About this Site

The City of Monterey, California operates an official City website at www.monterey.org. The website software, Evoq Content (DotNetNuke) provides a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for reference.


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.

The latest version of monterey.org (July, 2016) provides the latest web technology that allows for the best user experience from both desktop and mobile devices.

Minimum for web:
- Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and later
- Firefox 31.4.0 and later
- Chrome 40.0.2214 and later
- Safari 5.1 and later

Much appreciation goes to interns Kristine Elizondo and Colin Cool for helping with this website project! Kristine not only helped build a majority of the pages, she also donated some fantastic photos of Monterey and she helped with the City of Monterey social media sites. Colin advanced his HTML skills, helped build pages and fix broken links. Also, thanks to Intern Nina Marquartd for use of her photos of Monterey and her help with organizing the parks pages.

For any site-related questions, please contact the Webmaster by email or phone, (831) 242-8750.

Social Media Policy

Website Mission

  • 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.
  • Gauge community satisfaction with City services and/or work programs.
  • Encourage community members to participate in City government.
  • Provide access to pertinent information about the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Offer information in an effective and time-efficient manner.
  • 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

Policies and Guidelines

The City of Monterey websites are 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, Internet Explorer 9 and above, Google Chrome, and Safari 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:

Adobe Acrobat is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website.

For citywide accessibility information please visit the Accessibility page
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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