Complete Streets Audits Conducted by Ecology Action and Santa Cruz City Public Works

Public comment period still open

The City of Santa Cruz Public Works and Ecology Action, along with nationally renowned transportation planner Alta Planning and Design, have partnered to make routes to school safer for City of Santa Cruz students and families.  They invited parents, students, neighbors, and community members to share their insights and suggestions about challenges to walking and biking to school at all 10 Santa Cruz City K-12 school sites.

The effort included walking audits of each school site that resulted in an engineering and non-infrastructure project list.  The results of the audits are being discussed at each school through PTA meetings.  For a list of upcoming meetings visit the website at  More details about the project, including school residence maps and more, may be found on the website.

Public comment on the audit and each school’s review is still open. Comments will be accepted through mid May. 

Santa Cruz City Youth Council Quarterly Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 26th at 5:00 PM Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center Street

Discussion and Report on the Santa Cruz City Youth Council & San Lorenzo River Walk
Presentation: Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Presentation: Oral Communications: Youth are invited to present ideas (3 minute maximum)

Follow this link for more information about local Youth Councils.

Help Turn on the Lights at Harbor High School: Fitness Fundraiser

Sign up event: Saturday, March 29, 9-11 am, Harbor High School Multipurpose Room

Harbor High School  has teamed up with Santa Cruz Power Fitness (SCPF) to offer
a $99.00 One Year Membership (plus an additional $49.00 annual equipment fee payable to SCPF).  The membership is tax deductible.  100% of the membership proceeds go to the Harbor Lights Fund.  SCPF offers:
Yoga * Zumba * Pilates * Cardio Kickboxing  * Treadmills * Spin * Aerobics * Free WeightsSign up at  Power Fitness or come the sign-up event.
Saturday, March 29th, 9-11 am
Harbor High Multi-Purpose Room
Instructors will be leading demonstration classes at the sign up event.
Steve Kopald, A.D., Harbor High
Mo Fathali, Manager, Santa Cruz Power Fitness
460 Water Street, Santa Cruz
Thank you for helping “Turn On The Lights” at Harbor High!

Gault Elementary School presents 3rd Annual Spanish Language Book Fair

Pupusas, Entertainment, and Book Shopping

Tuesday, March 25th

Gault Elementary School Library and English Language AdvisoryCommittees (ELAC) are hosting Gaults’ third annual Spanish Language Book Fair on Tuesday, March 25 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.

The book fair is open Monday through Thursday (March 24 -27) daily from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

All proceeds from the Spanish Language Book Fair will support the Library at Gault Elementary.  All proceeds from the Pupusa Dinner fundraiser will support Gault’s 5th Grade Outdoor School.

For additional information, please follow this link.

Santa Cruz High School Safety Plan Kick Off Meeting

Thursday, March 20, 5:30 pm , Santa Cruz High School Quad

Volunteers are needed for Safety Plan Outreach.  Come spread the news about the new SCHS safety measures!

Starting Thursday, March 20, Santa Cruz High School staff will be talking to school neighbors about plans to reduce trespassing and crime on campus, and urge neighbors to report suspicious activities to the police.

The area around Santa Cruz High School will be divided among the volunteers at the meeting.  Volunteers will be provided leaflets, maps, and other info, and asked to complete walking their assigned area within one week.

Thanks for helping to keep the campus safe!

For additional information about the Safety Task Force efforts at Santa Cruz High School, please follow this link.


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