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Seaside’s Broadway Avenue improvement Project Moves Ahead

The Seaside City Council has approved the first phase of the Broadway Avenue Corridor Complete Street Improvement Project, which will transform a four-lane roadway to two lanes with curb extensions, bike lanes, roundabouts and features to improve pedestrian safety.

(June 25, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Supervisor Phillips Looking at Stricter Party Noise Enforcement

Noisy parties are a big problem in northern Monterey County, causing frustration for residents—including Supervisor John Phillips, who says he’s “come around to the opinion that we need some changes” to the noise ordinance.

(Sept. 3, 2021) → Read the full Monterey County Weekly report

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Limited enforcement leaves Big Sur residents to sniff out illegal campfires.

As the sun dips behind the Pacific Ocean, Lindsay Romanow’s souped-up silver Toyota Tundra kicks up a cloud of dirt as it exits Highway 1 near the Gorda General Store and climbs the steep and winding ridge road that leads…


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Work begins on Soledad’s first inclusive park

SOLEDAD — City of Soledad and the Soledad City Council hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking on July 16 to celebrate the construction of the first inclusive park in Soledad and in South Monterey County. The new park, temporarily known as Orchard …


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King City Rotary gives back to nonprofit

KING CITY — Members of King City Rotary recently presented local beautification group King City in Bloom (KCIB) with a check for $1,500, half of the proceeds from their recent 5K race — the Rabbit Run on April 16 — …


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King City’s Downtown Plaza beautification plans to be topic of meeting

KING CITY — The 30th annual joint meeting of King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and King City Rotary Club to promote Beautification Week is planned for Wednesday, June 15, at noon. Unlike last year when the groups gathered …


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Supervisors approve a compromise noise ordinance 5-0; residents remain pessimistic it will help.

A compromise noise ordinance was initially approved by a 5-0 vote of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors today, Tuesday, May 24, setting the stage for either a new era of enforcement or, as some residents fear, more of the…


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King City’s streetscape plan receives federal funding

KING CITY — King City’s million-dollar downtown streetscape plan is among the eight community projects in California’s 20th District that were included in the federal government’s FY 2022 Appropriations package. Rep. Jimmy Panetta announced March 11 that the federal funds, …


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Short-Term Losses

The short-term or ‘vacation’ rental industry spawns hundreds of horror stories and damages the housing market, but governments struggle with how to bring it under control.

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