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Monterey Councilmember Tyller Williamson to Run for Mayor

Earlier this month Tyller Williamson—the Monterey City Council’s youngest member at 34 years old—filed papers announcing his intent to enter the mayoral race. Williamson says he hopes to usher Monterey into a new era.

(June 29, 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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Measure B’s narrow defeat in Del Rey Oaks shows how much every vote counts.

David Schmalz here, thinking about democracy and how much elections matter—they ultimately shape the society we live in, for better or worse.


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Supervisor invites Monterey County youth to apply for 2022 Young Supervisors Program

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo has announced his 2022 Young Supervisors Program for local high school and first-year college students. The four-week program will be held at the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Government Building. Alejo previously …


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Measure B, the Del Rey Oaks ballot initiative that could have killed FORTAG, is officially defeated.

It's already been a long path for the Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway—aka FORTAG. After a decade of imagining and planning, not a single foot of trail has yet been built.


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Gage edges out Craig by 18 votes in District 2 supervisor race; recount is possible.

If the final tally holds, Glenn Church will face Regina Gage in the November general election runoff for Monterey County District 2 supervisor after Gage narrowly held off Salinas Mayor Kimbley Craig for second place in the crowded six-candidate race…


Image caption: The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think

The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.


Image caption: Crime in California cities may not be quite the voting issue the national media says it is.
Did California Voters Send a ‘Message’ on Crime? Not So Fast!

Do California's election results in Los Angeles and San Francisco mean this blue state is flirting with turning red? That's what the national media is trying to say. But there's a lot more to the story.


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Why Didn’t More Californians Vote?

California mailed out more than 22 million ballots to registered voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election. But as of Friday, just 4.5 million had been counted.


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California Primary Election 2022: Latest results for Monterey County, statewide contests

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County voters have returned their ballots to choose candidates for various state and local offices in the June 7 California Primary Election. According to Monterey County Elections, there are 208,274 registered voters in the county. The …


Monterey County Weekly logo LOCAL NEWS
Annette Yee Steck leads in Monterey County Board of Education special election—for the seat she was ousted from.

A taco Tuesday was the way Annette Yee Steck, who is running for Monterey County Board of Education, started her election night. Her husband and a couple of friends gathered to enjoy some tacos at Carmel Valley Athletic Club. She…


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Confusion, Contradictions Swirl in Lead-Up to California Primary

First up: Erratic emails. Californians searching for information on how to cast their ballots (which you can find in CalMatters' Voter Guide) may have been baffled by a series of Monday emails from the secretary of state's [...]


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