The City of Santa Cruz has authorized temporary use of approved public streets and outdoor areas to give restaurants and retail establishments more outdoor space to safely serve customers as they are allowed to reopen. Social distancing requirements for sidewalk vendors have also been established in the new executive orders signed. Please visit www.choosesantacruz.com/outdoorexpansion for more information.
July Is Parks Make Life Better Month Goes Virtual!
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.
Cowell Beach Drops Off Beach Bummer List: A 10-Year Breakthrough with Improved Water Quality
For the first time in 10 years, Cowell Beach is not included on Heal the Bay’s “Beach Bummer” list.
Santa Cruz Mayor to City: Personal Responsibility is Crucial
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.
City to Implement Safety Enhancement Zone for Independence Day Holiday
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
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.