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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

12 July 2020
Fire Code Requirements for sidewalk café, tents, canopies, cooking and heating applications for outdoor gatherings, seating and eating

Fire Code Requirements for sidewalk café, tents, canopies, cooking and heating applications for outdoor gatherings, seating and eating

FIRE MARSHAL BULLETIN FOR FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 
Fire Code Requirements for sidewalk café, tents, canopies, cooking and heating applications for outdoor gatherings, seating and eating
 
This Informational Bulletin has been developed by the Monterey Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau to summarize the fire and life safety regulations relating to sidewalk café, temporary structures classified as tents and canopies. The purpose of this document is to establish standards for outdoor dining including outdoor dining in areas less than 200 sq. ft. located in commercial districts and the residential visitor commercial district. This bulletin is to accommodate pedestrian circulation, meet applicable code requirements as well as create well-designed and attractive outdoor dining areas. These fire codes are to inform the public and businesses with the new COVID-2020 regulations. 

Also new from the Monterey Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau:

12 July 2020
Emergency Face Covering Order and Fine to Curb the Spread of Covid-19
08 July 2020
07/07/2020: Boil Water Notice in Del Monte Area of Monterey

07/07/2020: Boil Water Notice in Del Monte Area of Monterey

UPDATE 7/11: This notice has been lifted - http://www.onsolve360.com/alert?id=9-36356

A water main break occured on Aquajito Road near Monterey on the evening of July 7, 2020. The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, the Monterey County Health Department, and Cal Am are advising residents in the affected area to only use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution to avoid stomach or intestinal illness; anticipated restoration by the end of July 10, 2020. Affected areas include the Aguajito Oaks, Aguajito Rd, Del Monte, Deer Flats, Fisherman's Flatts, Naval Post Graduate, Monterey Peninsula College, La Mesa, Fairgrounds, Oak Grove, Sylvan-Castro areas. The water is safe for bathing and hand washing. If you have questions about other uses of tap water, please call your water system or read this guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/. Boiling Water Notice and Instructions Flyer PDF

06 June 2020
6/5/2020: Message from the City of Monterey’s Executive Team to Our Community

6/5/2020: Message from the City of Monterey’s Executive Team to Our Community

The senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police officers has been a global wake-up call on the institutional and systemic racism that continues to exist in our nation. We are saddened and outraged by the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black lives. The Monterey community firmly stands against racism, bigotry, violence, and discrimination. Black Lives Matter.

READ THE FULL MESSAGE

05 May 2020
Read a SPECIAL COVID-19 issue of the City Focus Newsletter - A report from the City of Monterey to its citizens and friends
12 March 2020
2020 Census Now Open Online

2020 Census Now Open Online

The 2020 Census is now open online and invitations to participate are being mailed out starting on March 12! This marks the official beginning of the historic, once-in-a-decade count that will determine the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding and state and political representation in the next decade. The Census form is nine easy questions and your responses are protected by law.

20 December 2019
Holiday Trolley Service

Holiday Trolley Service

Take the MST Trolley this holiday season! It's the FUN, FAST and EASY way to get around town, with stops in Downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, Old Fisherman's Wharf and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The trolley will run DAILY from Saturday, December 21 to Sunday, January 5 with the exception of Christmas Day. Trolley operating hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find more information at monterey.org/parking.

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