Santa Cruz County Planning Dept Public Hearing 5/27/20 @ 9:30 a.m. on Short Term Vacation Rental Policies during COVID-19

Public Hearing to review and provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on proposed amendments to the county code regarding the use of Short Term Vacation Rentals during COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the remote Public Hearing contact Michael Lam at (831) 454-3371 or Project Planner – Jocelyn Drake at (831) 454-3127.

New Santa Cruz Public Health Order for Limited Beach Access

As of Friday May 1st @ 11:59 p.m., the Beaches (sand) will be closed from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., but water sports (such as surfing, boggie-boarding, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, and boating) will be allowed. People will be allowed to cross the sand to go to the ocean, but can not sit or lay on the sand or rocks. No other activities will be permitted on the beaches between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Before 11 a.m. or after 5 p.m., the beaches (sand) will be open for exercise activities such as walking, jogging, running, or walking your dog. You must be moving at all times. No sitting, lying, standing, sunbathing, sight seeing, congregating, or picnicking is permitted. The following items will be prohibited on the beach; umbrellas, shade structures, tents, BBQs and grills, coolers, beach chairs or other conveyances for sitting and lying.

This order will remain in effect until further notice or modification by the County Health Officer.