COVID-19 Local Update - in Brief
April 16, 2020
Monterey City Council Meeting next Tuesday, April 21
Now you can watch and comment via
You can also watch live from the Monterey Channel on TV at Cable Channel 25 or via live stream at - also available for on-demand viewing. The agenda will be available tomorrow at
UPDATE - Free Mask Distribution Events
Unfortunately, the demand for masks is currently very high. The volunteer group was able to give away 5,000 masks today at MPC before the traffic backup got unmanageable so the event was halted. We are working to help the Stevenson School parents and friends volunteer group with more mask distribution events in Monterey, and information will be available soon.

The group is organizing an event at Carmel Middle School tomorrow, Friday, April 17, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Thank you to everyone helping in this effort.
Help Our Haulers
Monterey City Disposal Service is working to keep our community safe and clean. During the shelter in place, residential waste has increased.
  • For public health, please do not overfill your carts and ensure the lids close completely in order to prevent pest and litter issues.
  • To add carts to your residential service, contact MCDS at (831) 372-7977. Additional bags placed out for collection will be picked up for a fee; we suggest you contact MCDS prior.
  • Additional recycling carts are available, and less expensive than garbage carts. The more you recycle, the less expensive your service is.
  • Sort recycling mindfully, and check What Goes Where ( if unsure about how to dispose of an item. Please do not bag recyclables.
  • Should you be using this time to do yard work/improvements, please remember that dirt and treated wood are not allowed in yard waste carts.
  • When placing carts out for collection, be sure to provide adequate spacing (18" minimum) between carts and other objects or cars.

For more information visit the MCDS website at:
THANK YOU! We are making a difference and flattening the curve. Let's keep it up!