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14 April 2021
Draft Substantial Amendments to the 2019-20 and 2020-21CDBG Annual Action Plans

Draft Substantial Amendments to the 2019-20 and 2020-21CDBG Annual Action Plans

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Monterey created and implemented the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) with the objective of mitigating potential homelessness and displacement of Monterey residents and workers who are experiencing a decrease in household income, and thus, unable to pay their rent.

The purpose of this amendment is to update the guidelines for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in order to ensure that the program is operated in compliance with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and CARES Act regulations. The amendments to the guidelines are as follows:

  • Clirify that the City can provide a maximum of six (6) consecutive months of rental assistance.
  • Include the requirement that if a household receives more than 3 months of assistance, they must undergo a visual lead-based paint assessment as per the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) requirements. If a determination is made that there may be lead-based paint or asbestos present, testing and remediation will be required.
  • Allow for late fees and other such costs to be covered by the program in addition to rent.
  • Update the income limits annually upon HUD’s release.

Any questions about the Substantial Amendment should be directed to Grant Leonard at (831) 646-3995 or email: housing@monterey.org

Draft Substantial Amendment

12 April 2021
04/12/2020: Dennis the Menace Playground, Basketball Courts, Picnic and BBQ Areas Reopening

04/12/2020: Dennis the Menace Playground, Basketball Courts, Picnic and BBQ Areas Reopening

It’s been nearly a year (April 29, 2020) since the closing of City parks due to the State’s Stay at Home Order caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. While neighborhood parks reopened March 5, 2021, a new emergency order signed Friday, April 9, 2021, expands the reopening of all City of Monterey playgrounds including Dennis the Menace Playground, picnic tables and barbeque areas, and the public basketball courts. Beginning Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Dennis the Menace Playground at El Estero Park Complex will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to sunset, and 1:00 p.m. to sunset on Mondays. All other playgrounds are open to the public during the opening hours posted pursuant to City Code section 23-5.  NEWS RELEASE IN PDF | EMERGENCY ORDER

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07 April 2021
HEAL Report 2020 and SB 1383 Report to City Council, April 6, 2021

HEAL Report 2020 and SB 1383 Report to City Council, April 6, 2021

HEAL Report 2020 - on the web, monterey.org/heal
Available in PDF and mobile versions

Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in California - an Overview of Senate Bill (SB) 1383's Organic Waste Reduction Requirements
Available in PDF

05 April 2021
31 March 2021
03/31/2021: Catalytic Convertor Thefts

03/31/2021: Catalytic Convertor Thefts

The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has observed an increase in catalytic converter thefts from vehicles. MPD has investigated twenty-nine reports of catalytic converter thefts from July 1, 2020 to present. These thefts typically occur in residential neighborhoods at night time. Toyota and Honda vehicles are frequently targeted. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF