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Joyce Blaschke, Santa Cruz Police Department (831) 420-5844
Janice Bisgaard, Public Works Department (831) 420-5166
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July Is Parks Make Life Better Month! To celebrate, the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring FREE virtual activities to get our community active and outside enjoying our parks.
07/01/2020 10:00 AM
For the first time in 10 years, Cowell Beach is not included on Heal the Bay’s “Beach Bummer” list.
06/30/2020 2:30 PM
With the beaches now open and thousands expected to visit Santa Cruz for the Independence Day holiday, Mayor Justin Cummings urges residents to remain cautious, limit gatherings and avoid crowds this weekend.
06/30/2020 11:00 AM
A citywide Safety Enhancement Zone will be in effect from 8 p.m on Thursday, July 2, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020. The safety enhancement designation authorizes the tripling of fees for violations of the City's municipal code, such as the illegal discharge of fireworks, littering
06/30/2020 10:08 AM
City Welcomes Phase 2 Business Reopenings with Full Parking Operations Reinstated at Lots and Garages on June 15
We return to normal parking operations at downtown garages and lots on June 15 in response to the Santa Cruz County extended Phase 2 reopening of businesses with outdoor expansion accommodations per City executive order.
06/10/2020 9:00 AM
We are extending all parking permits through the end of June. The Parking Office reopens on June 1.
05/29/2020 12:00 PM
Senior Center Without Limits brings connection to seniors in their homes
06/18/2020 11:50 AM
Are you a tenant or Landlord who's been impacted by COVID-19?
06/12/2020 2:00 PM
Santa Cruz Police Department Supports the LGBTQ+ Community with Rainbow Pride Patch | SCPD MEDIA RELEASE
06/09/2020 1:23 PM
We are scheduled to begin a Seabright storm drain improvement project on Monday, June 8.
06/03/2020 1:30 PM
The City of Santa Cruz and partner organizations are celebrating Affordable Housing Month this May with a slate of both virtual and self-guided events to provide information to the community about current and future affordable housing efforts.
05/19/2020 8:55 AM
Mayor Justin Cummings has proclaimed the week of May 17-23 as National Public Works Week.
05/15/2020 9:30 AM
In compliance with the Santa Cruz County Public Health Order and in collaboration with recreation agencies throughout Santa Cruz County, the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation department offers summer programming.
Downtown parking meter enforcement will resume on Monday, May 11, in conjunction with recently revised government Shelter-in-Place orders.
05/01/2020 1:30 PM
The victim has been identified as 36 year old, Santa Cruz County resident, Douglass Murdock. Mr. Murdock has been listed as a missing person since December 2019 with the Santa Cruz Police Department.
04/29/2020 5:38 PM
City Unites Community in 10,000 Masks Project to Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
04/27/2020 9:35 AM
We have extended all parking permits through May 31 free of charge in light of circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
04/24/2020 3:30 PM
The City of Santa Cruz will resume enforcement of beach area parking meters this Friday, April 24.
04/21/2020 12:00 PM
All public offices for the Planning & Community Development Department are closed and services are limited, but we are still here to help you through your building, planning, and code compliance needs while the Public Counter is closed.
04/17/2020 5:00 PM
04/15/2020 4:29 PM