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20 January 2017
Notice of Funding Availability for Community Development Block Grant Program

Notice of Funding Availability for Community Development Block Grant Program

NOFA Opens: Friday, January 20, 2017

Due Date: 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2017

Grant Application Workshop: January 27, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - noon

Council Chambers - 580 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA

Documents posted in Adobe PDF
Notice of Funding
CDBG Application

20 January 2017
01/20/2017: Fatal Accident - Skyline Drive and Wyndemere, Monterey

01/20/2017: Fatal Accident - Skyline Drive and Wyndemere, Monterey

On January 20, 2017 at approximately 6:05 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to an automobile accident in the area of Skyline Drive and Wyndemere Way in Monterey. 

20 January 2017
01/20/2017: Participate on a City Commission or Committee - Apply by February 13, 2017

01/20/2017: Participate on a City Commission or Committee - Apply by February 13, 2017

Monterey, CA. – The Monterey City Council is encouraging Monterey residents to apply to serve on the following Commissions or Committees:
    The Architectural Review Committee (ARC), the Colton Hall Museum & Cultural Arts Commission (CHMCAC), the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), and the Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC). Each serves as an advisory capacity to the City Council.

13:30 24 January 2017

CPUC to Hold Public Hearings on Cal-Am Water Rate Increase Request

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a series of public meetings to hear directly from consumers about California-American Water Company’s request for CPUC approval to increase its revenues by $34,559,200 (16.29 percent) in 2018, by $8,478,500 (3.43 percent) in 2019, and by $7,742,600 (3.03 percent) in 2020.

Monterey County District Meetings Scheduled:

  • January 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: Oldemeyer Center – Laguna Grande Hall, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside
  • January 25, 2017, 6 p.m.: Chualar Union Elementary School – Board Room, 24285 Lincoln St., Chualar
Export event1/24/2017 1:30 PM
10:00 28 January 2017

Whalefest at Old Fisherman's Wharf, January 28 - 29

Whalefest PosterDon’t miss this free fun and educational, interactive family event for all ages that celebrates the migration of the gray whales and much more! The event also benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Export event1/28/2017 10:00 AM - 1/29/2017 5:30 PM
13 January 2017
01/13/2017: Dennis the Menace Playground Will Close for Upgrades Beginning January 23

01/13/2017: Dennis the Menace Playground Will Close for Upgrades Beginning January 23

Dennis the Menace Playground at the Lake El Estero Park Complex in Monterey will close for sidewalk upgrades beginning Monday, January 23rd.  The playground is planned to re-open by the beginning of spring break, Saturday, March 18th, although weather impacts may affect the re-opening date.

12 January 2017

Thanks to Public Works crews for taking care of Monterey during the storms

Thank you Monterey Parks & Forestry and Streets crews for responding to storm impacts! Crews mobilized to clear 40+ tree calls in 5 days, and are busy clearing mud and debris from storm drain system and streets.

Lake El Estero had to be lowered six times in the past week. How do they do that? Fleet and Streets Operations Manager Bret Johnson explains, "We have two large diesel engines that power two large pumps that are in an underground pump room. We monitor the weather and if a rain event is imminent, then we will pump the lake down accordingly. During off hours if the lake level reaches 7' 6" an alarm is sent to the alarm company and they notify our crews that are on standby."



09 January 2017
Week beginning January 23, 2017: Please note: Weather may create possible delays or changes to the schedule.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • Dennis the Menace Park Sidewalks http://gisags8.ci.monterey.ca.us/pub/cip/32N1421.pdf and http://gisags8.ci.monterey.ca.us/pub/cip/32N1339.pdf
  • Citywide storm drain repairs - Measure P
    Via Pariaso between Hermann and Via Gayuba; Pacific at Whispering Pines
  • San Carlos Beach Park stairs
    This project should last three weeks pending weather; no shower access will be available during this project.
  • Library Reroof
  • Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 2 Only striping and Van Buren remediation remain.
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project - 3 week look-ahead schedule - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Pipeline work in Monterey on Madison Street is expected to wrap up with crews headed to Hartnell and Webster Streets in the last week of January. Detours onto Jefferson Street will be posted while remaining work on Madison concludes. Installation of the 36” Monterey Pipeline will continue on Fairgrounds Road. With some exceptions, work will take place in the parking lanes, allowing traffic to continue in both directions. Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: 831-646-3297
  • Sewer Work - No Map for week of 1/16/17
    Heritage Harbor site near Recreation Trail (may impact parking lot at mouth of Wharf)
  • Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout (monterey.org/hh68)
    January 23 - January 27, depending on the weather, crews will continue working on the earth work, electrical work, and drainage work. Work will continue to be behind the concrete barriers and off the road way, and no daytime or nighttime closures are currently planned.
    Sign Up for Text Message Alerts - Sign up to receive text message alerts for the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout by texting 68roundabout to 888777Sign-up to receive email notifications: www.tamcmonterey.org. TAMC will send a weekly “look-ahead” with info about the construction, road closures, detours, traffic conditions and travel options.
    HH68 Roundabout May Take Longer

construction signs



  1. Citywide Sidewalk Repair - Measure P, Phase 3
  2. Wharf 1 (Fisherman's Wharf) Sewer Line Repair
  3. Veteran's Park Bocce Ball Court (NIP)
  4. Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 3 - Sloat and Airport

CalTrans may be performing other work locally. Look up CalTrans construction.