COVID-19 Local Update - in Brief
June 5, 2020
Former President Obama’s “Police Use of Force Project”
"The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has issued a media release to address questions about MPD policies related to police use of force. The eight policies were discussed at a town hall meeting that former President Obama held on June 3, 2020 and are found on his webpage. These policies have also been referred to as the "8 Can't Wait." The MPD has had policies and practices in place for years relating to the most contemporary and professional aspects surrounding use of force force. Additionally, the MPD is updating policy to further enhance what was previously in place. The media release goes into greater detail surrounding the policies, training, practices and commitment to serving everyone with honor, dignity, fairness and respect. " ~ Chief Hober
Excerpt from the news release: On June 3, 2020, President Obama called on Mayors to “take the pledge” to address police use of force policies in their cities.  This can be found at . Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson has signed President Obama’s commitment to action on police use of force.

Earlier this evening, the City of Monterey Executive Team sent out this Message to the Community
The Great Plates Program Gets Going in the City of Monterey
The Great Plates Program is managed by Monterey County. Here are details to identify if you or someone you know are eligible for this program.
The City of Monterey Public Works is busy working on many construction projects throughout Monterey, including Measure S streets and sidewalks. The next few weeks includes road surface repair on many streets in the Monte Vista neighborhood. You can get the latest information at
In case you missed it or want to re-watch the four mayors celebrate Monterey's 250th birthday - taped on June 3, 2020 -
From Flattening the Curve to Slowing the Spread