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17:30 04 August 2020
Live Webinar Training for Tenants and Property Owners - ECHO Fair Housing Webinar Series Starts August 4, 2020

Live Webinar Training for Tenants and Property Owners - ECHO Fair Housing Webinar Series Starts August 4, 2020

ECHO Housing is funded by the City of Monterey to provide Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services. ECHO is conducting webinars to inform the public, particularly tenants and property owners, about Monterey's Eviction Prohibitions and the Tenant Protections Act of 2019. These webinars provide information regarding the halt on evictions and foreclosures put in place by the City and additional State protections. 

The first webinar on August 4 at 5:30 p.m. is, City of Monterey Prohibitions on Evictions & Tenant Protections. Register at www.echofairhousing.org/events-calendar.html

ECHO Fair Housing Webinar Series

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28 July 2020
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) "Granny Units" Survey Your voice matters!!

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) "Granny Units" Survey Your voice matters!!

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) "Granny Units" Survey Your voice matters!! 

The City of Monterey is updating Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) rules to integrate new state laws with our City Code. We're taking this opportunity to present concepts to the City Council that goes beyond minimum state requirements in order to:

  •     Streamline for ease of use and review
  •     Adapt ADU rules to our unique situations in Monterey
  •     Expand development standards to reflect community requests

Ideas presented in this survey are in response to multiple inquiries and requests from Monterey residents regarding ADUs. Your feedback can help the City understand community goals and concerns. Please take a minute to answer the following questions in preparation for a City Council Work-session, currently planned for Tuesday, September 1.

Guidance from that meeting will be shared with the Planning Commission for review of proposed code language.

To see an overview of differences between the existing standards, minimum state changes, and proposed expansion of updates, please view the matrix available with this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t9-nZrF56eoLRoUwV9BvxTFR4Re-EoHy/view?usp=sharing

Deadline for this survey = Monday, August 3rd at 5pm. The last question encourages comments in reference to any of the survey questions. Survey: https://forms.gle/dtLfdTePQtPjJqn47

17:00 17 August 2020
07/25/2020: Accepting Applications for Various City of Monterey Boards and Commissions

07/25/2020: Accepting Applications for Various City of Monterey Boards and Commissions

NEWS RELEASE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

Serving on a Board or Commission is a great way to get involved in what makes Monterey a great place to live.  The City of Monterey is now accepting applications for the following:

  • Architectural Review Committee
  • Building and Housing Appeals Board
  • Disabled Access Appeals Board
  • Library Board of Trustees
  • Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program (NCIP) Committee*
  • Planning Commission

* Applications are being accepted for the NCIP committee for the position of alternate for the following neighborhoods: Aguajito Oaks, Alta Mesa, Deer Flats, Del Monte Beach, Del Monte Grove Laguna Grande, and Glenwood.

If you are a resident of the City of Monterey and are interested in these volunteer positions, you are encouraged to apply.  Position descriptions are noted on the application, available online at https://monterey.org/City-Hall/Boards-Commissions-and-Committees.  

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2020.  

For more information, email the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@monterey.org or call (831) 646-3935.
 

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27 July 2020
07/25/2020: Felony Evading Arrest

07/25/2020: Felony Evading Arrest

On July 24, 2020 at approximately 2317 hours, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to reports of a possible shooting in the area of Hannon and Toyon. Officers arrived on scene and located a group of males who appeared to be in a heated argument. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

21 July 2020
Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant Application Proposed Activities Plan

Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant Application Proposed Activities Plan

The Housing Programs Office continues to pursue funding opportunities that will support the City’s goals related to developing affordable housing. To that end, the City is eligible to apply for the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) grant. The purpose of the PLHA is to provide a permanent source of funding to all local governments in California to help cities and counties implement plans to increase the affordable housing stock. 

Funding would be received each year, for five years, based on the formula prescribed under federal law for the Community Development Block Grant. The preliminary amount for the City of Monterey for year-one is $116,419, or approximately $698,514 or the five-year period. Only 5% is allocated for administrative costs.

This is a non-competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process with a deadline of July 26, 2020.

PLHA Plan for Review

 

21 July 2020
07/21/2020: City of Monterey Seeking Proposals to Develop City-Owned Properties for Affordable Housing

07/21/2020: City of Monterey Seeking Proposals to Develop City-Owned Properties for Affordable Housing

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce a development opportunity for four City-owned sites located in the Downtown Specific Plan area. The City is seeking proposals for the development of these properties for affordable housing projects. Development teams experienced in high quality, multi-family affordable housing are invited to submit their development proposals by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4th, 2020 to the City’s Housing Programs Office. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

15:30 04 September 2020
Request For Proposals Affordable Housing Development Opportunity, due Friday, September 4, 2020

Request For Proposals Affordable Housing Development Opportunity, due Friday, September 4, 2020

The City of Monterey (“City”) is pleased to announce the development opportunity for four City-owned sites located in the Downtown Specific Plan area (the “Project Sites”). The City invites experienced affordable housing development teams that have demonstrated the ability to design, build, and manage multi-family affordable housing projects in California to submit development proposals for one or more of the sites (“Project”).

The City seeks proposals that focus on affordable housing for a range of affordable income levels; however, all units must be limited to income qualified households with incomes below 120 percent or lower of the area median income (“AMI”). The Project must include high quality design, development, financing, construction, and management.

Prospective developers must submit development proposals to the City detailing the proposed development, developer background, comparable project experience, project vision, conceptual architectural design, and financing plan. The City intends to compile a short list of developers, conduct a series of interviews, and ultimately select a preferred developer for each site.

Once terms are reached following initial negotiations, the selected developer will enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (“ENA”) with the City.  The ENA will allow the selected developer(s) sufficient time to complete its due diligence on the Project Site(s) and provide a process for the negotiation and preparation of subsequent transaction documents ultimately leading to actual development of the Project.  

Interested parties should submit one (1) sealed hard copy, plus one electronic copy, of the proposal no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 4, 2020.  Proposals will not be accepted after this time. Proposals should be addressed to:

City of Monterey
c/o Grant Leonard, AICP, Housing Programs Office
City Hall
570 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

For questions, please contact Grant Leonard by email, leonard@monterey.org, or by phone, 831-646-3995. 

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16 July 2020
Call for Sealed Bids: Municipal Improvements Job Order Pavement Repairs Contract 2020-2021 for City Projects, due August 25, 2020

Call for Sealed Bids: Municipal Improvements Job Order Pavement Repairs Contract 2020-2021 for City Projects, due August 25, 2020

CITY OF MONTEREY PUBLIC NOTICE CALL FOR SEALED BIDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monterey invites sealed bids for furnishing the following:  Municipal Improvements Job Order Pavement Repairs Contract 2020-2021 for City Projects.  This is an on-call contract, which shall be used to provide the City with a readily available work force for repairs to existing street segments and emergency repairs, as the City deems appropriate.  In general, the work consists of repair and replacement of hot-mixed asphalt on existing street segments in the City of Monterey.   

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