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Address:   580 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940


Hugging the spectacularly rugged Monterey Bay, the city of Monterey occupies a land area of 8.466 square mile and has a population of 28,352 (as of 2019). Cannery Row, once the heart of the sardine-packing industry made famous by John Steinbeck, is now populated by fancy waterfront hotels, cafes and snackeries, and streetwear shops (yet, sadly, no sardine-on-a-stick stands). The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium draws visitors with thousands of marine animals and plants in underwater and interactive exhibits.

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The Monterey City Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4 and 7 p.m. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel and streamed on the web.

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Tyller Williamson holds the lead in a tight race for mayor of Monterey against council colleague Dan Albert.

A raucous cheer went up in a corner of Oscar’s Playground on Cannery Row as the first results in the Monterey mayoral race were posted on election night, Nov. 8.

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Application window now open to fill Dan Albert Jr.’s Monterey City Council seat.

David Schmalz here, happy that, for now at least, it appears American democracy remains intact, at least in most places. That said, I wish this fundamental aspect of this country—that every vote should count, and that everyone eligible can vote—didn’t…

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Williamson, Albert Compete in Monterey Mayoral Race

Monterey’s first new mayor in nearly a decade will be decided Nov. 8, with candidates Tyller Williamson and Dan Albert going toe-to-toe for the seat.

(Oct. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Monterey’s New Library and Museums Director Looks to Evolve Facilities

On Aug. 16, Brian Edwards took over as Monterey’s new library and museums director, replacing long-time director Inga Waite. He’s wasting no time initiating new ideas, from considering how best to revamp the library’s children’s area to replacing full-time staff positions lost during the pandemic.

(Oct. 9, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Zoning Administration Meeting
Thursday December 1 2022   4:00 PM

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City Council Meeting
Tuesday December 6 2022   4:00 PM

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Architectural Review Committee Meeting
Wednesday December 7 2022   4:00 PM

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