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June 30, 2022

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pride flag at Scotts Valley City Hall

Pride Flag debate exposes political divide

A rainbow flag was waving above Scotts Valley City Hall by 10:15am on June 2—it marked the culmination of a year of work on...
Jack Dilles speaks

Vice Mayor voices transparency concerns

“Future Agenda Items” is usually one of the least contentious portions of a Council meeting. It’s a time to propose new ideas and look...
scotts valley Supply Chain

Supply Chain Issues Give Local Businesses Headaches

Ron Clements, Jr. first came to understand the significance of the current supply chain issues at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The owner...

Derek Timm and Jim Reed elected to Scotts Valley City Council

Although the vote count is yet to be certified, Derek Timm, a newcomer to the Scotts Valley City Council, received the most votes in a three-way race with two incumbents seeking reelection. Jim Reed, a long-term incumbent and current mayor, came in second.  Stephany Aguilar, after more than 20 years of distinguished service on the council, was unable to successfully defend her seat.      

Scotts Valley Mayor Jim Reed seeks re-election

Running for his third full term as a member of the Scotts Valley City Council,  Jim Reed says the city is “right on the cusp” of realizing some major long term goals, particularly the Town Center Project, and after all these years of planning and preparation, Reed wants to be part of getting it built.

Town center project moves forward: developer selected

“We’ve chosen our dance partner…. and we’re entering into a courtship that marks the beginning of a long journey together,” was how Scotts Valley Mayor Jim Reed characterized the choice of Palisades Builders, Inc. for the massive Town Center Project at a standing room only meeting of the City Council on March 21.

In Conversation with Mayor Jim Reed

Last week Scotts Valley Mayor Jim Reed sat down for an interview with the Press Banner to discuss some important issues he hopes to address in his third mayoral term. There is no question for Reed a key economic driver for the city will be the addition of new hotels. According to Reed’s estimates, one hotel can generate enough transient occupancy tax revenue equivalent to what 1,823 single family homes or 10 grocery stores would generate.

‘Ask the Mayor’ a success using Facebook Live

Looking for new ways to engage with the Scotts Valley community, Mayor Jim Reed answered questions during the “Ask your Mayor” live broadcast on My Scotts Valley’s Facebook page Monday evening.

New plan, optimism for Gateway South

A proposed development for the area known as Gateway South in Scotts Valley brings with it a history of stops and starts.

Reed selected for third mayoral term

Despite the city having spent 20 years pitching the proposed Town Center as a commercial magnet, Scotts Valley’s new mayor is intent on leading the project in an entirely different direction.


Scotts Valley active shooter drill

Real-World Scare Briefly Halts ‘Active Shooter’ Drill

Officers and firefighters running through “active shooter” drills at Scotts Valley High School had to make a quick shift into a real-world situation on...