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Some Marina Leaders Are Betting on Betting


Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado says he’s interested in getting another card room in the city partly because the tax income would cover the cost of adding a police officer.

Marina High School Reveals Design for $12M Football Field


Monterey Peninsula Unified School District unveiled a design for Marina High School’s new multi-use sports field. District Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh called it “the final piece of the puzzle” in providing “amenities that any other school in the county has.”

Marina Police Official Accuses Chief of Unfairness and Rule-Breaking


A Marina Police Department commander has accused Police Chief Tina Nieto of unfair treatment and violating payroll rules. Cmdr. Donna White filed the complaint with the EEOC, which will decide whether to conduct a formal investigation.

Marina Seeks to Uncover Source of Long-Complained-About Odor


The city of Marina will consider two actions at its next city council meeting to find the source of a smell that has long eluded detection.

Marina City Council Approves Concessionaire for Equestrian Park


After a contentious meeting, the Marina City Council voted 3-2 to approve a concessionaire agreement with Chaparral Country Corp. of Woodside to provide recreation facilities and public programs at the Marina Equestrian Center Park.

Construction Begins on Affordable Housing Project in Marina


Construction started recently on an affordable housing project in The Dunes area of southern Marina that will add 140 apartments to the region as soon as 2024.

Marina City Council Approves Contract to Remove Fort Ord Buildings


The Marina City Council has approved a $4.2 million contract to remove old Fort Ord buildings near Marina High School. The council voted 5-0 on a bid from Unlimited Environmental Inc. of Long Beach. The buildings are a frequent target of arson.

Marina’s Hilltop Park in Dunes Development Takes Root


Planning on Hilltop Park in Marina is underway as the Marina City Council has heard recommendations from its ad-hoc committee and given direction for the final design on the city park, to be located within The Dunes on Monterey Bay development.

Centerpiece for Marina’s Dunes Development Finally Moves Forward


Shea Homes, developer of The Dunes, has submitted design plans to the city of Marina for the Promenade—a mixed-used street with both restaurants, retail and apartments and condos—and plans to break ground early next year.

New Operator Takes Reins at Marina Equestrian Center


Marina City Council chose Chaparral Country Corporation Inc. to operate the Marina Equestrian Center for the next 20 years—a switch from the all-volunteer Marina Equestrian Association.

Marina Weighs Four Proposals for What Will Be the City’s Biggest Hotel


Multiple proposals for a new hotel at the Monterey Bay Dunes Complex were heard by the Marina City Council on Aug. 17. City Manager Layne Long said, “This can define our city not only in aesthetics but also financially in the revenue it will bring.”

Marina Developer Pays City to Shift Workforce Housing to Market Rate


Shea Homes is building Phase 2 of the Dunes, where 45 housing units were priced for workforce buyers. Instead, on the advice of city staff, the Marina City Council instead will collect an in-lieu fee from the developer. The $1.8 million will go toward a low-income homebuyer program.

Marina Housing Developer Tries to Sweeten the Pot for Locals


Construction is still under way on the Dunes in Marina, but there are already thousands of prospective buyers. Winners will be determined by a lottery system—and those who live or work in Marina get an extra ball with their name on it.

Marina Repeals Campaign Finance Ordinance


Less than two years after the city of Marina adopted its first campaign finance ordinance, the city council voted to repeal it on June 2. The ordinance excluded businesses and organizations from donating.

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Tuesday April 4 2023   5:00 PM