Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP)

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Jeff Krebs
NIP Coordinator
(831) 646-3877

Sara Myers
Administrative Assistant II
(831) 646-3887

PEEC, Engineering Office

580 Pacific Street, Room 7
(831) 646-3921
Fax: (831) 646-3405
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Mon. - Fri. and closed 12 to 1 for lunch

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Neighborhood Improvement ProgramEstablished in 1985, the Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) directs tourist-generated dollars directly back into the City's residential neighborhoods. Under a Charter Amendment, at least 16 percent of the money collected through hotel taxes (Transient Occupancy Tax) must be spent on neighborhood and community improvements. Each fiscal year, a committee consisting of Monterey residents considers all submitted projects and recommends which projects should be funded. Several community wide meetings are held and projects are finally voted on by the NIP committee.

The program begins each year in the fall. The NIP Project Nomination Form is for residents to propose neighborhood or citywide improvements. The nomination forms are available below or are available by calling the Engineering office at (831) 646-3887. The completed forms can be either emailed or mailed back to the Engineering office. All the qualified proposals are reviewed, sorted, and cost estimated.
What is the NIP?
A NIP project is any public improvement (not on private property) that improves streets, storm drains, sewers, sidewalks, walkways, lighting, traffic control devices, landscaping and beautification, parks, recreational facilities and other public building improvements.

Project Nomination FormAdobe PDF -  nomination period is currently closed
The FY2015 – 2016 project submittal period is closed. If you would like to submit a project proposal for the FY2016 - 2017 program, please complete the project nomination form and email or mail to us. If you have any questions regarding the form please call (831) 646-3887 or email myers@monterey.org.
The project nomination deadline is February 12, 2016. We ask that you submit all project nominations as soon as possible. Please note that large, complex (e.g. traffic and drainage) should be submitted well before the February cutoff date to allow adequate time for scope and cost development.
If you have any Neighborhood Improvement Program questions, please contact NIP Coordinator Jeff Krebs at (831) 646-3921.

What happens to projects that are submitted?
All nomination forms are sorted by type of improvement and neighborhood. Valid project submissions are cost estimated and voted on by the NIP Committee, composed of Monterey residents. So look around, see what needs improving and submit a project during the project cycle, see the project submittal information above. Voting on proposed projects usually occurs in April. NIP Committee recommendations are then forwarded to the City Council for approval. Community members are encouraged to propose projects each fall. The deadline to enter submissions is mid-February each year. A link to the NIP Project Nomination Form is now available.

Who coordinates the Program?
The Engineering office of the Planning, Engineering & Environmental Compliance Division (PEEC) defines the scope of NIP construction projects, giving feedback on unusual projects and designing projects once they are approved by the City Council, where they then go to the Capital Projects Division for implementation.
NIP Projects by FY
These project documents are posted in PDF and include both NIP and CIP projects. The fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30.

FY 2015-16 (NIP) and 2015-17 (CIP)
FY 2014-15
FY 2013-14
FY 2012-13
FY 2011-12
FY 2010-11
FY 2009-10
FY 2008-09
FY 2007-08
FY 2006-07