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19 January 2018

Request for Proposals: On-Call Realtor Services for Affordable Housing

The City of Monterey Housing Programs Office is seeking proposals for on-call realtor services for affordable housing real estate transactions. The City wishes to retain a firm with a proven track record. All properties will be located within the City of Monterey. The successful applicant will be expected to enter into a two-year (2) agreement with the City, with a two (2) year option to extend.

The deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018. Under no circumstances will late proposals be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact me in writing by emailing ljubimow@monterey.org. The project name must be referenced in all communications.


19 January 2018
2018-19 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) & Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Public Facilities Capital Improvement Projects

2018-19 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) & Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Public Facilities Capital Improvement Projects

Applications are now available - Applications due Feb. 23, 2018

2018-19 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) & Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)for Public Facilities Capital Improvement Projects. Application can be downloaded in PDF or Word format from the following link:  monterey.org/Services/Housing/Public-Service-Grants

Community Development Block Grant Technical Workshop for FY 2018-19 for the City of Monterey will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the Council Chambers. Publication can be viewed at the following link. monterey.org/Portals/0/Forms/Housing/CDBG-TechWorkshop.pdf

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12 January 2018
01/12/2018: Wanted Persons Arrest

01/12/2018: Wanted Persons Arrest

On 12-09-17, an officer with the Seaside Police Department observed a white Ford F-150 frequently driven by 21 year old Salvatore Ciolino driving near Ciolino’s residence on Mira Monte Ave in Seaside. The vehicle was hauling a dirt-bike style motorcycle in the bed. The officer initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation but the driver accelerated and failed to yield. During the pursuit, the vehicle reached speeds of up to 89 MPH, ran red lights and stop signs, and drove into opposing lanes of traffic. Due to the dangerous conditions, officers terminated their pursuit of the vehicle.

11 January 2018
01/11/2018: Traffic Enforcement Officers

01/11/2018: Traffic Enforcement Officers

On January 7, 2017, the Monterey Police Department (MPD) assigned two officers to traffic positions as part of the Patrol Division. The mission of the traffic officers is to reduce dangerous driving through enforcement of traffic laws. Traffic officers had not been assigned for many years due to staffing limitations. The MPD consistently fields complaints regarding violations of traffic laws and reckless driving and the community requested that the MPD add officers that are specifically devoted to traffic enforcement.

10 January 2018
01/10/2017: Robbery, Burglary and Assault Weapon Arrest

01/10/2017: Robbery, Burglary and Assault Weapon Arrest

On December 12th, 2017 at 2:40PM, Marina Police Officers responded to the Comfort Inn located at 140 Reservation Rd. for a burglary report. While there, officers were notified an armed robbery of a truck driver had just occurred at the same location. Evidence indicated the same suspect committed both the robbery and burglary.

08 January 2018
Notice of Intent to Request Release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds

On or about January 19, 2018, the City of Monterey will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under 24 CFR Section 570.202 to undertake a project known as Community Human Services Safe Place Rehabilitation Phase 2 for the purpose of rehabilitating a residence serving as a safe place at 590 Pearl Street in Monterey. Estimated funding is $120,000.00. See PDF for full notice

02 January 2018
01/02/2018: Attempted Robbery/Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrests

01/02/2018: Attempted Robbery/Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrests

On December 10th, 2017 at 8:46PM, Marina Police Officers responded to a report of an adult male with a gunshot wound on Reservation Rd. Further investigation revealed the male had been shot during an attempted robbery on West Bay St. in Sand City. The victim was transported to Natividad Medical Center with a non life threatening injury.


Week beginning
January 22:

Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • Three ADA Ramps at Casa Verde and Encina (Villa Del Monte neighborhood) - beginning Jan. 22 and lasting about 3 weeks (NIP)
  • MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 5 - Work expected into early March in Old Town, specifically one block of Larkin Street and two blocks of Watson Street - street grinding and paving work from 1/23 - 2/2 - SEE MAP
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Critical repairs continue into 2018. (CIP)
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Crews will continue installation of the 36-inch pipeline on Fremont Street, Sunday through Thursday, 7 PM to 5 AM. Traffic controls will be posted. Work on Webster Street will continue on Monday. Paving will take place Webster and Munras to Abrego on Monday and Tuesday, weather depending. Work on the Highway 68 pipe bridge will continue at Old Salinas Highway and Fairgrounds Road.
    Cal Am has work scheduled in the downtown for the next two weeks:
    - Saturday, 1/20 - Paving Madison & Pacific - SEE MAP
    - Sunday, 1/21 - Paving Hartnell Street (prep work will also be done prior to this date.) - SEE MAP
    - Mon - Thu 1/22-1/25 Paving Webster - Munras - Fremont
    - Beginning Monday, 1/15 - Reconstruction of 1 ADA ramp, one new manhole and repave intersection at Webster and Abrego - work to last for about 2 weeks.

    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Center Construction (Non-City Project) Periodic and Brief Delays on Recreation Trail at Hoffman Avenue Weekdays, July 2017 to Fall 2018 - tentative days for concrete pours when Hoffman will be closed during the day and re-opened at the end of the work day: Friday, January 19; Monday, February 5; Wednesday February 7; Monday, February 12; Tuesday, February 20

construction signs


  1. Montecito Park Entry and Seating Installation and Phase 2 Site Improvements Project - (NIP and CDBG)
  2. MEASURE P ADA Signaling Intersections, Phase 1 - coming in February
  3. El Estero Streetscape, Phase 3 - adding parallel parking spaces - details coming soon. This work should be completed within 30 days. (NIP)
  4. Street light on Franklin at Calle P - Light ordered and work is scheduled for March. (Calle P Assessment District)
  5. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - bidding takes place early spring 2018 - learn more about this project: monterey.org/NFremontBikePed and sign up for email updates.


  • Cooper Molera Adobe State Historical Park, Polk and Munras (Non-City Project) This project may impact parking and traffic in the area at times. Expected completion in Spring 2018.
  • Van Buren Senior Housing Project Van Buren Senior Housing is the result of a partnership between the City of Monterey and MidPen Housing to bring much needed affordable senior housing to the city. Van Buren is ideally situated in downtown Monterey – only a short walk from parks, a library, a major regional transit center, a large grocery store, and various other amenities. Van Buren began construction in April 2017 and is expected to welcome residents in summer 2018.

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