Weed Abatement Program Underway
As of the last week of April, all vacant lot owners should have received a yellow notice regarding Weed Abatement requirements on their property. Unlike past years, the District will NOT be providing contractor services during the 2017 season. All vacant lot owners are responsible for their own mitigation efforts. A list of licensed weed abatement contractors is available at the link below. The District may issue a citation on all vacant parcels that have not been cleared of combustible vegetation (weeds over 12” in height, sage brush, chaparral, poison oak, etc.) after June 1, 2017.
Defensible Space Clearance
Have you created a “Defensible Space” around your home? Defensible space is an area adjacent to your home where the vegetation has been modified to reduce the wildfire threat and to provide an area where firefighters can effectively defend your property. For more information on creating your defensible space, please see the publication "Living With Fire" at the link provided, or click the photo to the right of this article.
Car Seat Safety Event
Did you know that approximately 75% of car seats are installed correctly? When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and belts can reduce fatal auto accident injuries by up to 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers ages 1-4.
Dominican Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are offering a free car seat fitting station event for the community on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9 AM to 1 PM. The event will be held at Dominican Hospital at 3050 Paul Sweet Road, in Santa Cruz. Space is limited, and appointments can be made in advance for this event beginning May 1, 2017. To reserve your space, call Jennifer Blanke at (831) 462-7266. For more details on this event and car seat safety, visit our Car Seat Safety page.
Office Closed Memorial Day
The Admin Office at 6934 Soquel Dr. will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for Memorial Day. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday weekend, and thank all those who have served our military for their dedication and service.