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Recently the City of Monterey joined the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Initiative. The HEAL Cities Campaign aims to reduce and prevent obesity by engaging municipal leaders to champion healthy eating and active living in their communities through adoption of policy and promotion of opportunities for residents and municipal employees. In conjunction with this promise, the Monterey Sports Center is hosting three local United States (U.S.) Olympic team members to share their knowledge and experience and to promote an active living life style.
The Monterey Amberjacks professional baseball team is back for season two in Monterey. This year they are offering one-day camps for youth ages six to 17 years old.
This summer, the Monterey Police Department will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Monterey. For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven is working with local police and Sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program.
Olympic medalist Brita Sigourney will be at the Monterey Sports Center for a meet and greet on Sunday, April 15th from 1 pm to 2 pm to meet families and interested guests and talk about her Olympic Experience.
On April 4, 2018 at approximately 11:39 a.m., the Monterey Police Department, the Monterey Fire Department, and Monterey County Hazmat responded to the Portola Plaza Hotel, at Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, regarding a possible hazmat exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined someone had discharged a substance consistent with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) pepper spray inside one of the hotel rooms. Several employees were exposed to the spray and went to a local hospital for treatment.
The New Monterey Conference Center
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.
The May 22, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda has been published and is available to view at the link below:
To view reports for specific items, please click the corresponding titles on the Agenda.
The Planning Commission will conduct a field trip on May 21, 2018 to review the May 22, 2018 Planning Commission meeting agenda. To view the field trip agenda, please go to the link below:
City Council Study Session
The City Council Study Session meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web. Study session meetings are used to provide information to the City Council and answer their questions to clarify issues. Study Sessions provide a setting for informal discussions between staff, consultants, board, commission, committee members and the City Council regarding specific programs, projects or policies. Council does not take formal action on the items.
This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23. Please check back 72 hours prior to the meeting time to be sure that the meeting is taking place, and to view the agenda materials.
05/09/2018: Community Input Wanted For Public Use of a Portion of the Coast Guard Pier
The City of Monterey will host a community discussion about a proposed project to develop a portion of the Coast Guard Pier for public use. Please join the discussion on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at 580 Pacific Street to help guide policy makers in creating the best-use facility for residents and visitors of Monterey’s waterfront.
City Offices Closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day
City offices will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. In an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergencies, call 646-3914.
City Council Study Session (Alternate Date)
This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 (alternate date). Please check back 72 hours prior to the meeting time to be sure that the meeting is taking place, and to view the agenda materials.
(6/2/2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
05/14/2018: Monterey Community Band Spring Concert, June 3, 2018
The Monterey Community Band presents: “Bernstein - 100 years”, a tribute to a great 20th century composer, conductor and social activist. The concert will also feature Bernstein’s contemporaries, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Soloist, Jeffrey Thompson will croon beautiful ballads accompanied by pianist George Peterson. Harpist extraordinaire Pamela Schotz will perform solo and with the band. Come hear Monterey’s best conducted by Kristen Thompson on Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Monterey Peninsula College Music Room.
City Council Meeting
City Council meetings are open public forums where the Council makes local laws, policies, and basic decisions relating to the City. The Monterey City Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4 and 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.
Architectural Review Committee (ARC)
The Architecture Review Committee meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.
This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th. Please check back 72 hours prior to the meeting time to be sure that the meeting is taking place, and to view the agenda materials.
Old Monterey Foundation to hold its first free lecture: “E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit” on Friday, June 8, 2018
For the fifth year, Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to launch its season of free lecture events as part of its 2018 Lecture Series sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.
IMAGE: Drying Sails, 1926, oil on canvas. Monterey Museum of Art, bequest of Robert J. Dwyer, 2010.017.
Exhibition organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art