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Housing Advisory Commission (HAC)

The Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) is made up of ten members: two from each District and appointed by each County Supervisor. The HAC holds regular meetings generally on the first Wednesday of each odd-numbered month of the year (January, March, May, etc.), or as otherwise shown in the current HAC Work Plan.

Regular meetings are held at 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, in the Coastlines Room (Room 520 on the 5th Floor). The HAC advises the Board on housing policy and related matters, as provided in Chapter 2.94 of the Santa Cruz County Code. The Housing Division of the Planning Department provides staff support to the HAC.

The current Housing Advisory Commissioners are:

1st District:  Sibley Simon (Chair) and John Flaniken (Vice-Chair)
2nd District: Bud Carney and Katharine Minott
3rd District:  Amanda Harris-Altice and Bo Aucoin  
4th District: Rose Marie McNair and  Bianca Alvarez
5th District: Bryan Chambers and  Kent Washburn

To contact the HAC, please call (831) 454-2332 or email

For more information on Santa Cruz County Commissions, Committees, and Advisory Bodies, click here.

HAC Meetings Agendas, Minutes, and meeting materials are available at the following link:

The next Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) meeting is scheduled for November 1, 2023, at 6:30 PM in the County Board Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, 5th Floor, Room 525.

To receive upcoming HAC meeting agendas by email, please send your email address to with subject line: HAC Subscriber List.