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The Neighbors of Lower Ocean (NOLO) is an informal neighborhood group that meets on a monthly basis to talk over neighborhood issues.  Meetings often cover subjects such as crime, street improvements, resources, and traffic problems.  Of course, meeting your neighbors is one of the greatest points of getting together!

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Register your bike for FREE

From http://santacruzpolice.blogspot.com/2016/07/scpd-offers-free-online-bike.html

The Santa Cruz Police Department has launched an online bicycle license registration system. The registration is free and never expires! The online registration was developed to make registration of bicycles easier for Santa Cruz residents and bike shops, deter bicycle theft, and to help locate owners of recovered bicycles.

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Bulk Item Pick-Up

bulk pickup

The City of Santa Cruz will have a Bulky Item Pickup Day on Saturday, June 25th for residents within the City limits. To schedule an appointment to have your bulky items picked up at the curb, call Customer Service at 420- 5220 before 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 23rd . Twice a year the City offers free pick-up of appliances and bulky items by appointment. This service is free-of-charge provided customers use the Service Tags provided in the annual Refuse & Recycling mailing. Without these tags, customers will need to pay any applicable hazardous materials recovery fees.

Spring clean-up event!

Please join us for our annual Spring Neighborhood Clean-Up Event on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 from 8:00am – 11:30am.  This year the dumpsters will be at the corner of Barson and Clay.  Bring your bulk items, small items, recyclables and electronics, or just come say hi to your neighbors and help clean the streets.  Light refreshments will be served.

2016-04-16 clean-up flyer - English

2016-04-16 limpieza de primavera flyer - Spanish



Eastside “City Hall To You” Meeting

City Hall to You - Eastside

The City of Santa Cruz welcomes all Eastside residents and business owners to the first City Hall to You community forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick St. The event provides an opportunity for citizens to interact with City leaders and staff on topics specific to their neighborhood. The format, designed for the public to voice concerns and ask questions, includes a presentation by City leaders and City department booth displays.

The new event is the first in a quarterly series created by the City Council to enhance community connectedness and government transparency. Multiple departments will host booths regarding projects and information relevant to the Eastside including: Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Library, Fire, Police, Planning and Water.

City Hall to You will focus on City quadrants, one at a time. Within a year additional City Hall to You forums will be scheduled with focus on the Westside, Downtown, and Upper Eastside. Future forum locations, dates and times are yet to be determined.

What: Eastside City Hall to You — a City of Santa Cruz community forum for Eastside citizens to engage with City leaders and staff regarding their neighborhood concerns.

When: Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick St., Santa Cruz 95062

Help bring fiber optic Internet to Santa Cruz

Cruzio is building fiber in Santa Cruz

See cruzio.com for full details

On December 8th, the Santa Cruz City Council will vote on whether to engage in a fiber-to-the-home project with Cruzio.

Our staff will be there, presenting our research, and we would love to see you there in support! We’ll send word on the exact time when we learn it.

We’ve been working non-stop with the City since the Council voted unanimously in June to explore a public-private partnership. We’ve had two preliminary engineering studies performed by nationally recognized firms. We have spent countless hours poring over costs. And with your support, we still think the project is a winner.

A few basic facts: The fiber-optic network would be owned by the citizens of the City of Santa Cruz. Cruzio would help to design and run Gigabit Internet services over the network. Costs would be similar to what people pay now, but service would be about ten to fifty times faster and could scale even faster than that.

For the residents of the City of Santa Cruz, this means access to almost unlimited Internet in the next few years. The infrastructure would be environmentally friendly, energy efficient and would last many decades.

As we are currently planning it, no City budget dollars, taxes, or fees would be used to pay for it.

It only makes sense if the community wants fast, low-cost, competitive Internet. If you’d like to see it happen, we still have our survey up and we welcome your input. Every person who signs up will help us lower prices and move faster to construct the network.

Go here to take the survey: santacruzfiber.com

City to Host El Niño Preparedness Workshop on Nov. 21

Originally posted on cityofsantacruz.com



Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166

Paul Horvat Emergency Services/Admin Manager, (831) 420-5280

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SANTA CRUZ (Nov. 5, 2015) — The City of Santa Cruz is hosting a free El Niño Storm Preparedness Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 12-4 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St. City departments and key community agencies will host booths where residents can learn how to best prepare their families and properties for heavy rains. The event will include a family-friendly sandbag workshop where citizens will be instructed on how to make their own sandbags.

Event booths will include the National Weather Service with the latest storm forecasts, Santa Cruz County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program and Animal Service Authority with pet preparedness tips. The Boy Scouts will offer emergency kits for purchase. The County and City offices of emergency services will explain how they manage and coordinate storm related response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness efforts.

City booths will include Public Works with home prep before the storm, sandbag techniques and staff to discuss areas prone to flooding and what the City is doing to protect people and property. The Water Department will instruct residents on how to monitor rainfall, runoff and reservoir conditions from their homes and explain how the water system operates to ensure reliable service and high quality drinking water during storms. The Police and Fire departments will dialogue with visitors regarding field evacuations for residents in flood prone areas and rescue operations.

Save the date: Saturday, Nov. 21, 12-4 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St.

El Nino postcard