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28 July 2016
Monterey Bay Air Resources District orders ban on beach fires during Soberanes Fire

Monterey Bay Air Resources District orders ban on beach fires during Soberanes Fire

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District has issued an order banning beach fires until further notice due to significant and detrimental air quality impacts as a result of the Soberanes Fire. This ban will be enforced throughout Monterey beaches. http://mbard.org/air-quality/

No Beach Fires

28 July 2016
Wireless Ordinance Amendment Planning Commission Study Session, Tues., Aug 9
28 July 2016
Sobranes Fire Support

Sobranes Fire Support

Dear Community Members-

Many of you have asked me how you can help support the numerous firefighters that are here from all over the state to battle the Soberanes Fire. Your desire to help is appreciated. As a city, Monterey has sent 3 engines with a total of 12 personnel to assist with the effort as part of the California Fire Service mutual aid system. That system has a good component in place to provide for the needs of firefighters that are sent out on mutual aid. There is an entire city at Toro Park to provide those support services; the firefighters are well taken care of and have what they need. If you want to express your appreciation for the firefighters, a heartfelt "thank you" when you see them out and about is a kind way to do so.

On the other hand, there are folks in our community that have lost everything. They can use your help and need it much more that the firefighters do. That said, it is important to coordinate your giving with the true need. Many communities that have experienced disasters and have received donations of items, have ended up with warehouses full of unneeded things. Money always works as that can buy what is needed. Options for giving are through the following organizations (among others):

Community Foundation for Monterey County - http://www.cfmco.org/about-us/fund-list/...
Monterey County Revovers - https://montereyco.recovers.org/
Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/index.jsp or call 831-624-6921

Thank you again for caring and wanting to help.

~ Fire Chief Panholzer

26 July 2016
07/26/16: City of Monterey Social Media Analytics Report Released

07/26/16: City of Monterey Social Media Analytics Report Released

Did you know that City of Monterey videos are watched 400 times a day online, with a lifetime total of over 650,000 views? Or that 29% of viewers are from 209 different countries and territories? Or that our Instagram page gets over 30 followers a day, for a total of over 16,000 subscribers? The City of Monterey Communications and Outreach Office has just released a new infographic report, with analytics and demographic information for our YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts: Social Media Analytics Report in PDF

26 July 2016
CALFire and more information on the Sobranes Fire

CALFire and more information on the Sobranes Fire

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8/2/2016 4:00 PM
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CANCELED - City Council Meeting

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED

City Council meetings are open public forums where the Council makes local laws, policies, and basic decisions relating to the City. The Monterey City Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4 and 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.

This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5. Please check back 72 hours prior to the meeting time to be sure that the meeting is taking place, and to view the agenda materials.

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