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.

18 August 2016
Fishing Community Sustainability Plan Public Review Draft, September 2013

Fishing Community Sustainability Plan Public Review Draft, September 2013

In mid 2012, the Cities of Monterey and Morro Bay were awarded a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant to develop Community Sustainability Plans (CSP), one for each City. Community Sustainability Plans are cited in the Magnuson Stevens Act (MSA) as one potential method to avoid negative impacts in small fishing communities of the newly instated catch share program.

28 July 2016
Wireless Ordinance Amendment Planning Commission Study Session, Tues., Aug 9

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


**Please see change in hours below**
8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Closed: 12pm - 1pm
Planners are available from 10am -12pm and 1pm - 3pm
**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
Administrative Assistant II

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