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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

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

05/10/2017: Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

On May 9,2017 at 12:11 PM, Monterey Police Officers investigated a sexual assault that occurred on Hannon Street at Del Monte Avenue. The incident occurred on May 9, 2017 at approximately 2:30 AM.

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: Armed Robbery Arrest

05/10/2017: Armed Robbery Arrest

On May 8,2017 at 6:37 PM, Monterey Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 2400 block of North Fremont Street. The suspect entered the business concealing his identity with a ski mask and demanded money while brandishing a knife. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the business in a silver vehicle. There were no injuries reported.

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: New Online Business License Application -  Streamlines process for business owners

05/10/2017: New Online Business License Application - Streamlines process for business owners

Business owners can now apply for their business license using the City of Monterey’s  new Online Business License Application. This option will help streamline the process of applying and submitting applications to the Revenue Office . The online application is  convenient, the process is easy, and available any time.

04 May 2017
05/03/2017: Cold Case Project Presentation: Khalik Kennedy & Andre Jacobs, Thursday, May 4

05/03/2017: Cold Case Project Presentation: Khalik Kennedy & Andre Jacobs, Thursday, May 4

On Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 8:30 AM, investigators with the Peninsula Cold Case Project will hold another meeting at the Monterey Police Department.

04 May 2017
05/03/2017: Assault with a Caustic Chemical Arrest

05/03/2017: Assault with a Caustic Chemical Arrest

On May 2, 2017 at 5:33 PM, Monterey Police Officers responded to a report of an assault with a caustic chemical at 2407 North Fremont.

20 April 2017
04/20/2017: Monterey Police Department Conducts a Minor Decoy Operation
18 April 2017

04/18/2017: May the Fourth Be With You: LEGO® Build

Join us for a FREE Star Wars themed afternoon of fun and engineering at the Monterey Youth Center using LEGO®. Bring your kids and build motorized AT-AT’s, race your Pod Racer through the Tatooine race track or add your own spin to a galaxy far, far away! This fun LEGO® build will engage and inspire everyone ages 4-99. Parents/Guardians must be present.


Week beginning
July 24:

Please note: Weather may cause possible delays or changes to the schedule.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • Alvarado Street Light Replacement - 26 street lights between Bonifacio and Del Monte - Replacing fixtures with LED lights that are energy efficient and have a very long lifespan. Conforms to the Downtown Master Plan and has dimming capabilities. Starts Monday and expected to take four to six days. Little to no impacts to thoroughfare or noise level. (CIP)
  • Pearl Street Bridge Improvements -  replace walk path  (CIP)
  • 442 Casanova Avenue Sidewalk reconstruction, stump removal, curb and gutter ADA work all week (CIP)
  • 300 Block of Belden Street Widening Week two of 6 to 8 until completion - SEE CONTRACTOR SCHEDULE AND NOTICE (NIP)
  • MEASURE P STORM DRAINS: Citywide Storm Drain Repairs Phase 3 Storm drains on Walter Colton Drive near the school - 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 Phase 4 completed...phase 5 up next...details coming soon
  • MEASURE P SIDEWALKS: Citywide Sidewalk Repair Phase 3 - Small sections on Pacific, Tyler and Polk streets
  • MEASURE P ADA: Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 3 - Mostly completed; just line markings in some areas.
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Piles will be driven. Impacts to parking and traffic on the wharf. SCHEDULE in PDF (CIP)
  • Veteran's Park Bocce Ball Court (NIP)
  • Police Department Lobby UpgradesSee news release for details Lobby expected to re-open mid August.
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Pipeline construction will continue Madison Street in Monterey between Van Buren and Pacific Street. Crews will begin mobilization work in Pacific Grove near Sinex and Eardley Avenues. Appurtenance crews will move to Monroe Street in Monterey and continue work on Hilby Avenue. Paving will begin on North Fremont Street between Casa Verde and Hilby Avenues.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout (monterey.org/hh68)
    Next week crews will be focusing landscaping work, sidewalk work, as well as paving along southbound Highway 1 behind the concrete barriers under the Holman Highway 68 overpass. On Tuesday, crews will be pouring concrete for the last splitter island on the southbound highway 1 off-ramp. This work will require closing the free right turn lane of the off-ramp (going towards Pacific Grove) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drivers going towards Pacific Grove from the southbound Highway 1 off-ramp will need to proceed to the roundabout and make a right turn onto westbound Holman Highway 68.
    On Friday, crews will be working on a trench drain near the entrance to the Carmel Hills Professional Center, but no lane closure is currently planned for this work.
    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



  1. Lower Presidio Historic Park Accessible Walkway up to the Sloat Monument (NIP)
  2. MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 4 on Littlefield, El Dorado and Pacific (Measure P) - early Sep
  3. MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 5

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