By Manu Koenig, First District Supervisor
Since being sworn in on Jan. 4, things have been busy! Here are a few highlights from our first few weeks in the 1st District Office, including COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Live Oak Parking issues and more:
COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
The majority of vaccines will be distributed through healthcare providers: Dominican, Kaiser and Sutter/PAMF; additional vaccines are available through County Health Services.
If you have questions regarding your eligibility to receive the vaccine, and for a description of the tiers, visit the County’s Vaccine Page.
Board of Supervisor’s Meeting Jan. 26
I authored Item 12 to legalize moveable tiny homes. Throughout the campaign I heard from voters that creating more affordable housing options is a high priority.
Tiny homes as ADUs will create new affordable rental opportunities as well as create home ownership opportunities. Many other communities, including Santa Clara County, have recently legalized tiny homes on wheels as ADUs.
Also on the agenda is Item 8, a hearing on the vacation rental ordinance which the Coastal Commission approved on Jan. 13 along with an amendment to increase the permit cap from 220 to 262 in the Live Oak Designated Area.
I hosted a constituent meeting from 5-6 p.m. on Monday Jan. 25 to gather community input on this important issue and I am committed to working towards a vacation rental ordinance that is enforceable and accountable.
Live Oak Parking Program
Parking continues to be a challenge throughout the 1st District and particularly in Pleasure Point. Our goal is to make improvements in the Live
Before we submit an application for an updated permit from the Coastal Commission, we want to hear from you, and will be holding two Zoom meetings: Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88456417982 and Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81831363870. Please join us to share your input on this important issue!
Additional Community Meetings
We want to continue to gather community input and feedback on a number of important issues our community is facing. The following meetings are currently scheduled:
- Board Agenda Discussion, Monday Feb 1st, 5-6 pm
- Live Oak Parking Program, Wednesday Feb 3rd, 6-7 pm
- Soquel Village Business Meeting, Thursday Feb 11th, 5-6 pm
- Live Oak Parking Program, Wednesday Feb 17th, 6-7 pm
- Summit Meeting, Wednesday Mar 17th, 5-6 pm
Introducing Our Team
I’m pleased to introduce the analysts working with me in our office. Together we’ll help you navigate county services and create policy to improve our community.
Amy Miyakusu has been employed by the County of Santa Cruz since 2009, most recently as a senior analyst for the Department of Public Works.
In 2017, Amy won a Bronze Employee Award for a process improvement and software implementation project that dramatically reduced errors and streamlined staff processes, saving hundreds of hours in staff time. Amy enjoys playing ice hockey, stand-up paddle boarding and lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and three cats.
Jamie Sehorn was born and raised in the 1st District, attending Capitola Elementary through Soquel High. Jamie earned a bachelor’s from UC Berkeley in Development Studies (international economic development), and brings skills in research and writing to the 1st District office.
A third-generation Santa Cruzan, Jamie, her husband, and their three children enjoy playing on the sand and in the surf, walks in the forest and fishing in our bay.
Kristina Kincaid Glavis brings her collaboration, planning and organizing skills to Supervisor Koenig’s office after working on his campaign. Kristina is a native Californian, earned her bachelor’s degree at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and holds professional experience in education, technology, and as a Pilates instructor. The proud mom of two teenage boys, Kristina is active in the community as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for the City of Santa Cruz and as a Harbor High water polo team parent.