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04 June 2020
Monterey Turns 250

Monterey Turns 250

A message from Mayor Roberson:
"Beautiful Monterey is a special place to live, work, and visit, and one of the important reasons for this is the preservation and appreciation of our historical assets. As we go forward to celebrate the 250th birthday of our city which we all love and care for together, we know that history plays an important role in keeping our small town feeling and cultural diversity."

"This will surely be a historical remembrance and a year none of us will ever forget. Let this be not only a birthday celebration of our special city, but a healing time for all of us during this difficult time."
www.monterey250.org and youtube.com/cityofmonterey

Please note: We will reschedule some of the events planned for the birthday prior to the pandemic, at dates yet to be determined.

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29 May 2020
05/29/2020: Monterey's Bold Past and Gold Future Celebrated Virtually with an Event Hosted by Four Mayors - NEWS RELEASE

05/29/2020: Monterey's Bold Past and Gold Future Celebrated Virtually with an Event Hosted by Four Mayors - NEWS RELEASE

Monterey turns 250 years old on June 3, 2020. The City of Monterey has planned for this “never again” occasion for at least the past three years. Celebrations for several unique, featured, and year-long events to take place throughout the year were suddenly halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We decided to celebrate this important and historic event in the best way possible – virtually and gathering four living mayors spanning five generations. These dynamic leaders of our time will talk about the significance of our beautiful city to the establishment of California, the changes, challenges, and opportunities faced by each generation, the uniqueness of our international culture, the importance of our military as well as our fishing industry, and much more. NEWS RELEASE | INVITATION

M250 Invitation

20 May 2020
05/20/2020: Infrastructure Improvements Advance During Shelter-in-Place

05/20/2020: Infrastructure Improvements Advance During Shelter-in-Place

At the May 19 City Council Meeting, Monterey City Council adopted a resolution declaring “National Public Works Week” from May 17-23. National Public Works Week comes at an appropriate time, as the City of Monterey completes several infrastructure improvements to neighborhoods and business districts. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Video slideshow of recent construction projects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFmK9HRL16E

29 April 2020
04/29/2020: City Manager Orders Partial Beach Closure and Restrictions to Essential Activity Only, to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 - Effective Fri., May 1

04/29/2020: City Manager Orders Partial Beach Closure and Restrictions to Essential Activity Only, to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 - Effective Fri., May 1

City Manager Hans Uslar today announced a partial beach closure for Monterey beaches that will take effect on Friday, May 1, 2020. This temporary measure provides additional health and safety assurance during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency shelter in place order. As both the State Stay at Home and the Monterey County Shelter-in-Place orders require, social distancing of six feet between people remains a critical component to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. The warmer weather and the desire for people to return to normal activities after weeks of sheltering in place threaten to dismantle the progress made in combating COVID-19, prompting the additional restrictions. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Beach closure sign

17 April 2020
04/17/2020: City YouTube Channel Now Offers Live Stream Option to Watch and Comment at City Council Meetings

04/17/2020: City YouTube Channel Now Offers Live Stream Option to Watch and Comment at City Council Meetings

Since the COVID-19 Monterey County Shelter in Place order, the City of Monterey adapted Council meetings from in-person at the Council Chamber to one hundred percent virtual. In an effort to retain full transparency and public participation under these new conditions, the City has added a more robust option for watching and commenting during meetings. With our Access Media Productions (AMP) partner, who
tapes and produces City meetings for rebroadcast, we have connected our YouTube channel at youtube.com/cityofmonterey to broadcast meetings live. This YouTube streaming option significantly improves the timeliness of the broadcast signal. Parallel, the City has developed an easier call-in option, which will allow the public to comment as previously. Being able to see the meeting live, and without a 60 or 90 second delay, helps the audience to call in during the public comment portion of the meeting. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

06 April 2020
04/06/2020: City Strongly Advises Public to Use Recreation Trail Only for Commuting To and From Work

04/06/2020: City Strongly Advises Public to Use Recreation Trail Only for Commuting To and From Work

The City of Monterey announced today that a new public advisory to fight the COVID-19 pandemic went into effect to ensure that users of the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail remain within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

new signage

31 March 2020
N95 Mask Drive for Monterey First Responders, April 1-10

N95 Mask Drive for Monterey First Responders, April 1-10

The City of Monterey is asking residents, businesses and nonprofits to donate spare, new N95-rated masks to help protect first responders. The City maintains a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by firefighters, police officers and public works staff. Due to high demand and a potential increase in COVID-19 emergency calls, the City is asking members of the public to donate any spare additional PPE they may have in their possession. 

Starting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, donations can be dropped off in front of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, located at 353 Camino El Estero, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Only new masks, sealed in unopened packaging, will be accepted until Friday, April 10. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

 

 
25 March 2020
City of Monterey Launches Operation Outreach

City of Monterey Launches Operation Outreach

Starting the week of March 16, the City of Monterey launched Operation Outreach, a citywide effort to support Monterey's most vulnerable populations, including older adults and the immune-compromised, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure of city facilities, including the Monterey Sports Center, Scholze Park Center (formerly the Monterey Senior Center), Monterey Public Library, as well as other community centers and museums, has resulted in a need for our vulnerable populations to connect in other ways than in-person. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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