City Manager's Weekly Update
Week Ending January 4, 2019
Happy New Year! This unique tick of the clock is often what prompts us to celebrate and step outside of the day-to-day activities we’re always so busy with—to reflect, take stock, and resolve to do better going forward. Scotts Valley should be proud of what it has accomplished over the past year - here are just a few notable achievements:
Grand Opening of the Four Points Sheraton Hotel
Award of nearly $1.8 Million in Grants for Transportation Projects
Installation of Security Cameras at Skypark
Upgrade of the City's Website
Voter-Approved Increase of the City's Hotel Tax
Upgrade of the Mount Hermon Road/Scotts Valley Drive Intersection
Development of a Multi-Year Fiscal Sustainability Plan
Completion of Glenwood Open Space Preserve - West Trails
Remodel of the Community Center Kitchen
Installation of a New Skypark Gazebo
Upgrade of Senior Center Floors and WallsRemodel of Siltanen Park Bathrooms
Beautification of Mount Hermon Road/Hwy 17 Median
Improvement of Water Pressure to Better Maintain Skypark Sports Fields
I'm looking forward to 2019, as we take the initiative to continue to improve our game and raise the bar for our community and the services we provide.Jenny Haruyama, City Manager
Leadership Santa Cruz County
Each year, Scotts Valley hosts "Local Government Day" for participants in Leadership Santa Cruz County, a program that provides Santa Cruz area residents an opportunity to learn more about their respective communities through interactions with leaders from government, business, health care, and other industries and services.
Today, over 30 program participants met in the Scotts Valley City Council Chambers to hear several keynote speakers share their experience of democracy in action - which really occurs at the local level. Leadership SCC has graduated more than 1,000 people from its program, many of which have gone on to hold community leadership positions.
Scotts Valley would like recognize Dave Vincent, Leadership SCC Executive Director for his many years of service supporting this outstanding program. Dave will be retiring this year and there will be big shoes to fill!
I'd encourage you to consider signing up for next year's class if you want to become more involved in the community. Check it out: https://www.leadershipsantacruzcounty.org/
Chili's Compliments Scotts Valley Park and Recreation Youth
Scotts Valley Park and Recreation staff took nearly 20 youth to the Museum of Discovery and stopped at a local Chili's afterwards to grab a bite to eat. The Park and Recreation staff received a note from the restaurant which stated that the Scotts Valley kids were the most well-behaved children they had ever served. Way to go!