COVID-19 and More...Local Update
September 30, 2020
#WhereIsItWednesday 🤔

Where can you find this epic view of Monterey?
Latest status:
QR Code for Monterey Fire
For Monterey Fire Prevention
What's a QR Code? QR is short for Quick Response - meaning they can be read quickly by a cell phone. They are used to take a piece of information and direct the user straight to the web page so you don't have to type it into the browser. You have to download a free QR Code Reader for your smart phone. Monterey Fire created two QR Codes, one for the Monterey Fire Department home page, and one for their Fire Prevention web page. Check out all the great information on the Monterey Fire Department web pages!

Publishing mid-October, in the fall issue of City Focus - a first-hand account of the fires from a Monterey Fire Division Chief who was on-scene. If you aren't already, sign up to receive the City Focus newsletter. You don't want to miss it!
REMINDER, Monterey Mornings with the Manager, 9AM Tomorrow
City Manager Hans Uslar's biweekly update on COVID-19, wildfires, the economy and other programs, policies and projects affecting our community. Join us for Mornings with the Manager this Thu, October 1 at 9AM at Bring your questions or submit in advance to
BUSINESS SURVEY - Monterey County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, due Oct. 6, 2020
The County of Monterey, collaborating with local jurisdictions including the City of Monterey, educational institutions, business associations and industry representatives, has begun the process of updating its 5-year economic development strategy. A critical component of building a successful strategy is understanding local businesses' opportunities and challenges, especially given the current pandemic, economic crisis, wildfires, and national political unrest. 

The City is reaching out to Monterey business owners and entrepreneurs for input. Specifically, we have created a survey that asks about business operations, crisis response, and needs for sustainability. Your specialized feedback would be extremely helpful to inform how the County moves forward with economic development planning and will affect the types of programs and projects in support of small business that are implemented over the next five years, as well as beyond. 

Please complete the survey by Tuesday, October 6th.  It takes about ten minutes to complete and responses will be kept anonymous. We would greatly appreciate your participation.

Survey in English:  
175th Wharf Birthday Photo Contest with “Wharf Dollar” Prizes - all month in October!
Although an in-person Wharf Birthday party cannot be held this year, Fisherman’s Wharf Association is pleased to announce a virtual 175th Wharf Birthday Photo Contest to be held during the month of October 2020. 

Everyone is invited to submit one photo of yourself, your family, a friend or a special memory you had on Old Fisherman’s Wharf, including on any of our boat trips. Please include a one-sentence photo caption, the year the photo was taken, your name, address, email and phone number.
Send your photo submission to before October 31, 2020. Get all the details at
Important Links and Daily Numbers
The City of Monterey is working to provide local resources and support every day to help us get past the pandemic. Here's a look at the past six months: MONTEREY RESPONDS
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