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From Monterey Herald...
Civil Grand Jury Reports on Illegal Fireworks in Seaside
In a report titled “City of Seaside: The Real Cost of Fireworks,” grand jurors found city officials were aware of illegal fireworks use causing problems and efforts to reduce illegal fireworks use “appear to have minimal effect.”
Seaside Kicks Off “Lights On!” Program With Help of Philando Castile’s Mom
"We all deserve to live in comfort and without fear," said Valerie Castile.
Checking in on Campus Town: Seaside Council Reviews Progress
Damon said the purchase and sale agreement is finished and approved, but the city has not yet closed escrow.
Seaside Police Department to Launch ‘Lights On!’ Program
The Seaside Police Department will be the first law enforcement agency in Northern and Central California to launch the “Lights On!” program, which provides officers with vouchers to issue to motorists for light-related violations instead of tickets.
Seaside Accepting Applications for Fireworks Sales
Last year, the Seaside City Council considered banning the sale of State Fire Marshal-approved, Safe and Sane Fireworks, or to place a measure before the voters on the ballot that would cost the city about $150,000.
Vision for Grand Hyatt Shown to Seaside Council
The Grand Hyatt of Seaside at Monterey Bay project will be a seven-level building with 330 guest rooms, conference center with meeting rooms, restaurant, and lobby bar.
Seaside Council to Consider Consultant for Grand Hyatt Hotel Project
The Grand Hyatt project will be a seven-level, 337,668-square-foot single hotel building with 330 guest rooms. Amenities include a conference center, restaurant, lobby bar, service kitchen, administrative offices, and a spa.
Seaside Seeks Qualified Firm for Its Parks Master Plan
Seaside is seeking a qualified consultant to develop a plan for city parks. “A lot has changed since 2005, when the city last did a Parks and Recreation Master Plan,” said Seaside Recreation Director Dan Meewis. Creating the plan would involve city staff, advisory bodies, and members of the community.
Deal Will Provide Recycled Water to Seaside Golf Courses
Recycled water will soon be irrigating the Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses, both owned by the city of Seaside. The change will result in less water being pumped out of the over-taxed Seaside Groundwater Basin.
Uncontested Races Prompt Seaside to Consider Canceling Election
The Seaside City Council will meet Aug. 25 to cancel its November municipal election, saving the city about $150,000 in the process. The decision stems from the fact that three city races are going uncontested and there are no city measures up for a vote.
Seaside’s Broadway Avenue improvement Project Moves Ahead
The Seaside City Council has approved the first phase of the Broadway Avenue Corridor Complete Street Improvement Project, which will transform a four-lane roadway to two lanes with curb extensions, bike lanes, roundabouts and features to improve pedestrian safety.
Seaside to Appoint City Manager
The Seaside City Council is set to appoint Jaime Fontes, current city manager for East Palo Alto, as its next city manager. If the City Council approves his employment contract on June 16, Fontes can start July 1.
Seaside Requiring Environmental Review on Hotel Proposal at Golf Course
KDG Capital is bringing a Grand Hyatt hotel to the Seaside Resort Project at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course, submitting a design review application and prompting the city of Seaside to hire EMC Planning Group to perform a California Environmental Quality Act compliance review.
Seaside Edges Closer to Selecting New City Manager
The city of Seaside, now in its second round of interviews for a city manager, is approaching a deadline for new applicants next week. The city hopes to have a new administrator hired by the end of May.
From Monterey County Weekly...
Seaside City Council Approves Vaccine Mandate, Forms Housing Nonprofit
The Seaside City Council unanimously approved a COVID-19 vaccine mandate and also voted 4-1 to create the Seaside Housing Collaborative, a nonprofit under the umbrella of the city that will focus on providing affordable housing to the community.
Despite Obstacles, Seaside Project Could Break Ground Next Year
Plans are in motion for the Campus Town project, which would transform 122 acres of blighted land on the northern edge of Seaside into housing, retail and a hotel.
Changes Coming to Laguna Grande Park
Faced with overgrown vegetation and issues from persistent homeless encampments in Laguna Grande Park, the partners in the joint powers agency that manages the park—Monterey, Seaside, and the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District—are stepping up to pay for a trail maintenance strategy and environmental review.
Seaside Asks What Residents Envision on Former Fort Ord Land
On Aug. 19, outgoing Seaside City Manager Craig Malin took a dozen city employees and consultants to an overlook on the former Fort Ord. “I just wanted us to see the space,” Malin says. “It’s such a remarkable place.”
Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen Heading to East Bay
After three years as Seaside's police chief, Abdul Pridgen is leaving to take over the police department in San Leandro. His last day will be Aug. 31.
Seaside City Manager Announces Resignation
In a June 25 letter to Seaside Mayor Ian Oglesby and the City Council, Craig Malin, who was hired as city manager in 2015, announced that his final day will be Aug. 31.
Seaside Looks to Grow the City’s Workforce
A year ago, Seaside City Manager Craig Malin says he wasn’t sure the city would have enough money to pay its electrical bills come 2021. Now, he says, “It went from the worst budget to the best budget I’ve ever presented to a council in my career.”
Church Gets Involved in Affordable Housing
The developer of Campus Town is required to build 320 affordable units—and Greater Victory Temple Church of God in Christ wants some of those to be on its own property. The church would then manage the apartments and collect rent.