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25 March 2020
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration - Iris Canyon Sediment Removal Project Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration - Iris Canyon Sediment Removal Project

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration - Iris Canyon Sediment Removal Project Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration - Iris Canyon Sediment Removal Project

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monterey has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration, pursuant to the requirements of CEQA, for the Iris Canyon Sediment Removal Project.

The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study, as well as referenced documents, are available for review at the City of Monterey, Planning Office, Colton Hall, 1st Floor, 570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940 by appointment and on the City website at: https://monterey.org/Planning. In accordance with time limits mandated by State law, written comments on this Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study will be accepted from:

March 26, 2020 – April 24, 2020

Notice of Intent | Initial Study

For more information, please contact Christy Sabdo, AICP, Associate Planner (831) 646-3758 or sabdo@monterey.org.

25 March 2020
City of Monterey Launches Operation Outreach

City of Monterey Launches Operation Outreach

Starting the week of March 16, the City of Monterey launched Operation Outreach, a citywide effort to support Monterey's most vulnerable populations, including older adults and the immune-compromised, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure of city facilities, including the Monterey Sports Center, Scholze Park Center (formerly the Monterey Senior Center), Monterey Public Library, as well as other community centers and museums, has resulted in a need for our vulnerable populations to connect in other ways than in-person. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

24 March 2020
Call for Sealed Bids: USAG POM Pavement Repair 2019 IJO POM 19-037, Due May 12, 2020

Call for Sealed Bids: USAG POM Pavement Repair 2019 IJO POM 19-037, Due May 12, 2020

CITY OF MONTEREY PUBLIC NOTICE CALL FOR SEALED BIDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monterey invites sealed bids for furnishing the following:  USAG POM Pavement Repair 2019 IJO POM 19-037.  In general, the work consists of, but is not limited to, the demolition of existing curb ramps and installation of ADA compliant curb ramps, pavement grinding, spot repair, and roadway rehabilitation (overlay and full-depth reclamation), utility cover adjustment, pavement marking and traffic lines installation, and miscellaneous related work.

14 March 2020
Special Notice about Public Meetings and Social Distancing

Special Notice about Public Meetings and Social Distancing

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC MEETINGS - see monterey.org/coronavirus for more information

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus):

  • MEETING CHANGES: The frequency and length of public meetings, including the City Council, boards and commissions, will be minimized. Non-urgent and non-essential City business with expected public feedback will be postponed.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ASYMPTOMATIC: Individuals attending public meetings in person will be required to maintain appropriate social distancing, (i.e., maintain a 6-foot distance) and be free of symptoms related to COVID-19.
  • WATCHING FROM HOME: Members of the public are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the City Council and other Boards and Commission meetings on the Monterey Channel at https://monterey.org/tv or on television on Channel 25. Rebroadcasts are also available on the Monterey Channel.
  • COMMENTING ON AN AGENDA ITEM: If you choose not to attend a City Council meeting but wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting. Please submit your comment to the City Clerk at cityclerk@monterey.org. Your comment will be placed into the record at the meeting.
13 March 2020
Draft Plans Available for Community Development Block Grant Program

Draft Plans Available for Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce the release of the Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Conpletion of the plans is required for the City to receive federal Community Development Block Grant funding. This funding supports the City's efforts to improve affordable housing, support local non-profits serving the City's residents, and fund improvements to community facilities, City parks and facilities operated by non-profits serving City residents. 

The plans will be available for a public comment period ending with a City Council hearing on April 24, 2020. 

Draft Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

Draft Public Engagement Summary

13 March 2020
03/13/2020: City Manager Issues Local Emergency Proclamation to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - City Facility Closures, Programs and Events Postponed

03/13/2020: City Manager Issues Local Emergency Proclamation to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - City Facility Closures, Programs and Events Postponed

FULL NEWS RELEASE IN PDF  | FAQ

City Manager Hans Uslar issued a local emergency proclamation today to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The proclamation will come before the Monterey City Council for ratification at its meeting on Tuesday, March 17. The emergency proclamation coincides with the State’s recent executive orders that provide cities more ability and resources to help contain the new virus. Despite having no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Monterey County to date, scientists and medical experts report that slowing the spread (also known as “flattening the curve”) of COVID-19 by reducing opportunities for transmission will save lives by giving police and fire personnel, hospitals, doctors, and vaccine-manufacturers time to respond and prepare for the outbreak. 

First on the list of new protocols are city facility closures, and city programs and event cancellations or postponements beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31, 2020. 

“Our priority, first and foremost, is the health and welfare of the Monterey community.  While our community centers, library, museums, and sports center are valued by residents, visitors, and the public, we know that social distancing works and that these closures will help slow the spread of coronavirus in our community,” said City Manager Hans Uslar. “The Monterey community is compassionate, caring, and resilient.  Together, the City of Monterey and its residents, businesses and neighbors, will persevere through this epidemic and protect our community.” 

The City’s decisions are based on the Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) directive of three criteria for closures or cancellations: 1) if the gathering involves
over 250 people; 2) if the event allows people to maintain a six foot distance from one another; and 3) if the event attracts people in the high-risk category. The City also considered whether the service or event is essential.

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12 March 2020
2020 Census Now Open Online

2020 Census Now Open Online

The 2020 Census is now open online and invitations to participate are being mailed out starting on March 12! This marks the official beginning of the historic, once-in-a-decade count that will determine the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding and state and political representation in the next decade. The Census form is nine easy questions and your responses are protected by law.

09 March 2020
03/09/2020: City of Monterey Successfully Requests Cancellation of Cruise Ship Visits Through April 2020 - Precautionary Measure Aimed at Containing Coronavirus Spread

03/09/2020: City of Monterey Successfully Requests Cancellation of Cruise Ship Visits Through April 2020 - Precautionary Measure Aimed at Containing Coronavirus Spread

Out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of the safety of our residents, workers, and visitors, the City of Monterey last Friday asked cruise ship agencies to cancel their upcoming cruises into Monterey Bay, and they have complied. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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