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 September 2020
Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Report Available for Review

Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Report Available for Review

The City of Monterey has prepared its 2019-2020 draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.

 The Report contains the following information:

  1. Financial data on revenues, activities, expenditures and accomplishments in programs for the following households: a) Very Low Income; b) Low income; c) Moderate-income.
  2. Narrative reports comparing the relationship of community needs and the use of funds to the objectives in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Housing Programs.

Due to COVID-19, City offices are currently closed to the public. This draft Report will be available for review beginning September 8, 2020 at the following City web pages: monterey.org, monterey.org/planning, monterey.org/housing

Public Input: The public is invited to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, September 15, during the City of Monterey Council meeting, to comment on the draft report. Additionally, the public is invited to address comments in writing to Grant Leonard, Administrative Analyst, 580 Pacific Street, Monterey CA 93940. The deadline for receiving written comments is September 24, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Report: 2019-2020 Draft CAPER

03 September 2020
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, Greenbelt Fuel Reduction Project

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, Greenbelt Fuel Reduction Project


September 3, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monterey has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration, pursuant to the requirements of CEQA, for the Greenbelt Fuel Reduction Project.

The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study, as well as referenced documents, are available for review on the City website at: https://www.monterey.org/Services/Community-Development/Planning and by appointment at the City of Monterey, Planning Office, Colton Hall, 1st Floor, 570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940. To make an appointment, contact Christy Sabdo at the email address below.

In accordance with time limits mandated by State law, written comments on this Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study will be accepted from: September 3, 2020 through October 5, 2020.

A public hearing for this project will be held on: October 27, 2020

Notice of Intent | Initial Study 


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