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19 March 2021
03/19/2021: Monterey Sports Center to Reopen March 22, 2021

03/19/2021: Monterey Sports Center to Reopen March 22, 2021

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The City of Monterey today announced the reopening of the Monterey Sports Center, Monday, March 22, 2021. Per State Health Guidelines for counties in the Red Tier based on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, gym and fitness centers are allowed to reopen indoors at ten percent capacity. Amenities to open include group exercise classes (Mar. 29), use of all fitness areas, weight training equipment, and cardio equipment. Opening hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A new Group Exercise schedule starts March 29. Indoor swimming pools are allowed to reopen for “drowning prevention classes”. The pools are scheduled to reopen April 5. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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04 March 2021
03/04/2021: City of Monterey Presents a Community Observance "Tree of Hearts" Marking One Year of the Pandemic

03/04/2021: City of Monterey Presents a Community Observance "Tree of Hearts" Marking One Year of the Pandemic

March 13, 2021 marks one year since the City Manager declared a local emergency due to the coronavirus. In heartfelt memory of the community lives lost to Covid-19, and in admiration, appreciation, and care to healthcare workers, public safety workers, teachers, all frontline workers including those in grocery, farm, non-profit, businesses, partner agencies, as well as anyone struggling financially or otherwise due to the pandemic, the City of Monterey City Council and Staff wish to say, “We care and we hope you feel supported. Thank you for helping us get through this crisis. We continue to make good progress, as we start to see signs that the end of the pandemic is in sight. Monterey remains strong, thanks to so many local community heroes.”  NEWS RELEASE | FLYER IN ENGLISH | FLYER IN SPANISH 

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21 January 2021
01/21/2021: Monterey Conference Center Earns (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

01/21/2021: Monterey Conference Center Earns (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

Today the City of Monterey announced that the Monterey Conference Center has earned an accreditation as a Global Biorisk Advisory Council GBAC STAR™ facility. GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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07 January 2021
City of Monterey Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Businesses

City of Monterey Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Businesses

The City of Monterey will host two virtual town halls to solicit feedback about cannabis operations within the City of Monterey, Tuesday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. Residents can register at haveyoursaymonterey.org/cannabis. Parallel, the City is also launching a new web-based engagement platform called, Have Your Say Monterey, at haveyoursaymonterey.org which features a community survey about cannabis operations.  A mail in version of the survey will be also sent at the end of January via USPS to all households in Monterey to allow residents to submit their opinion and views via traditional mail. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF // FLYERS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

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22 December 2020
12/22/2020: Gas Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited on Residential Lots: Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1, 2021 - Electric and Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers Allowed 8 AM to 5 PM

12/22/2020: Gas Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited on Residential Lots: Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1, 2021 - Electric and Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers Allowed 8 AM to 5 PM

New Monterey City Code Ordinance 22-18.1 takes effect January 1, 2021 that prohibits gas-powered leaf blowers on residential lots. Electric and battery-powered leaf blowers are still permitted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Monterey City Council approved the recommendation by the Community Development Department staff after much community discussion around noise disruption and air pollution emitted from gas blowers in neighborhoods. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

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Monterey Fire Department
610 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 646-3900
Fax: (831) 646-3723
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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