About the Library — Library Joint Powers Board


 

Meetings

The current agenda packet, as well as a one year back file, are also available for reference use at the Downtown Branch Library.

Membership

The Board consists of nine members:

  • Two members are appointed by the Santa Cruz City Council from among its members.
  • Two members are appointed by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors from among its members.
  • One member appointed by the Capitola City Council from among its members.
  • One appointed by the Scotts Valley City Council from among its members.
  • Three At-Large citizens are appointed by majority vote of the Board from the qualified electors of the Library Service Area and representing the geographic diversity of the area.

Powers and Duties

The Library Joint Powers Board oversees the operations of the Santa Cruz City County Library systems, setting policies and exercising responsibilities delegated to it in the Joint Powers Agreement. For more information on the duties and procedures of the Board, see the Bylaws. For information on the business agreement between the City of Santa Cruz and the Board, see the Memorandum of Understanding.

LJPB Finance Committee

The Operating Guidelines for the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) Finance Committee clarify the roles and responsibilities of the Committee to the Library Director, City of Santa Cruz Finance Director, and the Library Joint Powers Board (LJPB).

The current agenda packet, as well as a one year back file, are also available for reference use at the Downtown Branch Library.

LJPB Facilities Master Plan Committee

Meets selected Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Downtown Branch Library community meeting room, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060. See the Calendar of Events for details.

For the agenda and minutes of past LJPB Facilities Master Plan Committee meetings, please see the archives.

Staff Contact

Teresa Landers, Library Director
Administration Headquarters
117 Union St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-427-7706