candidate forum Election Election 2024 Local News 

Candidate Forum Draws a Crowd

Wednesday’s Candidates Forum at Highlands Park Senior & Community Center attracted a packed house amid road closures and power outages from recent storms. The ‘standing room only’ crowd gathered in a cold community room lit only by a backup generator and flashlights to learn more about the four candidates running to fill the Santa Cruz County 5th District Supervisor seat.… Read More
Economy Election 2024 Local News 

Proposed Sales Tax Increase for Unincorporated Santa Cruz County

Measure slated for the March 5, 2024 Primary Election. In a move to bridge a shortfall in the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 passed by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in June, the Board voted unanimously on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to place a half-cent sales tax measure on the March 5, 2024 Primary Election ballot. The… Read More
Bruce McPherson Election 2024 Government Local News 

Supervisor Bruce McPherson to Retire at End of Term

5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson has announced that he will not seek a fourth term on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. McPherson was first elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016, and ran unopposed in 2020. His current term ends in December 2024.  “We have accomplished so much together and have weathered many challenges, from the CZU Fire to… Read More