Zach Friend Interview: Aptos Village

In the ninth and final segment of our Zach Friend Interview Series, the Supervisor talks about the Aptos Village Project. Zach stresses that the county’s role in the project at this point is very specific, focusing primarily on traffic improvements such as new signal lights, sidewalk, widening Soquel Drive, installing a dedicated left turn lane, […]

Aptos Village Meeting on April 22

The Aptos Village Meeting on April 22 was held at the Rio Sands Hotel by the Rio del Mar Beach.  It was standing room only, with the room full to its limit, an estimated 150 people. The meeting was headed by 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend and Mary Gourlay with Barry Swenson Builder. Extensive information was […]

Community Housing Meeting at Temple Beth-El

A Community Housing Meeting at Temple Beth-El in Aptos is to be held on Thursday, March 12, and two other locations in the coming weeks. The Santa Cruz County Housing Advisory Commission is holding community discussions about updates to the Santa Cruz County Housing Element, as required every several years by California law. The reason for these meetings […]

Aptos Blue Apartments Officially Open

The controversial Aptos Blue housing project celebrated its grand opening this past Wednesday.  The 2-acre project provides 40 studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments for low- and very-low income families and individuals, with five units being reserved by the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency for MHSA (Mental Health Services Act) tenants.  The project is […]