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Posted on: February 27, 2024

The Bucket List - Revised

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When you have kids who live in L.A., you find a way to visit that city on a regular basis.  And when you add a sweet granddaughter to the mix, the visitation intervals really intensify.  I am not, however, a fan of the drive.  I...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

State's Housing Plans a Cause for Concern

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I believe it was Thomas Jefferson who postulated that the government closest to the people governs best.  That maxim is being sorely tested each and every year as the edicts and mandates flow wildly from our state government in Sacramento to over...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Citizen's Academy Spring 2024

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Have you ever wondered how much of your taxes stay in Scotts Valley? Do you know where funds come from for schools, library, water or fire service? Are you curious about what’s happening with parks, streets or new development projects? ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Scotts Valley Working to Make Town Center a Reality

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You may have noticed that a new fence has gone up around the future home of Scotts Valley’s town center off Mt. Hermon Road. In November 1,400 tons of contaminated soil were removed from the site, and with it, one of the reasons the town center hasn’t hap...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Scotts Valley is Blessed with Community Volunteers

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The City of Scotts Valley is lucky to have many generous individuals and organizations supporting the City so that more services and amenities are available to the community. This article highlights a few of the wonderful actions recently taken by local r...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

New Police Officers Join Scotts Valley

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Scotts Valley works hard to maintain a full complement of community-oriented Police Officers. This article introduces recently hired Police Officers Seavana Patzke and Vitani Harrison.  It was my great pleasure to recently spend time getting to k...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Mayor Jack Dilles' Monthly Message

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Scotts Valley became a city 57 years ago on August 2, 1966.  Scotts Valley is still a young city and still evolving.  The city’s population has grown from approximately 3,600 in 1970 to about 12,000 residents living in some 4,6...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Mayor Jack Dilles' Monthly Message

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The Fiscal Year 2023-24 city budget includes cautious revenue assumptions as we continue to face inflation and economic uncertainty. The last year has been marked with rebuilding and resilience as we fully emerge from the global pandemic, while experienci...

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

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The official beginning of summer welcomes warmer weather, longer days and many opportunities to be active. Being outdoors makes us feel good and, as we have learned during these past few COVID-filled years, it benefits both our mental and physical health....

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Mayor Jack Dilles' Monthly Message

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National Public Works Week was celebrated from May 21st to 27th, so let’s take a look at what Public Works does here in Scotts Valley. We have around 20 staff in Public Works who caretake wastewater, streets, parks, engineering, and recreation s...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Mayor Jack Dilles' Monthly Message

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Students face challenges beyond the pressure to succeed academically. Parents hear about many of these issues as their children move through middle school, high school and beyond. These challenges include peer pressure, drugs, harassment, bullying, discri...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

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Why is everyone talking about housing? Housing is too expensive and there are not enough homes. Many Scotts Valley workers cannot afford to live here, which increases traffic and makes it harder for businesses to hire and keep good staff. Some residents w...

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