the adopted daylight plane requirement for new single story ADU structures from six feet high to seven feet high on the property line. 

 4/15/15 2015-07  Summary

This ordinance improves and clarifies the existing ordinance language. Changes include: 1) addition of customer classification definitions 2) elimination of the prohibition against filling outdoor spas 3) adding a prohibition against irrigating outdoor landscapes during or within two days of measurable rainfall 4) reorganization and clarification of exceptions 5) updated appeal procedure to reflect what was done in 2014 and 6) updated administrative enforcement flexibility.

 2/12/15 2015-06  Summary
This ordinance refines the way high-risk and low-risk alcohol development will be reviewed in the City to help the Police Department in the alcohol nuisance abatement process as well as the definition of a high-risk alcohol use.
 2/12/15 2015-05  Summary
This ordinance generally limits truck, automobile and motorcycle engine idling to ninety seconds when parked on a City street.
 2/12/15 2015-04  Summary

This ordinance amends portions of Title 23 to: 1) provide a process to correct and amend final maps; 2) update the expiration and extension information in the ordinance to comply with the State Subdivision Map Act; and 3) clarify the parcel map process information.

2/3/15  

 2015-03 Summary
This ordinance amends Chapter 5.22 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code to reduce restrictions for mobile food vending.
12/18/14

2015-02

Summary

This ordinance amends Accessory Dwelling Unit regulations providing additional opportunities for construction of Accessory Dwelling Units and legalization of unpermitted dwelling units while maintaining neighborhood compatibility.

 

12/18/14

2015-01

Summary

This ordinance will provide for incremental increases in time that a person receiving a citation in a City park, beach or any other property maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department must stay away from the property where the arrest was made or citation issued.

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