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30 May 2017
Part-time Temporary Seasonal Positions
30 May 2017
05/25/2017: Monterey Police Department Conducts a Minor Decoy Operation

05/25/2017: Monterey Police Department Conducts a Minor Decoy Operation

On May 25, 2017, the Monterey Police Department (MPD) along with the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) conducted a minor decoy operation, “Shoulder Tap” subsequent to receiving a grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

25 May 2017
05/25/2017: Two Tree Planting Events to Celebrate Arbor Day, May 30 and June 1
23 May 2017
05/23/2017: Monterey Fire Receives State Reimbursement for Response to 2016 Soberanes Fire

05/23/2017: Monterey Fire Receives State Reimbursement for Response to 2016 Soberanes Fire

The City of Monterey received $377,000 from the California Office of Emergency Services (OES) last week, specifically to reimburse for the Monterey Fire Department’s response to the Soberanes Fire.

19 May 2017
Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Construction Update and Expected Lane Closures

Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Construction Update and Expected Lane Closures

Due to construction work on the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project next Monday and Tuesday, the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp will be closed between Holman Highway 68 and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate. The Highway 1 Gate entrance to Pebble Beach will be closed; all other gates will be open. The Highway 1 Gate exit from Pebble Beach will be a right turn only.
The planned closures are:

  • Monday, May 22 from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 23
  • Tuesday, May 23 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 24
19 May 2017
MFD Badge Pinning Ceremony, May 12, 2017

MFD Badge Pinning Ceremony, May 12, 2017

Badge Pinning Ceremony – On May 12, 2017, Monterey Fire recognized eight recruit firefighters for their completion of the Monterey Fire Department academy with a Badge Pinning Ceremony. Congratulations on their achievement that came from hard work and dedication completing an intense 18 week academy with the last week being testing.

MFD Badge Pinning Ceremony

17 May 2017
05/16/2017: Portola  Plaza Opens - New Entrance to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa

05/16/2017: Portola Plaza Opens - New Entrance to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa

The City of Monterey announced today the opening of the Portola Plaza and completion of Phase 1.  The redesign of the Portola Plaza creates a new grand entrance to the Monterey Conference Center, welcoming visitors and residents to this vibrant city center. A new circular drive highlighted through rich and colorful stone pavers will impress future visitors of the conference center, which is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Portola Plaza

11:30 15 July 2017
05/12/2017: Three Point Shootout Contest at Montecito Park, July 15 (NEW DATE)

05/12/2017: Three Point Shootout Contest at Montecito Park, July 15 (NEW DATE)

NEW DATE! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 15 - Come celebrate the completed renovation of Montecito Park with the City of Monterey and the Villa Del Monte Neighborhood Association on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Meet the Golden State Warriors mascot, participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m., and cheer on the finalists in a Three Point Shootout contest at 1:00 p.m. Prizes include a basketball signed by Draymond Green and a jersey signed by Kevon Looney of the Golden State Warriors.

Three Point Shootout

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Please note: Weather may cause possible delays or changes to the schedule.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
MAP OF ALL PROJECTS
  • MEASURE P STORM DRAINS: Citywide Storm Drain Repairs Phase 3 - next up - Soledad Drive at Soledad Place - potential road closure at times - dates still to be determined
  • MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 4 Work in New Monterey/Cannery Row areas - See schedule NOTE: NEW MONTEREY SCHEDULE POSTPONED BY ONE DAY, CANNERY ROW SCHEDULE UPDATED AS FOLLOWS:
    Tuesday 6/27- Foam (Hoffman to Prescott) Wednesday 6/28 - Wave (Hoffman to Irving) Thursday 6/29 - Irving (Foam to Laine)
  • MEASURE P SIDEWALKS: Citywide Sidewalk Repair Phase 3 - See map and list of streets and dates
  • MEASURE P ADA: Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 3 - Sloat Avenue: Road closed Mon., June 26 through Fri., June 30. MONDAY: work between Ninth and 10th streets, then this section will open; TUES - FRI, closed from Ninth Street to Del Monte Avenue.
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Impacts to parking and traffic on the wharf. (CIP)
  • Veteran's Park Bocce Ball Court (NIP)
  • Police Department Lobby ADA improvements
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Paving work will wrap up on North Fremont Street and begin on High and Jefferson Streets in Monterey. Pipeline construction will also continue Madison Street.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout (monterey.org/hh68)
    Day and Night work
    Thursday, June 22 – Tuesday, June 27 (Day and Night) Those leaving Pebble Beach from the Highway 1 Gate will be able to turn left to access Highway 68 ONLY. The southbound Highway 1 on-ramp will remain CLOSED for the duration. The Highway 1 Gate entrance to Pebble Beach will be OPEN. (Traffic will run on rough, unpaved road near the teardrop island). Wednesday, June 28 (Night: 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.) Night closure of southbound Highway 1 on-ramp, off-ramp, and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate Gate entrance and exit will be CLOSED. The on-ramp and Highway 1 Gate will be OPEN during the DAY. (Traffic will run on rough, unpaved road near the tear drop island) Thursday, June 29 (Night: 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.) Night closure of the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp, off-ramp, and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate entrance and exit will be CLOSED. The on-ramp and Highway 1 Gate will be OPEN during the day. During the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp closure, drivers coming from Pacific Grove, Community Hospital, and the Aguajito Road neighborhood who are going towards southbound Highway 1 (towards Carmel) will need to follow the signed detour and head north on Highway 1 to make a U-turn at Munras Avenue. Large trucks and busses are advised to U-turn at Aguajito Road. During the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate closures, drivers are advised to use an alternate gate. Sign Up for Text Message Alerts - Text 68roundabout to 888777

    Sign-up to receive email notifications: www.tamcmonterey.org. TAMC will send a weekly “look-ahead” with info about the construction, road closures, detours, traffic conditions and travel options.
    HH68 Roundabout May Take Longer

construction signs

Ongoing


Upcoming

  1. Lower Presidio Historic Park Accessible Walkway up to the Sloat Monument (NIP)
  2. ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 4 on Littlefield, El Dorado and Pacific (Measure P) - July
  3. 300 Block of Belden Street Widening (NIP) - July
  4. Hawthorne Drainage Improvements - (CIP)
  5. Alvarado Street Light Replacement - 26 street lights between Bonifacio and Del Monte - July (CIP)
  6. Pearl Street Bridge Improvements, replace walk path - (CIP)
  7. MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 5

CalTrans may be performing other work locally. Look up CalTrans construction.