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Address:   1 Sylvan Way, Sand City, CA 93955


Green and proud Sand City sits along a mile-and-a-half stretch of the Monterey Peninsula coastline with a population of 334 (2010 census) living in 350 acres. The city embraces its reputation as “SoHo West” and honors its local artist community with the annual West End Celebration.

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As Sand City’s legislative body, the council enacts the laws and establishes the policies that govern the city. The council appoints the city administrator, city attorney, and members of advisory committees.

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AMBAG Board rejects housing number appeals from Sand City and Greenfield on split votes.

The ongoing housing crisis has the state of California getting serious about cities and counties zoning for more housing units, after years of failing at creating more desperately needed homes. It's now creating discomfort for many local officials who need…

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Two cities crying foul over housing target numbers are appealing to a regional agency.

At approximately 347 acres, tiny Sand City doesn’t have much room to spare. That there is nearly an acre of land for each of its 372 residents is deceiving. The tiny town is hemmed in by protected coastal zone habitat…

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South of Tioga Project in Sand City Gets Easements

The South of Tioga project has taken a “huge step forward” with the Sand City Council accepting the conservation and access easements from the developer for a sand dune habitat area within the development site’s footprint.

(July 20, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Sand City Turns to Ballot Measure to Boost Some Taxes

The City Council of Sand City is aiming to have a measure on the Nov. 8 ballot to increase the city’s current transactions and use tax by 0.5% to 1.5%, and bringing its sales tax to 9.25%, which would conform with other Monterey Peninsula cities.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
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