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The City of Monterey will be accepting applications for the Special Event Grant Program until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28 for events scheduled during Fiscal Year 2018 -2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019).
The Museums and Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Monterey invites artists to submit proposals for art exhibitions which will be held in the Alvarado Gallery at the Monterey Conference Center beginning in May 2018.
On 12-09-17, an officer with the Seaside Police Department observed a white Ford F-150 frequently driven by 21 year old Salvatore Ciolino driving near Ciolino’s residence on Mira Monte Ave in Seaside. The vehicle was hauling a dirt-bike style motorcycle in the bed. The officer initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation but the driver accelerated and failed to yield. During the pursuit, the vehicle reached speeds of up to 89 MPH, ran red lights and stop signs, and drove into opposing lanes of traffic. Due to the dangerous conditions, officers terminated their pursuit of the vehicle.
On January 7, 2017, the Monterey Police Department (MPD) assigned two officers to traffic positions as part of the Patrol Division. The mission of the traffic officers is to reduce dangerous driving through enforcement of traffic laws. Traffic officers had not been assigned for many years due to staffing limitations. The MPD consistently fields complaints regarding violations of traffic laws and reckless driving and the community requested that the MPD add officers that are specifically devoted to traffic enforcement.
On December 12th, 2017 at 2:40PM, Marina Police Officers responded to the Comfort Inn located at 140 Reservation Rd. for a burglary report. While there, officers were notified an armed robbery of a truck driver had just occurred at the same location. Evidence indicated the same suspect committed both the robbery and burglary.
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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