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Located along California’s stunningly gorgeous State Route 1, Marina is the newest city on the Monterey Peninsula, incorporated in 1975. The city grew about 150 percent from 1970 to 1980—a rate that slowed not only when Fort Ord closed but also after voters approved an urban growth boundary in 2000 (and reaffirmed that decision in 2020). According to the city’s mission statement, civic leaders are committed to developing “in a way that insulates it from the negative impacts of urban sprawl to become a desirable residential and business community in a natural setting.” Much of Marina's coastline remains undeveloped, with protected rare species of butterflies, buckwheat, and sea lettuce.

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City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month unless otherwise specified.

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Recreation Online Registration and Payment System

The Recreation & Cultural Services Department is launching a online registration and payment system.


The City of Marina is accepting applications for three (3) Commissions. Interested individuals for City Commissions must be residents and registered voters of the incorporated area of the City of Marina.

Dads Read featuring Ron Powell

Our very own Recreation Specialist Ron Powell will be the featured dad for Dads Read.

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The City of Marina is known for its coastal access, diverse community and an array of international food options, but it’s missing a well-defined downtown area.

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The Imjin Parkway Widening and Roundabout Project has progressed, with tree and brush removal and temporary erosion control installed in preparation for construction work.

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Marina City Council members voted for Jennifer McAdams to fill the vacant seat which was held by former council member Cristina Medina Dirksen who resigned in January to take a job with Kaiser Permanente.

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The Marina City Council has approved a timeline and process to fill Cristina Medina Dirksen’s seat, but there is a wrinkle concerning where the appointee must reside.

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The new Marina Police Department Chief of Police is a law enforcement veteran with more than 30 years in service.l Randy Hopkins started work this week and will be sworn in next week.
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