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06 July 2020
07/06/2020: City of Monterey Changes Hotel Tax Remittance to Monthly to Address Operations and Budget Projections Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

07/06/2020: City of Monterey Changes Hotel Tax Remittance to Monthly to Address Operations and Budget Projections Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting all City of Monterey operations, service levels and budgets. The City is acting rapidly to jumpstart the economy and safely reopen City services and facilities. To that end, effective July 2020, the Finance Director established a shorter reporting period from bi-monthly to monthly to ensure prompt collection of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), also known as Hotel Tax, Conference Center Facilities District Tax (CCFD), and Tourism Improvement District Tax ( TID) per City Code section 35-15(b).    

            Moving to a monthly remittance period will provide the City with more timely cash flow and budget data, and help staff make more informed and effective decisions about the ability to reopen facilities, and bring back staff along with the services and programs our residents are used to enjoying.  Also, starting in July, in an effort to streamline operations, the City’s TOT remittance form will be posted online and the City will discontinue mailing TOT forms to operators.  NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

02 July 2020
07/02/2020: Drugs, Guns, Warrant Arrests

07/02/2020: Drugs, Guns, Warrant Arrests

On July 1, 2020, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Monterey Detectives received information that Hector Amparo, 46, of Salinas, had a felony warrant from Santa Cruz County for burglary and theft. Detectives located Amparo at the Travelodge, 2030 North Fremont, Monterey. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTOS IN PDF

02 July 2020
07/02/2020: 4th of July Updates:  News Release, July 2, 2020: EMERGENCY BEACH CLOSURE ORDER AMENDED TO INCLUDE FRI, JULY 3 THROUGH SUN, JULY 5 - Peninsula-wide Closure of Beaches  Due to COVID-19

07/02/2020: 4th of July Updates: News Release, July 2, 2020: EMERGENCY BEACH CLOSURE ORDER AMENDED TO INCLUDE FRI, JULY 3 THROUGH SUN, JULY 5 - Peninsula-wide Closure of Beaches  Due to COVID-19

Yesterday’s announcement of an emergency order to close Monterey beaches over the 4th of July weekend has been advanced to include Friday, July 3. The order closes all beaches to the public from 12:01 AM on July 3, 2020 to 11:50 PM on July 5, 2020. Exceptions include all recreational uses of the ocean as outlined in the Order. People found in violation of the beach order are subject to a $100 fine for the first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $200 for a third violation. The Order also closes or limits nearby parking. Parking violations are subject to a $125 fine. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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01 July 2020
07/01/2020: Emergency Face Covering Order and Beach Closures Over 4th of July Weekend

07/01/2020: Emergency Face Covering Order and Beach Closures Over 4th of July Weekend

NEW MASK ORDER: The City of Monterey announced today a new emergency order adopting the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the use of face coverings to be enforceable by administrative citation within the City of  Monterey. As of today, July 1, 2020, the City will enforce the mandatory wearing of face coverings in business districts both inside and outside, with a fine of $100 for the first violation. 

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01 July 2020
07/01/2020: Hate Crime Arrest

07/01/2020: Hate Crime Arrest

On June 24, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Monterey Police Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Jefferson Street and Larkin Street in Monterey regarding a White male, later identified as Daniel Birchell, yelling racial slurs at a Black male. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF
 

30 June 2020
06/30/2020: City Offers No-Charge Permits for Local Businesses to Expand Services Outside to Encourage Patronage - Added Precautions to Meet COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules

06/30/2020: City Offers No-Charge Permits for Local Businesses to Expand Services Outside to Encourage Patronage - Added Precautions to Meet COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules

In another effort to help local businesses severely impacted by the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Monterey is proactively offering retail and restaurant businesses an opportunity to expand outdoors. Businesses can apply for a temporary encroachment permit that would allow them to move their products and services onto the sidewalk in front of their business location, without impacting streets or parking stalls. The application along with a "to scale" drawing of the table/chairs layout is required to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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