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Occupying the northernmost triangle of the Monterey Peninsula, Pacific Grove—or “P.G.,” as the locals call it—is famous for Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. Crime rates are the lowest of any city in Monterey County, and the town boasts an award-winning natural history museum and a monarch butteryfly sanctuary.

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Pacific Grove’s mayor and six councilmembers hold twice-monthly meetings that are open to the public.

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Months after the Pacific Grove City Council signaled it was ready for a change, City Attorney Laredo is bowing out.

Six months ago the Pacific Grove City Council signaled it was unhappy with its city attorney since 2005, David Laredo. After a closed session performance review on Dec. 1, Mayor Bill Peake briefly shared in open session that the council…


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Hundreds gather for Pacific Grove’s reading of an apology for the burning of the Chinese village in 1906.

A historic moment in Pacific Grove’s history was written on Saturday, May 14 and it was witnessed by over 300 people who gathered to participate in it. The city apologized for the burning of a Chinese village at Point Alones…


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Pacific Grove City Attorney David Laredo Moving On

Pacific Grove City Attorney David Laredo, who has served as the city’s legal counsel for more than 17 years, will leave his office on July 1.

(June 9, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Pacific Grove: Sales Tax Increase to be Declared, Vacancy Tax to be Discussed

The half-cent increase will bring Pacific Grove’s 8.75% sales tax up to par with most other cities along the Monterey Peninsula. The City Council is also discussing a ballot measure for a proposed tax on retail property owners in possession of storefronts vacant for more than 182 days total per calendar year.

(May 3, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Hospitality Improvement District Meeting
Wednesday July 6 2022   2:00 PM

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Closed Session: City Council Meeting
Wednesday July 6 2022   5:00 PM

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City Council Meeting
Wednesday July 6 2022   6:00 PM

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Downtown Business Improvement District Meeting
Wednesday July 6 2022   8:30 AM

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Library Board Meeting
Monday July 11 2022   4:00 PM

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DEI Task Force
Monday July 11 2022   6:00 PM

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Architectural Review Board Meeting
Tuesday July 12 2022   3:00 PM

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Economic Development Commission Meeting
Thursday July 14 2022   4:00 PM

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