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The intersection of Franklin and Van Buren streets will be closed portions of Monday and Tuesday, August 15 and 16 for sewer work. Additionally, Van Buren between Franklin and Jefferson will be closed to through traffic for the remainder of the week. Detours and a traffic control plan will be in place and parking in the area will be affected. The work is part of package 3 of the Sewer Rehabilitation Project happening citywide.
Monterey, CA. – Monterey Car Week is August 15 – 21; related traffic arrives as early as August 8. This major local event attracts tens of thousands of additional visitors to the Monterey Peninsula and the City of Monterey. Anyone who lives, works, visits, or goes to school in Monterey should be prepared for traffic delays and detours during Car Week. Taking alternate routes to get around town and to access car events, parking farther away and walking, and using the free MST trolley between downtown and Cannery Row are a few strategies for minimizing traffic delays during Car Week.
Media Advisory in PDF
Did you know that City of Monterey videos are watched 400 times a day online, with a lifetime total of over 650,000 views? Or that 29% of viewers are from 209 different countries and territories? Or that our Instagram page gets over 30 followers a day, for a total of over 16,000 subscribers? The City of Monterey Communications and Outreach Office has just released a new infographic report, with analytics and demographic information for our YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts: Social Media Analytics Report in PDF
The first team to finish this year’s Great Pacific Race, Team Uniting Nations, have rowed themselves to a Guinness World Record by not only winning the race but by also becoming the fastest ever crew to row from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 39 days, 12 hours and 20 minutes breaking the existing record by more than 3 days.
The New Monterey Conference Center
04/20/2018: Art in the Park at Hilltop Park Center, May 19, 2018
Join family and friends at Hilltop Park Center for our annual Art in the Park event. This creative art event will feature a variety of fun activities including mask making, spin art, face painting, sand art, cupcake decorating, Ballet & Music Together® demos and much more! This is a great opportunity for children to be creative, imaginative and make gifts for themselves and others. Admission is free!
Museum and Cultural Arts Commission Meeting
The Museum of Cultural Arts Commission meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.
The May 21, 2018 Museums & Cultural Arts Commission Agenda Packet is now available. To view the agenda & packet, please visit the following links:
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.
The May 22, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda has been published and is available to view at the link below:
To view reports for specific items, please click the corresponding titles on the Agenda.
The Planning Commission will conduct a field trip on May 21, 2018 to review the May 22, 2018 Planning Commission meeting agenda. To view the field trip agenda, please go to the link below:
City Council Study Session
The City Council Study Session meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web. Study session meetings are used to provide information to the City Council and answer their questions to clarify issues. Study Sessions provide a setting for informal discussions between staff, consultants, board, commission, committee members and the City Council regarding specific programs, projects or policies. Council does not take formal action on the items.
This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23. Please check back 72 hours prior to the meeting time to be sure that the meeting is taking place, and to view the agenda materials.
05/09/2018: Community Input Wanted For Public Use of a Portion of the Coast Guard Pier
The City of Monterey will host a community discussion about a proposed project to develop a portion of the Coast Guard Pier for public use. Please join the discussion on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at 580 Pacific Street to help guide policy makers in creating the best-use facility for residents and visitors of Monterey’s waterfront.
City Offices Closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day
City offices will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. In an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergencies, call 646-3914.
City Council Study Session (Alternate Date)
This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 (alternate date). Please check back 72 hours prior to the meeting time to be sure that the meeting is taking place, and to view the agenda materials.
(6/2/2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
05/14/2018: Monterey Community Band Spring Concert, June 3, 2018
The Monterey Community Band presents: “Bernstein - 100 years”, a tribute to a great 20th century composer, conductor and social activist. The concert will also feature Bernstein’s contemporaries, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Soloist, Jeffrey Thompson will croon beautiful ballads accompanied by pianist George Peterson. Harpist extraordinaire Pamela Schotz will perform solo and with the band. Come hear Monterey’s best conducted by Kristen Thompson on Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Monterey Peninsula College Music Room.
City Council Meeting
City Council meetings are open public forums where the Council makes local laws, policies, and basic decisions relating to the City. The Monterey City Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4 and 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.
Architectural Review Committee (ARC)
The Architecture Review Committee meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 580 Pacific Street. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.
This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th. Please check back 72 hours prior to the meeting time to be sure that the meeting is taking place, and to view the agenda materials.
Old Monterey Foundation to hold its first free lecture: “E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit” on Friday, June 8, 2018
For the fifth year, Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to launch its season of free lecture events as part of its 2018 Lecture Series sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.
IMAGE: Drying Sails, 1926, oil on canvas. Monterey Museum of Art, bequest of Robert J. Dwyer, 2010.017.
Exhibition organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art