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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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City Council

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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Three Peninsula cities are preparing a single plan to reduce future wildfire risk.

During the three wildfires that hit Monterey County in the summer of 2020 – resulting in evacuations in Carmel Valley, along Highway 68 and communities along River Road south of Salinas – there was little risk to the Peninsula forest…

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Hoteliers agree to higher guest room fees in a race against other tourist destinations.

As travel began picking up again in earnest after Covid-19 shutdowns, Monterey County hoteliers found themselves losing the race against other California tourist destinations like Napa, San Luis Obispo and San Diego when it comes to attracting high-value guests –…

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More History in an Historic Town


Gino Garcia says he’s the sort of guy who hangs out quietly in the back, watching and listening. Now he’s moved to the front of the Monterey City Hall chambers, the first Latino councilman in the city’s history.

Meet the City of Monterey’s Newly Appointed City Council Member


The Monterey City Council unanimously appointed Gene “Gino” Garcia to the at-large seat previously held by former Councilmember Dan Albert.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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SPECIAL MEETING: City Council Meeting
Wednesday March 29 2023   4:00 PM

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City Council Meeting
Tuesday April 4 2023   4:00 PM

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