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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...

City Council tackles flavored tobacco ban and Skypark settlement

Scotts Valley is trying to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and, if successful, would be the last municipality in the county to...
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Scotts Valley Makes Small Affordable Housing Gains

Scotts Valley is required to give the state an annual update on its progress toward helping to alleviate California’s housing crunch—including on delivering affordable...
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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...
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City Council Waives Fees For 2 Local Fundraisers

Scotts Valley City Council during its Feb. 16 meeting voted unanimously to skip collecting fees for a pair of upcoming fundraisers, including an event...

Scotts Valley City Council takes hard look at “fiscal cliff”

At the last Scotts Valley City Council meeting on Jan. 23, council members discussed at length one of their most important goals for the new year — engaging and informing the community about the city’s dire fiscal outlook, and what needs to done to avoid a “fiscal cliff” that is clearly on the horizon.

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.      

Breaking down campaign finances

Campaign contributions matter in political campaigns, both large and small. In the three-way race for two seats on the Scotts Valley City Council, Stephany Aguilar received the most money for her campaign- a total of $17,786, with Jim Reed coming in a close second at $17,516.  Derek Timm reported receiving a total of $10,438 for his campaign, all according to the most recent campaign disclosure statements, covering the period to Oct. 20, filed with the city clerk.  

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.

Stephany Aguilar is up for re-election on city council

After over 20 years of serving on Scotts Valley City Council, Stephany Aguilar has no desire to stop serving her community.


Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park launches summer shuttle service for weekends,...

Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks have announced that access...