San Lorenzo Valley
2011 Santa Cruz County Bicycle Plan
The purpose of the Traffic, Surveyor, and Development
Review section of Public Works is to insure safe and efficient flow of traffic
for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians throughout the county, and to carry
out the function of the County Surveyor.
This section's Traffic responsibilities include Traffic
Operations, Transportation Engineering, Road Planning and Transportation
Development Review (see more specifics below). Walk-in consultation for
traffic issues is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and by
appointment after 1 p.m.
This sectionís Surveyor responsibilities include reviewing and approving
land division maps, records of survey, assessment maps, and corner records;
keeping those maps on file, along with hundreds of others, for public and
professional use; and maintaining the county-wide system of horizontal and
vertical control monumentation.
This section is also responsible for coordinating the Public Works review
of private development in the county, particularly land divisions and
improvement plans for the attendant infrastructure. In addition, this section
implements or coordinates formation of assessment districts and formation of
underground utility districts. The Senior Engineer in this section also
serves as the department's compliance officer for issues related to the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Surveyor maintains a public counter Monday through
a.m. to 12 p.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m., at the County Governmental
Center, 701 Ocean Street, Room 414, Santa Cruz, California. Recorded maps,
improvement plans, topographic maps, aerial photos, and other materials are
available for viewing and research and can be reproduced on site for a fee.
An index of recorded maps is now available on the internet at
http://gis.co.santa-cruz.ca.us. This site
allows you to search for maps geographically, by Assessor's parcel number, or
by Volume and Page of the recorded map.
Frequently Asked Survey Questions (FAQs)
Traffic Operations' function is to maintain standards for
traffic signals, signage, striping, speed limits, road bumps, and parking
regulations for the Countyís roadways. To report a traffic operation problem
or to request information on traffic signs, including stop signs, road bumps,
and traffic signals, please call (831) 454-2160. To report a traffic
operational problem after hours, please call (831) 477-3999.
function is to design improvements for the County's roadways, including
traffic signals, roadway safety and capacity improvements, guardrails,
bikeways, and other miscellaneous roadway engineering improvements.
Road Planning's function is to plan for future multi-modal
roadway improvements as identified in the Santa Cruz County General Plan and
regional plans, and conduct long range transportation studies for future
roadway improvements. The section also prepares grant applications for
roadway operational and safety improvement projects.
Transportation Development Review's function is to process
commercial and residential development projects, coordinate these development
reviews through the Engineering Review Group to insure roadside and
transportation improvements, and develop and insure the implementation of
mitigation requirements for developments.