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Measure P, Conference Center, North Fremont Bike/Ped Improvement Project, NIP/CIP, and more!
Planning a vision for our community. Get the latest news on active planning projects. Watch meetings on the Monterey Channel
36 city parks and iconic beaches. Some of the most beautiful and diverse parks and beaches in the world. Host your special event.
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Field Sports, Activity Guide, Community Centers
The City of Monterey's North Fremont Bicycle and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project was awarded a highly competitive Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) grant worth $1,933,000. These funds augment the Active Transportation Program grant funding and bring the amount available for the construction phase of this project to $8,600,333. The construction, including construction management and contingency, is now fully funded.
For the past several months, the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) has conducted an investigation into members of a suspected street gang operating on the Monterey Peninsula. As a result of this investigation, search warrants and arrests warrants were obtained for multiple persons in Monterey County. On 9/18/17, members of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Salinas Police Department Violence Suppression Unit (VSU), Monterey Peninsula Regional Special Response Unit (SRU), California Highway Patrol, Marina Police Department, Seaside Police Department, Monterey Police Department, and PRVNT served warrants at locations in Salinas, Seaside, and Marina.
At Sports Camp Plus the emphasis is on fun and sportsmanship. With over thirty activities scheduled during the week campers in grades second through seventh will participate in a variety of sports such as basketball, football, soccer, floor hockey, swimming and more. Sign up now at the Monterey Sports Center. For further information call 646-3439.
Residential property owners are not allowed to advertise short-term rentals in the City of Monterey's residential zoning districts. The Monterey City Code (MCC), Section § 22-19.5 "Advertisement of short-term rentals" ordinance was passed by the Monterey City Council in April 2017.
CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN'T... that is the message being spread by Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito County emergency communications centers. You can now text 911 to reach emergency responders in the tri-county area. Texting to 9-1-1 can be a benefit to those who are hearing impaired or in a situation where calling may put them at a greater risk such as domestic violence, while hiding from an intruder, or in a vehicle being driven by a drunk driver.
Texting 9-1-1 should be used as a last resort as calling 9-1-1 is faster; text messages can take longer to receive and may come in out of sequence. Location accuracy isn’t always as good as calling and, if you’re roaming or the text can’t get through, it will bounce back with a message saying “call 9-1-1."
Currently there are no language translation services available; all text messages to 9-1-1 must be in English using the Latin (regular) character set. The text messages should not include acronyms, emojis, or photos and they cannot be sent as a group message.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled and the service is unavailable, use a teletypewriter or TTY if available.
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.
The agenda for the City Council meeting on November 21st has been posted and is available at the following I-SEARCH link:
Regular meeting (afternoon session only): http://isearchmonterey.org/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=3682&doctype=AGENDA
City Offices Closed Thursday, November 23, 2017 for Thanksgiving Day
City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day. In an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergencies, call 646-3914.
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.
10/30/2017: Monterey Community Band Winter Concert, December 3
The Monterey Community Band presents: “Music Makes the Holidays” Concert, conducted by Kristen Thompson. This concert features “Essay for Band” by Brent Heisinger, “Fifth Suite for Band” by Alfred Reed, “The Saint’s Hallelujah” arranged by Luther Henderson, “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson as well as other holiday tunes! The concert will be held at the Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall on Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. Come and enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment for the whole family.
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.
Zoning Administrator Meeting
The Zoning Administrator meets on the first and third Thursday 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.