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06 November 2019
Giant Abalone Sculpture to Commemorate Monterey's 250th Birthday

Giant Abalone Sculpture to Commemorate Monterey's 250th Birthday

In 2020, the City of Monterey is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1770. The Monterey City Council has chosen a 15-foot abalone sculpture to commemorate this historic milestone. San Carlos Beach Park was picked as the location for the ceramic tile artwork and it will be unveiled in June of 2020. News Release in PDF

01 November 2019
11/01/2019: Facts About Potential 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Measure - City Council to Consider a March 2020 Ballot Measure at the Nov. 19, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting

11/01/2019: Facts About Potential 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Measure - City Council to Consider a March 2020 Ballot Measure at the Nov. 19, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting

At the October 15, 2019 City Council Regular Meeting, the City Council, staff, and members of the public discussed the immediate and long-term budget challenges facing the City, and the exploration of a fiscal emergency declaration. A declaration of fiscal emergency would allow a general transactions and use tax (“sales tax”) to be included on the March 3, 2020 special election. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

1/2 cent sales tax fact sheet

23 October 2019
10/23/2019: Registration for Winter/Spring Recreation Activities
22 October 2019
10/22/2019: Community Alert: Suspected Fentanyl Overdoses

10/22/2019: Community Alert: Suspected Fentanyl Overdoses

Over the last week, Monterey Peninsula law enforcement agencies have been dispatched to an increasing number of calls related to overdoses of counterfeit drugs suspected of containing fentanyl. Since Friday, October 18, 2019, the past several days, law enforcement has been made aware of five overdoses on the peninsula. It is suspected there are additional unreported overdoses. NEWS RELEASE AND MONTEREY COUNTY INFORMATION SHEET IN PDF

17 October 2019
10/17/19: Armed Robbery Update

10/17/19: Armed Robbery Update

UPDATE FROM ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE POSTED ON OCT. 8, 2019: NEWS RELEASE
During the course of the investigation into the armed robbery on 10/7/19, the Monterey Police Department located photos of the two suspects involved. The department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying these individuals.

Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects is encourage to contact Detective Zook at 831-646-3810. Or to remain anonymous call (831) 646-3840.

08 October 2019
10/08/2109: Armed Robbery

10/08/2109: Armed Robbery

On 10/07/19 at 9:47 PM Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery that occurred in the area of Beach Way and Spray Avenue. Two victims reported they were walking together on foot through the area when they were confronted by two male suspects. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun which was passed back and forth between the two suspects. The suspects stole personal items belonging to the victims and fled in one of the victims’ cars. The stolen car was later recovered unoccupied by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office on Canario Street in Salinas. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
 

07 October 2019
10/07/2019: Burglary and Warrant Arrests

10/07/2019: Burglary and Warrant Arrests

In April and August of 2019, several Monterey businesses were burglarized and the suspects stole lottery scratchers. During the same time, other businesses in Monterey County were burglarized wherein the suspects took lottery tickets. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

03 October 2019
10/03/2019: Accepting Applications for ARC, Library Board of Trustees, and NCIP - Apply by October 31, 2019

10/03/2019: Accepting Applications for ARC, Library Board of Trustees, and NCIP - Apply by October 31, 2019

Serving on a Board or Commission is a great way to get involved in what makes Monterey a great place to live.  The City of Monterey is now accepting applications for the following: Architectural Review Committee - one unexpected vacancy, applications extended; Library Board of Trustees - one unexpected vacancy, applications extended; Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program (NCIP) Committee - representatives and alternates for all neighborhoods. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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