City Manager's Weekly Update
Week ending October 12, 2018

You may have read this week in the Santa Cruz Sentinel that the Homeless Action Partnership (HAP), a collaborative run by the County of Santa Cruz will be applying for nearly $11 million in state grant funding for homelessness.  Scotts Valley, along with other local cities and service providers participate in the HAP, and recently met to discuss and identify key funding priorities for the grant. It is a privilege to be a part of something that could effectuate great change in our county and potentially lead to solutions that could get to the root cause of homelessness.

Jenny HaruyamaCity Manager

Upcoming City Council Meeting

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  Key agenda items include: 

  • Special Set Matter:  Mayor for a Day, Max Tempesta, Scotts Valley Middle School, 6th Grade
  • Special Set Matter:  Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission Unified Corridor Study Presentation
  • Kings Village Road Sidewalk Award Contract
  • Administrative Services Analyst – Job Specification Update
  • Dedication of Lundy Lane
  • 1440 Multiversity Pedestrian Easement
  • Massage Ordinance Update –First Reading
  • Closed Session – Labor Negotiations; Workers Compensation
job fair

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee 

Did you know that the county, city, and other business stakeholders meet quarterly to work together to advance the region's economic development goals?  This week, I attended the Santa Cruz County Workforce Development CEDS meeting, where we heard updates on a variety of business services, including including layoff aversion and support for business closures, job training and apprenticeships opportunities, and workforce recruitment events. There will be a county-wide job fair hosted by Access2Employment on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Boardwalk Cocoanut Grove.  Visit: for more information. 

Town Center

Town Center/Town Green Project Update

My Scotts Valley will be interviewing the Town Green developer on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7 pm.  The interview will be broadcast live and available online afterward.  In addition, it is anticipated that another community meeting will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Community Center. More details to come regarding time, agenda, and format as the date gets closer.  The developers are also working on FAQs and summary information regarding the last open house and should have that information online shortly. Visit the Scotts Valley Town Green website if you like to receive notifications about the project or upcoming meetings.



Broadband Forum

The County of Santa Cruz is hosting a second Broadband Service Forum, giving residents a chance to directly hear from local broadband providers about existing and upcoming services. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 6-8pm at Aptos Junior High School, 1001 Huntington Drive in Aptos.

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