Santa Cruz County is one of 58 counties in California. The county is contained within 445 square miles.
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Last rated on Jan. 18, 2012
- The current budget is published.
- Audit Reports are published.
- Information on contracts is provided.
- Information on taxes is provided.
- The names and contact information for all board of supervisor members is available.
- Board of supervisor meeting agendas and minutes are published.
- Information on building permits and zoning is available.
- Information on how to obtain public records is provided.
- There is no information on lobbying and administrative officials.
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In 2008, Santa Cruz County reported $20,000 spent on lobbying.
For 2007 and 2008, the county's Regional Transportation Commission spent $71,634 on lobbying the California legislature.
There are 38,000 students in the county, 10 separate school districts, and a county Office of Education in the county.