The Seniors Commission was established in 1975, as an advisory body appointed by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.
As established by County Ordinance, Section 2,78.050 of the Santa Cruz County Code, the duties and responsibilities of the Seniors Commission are:
- To advise the Board of Supervisors on all matters affecting senior citizens and make recommendations to the County Administrative Officer and the Board of Supervisors on any senior citizens program proposal to be considered by the Board of Supervisors.
- Review the needs of senior citizens in the county and develop a set of comprehensive goals and objectives for effectively meeting those needs.
- Monitor the various services made available to senior citizens by public and private agencies in the county to ensure efficient delivery of those services.
- Communicate with federal and state agencies and commissions serving senior citizens and assist in the preparation, implementation and review of any regional plan or program designed to serve senior citizens.