Governor Newsom’s Approach to Housing and Other Budget Highlights

By admin | January 23, 2019 |

Last week newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom rolled out his proposed budget in charismatic fashion with a daring and engaging 2 hour long press conference. Not only is the Governor proposing a close to an $8 Billion increase over the year before, and his predecessor Jerry Brown, but the core of his new spending will…

Local Ordinance Update

By admin | January 18, 2019 |

The City of Santa Cruz Recently passed a new Exorbitant Rent Increase Ordinance as well as a temporary Just Cause Eviction Ordinance, you can learn more about those policies and what they mean for Santa Cruz City residents in the presentations below.   JCE and the Exorbitant Rent Increase Ordinance Staff Presentation

New Policy Overview: SB50

By admin | January 18, 2019 |

Learn more about a bill with huge potential for expanding California housing density and supply! This staff prepared presentation provides an overview of SB50 – an amendment to the State Density Bonus Law that would require local governments to grant an additional “equitable communities” incentive to housing developers if a given project is deemed to…

SCC Business Council Submits Letter of Support for Pure Water Soquel Project

By admin | January 10, 2019 |

The Santa Cruz County Business Council submitted a letter to express our support for the Soquel Creek Water District’s (District) application for an implementation grant for $50,000,0000 under the Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program for its Pure Water Soquel Project. Read the full letter below: SupportLetter_PureWaterGrant_ Learn more about Pure Water Soquel.

Upcoming Developments in Santa Cruz County

By admin | December 19, 2018 |

Pacific Front, Santa Cruz This project will be made up entirely of rental housing, adding much needed supply to the Santa Cruz rental stock – 205 to be exact, split into a mix of studios, one, and two bedrooms. The development was designated through a feasibility study that the affordability component to make this project…

SCCBC Formal Position on Unified Corridor Study

By admin | November 28, 2018 |

To: The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission From: Santa Cruz County Business Council Board of Directors RE: SCCBC Formal Position on Unified Corridor Study _______________________________________________________________________ Overview and Process: The Santa Cruz County Business Council Board of Directors has been conducting our own analysis of the preliminary results of the Unified Corridors Study (UCS), including…

SCCBC 2018 Primary Election Results

By admin | November 15, 2018 |

Its officially been a week since California’s 2018 Midterm Election.Since then Business Council staff have been coming back to life and returning our full attention back to our SCCBC work. In this most recent election SCCBC staff was involved in several local measures as well as keeping constant tabs on a few statewide initiatives and…

Unified Corridor Study – Cost Breakdown and 30 Year Projection

By admin | November 14, 2018 |

The Unified Corridor Study (UCS) was released in late September of 2018, since its release Business Council Staff has been considering all aspects of the study in order to choose the best possible scenario for the future of Santa Cruz Transportation. We have created a cheat sheet of the costs of each aspect of the…

Seacliff Improvement Association Presentation

By admin | October 10, 2018 |

The Seacliff Improvement Association attended SCCBC’s Government Affairs Committee Meeting on 10/10/18 to discuss potential transportation improvements in the Seacliff and Aptos Village area. You can view their full presentation below. SIA Presentation to SC Business Council

County Adopts Fee Reduction Pilot Plan for ADUs

By admin | September 25, 2018 |

Today the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, led by Chair Zach Friend, adopted in principle a pilot program to reduce the fees levied on new ADU owners as a means of encouraging more ADU development. ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units), also known as “Granny Units”, have long been sought after in both the unincorporated area of…