The southernmost municipality in Monterey County, King City lies along a picturesque stretch of the Salinas River. The area’s first European visitors were with Don Gaspar de Portolá's Spanish expedition, who camped just down the river in 1769 (according to The Salinas, Upside-down River, a 1945 book by Anne B. Fisher). By 1886, the Southern Pacific Railroad had arrived, transporting the wheat grown by town founder Charles King to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Like other spots in the Salinas Valley, King City doubled in size from 1990 to 2010; its current population is estimated as 14,077 by the U.S. Decennial Census. A full-service city, it provides police, fire, community development, recreation, public works and wastewater services to residents.

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King City switched from at-large elections to district races in November 2016. The five-member council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

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6th Cycle Housing Element (2023-2031) Public Review Draft
Housing Element 2023-2031 Public Review Draft Appendix A- Part 1 Appendix A- Part 2 Appendix B Appendix C The post 6th Cycle Housing Element (2023-2031) Public Review Draft appeared first on City of King.
11/01/2023

Press Release: Senator Caballero Check Presentation and Quint Fire Truck Dedication Ceremony / Prensa: Presentación De Cheque Del Senador Caballero y Ceremonia De Inauguración Del Camión De Bomberos Quint
Traducci√≥n en Espa√Īol debajo. Please see Senator Caballero‚Äôs Press Release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6th¬†, 2023 Senator Caballero Check Presentation and Quint FireRead More The post Press Release: Senator Caballero Check Presentation and Quint Fire Truck Dedication Ceremony / Prensa: Presentaci√≥n De Cheque Del Senador Caballero y Ceremonia De Inauguraci√≥n Del Cami√≥n De Bomberos Quint appeared first on City of King.
10/06/2023

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