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15 November 2018
11/15/2018: Major Waterfront Parking Lot Improvements to Begin

11/15/2018: Major Waterfront Parking Lot Improvements to Begin

A major $1.8 million project will improve traffic flow and safety in Monterey’s biggest and most popular parking lot. Starting November 19, the City of Monterey will begin construction on the Waterfront Attendant Lot #1 between Washington Street and Old Fisherman’s Wharf. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

10 October 2018
Accessibility Improvements Completed on Colton Hall

Accessibility Improvements Completed on Colton Hall

For the first time in its 169 year history, Colton Hall is accessible to visitors with special needs. The City of Monterey has completed a $353,000 improvement project, which includes a reconstruction of the back stairs and deck, a new stair lift to provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to the second floor, a new ADA compliant restroom that can accommodate a wheelchair, an access ramp in the rear courtyard, and an adjacent ADA parking area. News Release in PDF

04 October 2018
10/04/2018: Resurfacing of Major Streets Happening Now, Thanks to Measure P

10/04/2018: Resurfacing of Major Streets Happening Now, Thanks to Measure P

Measure P funded road resurfacing work is happening on major streets including Del Monte Avenue, Pacific Street, Camino Aguajito and Camino El Estero. Locals are encouraged to avoid those streets and instead travel across town via Franklin or Pearl, Munras to Abrego, or Figueroa or Sloat during this work. Crews will do their best to minimize traffic impacts by performing some of the work at night and by avoiding peak commute hours as much as possible. Drivers should expect traffic control and use extra caution in construction zones.

Map of Ph 7 slurry

18 September 2018
Cooper Molera Celebrates Innovation Award Nomination

Cooper Molera Celebrates Innovation Award Nomination

The Cooper Molera Adobe project has been nominated for a Route Fifty Navigator Award, honoring “innovation in best practices in state and local government.” Fifty finalists were named for their “demonstrated abilities to implement a great idea that improves public sector services and the communities they serve.” NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

06 September 2018
09/06/2018: Measure P Third Year Cumulative Report Outlines Progress with Streets, Sidewalks, Storm Drains

09/06/2018: Measure P Third Year Cumulative Report Outlines Progress with Streets, Sidewalks, Storm Drains

Measure P, the one percent special tax approved by 74% of the voters in November 2014, and in effect from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2019, is now into the final year of implementation. For the past two years, the City of Monterey has published an annual report to let the community know the progress of work that’s been accomplished. The third year cumulative report is now available in print at public city offices, and alongside past reports online at www.monterey.org/fixingstreets.

Year 3 Report

07 May 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: Tree Pruning to Close Lanes on Fremont Street from May 8-9

TRAFFIC ALERT: Tree Pruning to Close Lanes on Fremont Street from May 8-9

The City of Monterey will be pruning trees and shrubs along the Fremont Street medians on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9. On Tuesday, the eastbound center lane (Camino El Estero towards Camino Aguajito) will be closed. Work will continue on Wednesday, with the westbound center lane closed (Camino Aguajito towards Camino El Estero). The work will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take alternate routes to avoid traffic delays. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

01 May 2018
05/01/2018: Tree Planting Projects Completed for Arbor Day

05/01/2018: Tree Planting Projects Completed for Arbor Day

Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to our Arbor Day event! We hosted two volunteer tree planting projects at Quarry Park and Laguna Grande Park last Friday. We planted Sycamores, Buckeyes, Western Redbud, Monterey Pine and Big Leaf Maples. Monterey celebrated being an Arbor Day Foundation "Tree City USA" for 36 years. More info: https://www.monterey.org/Portals/0/Newsroom/2018/18_0423-Arbor-Day-CelebrationNR.pdf?ver=2018-04-23-093715-837

21 March 2018
03/21-2018: Colton Hall Accessibiltiy Improvements Begin - Museum and offices to remain open during construction

03/21-2018: Colton Hall Accessibiltiy Improvements Begin - Museum and offices to remain open during construction

Accessibility improvements began this week to historic Colton Hall, where California’s constitution was written and signed in 1849. Home to a museum upstairs and the Planning and Museums and Cultural Arts offices downstairs, the upgrades include reconstructing the back stairs and deck and adding a vertical stair lift to provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to the second floor, replacing the current two restrooms with one ADA compliant restroom that will accommodate a wheelchair, adding an access ramp in the rear courtyard, and configuring an adjacent ADA parking area.

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