Comprehensive Settlement Agreement

What is the Comprehensive Settlement Agreement?

In an August 9, 2008 message to the campus community, UC Santa Cruz chancellor George Blumenthal announced that an historic agreement has been reached, ending litigation over UCSC's 2005 LRDP and stalling construction of a badly needed biomedical building on campus.  For more information about the terms of the agreement, please see

For more information about the litigation that preceded the settlement, please see the litigation background webpage.

Read the Comprehensive Settlement Agreement Annual Reports

Each Comprehensive Settlement Agreement Annual Report will be available for review by appointment at the Office of Physical Planning and Construction (located on campus).  For your convenience, the annual reports are also posted below.


Comprehensive Settlement Agreement Annual Reports

  2019-2020 Report (12-15-2020):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2018-2019 Report (12-13-2019):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2017-2018 Report (12-20-2018):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2016-2017 Report (12-11-2017):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2015-2016 Report (12-14-2016):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2014-2015 Report (11-30-2015):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2013-2014 Report (12-8-2014):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2012-2013 Report (12-5-2013):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2011-2012 Report (12-12-2012):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2010-2011 Report (11-28-2011):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2009-2010 Report (12-2-2010):     Executive Summary     Full Report
  2008-2009 Report (11-25-2009):     Executive Summary     Full Report

For questions about the annual report or the Comprehensive Settlement Agreement, please contact the UC Santa Cruz Director of Campus Planning (831-459-2170 or or the City of Santa Cruz Director of Planning and Community Development (831-420-5100 or 

Also see the related annual mitigation monitoring report about the progress on each mitigation measure adopted as part of the environmental review process for the 2005 LRDP.