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Zoning Administrator Agenda
Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  Meeting Date :  Friday, April 7, 2023 9:00 AM  
  Location :  Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 525
County Government Center
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  *Remote call-in option for public comment is available*

Members of the public who are unable to attend the in-person meeting have the option of calling in and providing testimony during the public comment period for each scheduled item. The call in number and webinar ID number is posted on the Planning Division Public Hearing Page at: is also provided on the meeting agenda (below).

For additional information, please contact Nicholas Brown, Administrative Support, at 831-454-5317 or

The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. with the first item, and proceeds through the items in consecutive order unless otherwise noted. Staff reports on permit applications are available for review or purchase one week before the hearing by calling 454-3371. You may also view staff reports here by clicking the underlined item number below. All items are subject to continuance. No notices of continued or rescheduled hearing dates are mailed. Please contact the project planner for further information on specific applications.

1.221143                            4525 Opal Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 95062                      APN: 033-152-07
 Proposal to operate a new four-bedroom residential vacation rental. Requires a vacation rental permit and a determination that the project is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Property is located on Opal Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz (4525 Opal Cliff Dr.)

OWNER: John and Shawna Griffith
APPLICANT: O’Neal Vacation Rentals
PROJECT PLANNER: John Hunter (831) 454-3170

Staff Report   Click Here
Denial or approval of any permit by the Zoning Administrator is appealable to the Planning Commission. The appeal must be filed with the required appeal fee within 14 calendar days of action by the Zoning Administrator. To file an appeal you must write a letter to the Planning Commission and include the appeal fee. For more information on appeals, please see the "Planning Appeals" brochure located in the Planning Department lobby, or contact the project planner.

(*) This project requires a Coastal Zone Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. It may be appealed to the Planning Commission; the appeal must be filed within 14 calendar days of action by the Zoning Administrator.

(**) This project requires a Coastal Development Permit. Denial or approval of the Coastal Development Permit is appealable to the Planning Commission; the appeal must be filed within 14 calendar days of action by the Zoning Administrator. Decisions by the Planning Commission are appealable to the Board of Supervisors; the appeal must be filed within 14 calendar days of action by the Planning Commission. After all local appeal periods have ended (grounds for appeal are listed in the County Code Section 13.20.110), approval of a Coastal Development permit is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. The appeal must be filed with the Coastal Commission within 10 business days of receipt by the Coastal Commission of notice of final local action.

Note regarding Public hearing items: If any person challenges an action taken on the foregoing matter(s) in court, they may be limited to raising only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Zoning Administrator at or prior to the public hearing.

Agenda documents may be reviewed at the Planning Department, Room 420, County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz.

The County of Santa Cruz does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and no person shall, by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of its services, programs, or activities. The Board of Supervisors chambers is located in an accessible facility. If you wish to attend this meeting and you will require special assistance in order to participate, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 454-3137 (TDD/TTY number is 711) at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements. People with disabilities may request a copy of the agenda in an alternative format. As a courtesy to those persons affected, please attend the meeting smoke and scent free.