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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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17 November 2020
11/17/2020: City of Monterey Thanksgiving Digital Postcard Promotion - #GiveThanksNotCovid and Qualify to Win a Monterey 250 Poster

11/17/2020: City of Monterey Thanksgiving Digital Postcard Promotion - #GiveThanksNotCovid and Qualify to Win a Monterey 250 Poster

The City of Monterey today announced a Thanksgiving special promotion, #GiveThanksNotCovid. From now through Thanksgiving Day, enter to win a Monterey 250 commemorative poster celebrating Monterey's 250th birthday that took place on June 3, 2020. Participants can win their choice of a DownTown or Cannery Row 18x24 illustrated print designed by local Santa Cruz poster artist Kirby Scudder. Three winners will be drawn each day. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Postcard

05 November 2020
11/05/2020: Monterey Police Warning Residents of Reports of Scam Calls Claiming to be from City of Monterey

11/05/2020: Monterey Police Warning Residents of Reports of Scam Calls Claiming to be from City of Monterey

The City of Monterey and Monterey Police Department are warning residents to be aware of scam phone calls reportedly coming from City of Monterey staff to residents asking for social security numbers and other personal identification information. The City became aware of this scam this morning when a resident notified an employee in the Public Works Department that they had received a call that appeared to be from a City phone number, shown on caller ID. This type of phone scam is called phone spoofing. The resident explained he received a call requesting that he provide his social security number to them immediately or his social security number would be cancelled/stopped within the next four hours. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Phone-Scam-Alert

23 August 2020
08/23/2020: Monterey Peninsula-Wide Emergency Preparedness for Potential Weather Event

08/23/2020: Monterey Peninsula-Wide Emergency Preparedness for Potential Weather Event

The National Weather service has issued a red flag warning - a warning that another weather system is in the forecast that includes potential lightning storms. The warning for erratic winds, dry lightning, and possible thunderstorms is effective now through 5:00 PM, Monday, August 24 (see graphic below). NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Red Flag Warning

19 August 2020
08/19/2020: Monterey Bay Communities Announce Potential Labor Day Weekend Beach Closures to Reduce the Regional Spread of COVID-19

08/19/2020: Monterey Bay Communities Announce Potential Labor Day Weekend Beach Closures to Reduce the Regional Spread of COVID-19

In an unprecedented joint statement, authorities from beach communities located around Monterey Bay today announced the intended closure of all beaches over the Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 5, through Monday, September 7, 2020. Subject to input and potential ratification by each of the jurisdictions’ elected leaders, beach access would be prohibited during the anticipated busy holiday weekend.  NEWS RELEASE IN PDF | MAP

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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