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Nissan Dealership - Amended EIR Recirculation

The Board of Supervisors approved the Environmental Impact Review (EIR) for the Nissan dealership on the corner of 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive in the summer of 2018. The EIR was challenged in court by some local residents. While the judge dismissed most of the issues raised by the plaintiffs, he found that the EIR did not accurately describe why the alternative sites were selected and said that more information was necessary. The applicant has produced that additional information and is recirculating the EIR for comments. To read the new information, click here. The last day for comments is September 11. 

To see my comments about this project when it last came before the Board, click here

It is expected that this will be before the Board again in October or November. I will keep you updated about this project when firm dates are available.
  Sanitation District to Hold Open House  

We may not think too much about what happens with our sewage and drainage systems, but they play a critical role in the overall health of our community. The Sanitation District services Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola and Aptos. All the wastewater is pumped to the City of Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Sanitation District has recently done some facility planning and will be making some changes to their Lode Street site. If you want to find out more about what happens at the Sanitation District and learn about the new plans, I encourage you to come to an Open House:

August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
D.A. Porath Sanitation Facility
2750 Lode Street

Hot Diggity Dogs and Parks Too!

The County's Parks and Recreation Department has planned two events to allow you to enjoy our parks with your favorite canine companion and help out the Animal Shelter at the same time. Proceeds from these two upcoming events also go to support the County's youth recreational programs. Consider having a date with your dog on: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Doggie Date Night at Brommer Street Park
1451 30th Ave in Santa Cruz. 

Bring a blanket, low back chairs, and your dog to watch the movie The Secret Life of Pets! Admission is FREE and food and beer will be provided by Tacos El Chuy and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Company. Also, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department will be there creating Child ID Packets for families. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. 
For more information, please visit .

You also don't want to miss the  5th Annual Parks & Rex pool party at the Simpkins Family Swim Center on:

  Saturday, August 24, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The whole family will have a blast at this fun-in-the-sun pool party for adults, children and, of course, your dog(s)! Pool activities will run all day, including walking-on-water balls, stand-up paddle boards, inner tubes, a climbing wall, an inflatable obstacle course, a waterslide, and for younger children, a jump house! Great food will be served for everyone enjoying this day in the sun. There will also be a raffle with prizes from local Santa Cruz businesses and music. 

For more information on ticket sales, please visit or stop by the Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17 th  Avenue in Santa Cruz.   

 LAST  Movie Night for 2019 in Live Oak

Our last movie night of the summer is coming up soon. Please join me for a great evening under the stars. Food will be available and snacks and popcorn will be sold to support our local schools. Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente for being our presenting sponsor this year and to the County Parks staff for helping with the screenings. Bring your low-backed chair or beach blanket and come join the fun. See you at the movies!
2019  Movie Night 
Friday, August 15th at 8:00 PM
Felt Street Park
Movie Title: Wonder Park
Not paid for with County funds