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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.