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  • 09/14/2015 - Fee changes take effect on October 5th. Issued permits will be subject to the fee increases if they are not issued prior to October 1st at 3:00 pm (the counter is closed on Fridays).

  • 09/04/2015 - Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is available for public review and comment.  The document is found online here.  The review and comment period on the updated document will run through September 18th, 2015.  The document can also be viewed at the Aptos, Live Oak, Felton and Santa Cruz Main Branches of the Santa Cruz Public Library, and in the Planning Department at the County Administrative Building.  For information contact David Carlson of the Planning Department: (831) 454-3173.  Comments can also be mailed to the Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, 4th Floor, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

  • 08/11/2015 - Code Modernization Proposal  - There will be 5 community meetings in September, each covering the same topics.  There will be 5 community meetings in September to review the draft Code Modernization Proposal. Each meeting will cover the same topic. Meeting dates and times are as follows:
    Wednesday, 9/9/15, at Bonny Doon School at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 9/10/15, at Zayante Fire Station at 7:00 p.m.; Monday, 9/14/15, at Aptos Grange Hall at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9/15/15, at Simpkins Family Swim Center at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, 9/16/15, at Loma Prieta Community Center at 5:30 p.m.
    Click on the Code Modernization button for more information!
  • 08/07/2015 - New email box for general Zoning questions is now available. Email Zoning questions to It is helpful if you can also include your address or parcel number.
  • 07/20/2015 - Proposed Draft Housing Element 2016-2023 is available for public review and comment. The document is found online here. Review and discussion of the draft document is on the agenda of several upcoming public meetings:  Planning Commission (July 22), Housing Advisory Commission (July 22), and Board of Supervisors (August 4). These are also opportunities for public input. For information contact Sarah Neuse of the Planning Department:
  • Please click here for the 2015 Homeless Census & Survey.

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