City Manager's Weekly Update
Week ending September 20, 2018

As a City Manager, I am a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and adhere to the ICMA Code of Ethics. The code of ethics serves as the foundation for the local government management profession and sets the standard for excellence. As as a result, my leadership and management structure is based on equity, transparency, integrity, stewardship of public resources, political neutrality, and respect for the rights and responsibility of elected officials and residents.

Next week, I will be attending the 104th Annual ICMA Conference and look forward to learning new ways to ensure Scotts Valley's future sustainability. I will also participate on a discussion panel as a guest speaker about gender inequality and workplace bias.

Jenny HaruyamaCity Manager
Verse of the Valley

Verse of the Valley Poetry Contest Winners

It was a full house at the Wednesday, September 19, 2018 City Council meeting, where 21 local residents - from kindergarten to the young at heart were recognized for their poetry talents as part of the Scotts Valley Arts Commission Annual Verse of the Valley Poetry Contest. Winning poems are published in a poetry book and given to the authors. It is amazing how much talent we have in Scotts Valley and SLV!

State of the City

State of the City Hosted by Senior Life Association 

The Senior Life Association is hosting a State of the City event at Montevalle on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1-3pm.  Speakers include Mayor Jim Reed, Police Chief Walpole, Fire Chief Kovacs, Piret Harmon, General Manager of the Scotts Valley Water District, Michelle Stewart, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Scotts Valley School District, and Taylor Bateman, Community Development Director.


2018 State Rail Plan Released

Caltrans has released its 2018 State Rail Plan. This vision for state rail aims to boost the economy, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety statewide over the next 20 years.

"With a vision to increase passenger rail travel by 92 million passenger miles per day, the 2018 Rail Plan presents a plan for an integrated system that will allow passengers to easily and efficiently transfer from local transit services to regional, intercity and future high-speed rail. The outcomes described in the Rail Plan will help California achieve its ambitious GHG emission reduction targets, boost the state economy, and potentially eliminate 250 fatalities and 19,000 transportation related injuries per year by 2040."


Annual Police Inspection Ceremony

The Scotts Valley Police Department Annual Police Inspection Ceremony is on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 8 am. That same week, the Scotts Valley Police Explorer Award Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 6 pm at the Community Center.

Road Restriping

Schedule Update - Road Work on South Navarra and Granite Creek

The following is an update schedule of upcoming road work on Granite Creek and Navarra Drive:
  • Thursday, September 20: Dig out and repave 8 locations on South Navarra Drive; dig out and repave 1 location on Granite Creek
  • Monday, October 1: Slurry seal all of South Navarra Drive
  • Tuesday, October 2: Slurry seal Granite Creek Road from Lauren Circle to city limits
  • Tuesday, October 9:  Re-stripe South Navarra Drive and Granite Creek Road 

Community Award Nominations

The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce seeks your assistance in recognizing the people and businesses that make our Community a special place. Nominations are due by Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for outstanding businesses and individuals per the categories below:

  • Business of the Year
  • Man of the Year
  • Woman of the Year
  • Youth of the Year
  • Organization of the Year
  • Beautification Award of the Year
  • Educator of the Year

Submit your nominations here:

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