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02 July 2020
07/02/2020: 4th of July Updates:  News Release, July 2, 2020: EMERGENCY BEACH CLOSURE ORDER AMENDED TO INCLUDE FRI, JULY 3 THROUGH SUN, JULY 5 - Peninsula-wide Closure of Beaches  Due to COVID-19

07/02/2020: 4th of July Updates: News Release, July 2, 2020: EMERGENCY BEACH CLOSURE ORDER AMENDED TO INCLUDE FRI, JULY 3 THROUGH SUN, JULY 5 - Peninsula-wide Closure of Beaches  Due to COVID-19

Yesterday’s announcement of an emergency order to close Monterey beaches over the 4th of July weekend has been advanced to include Friday, July 3. The order closes all beaches to the public from 12:01 AM on July 3, 2020 to 11:50 PM on July 5, 2020. Exceptions include all recreational uses of the ocean as outlined in the Order. People found in violation of the beach order are subject to a $100 fine for the first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $200 for a third violation. The Order also closes or limits nearby parking. Parking violations are subject to a $125 fine. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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01 July 2020
07/01/2020: Emergency Face Covering Order and Beach Closures Over 4th of July Weekend

07/01/2020: Emergency Face Covering Order and Beach Closures Over 4th of July Weekend

NEW MASK ORDER: The City of Monterey announced today a new emergency order adopting the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the use of face coverings to be enforceable by administrative citation within the City of  Monterey. As of today, July 1, 2020, the City will enforce the mandatory wearing of face coverings in business districts both inside and outside, with a fine of $100 for the first violation. 

NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

01 July 2020
07/01/2020: Hate Crime Arrest

07/01/2020: Hate Crime Arrest

On June 24, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Monterey Police Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Jefferson Street and Larkin Street in Monterey regarding a White male, later identified as Daniel Birchell, yelling racial slurs at a Black male. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF
 

30 June 2020
06/30/2020: City Offers No-Charge Permits for Local Businesses to Expand Services Outside to Encourage Patronage - Added Precautions to Meet COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules

06/30/2020: City Offers No-Charge Permits for Local Businesses to Expand Services Outside to Encourage Patronage - Added Precautions to Meet COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules

In another effort to help local businesses severely impacted by the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Monterey is proactively offering retail and restaurant businesses an opportunity to expand outdoors. Businesses can apply for a temporary encroachment permit that would allow them to move their products and services onto the sidewalk in front of their business location, without impacting streets or parking stalls. The application along with a "to scale" drawing of the table/chairs layout is required to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

24 June 2020
06/24/2020: City of Monterey Distributes Close to $700,000 to 81 Local Small Businesses To-Date

06/24/2020: City of Monterey Distributes Close to $700,000 to 81 Local Small Businesses To-Date

From the beginning of this unprecedented fiscal and health crises, the City of Monterey recognized the crucial need to work together with area partners to help local small businesses ride out the Shelter in Place Order. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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Administrative Office
Monterey Fire Department
610 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 646-3900
Fax: (831) 646-3723
Non-Emergency: (831) 646-3914

Fire Prevention Bureau
Phone: (831) 646-3908
Email: Fireprevention@monterey.org


Infectious Control Officers
Primary: Jim Courtney
(831) 646-6965
Secondary: Gaudenz Panholzer
(831) 646-6957 
Alternate: On-Duty Division Chief
(831) 901-5002