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  • Free Erosion Control Workshop for contractors, property owners, sub contractors, and construction site operators. Two workshops are offered: October 13, 2017 (Seaside) and October 20, 2017 (Aptos). RSVP required; click here for more information.
  • NEW!! If you live, work or play in Pleasure Point, you are invited to a Community Meeting to help develop a vision for the commercial area of Pleasure Point and for Portola Drive streetscape improvements! The meeting will be held on Saturday, September 16 at Live Oak Elementary School, 1916 Capitola Road in Santa Cruz, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Hope to see you there!!
  • The Public Review Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the proposed program to regulate commercial cannabis cultivation and manufacturing is available for review and comment. The comment periods ends Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:00. Click here for more information regarding environmental review of the proposed cannabis regulations.
  • A public information meeting to present the Draft EIR will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, 5th floor, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to learn more about the EIR and ask questions.
  • There will also be an opportunity for the public to submit comments in person on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, 5th floor, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend to submit comments.
  • NEW!!! Effective Tuesday, September 5, 2017, our public counters will be open an additional hour in the afternoons.  Walk-ins will be accepted until 3:30 p.m. for both the Zoning Counter and the Building Counter beginning 9/5/17.
  • There will be a SPECIAL Historic Resources Commission Meeting on Friday, May 12, 2017.  Click here to see the agenda.
  • The County of Santa Cruz is soliciting comments on the scope of the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Commercial Cannabis Regulations and Licensing Program for Cultivation and Manufacturing through March 15th. There will be a scoping session on February 27, 2017, at the Simpkins Swim Center from 4:30 until 7:00.
  • The County of Santa Cruz Planning Department is pleased to announce that the Department is now able to accept credit and debit cards and e-checks at our permit center and online.  Click on Pay Application Fees under the Quick Links to pay fees on your application.
  • 05/24/2016- FEMA CCAMP/OPC Study Preliminary Revised Flood Maps
  • 04/15/2016- FEMA Coastal Flood Map Revision Information available for review
  • 04/25/2016- Reduced fees for  Expedited Permitting for Solar Photovoltaic  are in affect for installations that are 10kW or less in one- and two-family dwellings. 
  • 01/12/2016- Revised Water Efficient Landscaping Ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors, effective February 12, 2016. View the strikeout / underline version here. Find updated checklist and landscape plan applications, updated installation certificates, calculators and links at the County's WELO homepage.

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