“A popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”
James Madison, 1822
Public libraries provide the information we need to participate in democracy.
The Civic Information Center collection includes planning documents, environmental impact reports, and other publications and Web links on local, state, and federal government, politics, issues, and services.
The Civic Information Center is located near the rear entrance. Please ask for assistance at the Library Help Desk.
Agendas, minutes, documents and records.
The Monterey Channel
Public meetings streamed live and on-demand.
City of Monterey
Agendas and minutes are available on I-SEARCH Monterey
Architectural Review Committee▪
Colton Hall Museum / Cultural Arts Commission▪
Historic Preservation Commission▪
Library Board of Trustees▪
Neighborhood Improvement Program
Parks and Recreation Commission▪
Monterey Neighborhood Organizations
Casanova Oak Knoll Neighborhood Association
Monterey Vista Neighborhood Association▪
New Monterey Neighborhood Association
Board of Supervisors▪
Central California Alliance for Health
Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency
Seaside Groundwater Basin Watermaster
Transportation Agency for Monterey County
In the Civic Information Center when available:
California Driver Handbook
California Homeowner and Renter Assistance
Citizen's Guide to Residential Ordinances PDF
Consumer Information Catalog PDF
City Focus (The City of Monterey's newsletter)
How Government Works PDF
Income tax forms and publicationsMPWMD CalAm Rebate Information/ApplicationVoter Registration Form
California High School Proficiency Examination
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Test of English as a Foreign Language