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Usually 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. There are some Special Meetings and Substitution Meetings that may occur.


When a comment period is open, a form will appear for you to submit comments. If no form is present, a comment period is not open. Agendas are typically posted the Friday before the meeting, which is when the comment period typically opens.

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Past Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Past agendas and minutes for meetings dates falling between 1/16/2013 through 12/6/17 are available online, including most staff materials. Meeting agendas after 12/6/17 and meeting materials, including staff reports, can be accessed above. For Zoning Administrator Agendas and Minutes prior to 2013 or audio, please submit a Public Information Request. You can also submit your request by phone at (831)420-5110.

 About the Zoning Administrator

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. 

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