The Downtown Commission advises Council on all matters pertaining to the maintenance and management of Parking District No. 1, and the Central Business and Improvement District. The Downtown Commission was consolidated from two former City Council advisory bodies. One advisory body was established to manage the off-street public parking in the Parking District. The second advisory body was established to promote the Central Business District. The Downtown Commission united these two advisory bodies.
The Downtown Commission develops long-range plans and implementation programs to provide downtown public parking. The Commission may study traffic problems in the Districts. The Commission makes recommendations regarding the allocation of funds derived from revenues collected on behalf of these Districts. The Commission evaluates public and private activities in the Districts and recommends policies and programs to preserve, enhance, and advance the viability and attractiveness of the downtown. The Commission may also perform other functions and duties as directed by Council or prescribed or authorized by any City ordinance.
Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, and November at 8:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA.
Meetings scheduled for 2017
|Jan 26 •||March 23 •||May 25 •||July 27 •||Sept 28 •||Nov 30|
* Date moved to accommodate holiday.
Cancelled: May 25, 2017
Special Meeting: June 22, 2017
Cancelled: July 27, 2017
The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council.More Information: Bylaws of the Downtown Commission [PDF]
- Commission Openings
- Commissioners and Meeting Information [PDF]
- Meetings and Agendas are available on the new City Government Advisory Bodies webpage.
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Marlin Granlund, Parking Programs Manager
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
We are excited to offer our new meetings page functionality. Accessibility of all online Advisory Body agenda packets, minutes and audio files is now available from any Advisory Body webpage to enable easier public access to posted meeting information.
Should you have questions please contact City Clerk Administrator Bren Lehr at (831) 420-5038.