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18 April 2017

04/18/2017: May the Fourth Be With You: LEGO® Build

Join us for a FREE Star Wars themed afternoon of fun and engineering at the Monterey Youth Center using LEGO®. Bring your kids and build motorized AT-AT’s, race your Pod Racer through the Tatooine race track or add your own spin to a galaxy far, far away! This fun LEGO® build will engage and inspire everyone ages 4-99. Parents/Guardians must be present.

10 April 2017
04/10/2017: Monterey Sport Center - Summer Camp Schedule
06 April 2017
04/06/2017: Alvarado Street to Close for Fallen Officer Ceremony, Monday, April 10 from 6:30 AM to 12 Noon

04/06/2017: Alvarado Street to Close for Fallen Officer Ceremony, Monday, April 10 from 6:30 AM to 12 Noon

The California Police Chiefs Association Fallen Officer Ceremony takes place on Monday, April 10th at the Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey.

31 March 2017
Latest Updates from the Housing Office - updated May 19, 2017
24 March 2017
03/24/2017: PRVNT Firearms and Narcotics Arrest

03/24/2017: PRVNT Firearms and Narcotics Arrest

On March 23, 2017 at approximately 11:50 AM, California Highway Patrol, Marina Police Detectives, Monterey Police Officers, the Multi Agency Detail for Commercial Auto Theft (MADCAT), and the District Attorney’s Office Investigators assisted the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) Detectives with a search warrant in the 300 block of Berry Road in the Las Lomas area of North Monterey County.

23 March 2017
03/23/17: Marilyn Shepherd v. City of Monterey Verdict

03/23/17: Marilyn Shepherd v. City of Monterey Verdict

Today the City of Monterey prevailed in litigation initiated against it by Marilyn Shepherd.  The jury verdict was unanimous. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

20 March 2017
03/20/2017: Monterey Homicide Suspect Arrested

03/20/2017: Monterey Homicide Suspect Arrested

On November 23, 2016, Raul Melendez was the victim of a shooting homicide that occurred in the 600 block of Wave Street in Monterey. The Monterey Police Department (MPD) assisted by the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) identified the suspect in this homicide as Jorge Luis Mendoza and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.

20 March 2017
03/20/2017: Van Buren Senior Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

03/20/2017: Van Buren Senior Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

The Van Buren Senior Affordable Housing Project’s developer, MidPen, began demolition last week with removal of the buildings beginning today. The project is being developed on City owned property and will provide 18 brand new, very much needed affordable rental housing units for extremely low, very low and low-income seniors.


Week beginning
November 20:

Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 5 - Work expected into early March in Old Town, specifically one block of Larkin Street and two blocks of Watson Street -SEE MAP
  • Pacific Street Sidewalk Reconstruction Phase 2 - 1100 block - See Project Info - Work expected to last into early Dec. (NIP)
  • MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 5 - Currently markings, striping, and additional cleanup to complete.
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Critical repairs continue. Completion expected some time in December. (CIP)
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Installation of the new 36” water pipeline continues on Fitch Avenue in the Presidio of Monterey on Friday, November 17, through Wed., Nov. 22 to complete the crossing of Kit Carson Road. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traffic controls and parking limitations will be posted. Work will suspend Thursday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday and resume on Monday November 27. Nighttime construction work in downtown Monterey, which had been delayed due to the discovery of an unmarked, underground utility line, is expected to resume on Webster Street and Munras Avenue on the evening of Sunday, November 26, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic controls will be posted. Hydrant tie-ins will occur near the Fairgrounds in Monterey. 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, July 2017 to Fall 2018 - Work to close Hoffman between Cannery Row and Wave Street, tentatively scheduled for Nov.28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 11, weather permitting.

construction signs


  1. El Estero Streetscape, Phase 3 - adding parallel parking spaces - details coming soon. This work should be completed within 30 days.
  2. Street lights on Franklin and Alvarado - Details coming soon
  3. Sidewalk work at bus stop on David Ave. - Details coming soon
  4. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - bidding takes place early spring 2018 - learn more about this project: monterey.org/NFremontBikePed and sign up for email updates.


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