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07 January 2021
City of Monterey Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Businesses

City of Monterey Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Businesses

The City of Monterey will host two virtual town halls to solicit feedback about cannabis operations within the City of Monterey, Tuesday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. Residents can register at haveyoursaymonterey.org/cannabis. Parallel, the City is also launching a new web-based engagement platform called, Have Your Say Monterey, at haveyoursaymonterey.org which features a community survey about cannabis operations.  A mail in version of the survey will be also sent at the end of January via USPS to all households in Monterey to allow residents to submit their opinion and views via traditional mail. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF // FLYERS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

Cannabis Town Hall Flyer

22 December 2020
12/22/2020: Gas Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited on Residential Lots: Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1, 2021 - Electric and Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers Allowed 8 AM to 5 PM

12/22/2020: Gas Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited on Residential Lots: Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1, 2021 - Electric and Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers Allowed 8 AM to 5 PM

New Monterey City Code Ordinance 22-18.1 takes effect January 1, 2021 that prohibits gas-powered leaf blowers on residential lots. Electric and battery-powered leaf blowers are still permitted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Monterey City Council approved the recommendation by the Community Development Department staff after much community discussion around noise disruption and air pollution emitted from gas blowers in neighborhoods. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

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24 August 2020
08/24/2020: City of Monterey Accepting Applications for Emergency Rental Assistance

08/24/2020: City of Monterey Accepting Applications for Emergency Rental Assistance

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce the start of an Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The City Council allocated $800,000 to fund this program. The program is designed to reduce homelessness and displacement of existing Monterey residents and workers who are experiencing a decrease in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot pay their rent. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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

28 February 2020
02/28/2020: City Unveils Virtual Bike Rack Locator Map

02/28/2020: City Unveils Virtual Bike Rack Locator Map

In pursuit of continuing to improve alternative transportation infrastructure throughout Monterey, the City of Monterey boasts a number of bicycle rack locations to encourage use of bicycles as a prime means of commuting. Newly created maps show the locations of these bicycle racks to conveniently park and secure bikes. The maps are both printable at www.monterey.org/bicycles and on a Google-type interactive map layer within the Property Review map linked from the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) web page at www.monterey.org/gis. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

26 February 2020
02/26/2020: City of Monterey Prevails in Superior Court Action Regarding Short-Term Residential Rental Violation

02/26/2020: City of Monterey Prevails in Superior Court Action Regarding Short-Term Residential Rental Violation

Monterey County Superior Court issued a decision on February 19, 2020  in favor of the City of Monterey in the case of Burlingame Investments, LLC vs City of Monterey. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

29 January 2020
01/29/2020: City of Monterey First Time Home Buyer Program - Applications for Waitlist Available

01/29/2020: City of Monterey First Time Home Buyer Program - Applications for Waitlist Available

The City of Monterey is pleased to provide an update on the City’s Affordable First-Time Home Buyer Program. The program is designed to provide low income and workforce housing to individuals and families who otherwise would not be able to afford to purchase a home in Monterey. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Home Ownership Program Web Page - https://www.monterey.org/Services/Community-Development/Housing/Home-Ownership-Programs

26 June 2019
06/26/2018: City of Monterey Adopts Voluntary Rental Guidelines

06/26/2018: City of Monterey Adopts Voluntary Rental Guidelines

At the June 18, 2019  City Council Meeting, the Monterey City Council unanimously adopted Voluntary Rental Guidelines for residential rental owners, managers, and tenants. Aimed at providing a standard of guidelines for landlord/tenant relations, the Voluntary Rental Guidelines provide a platform to support quality agreements between property managers/owners and their tenants. The guidelines also include components to assist each party toward fair and reasonable resolution in situations that warrant mediation.

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