How were members of the city's Water Supply Advisory Committee selected?

Community members applied to serve on the committee. A subcommittee of the City Council reviewed the applications and appointed committee members to represent broad interests of the city. There are members representing environmental interests, business interests, education interests and the Water Commission.

How long will the committee’s work take?

The Council directed the committee to take one year to develop a list of recommendations to solve water supply challenges. The committee began its work in April 2014. In January 2015, the Council extended the Committee's duration. 

Are the meetings open to the public, may I attend?

Yes! The meetings are subject to the Brown Act and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

When and where are the committee meetings?

The committee meets monthly, with each meeting broken up into two sessions occurring in the same week. The sessions are typically on Wednesday or Thursday evening, and again on Friday afternoon. Meeting information can be found in the committee's calendar on this website.  

How can I get involved?

Learn about the issues and challenges facing Santa Cruz’s water supply, attend Water Supply Advisory Committee meetings and Water Commission meetings, share your thoughts on solutions with City Council members.