About this Site

The City of Monterey, CA, operates an official City website at www.monterey.org, which includes the mobile version at m.monterey.org. This policy specifically addresses links created on these websites.

The City of Monterey website is designed to provide residents access to City or local government departments, services and programs. Secondarily, the website also provides residents and visitors links to pertinent visitor-related information about the area. From time to time, departments may wish to provide links to other sites that provide state or federal government information, additional information about the community, including festivals, cultural events and local news, or other information supporting the department’s mission and programs.

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Policies and Guidelines

The City of Monterey Web site is designed to offer Monterey residents, businesses and visitors easy and efficient access to municipal resources. We appreciate that many visitors to our Web site are concerned about accessibility to digital government. We make every effort to adhere to 508 requirements as set forth by the W3C Accessibility Initiative. Ongoing validation testing is conducted using industry-recognized tools for coding and usability.

Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • The standard font used throughout the site has been chosen to be easily legible.
  • Wherever possible, we use live text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control.
  • All images and hyperlinks, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute. This means when an image or hyperlink is conveying important information its content is described with an alternative text.
  • As noted above, we are working to comply with Section 508 referring to website accessibility standards.
  • Our site is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox 4.0 and higher, Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome 11 or higher, and Safari 5 for Mac.

Please contact us if there is information on this Web site you are having trouble accessing.

Accessibility Resources

Commonly-used browsers also offer tools to aid in Web accessibility: Download the FREE Adobe ReaderAdobe Acrobat is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website.

For citywide accessibility information please visit the Accessibility page

Links must be consistent with the purpose of the overall mission. Links in general will consist of City-related programs, services, activities, policies and committees. The City reserves the right to limit the number of links in any one Web section or page category and to require a “pool” link that would pertain to a particular type of organization. For example, commercial businesses in general will not be provided direct links from the City’s Website.

The City may, but is not required to, provide a link to a business association, which represents a number of local businesses. The City will provide links to the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB), the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, and local hotels that meet the criteria on the Hotels and Meeting Facilities Web page. In order to avoid the appearance of City endorsement of political or faith-based/religious content, links shall not be made to sites
1) associated with, sponsored by or serving a candidate for elected office, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or ballot proposal; or
2) associated with, sponsored by or serving a religious/faith-based organization/group or whose mission is faith based.

Links may be made to sites that meet the following criteria:

  1. maintained by a non-profit charitable, educational, hospital, social, scientific or cultural organization serving Monterey Peninsula community members
  2. maintained by an established news-gathering organization, being either a newspaper of regular, paid circulation that has published at not less than biweekly intervals within the County for at least one year; or a television station whose over-the-air broadcast signal Grade B contour covers more than half of the City's geographical area and provides local news regularly and maintains a national network affiliation
  3. maintained by a state, local or federal government agency or local school or library board
  4. maintained by an organization that receives direct financial support from the City
  5. maintained by companies that provide non-City utility services to community members
  6. maintained by established business and neighborhood associations within the City of Monterey
  7. organizations that sponsor or support a City-sponsored event or association
  8. research, education and information sites selected by Monterey Public Library staff using Library guidelines that complement or supplement materials and resources already available in the Library
  9. groups that hold an event at the Monterey Conference Center may also be linked from the Conference Center’s calendar page
  10. provides a unique online tool to assist residents in accessing information on the site or in communicating with each other, e.g., search engine

The City of Monterey shall maintain sole discretion over the determination of which links may be included on its Website and reserves the right to remove any link at any time without cause.

Use of Image Release Form

Images used on the City of Monterey's Web site, excluding the City logo or seal, are considered part of the public record and are available for use by the public free of charge for non-commercial purposes. However, the City of Monterey reserves the right to regulate use of the City Seal and City of Monterey logo, as deemed appropriate. In addition, by electing to download any image from the City's Web site (www.monterey.org), or other image as provided through public record request, the user agrees that the City of Monterey makes no warranties or representations with respect to its ownership of copyrights for the images, does not represent others who may claim to be owners of rights in the images, and makes no warranties as to the quality of the images.

Commercial users (excluding journalistic uses) are required to complete the City of Monterey Use of Image Release Form and return a signed copy to the City of Monterey, Communications & Outreach Office, City Hall, Monterey, CA 93940, who will countersign document and return a copy to you. This document will become effective when it is countersigned by the City of Monterey and payment, if required, is received. City of Monterey contractors and consultants with requests to use City of Monterey images in advertising or public relation materials should be directed to the Communications & Outreach Office, City Hall, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 242-8750, MontereyWebmaster@monterey.org) . Requests may be faxed to (831) 646-3793.

Questions regarding use of the City of Monterey logo or City Seal should also be directed to the aforementioned contact.
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Website Mission

1) Provide access to material about City of Monterey services, programs and activities, City officials and staff, government issues and local government process, and public facilities;

2) Gauge community satisfaction with City services and/or work programs;

3) Encourage community members to participate in City government;

4) Provide access to pertinent information about the Monterey Peninsula;

5) Offer information in an effective and time-efficient manner; and

6) Manage the number of links and material on the Website in order to ensure that the City’s information is easily discernible.

Outside Links Disclaimer
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