City Manager's Weekly Update

Week Ending March 29, 2019

Town Center

Council Town Center Subcommittee Formed

At a Special Council Meeting on Friday, March 29, 2019, the City Council adopted a resolution forming a temporary, project specific Council Subcommittee to provide guidance as the City begins its discussions with the Town Center developers about assumptions related to project economics and purchase terms for City property. Recommendations regarding purchase terms will be brought forward for Council consideration at a future public meeting.

It is important to note that purchase of the Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley properties is contingent upon the approval or entitlement of the project. The entitlement of a project is a separate process and begins with the submittal of a project application, which is subject to environmental and legal review and consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council.  The developers have not yet submitted an application to the City. 

Cabrillo College

Annual 82% Micro Business Summit

The Santa Cruz County Office for Economic Development is pleased to announce the 4th Annual 82% Micro Business Summit event on May 3 at Cabrillo College.  Open to 300 local small businesses and entrepreneurs, the 82% Micro Business Summit is the County's largest small business conference! For only $49, participants will be able to choose from a range of more than 40 dynamic speakers, with breakout seminars on marketing, managing cash flow, advertising, social media, website optimization, and more. The event includes an afternoon mixer with door prizes and complimentary breakfast and lunch. 82% of Santa Cruz County businesses have nine or fewer employees, classifying them as micro-entrepreneurs. The event will feature a keynote speaker and 20 education sessions to help micro-entrepreneurs navigate the marketplace to increase their exposure, grow their business and boost profitability. Tickets are already selling and the event will sell out!

Spring Clean

Spring Clean Up

April 1st – 5th is Scotts Valley’s Spring Clean Up!  Green Waste will pick up unlimited bags or cans and one bulky item.  All items must be curbside by 5 am on your regular day of service.


Fire Response/Prevention Forum

There will be a fire response prevention forum on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10 am – 12:30 pm at the Scotts Valley Community Center.  The event is sponsored by Assembly Member Stone, Board Supervisor Bruce McPherson, and local safety personnel.

Police Explorers

Become a SVPD Explorer!

Explorers Wanted!  This is a fantastic opportunity for young men and women between the ages of 14-20 years old to work alongside law enforcement and participate in many community events.  If you know anyone that might be interested in the program, please have them visit: or call 831-440-5670 to speak with an Explorer Advisor today
Council Meeting

April 3, 2019 City Council Meeting Cancelled

The Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Council meeting has been cancelled, in part due to Spring Break and a limited number of council agenda items.

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