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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

CITY OF SANTA CRUZ

809 Center Street

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Santa Cruz, California 95060

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Regular Meeting

February 13, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Closed Litigation Session, Courtyard Conference Room

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2:00 p.m.

Consent, General Business and Public Hearings, Council Chambers

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7:00 p.m.

General Business, Public Hearings and Matters of Public Interest, Council Chambers

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Written correspondence and telephone calls received after 5:00 p.m. on the Monday immediately preceding a Council meeting may not have time to reach

Councilmembers, nor be read by them prior to consideration of an item. Please make any communication to Councilmembers regarding Council meeting items prior to 5:00 p.m. Monday.

Council meetings are cablecast on Comcast Channel 25 or Channel 26.

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Written material for every item listed in the open sessions is available for review at the Downtown Branch Library Reference Desk.

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Time limits set by Council Policy are guidelines. Unless otherwise specified, procedures for all items, except those approved in one motion on the

Consent Agenda, are:
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Staff Presentation

Public comment - 2 minutes each; maximum total time may be established by the Presiding Officer at the beginning of the item

Council deliberation and action

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The City of Santa Cruz does not discriminate against persons with disabilities. Out of consideration for people with chemical sensitivities we ask

that you attend fragrance free. Upon request, the agenda can be provided in a format to accommodate special needs. Additionally, if you wish to attend this public meeting and will require assistance such as an interpreter for American Sign Language, Spanish, or other special equipment, please call the City Clerks Department at 420-5030 at least five days in advance so that we can arrange for such special assistance, or email CityClerk@cityofsantacruz.com. The Cal-Relay system number: 1-800-735-2922.
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Closed Litigation Session

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1:00 PM

The Presiding Officer will open the City Council Closed Litigation Session in a public meeting in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of announcing

the agenda, considering Referral to Closed Session Agenda Item 1, and receiving public testimony. Thereafter, the councilmembers will move to the Courtyard Conference Room and the meeting will be closed to the public.
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Referral to Closed Session

1.

Referral to Closed Session 31 Municipal Wharf (Rivas Fish House), APN 007-341-02 (ED)

Motion carried to approve a referral to closed session for discussion regarding the desirability of negotiating and executing a new Municipal Wharf

lease and providing instructions to the Director of Economic Development regarding same.
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Closed Session

A.

Liability Claims Filed Against City of Santa Cruz

1) Claimant: Robert Gomez, Sr.

2) Claimant: Robert Gomez, Jr.

3) Claimant: Kiran B. Patel

Claims against the City of Santa Cruz

B.

Conference With Legal Counsel Anticipated Litigation

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Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d)(2).

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(1potential case)

C.

Conference with Labor Negotiators (Government Code 54957.6)

Operating Engineers - Mid-Management

City Negotiator Lisa Murphy

Closed Session (continued)

D.

Real Property Negotiations (Government Code 54956.8)

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1. Property: 1101 Fair Ave

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APNs: 003-095-06, 07

Owner: Ingalls Street Partners, LLC

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City Negotiator: Public Works Director

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Negotiating Parties: City and Ingalls Street Partners, LLC/New Season Market, LLC

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Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment for Rail/Trail Easement

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2. Property: 31 Municipal Wharf

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APN: 007-341-02

Owner: City of Santa Cruz

City Negotiator: Bonnie Lipscomb

Negotiating Parties: Martin Drobac Rivas Fish House

Under Negotiation: Proposed lease: rent and terms

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Joint City Council / Successor Agency

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2:00 PM

Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Introduction of New Employees

Presentations

1.

Bike Santa Cruz County Presentation Regarding Open Streets

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Presiding Officer's Announcements

Statements of Disqualification

Additions and Deletions

Oral Communications Announcement - Community members may address the Council about any matter not on the agenda during Oral Communications. The Mayor

determines when Oral Communications will commence but generally it will occur at approximately 5:30 p.m. but may occur before or after 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be invited up to the lectern by the Mayor and are asked to keep comments to two minutes or less, and encouraged to state name and community of residence. Up to 30 minutes will be allocated for Oral Communications. Note that in the absence of an emergency, California law prohibits the Council from discussing or taking immediate action on comments offered in Oral Communications.
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City Attorney Report on Closed Session

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City Manager Report - The City Manager will report on events since the last council meeting.

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Consent Agenda

2.

Minutes of the January 23, 2018 City Council Meeting (CC)

Motion to approve as submitted.

3.

Minutes of the January 23, 2018 Successor Agency Meeting (CC)

Motion to approve as submitted.

4.

Minutes of the January 30, 2018 Closed Personnel Session (CC)

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Motion to approve as submitted.

5.

Santa Cruz County Latino Affairs Commission Advisory Body Nomination (One opening, with a term expiration of 4/1/19) (CC)

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Motion to nominate a County Latino Affairs Commissioner.

6.

City of Santa Cruz Co-sponsorship of International Jazz Week (CN)

Motion to approve City Co-sponsorship of International Jazz Week to be held on April 24-29, 2018.

7.

City Council Resolution of Support for the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal, and Outdoor Access Act of 2018 (CN)

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Resolution of support for the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal, and Outdoor Access Act of 2018.

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8.

City Council Ad-Hoc Budget Committee (CN)

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Motion to appoint a City Council Ad-Hoc Budget Committee comprised of the Mayor, Vice Mayor, and one additional Councilmember.

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Consent Agenda (continued)

9.

Support of Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 5: Motor Vehicle Fees and Taxes: Restriction on Expenditures: Appropriations Limit, and Oppose

Senate Bill (SB) 1: Transportation Funding Repeal (CN)
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Motion to support Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5: Motor Vehicle Fees and Taxes: Restriction on Expenditures: Appropriations Limit, and Oppose

Senate Bill 1: Transportation Funding Repeal and direct the Mayor to draft a letter expressing the will of the City Council on this issue sent in conjunction with the attached form to the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements.
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10.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY REPORT: Approval of the Last and Final Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (LFROPS) Summary Filed for July 1, 2018 through June

30, 2033 Period (ED)
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Resolution approving and adopting the Last and Final Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (LFROPS) Summary filed for the July 1, 2018 through June

30, 2033 period.
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11.

City Agreement with Owner of Riverfront Apartments to Encourage Extension of HUD Section 8 Agreement (ED)

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Motion authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Santa Cruz Riverfront Association LTD, in a form approved by the City Attorney, to

encourage continued extension of its Section 8 affordable housing agreement with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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12.

Liability Claims Filed Against City of Santa Cruz (FN)

Motion to reject liability claims of a) Robert Gomez, Sr., b) Robert Gomez, Jr., and c) Kiran B. Patel, based on staff recommendation.

Consent Agenda (continued)

13.

Resolution Identifying Authorized Agents for the Purpose of Obtaining Federal and/or State Disaster Assistance Funds (FD)

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Resolution identifying Authorized Agents on behalf of the City of Santa Cruz for the purpose of obtaining federal financial assistance under Public

Law 93-288 as amended by the Robert T. Stafford and Emergency Assistance Act of 1988, and/or state financial assistance under the California Disaster Assistance Act.
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14.

Principles and Guidelines for Labor Negotiations (HR)

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Motion to adopt the principles and guidelines for labor negotiations.

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15.

Office of Traffic Safety Selective Traffic Enforcement Program Grant Application (PD)

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Motion authorizing the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate funds from the Office of Traffic Safety for the Selective Traffic

Enforcement Program.
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16.

2016 Overlay Program (c400809) Notice of Completion (PW)

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Motion to accept the work of Granite Construction Company (Watsonville, CA) as completed per plans and specifications and authorizing the filing of a

Notice of Completion for the 2016 Overlay Program (c400809).
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17.

Ocean/Water Intersection (NW Corner) Improvements (c401410) Authorization to Advertise and Award (PW)

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Motion to approve the plans and specifications for the Ocean/Water Intersection (northwest corner) improvements (c401410) and authorize staff to

advertise for bids. The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to execute the contract as authorized by resolution NS-27,563.
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Consent Agenda (continued)

18.

Branciforte Creek Bike/Pedestrian Bridge Multi-Use Project (c401001) Notice of Completion (PW)

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Motion to accept the work of Graniterock (San Jose, CA) as complete per the plans and specifications and authorize the filing of the Notice of

Completion for the Branciforte Creek Bridge Multi-Use Trail Project (c401001).
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19.

Office of Traffic Safety Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Grant Application (PW)

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Motion authorizing the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate funds from the Office of Traffic Safety for the Pedestrian and Bicycle

Safety Program.
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20.

Resolution to Apply for State Water Resources Control Board Funding for the Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant Concrete Tanks (WT)

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Adopt resolution authorizing the Water Department to apply for State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) funding for the Graham Hill Water

Treatment Plant Concrete Tanks.
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End Consent Agenda

Consent Public Hearing

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21.

An Ordinance Amending Portions of Title 21 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code, Housing (PL)

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Introduce for publication an ordinance amending Title 21 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code, Housing, regarding relocation assistance in Chapter 21.03.

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General Business

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22.

FY 2018 General Fund Mid-Year Financial Report, and Updated Multi-Year Forecast (FN)

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Motion to accept the FY 2018 Mid-Year Report on the General Fund's financial status and preliminary forecast.

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23.

City Council Ad-Hoc Revenue Committee Recommendations Related To Placement Of General Purpose Revenue Tax Measure On June 5, 2018 Special Election

(CN)
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1. Resolution making emergency findings for placing a general purpose one-quarter of one percent sales tax ballot measure and general purpose two

cents per ounce sugar sweetened beverage tax ballot measure on the June 5, 2018 special election.
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2. Motion to direct staff to return on February 27, 2018 with a resolution ordering a special election on June 5, 2018, and requesting consolidation

of such election to place a general purpose one-quarter of one percent sales tax ballot measure and general purpose two cents per ounce sugar sweetened beverage tax ballot measure.
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24.

Emergency Homeless Shelter Phased Plan and River Street Campground Overview (CM)

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Motion to: (1) support the three-phase plan to achieve a permanent homeless Navigation Center in partnership with other jurisdictions and service

providers, and the immediate implementation of Phase 1, the River Street Camp; and (2) provide a closure date for the Benchlands encampment.
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Advisory Body Appointment

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25.

Arts Commission (One (1) Vacancy, with a Term Expiration of 1/1/22) (CC)

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Motion to appoint an Arts Commissioner.

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Council Meeting Calendar

26.

The City Council will review the meeting calendar attached to the agenda and revise it as necessary.

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Recess - The City Council will recess to the 7:00 p.m. session.

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City Council

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7:00 PM

Call to Order

Roll Call

Public Hearing

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1.

Interim Emergency Ordinance Establishing a Temporary Moratorium on Certain Residential Rent Increases Not to Exceed 2 and Requiring Just Cause for

Tenant Evictions within the City of Santa Cruz (CN)
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Adoption of an Interim Emergency Ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on certain residential rent increases not to exceed 2 , and requiring

just cause for tenant evictions within the City of Santa Cruz.
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OR

Motion to introduce for publication an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on certain residential rent increases not to exceed 2 , and

requiring just cause for tenant evictions within the City of Santa Cruz.
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Adjournment

INFORMATION ITEMS PREVIOUSLY DISTRIBUTED TO CITY COUNCILMEMBERS

ADDENDUM TO CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FEBRUARY 13, 2018

1.

City Clerk: Resignation of Marissa Fullum-Campbell from the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women 2/5/18 (CC FYI 191)

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2.

City Manager (Special Events): Downtown Association Sidewalk Sales MARCH-NOVEMBER 2018 (typically last weekend starting Friday and ending Sunday of

each month) 1/18/18 (CM FYI 237)
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3.

City Manager (Special Events): Wednesday Farmer's Market Permit July 2018-June 2019 1/18/18 (CMFYI 238)

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4.

City Manager (Special Events): Antique Faire for July 2018 June 2019 (2nd Sunday of each month) 1/18/18 (CMFYI 239)

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5.

Finance Department: Portfolio Management Report Unpooled Cash and Investments as of December 31, 2017 1/29/18 (FN FYI 294)

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6.

Finance Department: Portfolio Management Report Pooled Cash and Investments as of December 31, 2017 1/29/18 (FN FYI 295)

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7.

Water Department: Loch Lomond Recreation Area Closure on Wednesdays Starting with 2018 Season Opening 2/1/18 (WT FYI 075)

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MAYOR'S PROCLAMATIONS

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ADDENDUM TO CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FEBRUARY 13, 2018

1.

Proclaiming January 23, 2018 as Joe Hall Day and encouraging all his coworkers and citizens to join in expressing heartfelt appreciation for his many

years of dedicated and exemplary service to the City of Santa Cruz and wishing him well in his retirement.
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2.

Proclaiming January 28-February 3, 2018 as Catholic Schools Week and encouraging all citizens to join in celebrating Holy Cross School for its work

in Santa Cruz over the past 156 years supporting this community and recognizing it for the education and training that it has provided to support the development of socially responsible citizens who positively contribute to the betterment of their families, the greater Santa Cruz community, and the world.
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3.

Proclaiming February 2, 2018 as Dan Seidel Day and encouraging all citizens and his coworkers to join in thanking him for his four decades of

service; recognizing his outstanding leadership and numerous contributions to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, thereby improving the health and safety of our community and our environment; and wishing him well in his retirement.
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4.

Proclaiming the month of February 2018 as Santa Cruz NAACP Black History Month and encouraging all citizens to participate in community practices

that ensure equality for everyone.
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5.

Proclaiming February 10, 2018 as Wallace Baine Day and encouraging all citizens, family, and friends to join in expressing heartfelt appreciation for

his truly eloquent writing and community involvement, which consistently celebrated our distinctive character.

Advisory Body Appointments

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The following positions are vacant. Council will make appointments at a future meeting.

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Arts Commission

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One (1) opening

Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women

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One (1) opening, Councilmember Mathews nomination

Latino Affairs Commission (County)

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One (1) vacancy

Measure K Oversight Committee

Four (4) openings, Councilmembers Brown, Watkins, Terrazas, and Krohns direct appointments

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Public Hearing

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If, in the future, you wish to challenge in court any of the matters on this agenda for which a public hearing is to be conducted, you may be limited

to raising only those issues which you (or someone else) raised orally at the public hearing or in written correspondence received by the City at or before the hearing.
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Any person seeking to challenge a City Council decision made as a result of a proceeding in which, by law, a hearing is required to be given,

evidence is required to be taken, and the discretion in the determination of facts is vested in the City Council, shall be required to commence that action either 60 days or 90 days following the date on which the decision becomes final as provided in Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 Please refer to code of Civil Procedure 1094.6 to determine how to calculate when a decision becomes final. The 60-day rule applies to all public hearings conducted pursuant to the Citys Zoning Ordinance, Title 24, Santa Cruz Municipal Code. The 90-day rule applies to all other public hearings.
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City Council Agenda Legislative History Addendum

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No information was submitted.

City staff is responsible for providing the City Clerk with such documentation and information for the Legislative History Addendum. The information

will be on file in the City Clerks Department.
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The Addendum is a listing of information specific to City Council business, but which does not appear on a Council meeting agenda. Such entities

would include, but not be limited to: Court decisions, Coastal Commission Appeals of City Council actions, Closed Session Agreements/Settlements, which are public record, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, Local Agency Formation Commission.
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