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 2014
| Jan 23 •
|| March 27 •
|| May 22 •
|| July 24 •
|| Sept 25 •
|| Dec 4*
* Date moved to accommodate holiday.
The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council.
More Information: Bylaws of the Downtown Commission [PDF]
Marlin Granlund, Parking Programs Manager
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
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