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04/19/2024
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Numerous top staffers have left Seaside City Hall in recent weeks, and now it appears City Manager Jaime Fontes might be on his way out too.

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04/19/2024
In its April 18 meeting, the Seaside City Council voted to put a measure to ban fireworks on the November ballot.

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03/27/2024
Image for display with article titled Seaside’s Second Fire Station Takes a Step Toward Construction With Environmental Documents.

In 2022, the Seaside City Council approved conceptual designs for a second fire station at the corner of Gigling Road and First Avenue. The station took another step toward construction with the release of a mitigated negative declaration study on March 21.

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03/13/2024
Image for display with article titled The County’s Plan to Replace a Building in Seaside Promises to Be an Upgrade in Services and Aesthetics.

The planned new County of Monterey building in Seaside doesn’t have a name yet, nor has the county identified funding to build it, which the latest estimate pegs at $115 million. But what county officials do have is a vision.

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03/08/2024
Image for display with article titled Seaside City Council Votes to Put 'Safe and Sane' Fireworks on the Ballot.

Fireworks have long been a polarizing issue in Seaside—some people love them, some people loathe them.

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02/20/2024
In “a really big win for Seaside,” the city was awarded a $1.6 million recreational trails grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Recreation Trails grant program through California State Parks.

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02/14/2024
The Seaside City Council will consider implementing new signs and additional lighting to better welcome, inform and enlighten folks.

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12/29/2023
The Seaside City Council adopted a resolution at its meeting approving an agreement with Whitson Engineers to perform services during the San Pablo pedestrian bridge demolition and reconstruction project for an amount not to exceed $556,000.

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12/19/2023
The Seaside City Council is scheduled to receive a presentation of the project and construction schedule for the Grand Hyatt Seaside Resort Hotel, the four-star property proposed for the Bayonet and Blackhorse Golf Course in Seaside.

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10/25/2023
Image for display with article titled Housing project in Seaside Will Test How the Market Meets the Moment

On the Monterey Peninsula, the lack of available water is often highlighted by public agencies as the primary reason the region lacks adequate housing.

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07/12/2023
Image for display with article titled Agencies managing Laguna Grande Park finally approve a plan aiming to resolve challenges.

Laguna Grande Regional Park is jointly managed and owned by the cities of Monterey and Seaside, and the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. For the past decade, managing the park has been a subject of controversy.

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06/20/2023
The Seaside City Council at its meeting last week approved the Laguna Grande Regional Park Trail and Vegetation Strategy Project.

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06/18/2023
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City expenditures are split among essential needs and quality-of-life benefits in a budgeting process. And with the fiscal year beginning July 1, government entities, including Monterey County’s 12 cities, are in various stages of tweaking and finalizing their annual budgets.

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05/24/2023
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.”

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05/19/2023
Image for display with article titled Lights On! Program Will Reduce Non-Public Safety Tickets

In Seaside, about 50 tickets are written for broken tail lights or headlights each year. The Lights On! program aims to reduce this number.

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05/17/2023
Damon said the purchase and sale agreement is finished and approved, but the city has not yet closed escrow.

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05/08/2023
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.

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05/03/2023
Image for display with article titled Seaside Police Department will launch a program to pay for vehicle repairs in lieu of tickets.

On July 6, 2016, Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled over 32-year-old Philando Castile for a broken taillight near Minneapolis. The officer asked Castile for his license and registration; as he reached, Yanez shot and killed Castile.

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04/12/2023
Image for display with article titled A Seaside Councilmember Spoke Up; the Mayor Didn’t Like It

On April 6, the Seaside City Council considered whether to censure Councilmember Alex Miller for social media comments regarding the vibrancy of Seaside’s downtown—or lack thereof.

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03/27/2023
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.

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02/22/2023
Image for display with article titled Seaside PD clamps down on speeding drivers on Hilby and other residential streets.

Seaside police are cracking down on speeding drivers, particularly on residential streets, in response to concerns from residents and in advance of a city-commissioned traffic calming plan currently in the works for Hilby Avenue.

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02/10/2023
Image for display with article titled Seaside will unveil the Walk of Fame to honor individuals who made an impact in the city.

On Saturday Feb. 11, Seaside will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor the first recipients of the Broadway Avenue "Walk of Fame."

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02/09/2023
Image for display with article titled Seaside prayer vigil in honor of Tyre Nichols focuses on a message of community action.

A prayer vigil held in honor of Tyre Nichols turned into a call for community action on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

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02/03/2023
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.

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02/01/2023
Image for display with article titled Seaside wants to bring back a farmers market. The hope is that this time it sticks.

The city of Seaside has had two farmers markets in the past few decades, but neither of them stuck. Perhaps the third time will be a charm.

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12/07/2022
Image for display with article titled Seaside Approves Buying Back Property for 10 Times More Than It Paid Six Years Ago

When the Seaside City Council convened for a special meeting Dec. 1, the issue at hand wasn’t whether the council previously erred in its decision to sell, in 2016, a parcel just across from City Hall.

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10/31/2022
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.

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10/27/2022
Image for display with article titled Nick Borges Is Officially Sworn in as Seaside Police Chief

It was a day of celebration Oct. 25 at Seaside City Hall, as scores of local dignitaries, police officers and residents gathered for the official swearing-in ceremony of Seaside Police Chief Nick Borges.

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10/03/2022
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.
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