***Board of Directors Bylaws available for viewing here.***
The Central Fire Protection District will select a member from the District to fill a current vacancy on the District’s Board of Directors.
Applicants must be current resident of the District which includes the communities of Live Oak, Santa Cruz, Soquel, and Capitola. The Board members are expected to attend regular monthly Board meetings, specially called meetings and participate as required in committee work. Board members are expected to work collaboratively with the other Directors to achieve the District’s goals and mission, develop strategic service plans, evaluate opportunities for increased sufficiency and oversee management of the District.
Interested Applicants shall submit an application which is available on our website or at the Central Fire Protection District Administration building located at 930 17th Ave. in Santa Cruz. Applications shall be submitted no later than March 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Applications may be submitted in person or mailed to 930 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, California 95062. Applicants will be notified by April 5, 2017 if they have been selected for an interview. All interviews and selections of the new Board member will take place at a specially scheduled public meeting on April 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Fire Protection District Administration building located at 930 17th Ave. in Santa Cruz.
Notice of Vacancy and application can be downloaded here, or picked up at our Administration Office at 930 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
Current Road Closure Information
For current information on road conditions in the County of Santa Cruz, visit the Santa Cruz County Public Works Department traffic advisory and road closure page here.
***NEW*** Permit/Plan Submittal Application
When submitting plans for remodels, new homes, sprinkler, alarm, etc., for review by our department we now require that you fill out a Permit Application. This form can be located here, and must accompany your plans at the time of submittal to our office. As a reminder, plan review is conducted on Thursday of each week (except for holidays) and we have a two-week turnaround time. Plans must be received by 4pm on Wednesdays.
Wildfire Defensible Space Inspections
Beginning in early spring, our wildfire defensible space (LE-100) inspectors will begin conducting defensible space inspections on properties located within the SRA. Residents whose properties will be receiving these inspections will receive a letter in the mail notifying them of an upcoming inspection. A copy of that letter can be viewed here. In order to prepare your property for your LE-100 inspection and the upcoming wildfire season, check out these vegetation management and defensible space tips. Thank you in advance for your participation in this important fire safety program. Please contact our Fire Prevention Department at (831) 479-6843 if you have any questions regarding our LE-100 inspection program.