The Zoning Administrator conducts public hearings and renders decisions on various land use applications including Coastal Permits, Design Permits, Administrative Use Permits, Conditional Fence Permits, Slope Modifications, Variances and related environmental findings.
The Zoning Administrator is responsible for ensuring that all hearings are conducted in accordance with the local and State open meeting laws; and considers the findings of fact and public testimony before rendering a final decision on an application request. Any decision of the Zoning Administrator can be appealed to the Planning Commission within 10 days of final action.
Usually meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA. There are some Special Meetings and Substitution Meetings that may occur.
Past Meeting Agendas & Minutes(Click here for past agendas and minutes from 1/16/2013. Current meeting agendas can be accessed below) For older dated Zoning Administrator Agendas and Minutes, please contact Planning Administration at 831-420-5110
- The Zoning Administrator Welcomes You to this Meeting and Invites Your Participation
- Zoning District Map - of the City of Santa Cruz
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- For general Planning/Zoning Questions, please email or call 831-420-5416.
Staff report documents can be found by clicking on the Documents: Agenda link below, followed by clicking on the agenda public hearing item link.