Welcome to the Planning Office. 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.

20 November 2017
ExteNet Applications for Small Cell (PWS) Facilities

ExteNet Applications for Small Cell (PWS) Facilities

Update, Monday, November 20, 2017: The City learned today that the applicant, ExteNet Systems, Inc, has agreed to postpone the Planning Commission hearing date for the 13 applications to January 23, 2018. (This date is still subject to change.)

Originally posted Friday, November 17, 2017: Applications have been submitted to the City of Monterey by ExteNet for placement of small cell facilities in the Monterey Vista and Old Town Neighborhoods. The City of Monterey hosted a public outreach meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to bring together representatives from ExteNet Systems and the public to address the proposed installation of small cell tower technology in Monterey. The meeting was televised on AMP Channel 25, live-streamed on the Monterey Channel and is now available on demand.Please see the links below to the presentation, the video on demand replay, and application materials.

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16 November 2017
Small Cell Tower Community Outreach Meeting Video-on-Demand Replay

Small Cell Tower Community Outreach Meeting Video-on-Demand Replay

The Small Cell Tower Public Outreach Meeting, held Tuesday, November 14, was aired live on the Monterey Channel. Here is the link to the video-on-demand replay:


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**Beginning June 2017, the Planning Office will be closed the last Friday of every month

Elizabeth Caraker
Housing & Community Development Manager

Todd Bennett
Senior Associate Planner

Fernanda Roveri
Associate Planner

Chris Schmidt
Associate Planner

Jenny Leinen
Administrative Assistant II

Mary-Kathryn Salameh
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