We are currently closed to comply with the State Stay at Home order and the County Shelter in Place order.
You can still submit Planning applications and inquiries to planning@monterey.org, or call (831) 646-3886 to leave a voicemail with the Planner on duty.

Planning Office
570 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940
Voice: (831) 646-3885
Fax: (831) 646-3408


8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Closed: 12pm - 1pm
Planners are available from 10am -12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Kimberly Cole
Community Development Director

Ande Flower
Principal Planner

Fernanda Roveri
Senior Associate Planner

Chris Schmidt
Senior Associate Planner

Christy Sabdo
Associate Planner

Jennifer Cleary
Administrative Assistant

Welcome to the Planning Office, a division of the Community Development Department. Planning staff is committed to excellent customer service. Our goal is to make information accessible to the public and to make our permitting process as user-friendly as possible.

We focus our priorities on projects that will achieve the City Council-adopted Vision, Value Drivers and Strategic Initiatives.

Planning staff is constantly developing and sharpening a variety of planning tools to help clarify land use regulations, stimulate economic development, and ensure preservation of the City's neighborhood character and historic resources. If you want more information, please give us a call.

08 January 2021

Take the Cannabis Survey - Please respond by February 7, 2021

Learn more at https://haveyoursaymonterey.org/cannabis, and thank you for signing up for the new engagement portal and for taking in the survey!


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


November 2020 Virtual Workshop

November 23, 2020 News Release
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May 2020 Virtual Workshop

Preliminary Report
May 6 2020 News Release
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