COVID-19 UPDATE | The City is coordinating closely with our public health officials at the Santa Cruz County Health Department to prevent the further spread COVID-19. In an effort to protect you and our community, changes and measures have been adopted in daily operations and activities. For further details please click here for the City’s Response to COVID-19

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Media Contacts

Ralph Dimarucut, Main media contact (831) 420-5017
Eileen Cross, Water Department (831) 420-5213
Joyce Blaschke, Santa Cruz Police Department (831) 420-5844
Janice Bisgaard, Public Works Department (831) 420-5166

Police Department Press Releases, click here
Fire Department Press Releases, click here

Update 7/9/20: Furlough Friday and Remote Services

Post Date:04/17/2020 5:00 PM

Furlough Fridays

Beginning June 29th, our offices and phone systems will be closed and services, such as building inspections, will be unavailable on Fridays due to our new furlough schedule. 

 Reminder of Available Services and COVID-19

The Planning & Community Development department has closed its offices to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, Coronavirus, in our community. However, staff is working remotely and services are currently available online and by appointment.  

 You can review our available services and alternate ways to contact us by visiting our department‘s homepage at  


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