The second-largest city in Monterey County was once known as the home of Fort Ord, one of the U.S. Army’s most scenic bases. After the base closed in 1994, that beautiful land and its environmental riches became Fort Ord National Monument Park. Now Seaside is known as the home of California State University Monterey Bay. And Fort Ord's former military golf courses, Bayonet and Black Horse, will some day be adjacent to an upscale resort.

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The Seaside City Council is the legislative and policy-making body; all five members are elected at large. Meetings, which take place on the first and third Thursdays of each month, are open to the public.

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City of Seaside's Climate Action & Adaptation Plan

The City of Seaside is developing their first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The next step in this process is collecting and compiling resident input in order to develop the best plan for the Citys future.

Carol McKibben, Ph.D

New research paper about African-Americans in Seaside & Fort Ord, from the author SALINAS: A History of Race and Resilience in an Agricultural City; Racial Beachhead and Beyond Cannery Row.

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The Seaside City Council appointed Police Chief Nick Borges as acting City Manager.

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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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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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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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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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