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24 April 2018
Fair Housing Community Workshops in May & June

Fair Housing Community Workshops in May & June

Are you a resident, employee, or community member in Monterey County? Join the discussion about fair housing! We want to hear from you about your experiences with housing discrimination and difficulties finding housing at four community workshops held around Monterey County: Thursday, May 24 in Salinas, Tuesday, June 29 in Monterey, Wednesday, June 20 in Castroville and Thursday, June 23 in Gonzales:  WORKSHOP FLYERS IN ENGLISH & SPANISH

24 April 2018
04/23/2018: Three Presentations by Local US Olympic Team Members Supports Commitment to Healthy Eating and Active Living "HEAL" Program

04/23/2018: Three Presentations by Local US Olympic Team Members Supports Commitment to Healthy Eating and Active Living "HEAL" Program

Recently the City of Monterey joined the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Initiative. The HEAL Cities Campaign aims to reduce and prevent obesity by engaging municipal leaders to champion healthy eating and active living in their communities through adoption of policy and promotion of opportunities for residents and municipal employees. In conjunction with this promise, the Monterey Sports Center is hosting three local United States (U.S.) Olympic team members to share their knowledge and experience and to promote an active living life style.

11:00 27 April 2018
04/23/2018: Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration at Quarry Park, Friday, April 27 at 11 AM

04/23/2018: Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration at Quarry Park, Friday, April 27 at 11 AM

The community is invited to celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting at Quarry Park on Friday, April 27, 2018. A large California Buckeye will be planted at 11 a.m. Shovels will be available for attendees to help plant the large tree.

Export event4/27/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 19 May 2018
04/20/2018: Art in the Park at Hilltop Park Center, May 19, 2018

04/20/2018: Art in the Park at Hilltop Park Center, May 19, 2018

Join family and friends at Hilltop Park Center for our annual Art in the Park event. This creative art event will feature a variety of fun activities including mask making, spin art, face painting, sand art, cupcake decorating, Ballet & Music Together® demos and much more! This is a great opportunity for children to be creative, imaginative and make gifts for themselves and others. Admission is free!

Export event5/19/2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
17 April 2018
04/17/2018: Monterey Amberjacks Baseball Camps - Five, 1-Day Camps, June 8 - July 13, 2018

04/17/2018: Monterey Amberjacks Baseball Camps - Five, 1-Day Camps, June 8 - July 13, 2018

The Monterey Amberjacks professional baseball team is back for season two in Monterey. This year they are offering one-day camps for youth ages six to 17 years old.

Amberjacks Baseball Camps

12 April 2018
04/12/2018: The 23rd anniversary of Operation Chill

04/12/2018: The 23rd anniversary of Operation Chill

This summer, the Monterey Police Department will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Monterey. For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven is working with local police and Sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program.

09 April 2018
04/09/2018: Brita Sigourney Olympic Medalist at Monterey Sports Center, Sun., April 15, 2018

04/09/2018: Brita Sigourney Olympic Medalist at Monterey Sports Center, Sun., April 15, 2018

Olympic medalist Brita Sigourney will be at the Monterey Sports Center for a meet and greet on Sunday, April 15th from 1 pm to 2 pm to meet families and interested guests and talk about her Olympic Experience.

Brita

06 April 2018
Alliance on Aging Free Tax Preparation Services

Alliance on Aging Free Tax Preparation Services

Alliance on Aging has volunteer tax counselors that can prepare your 2017 Federal and California income tax returns at no cost. The service is free and offered to elderly, low income taxpayers.

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Active Engineering Projects Schedule
MAP OF ALL PROJECTS
  • Breakwater Restroom ADA Upgrades - from April 9 - May 24 - one external shower will remain operational and there will be a portable restroom available (CIP)
  • Cannery Row Parking Lot 7 ADA Upgrades - Cannery Row at David Avenue - half the lot will remain open at a time, April 9 - May 25
  • Skyline Forest Drive to Mar Vista Drive - Road closure, Apr. 23 through 26, from 7 AM to 7 PM. Northbound Lane Closure Apr. 27, 7 AM to 7 PM. Resident access and Officers and Flagmen present to help traffic flow. SEE MAPS (and please note the dates are 4/23 - 4/26)
  • 200- 300 block of English Avenue - install new curbs, sidewalks, drains, and gutters (NIP)
  • Moon bridge repair at Dennis the Menace Playground - finishing touches done this week (NIP)
  • Colton Hall ADA Improvements - work will impact parking in the Dutra lot - NEWS RELEASE (Grants, NIP and CIP)
  • MEASURE P Citywide Signalized Intersections ADA Upgrades Phase 1 - Impacting the following intersections: Pacific at Soledad; Pacific at El Dorado; Pacific at Jefferson; Pacific at Franklin; Franklin at Van Buren; Franklin at Monroe; and Del Monte at Tyler - PARTIAL SCHEDULE
  • Montecito Park Entry and Seating Installation and Phase 2 Site Improvements Project (NIP and CDBG)
  • Stuart Avenue closure (Casanova Oak Knoll neighborhood) - PG&E to move a pole and then work can be completed later in April. (NIP)
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Critical repairs - traffic and parking may be impacted. (CIP)
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Pipeline work will continue along Mark Thomas Road and on the Highway 68 pipe bridge at Old Salinas Highway and Fairgrounds Road, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traffic controls will be posted, including the Aguajito Road/Mark Thomas Drive detours. No road closures are anticipated this week due to the bridge construction.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Center Construction (Non-City Project) Periodic and Brief Delays on Recreation Trail at Hoffman Avenue Weekdays through Fall 2018 - Tentative closure dates:
    4/24: morning closure for material offhaul;
    4/27: morning closure for material offhaul.

construction signs

Upcoming

  1. Measure P Citywide ADA Ramps and Streets Reconstruction, Phase 6 - Via Gayuba, York Road, Perry Lane, and Vets Park Campsite - early June start date
  2. Citywide sewer spot repairs, includes David Avenue at Jessie Street- see map - (sewer fund and "What a Relief")
  3. Scholze Community Center parking lot- coming in June
  4. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - Currently out to bid - learn more about this project: monterey.org/NFremontBikePed and sign up for email updates.

Ongoing

  • Cooper Molera Adobe State Historical Park, Polk and Munras (Non-City Project) This project may impact parking and traffic in the area at times. Expected completion in Spring 2018.
  • Van Buren Senior Housing Project Van Buren Senior Housing is the result of a partnership between the City of Monterey and MidPen Housing to bring much needed affordable senior housing to the city. Van Buren is ideally situated in downtown Monterey – only a short walk from parks, a library, a major regional transit center, a large grocery store, and various other amenities. Van Buren began construction in April 2017 and is expected to welcome residents in summer 2018.

CalTrans may be performing other work locally. Look up CalTrans construction.