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Address:   212 S Vanderhurst Ave, King City, CA 93930


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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City Council

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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City of King temporarily leases site for Italian food truck

KING CITY — City of King in partnership with the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture have encouraged the owners of Luigi’s and Pastability’s to open an Italian restaurant in King City. “A desire for more variety of businesses …

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King City mourns councilmember Darlene Acosta’s death; the city is seeking candidates to fill her vacancy.

Former councilmember Darlene Acosta unexpectedly died the same day her resignation from the city council of King City was effective on Feb. 14. Acosta submitted her resignation in early February citing health reasons.

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King City Police Receive Traffic Safety Grants


King City Police have received more than $100,000 to improve traffic enforcement and safety throughout the city. The funds come from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

King City Cans Reverse Parking on Broadway


King City councilmembers voted unanimously to ditch a test of reverse diagonal parking along Broadway after 81 percent of those who commented “strongly disagreed that they would be able to adjust” to the new spaces.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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City Council Meeting
Tuesday March 28 2023   6:00 PM

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Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday April 4 2023   6:00 PM

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