Measure P - Fixing Monterey Streets 

Frequently Asked Questions


The maps below show the Measure P projects scheduled by area.


Zone 1 Map
Zone 1 Map - PDF

Zone 2 Map
Zone 2 Map - PDF

Zone 3 Map
Zone 3 Map - PDF

Zone 4 Map
Zone 4 Map - PDF

Zone 5 Map
Zone 5 Map - PDF

Upcoming Meetings
We want to keep you and your neighbors up-to-date on the progress of Measure P funds. Here is a schedule of upcoming community meetings.
  • Monday, February 9 at the Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie Street, 7-9 pm
  • Wednesday, February 11 at the Council Chambers, 580 Pacific Street, 7-9 pm WATCH MEETING VIDEO-ON-DEMAND
  • Wednesday, February 18 at the Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Street, 7-9 pm
  • Monday, February 23 at the Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl Street, noon-2 pm
Thank you for getting involved in the City of Monterey Measure P - Fixing Streets program. We hope this page gives you the information you are looking for. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Email: MontereySuggest@monterey.org
Voice: (831) 646-3760
Online: Citizen Comment form

What's Included/What's Not

Check boxRecap of what is included in Measure P:

$17.2 million for 728 street segments - A street segment is a portion of a street defined from intersection to intersection- basically each block. These streets were identified for inclusion by the City's pavement management system. The street listing was identified at Council meetings and actions that led to the justification for a ballot initiative.
$10.08 million for ADA upgrades - Federal Law requires City's to bring its facilities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it performs rehabilitation work to infrastructure (i.e. streets). Activities such as asphalt overlay or road reconstruction require that additional work be completed to bring accessory components (i.e. curb ramps) into compliance with current standards. Work such as pothole repair and slurry seals are considered maintenance and do not meet the threshold to mandate compliance.
$2.72 million for storm drain repair - Work has been identified to bring the lowest rated storm drain pipes into a state of good repair (approximately 5400 lf). Additional funding was identified to maintain storage ponds and replace pumping infrastructure.
$2 million for sidewalk repairs - Sidewalk work will be performed to repair the highest prioritized sidewalk displacement (type 3- displaced more than 3/4").
For Downtown and Cannery Row
  • A majority of work downtown will occur spring 2016.
  • Paving operations will occur fall 2016.
Storm Drain Repair
  • Pipeline/pump work will be designed and constructed late summer 2015.
  • Other work will required additional environmental review -  work will likely occur in 2017.
Sidewalk Repair
  • Sidewalk funding will augment the City's existing repair program.  The City prioritizes work based upon number of pedestrians and displacement.

What's not included

What is not included:

Traffic Calming Measures - The funding was identified to rehabilitate existing street infrastructure. Traffic calming does not fit in that description. Items such as bulb-outs at intersections will be 'driven' by the need to make ADA ramps compliant.
Curb and Gutter Repair - Functional curb and gutters will not be replaced even if it is not aesthetically pleasing.
Driveways - With vary minor exceptions, work on driveways will not occur (the exception is to meet compliance for an ADA corner ramp and there is a conflict with an existing ramp).

In general terms:

Street/ADA work
  • Street segments will be field evaluated to confirm the appropriate treatment.
  • Areas that are to receive maintenance work (slurry), will be packaged together for construction. The anticipation is that two slurry packages will go out each of the four years (spring and fall). It is very likely that the slurry work will occur on a City wide basis.
  • Areas to receive rehabilitation will be analyzed for ADA compliance.
  • ADA ramp design and construction will occur.
  • When compliance is achieved, a paving package will be prepared and work will occur.  Paving work will likely be more concentrated to specific areas.
For neighborhoods
  • In general terms, work will occur on the eastern and western ends of the City and work will progress towards the center.
Finance Quick Facts
Dollar Sign Quick Facts - PDF version


Measure P was approved by 74% of voters in November, 2014. It authorized a 1% local district tax (sales and use tax) to be used “to address significant deferred maintenance by fixing streets, sidewalks, and potholes; improve related access and safety for senior citizens, disabled residents, and others; and repair its 100-year-old storm drain system to protect our beaches/Monterey Bay.”
When should it be collected? The tax is effective from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2019.
What is the total tax rate in the City of Monterey?
  • The tax rate is currently 7.5% (California sales tax only)
  • Effective April 1, 2015, add 1% for City of Monterey, for a rate of 8.5%
  • Monterey-Salinas Transit’s .125% district tax also passed in November – for information about this tax, please contact MST directly.
Where can I get more information? The California Board of Equalization has information on collecting and remitting sales and use taxes, including current tax rates on its website at www.boe.ca.gov. For information on who is responsible for collecting district taxes and the difference between State sales tax and district taxes, see BOE Publication 44 at www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/pub44.pdf. Information on Local District Taxes is at www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/localdist.htm Current California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates are at www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/pam71.htm