COVID-19 and More...Local Update
November 23, 2020
Shopping Season = Buy Local: Support Businesses, Jobs, City Services
Supporting local businesses this holiday season will go a long way. You will support your neighbors and friends, and help the City provide the large variety and breadth of services Monterey residents have come to know and appreciate. All of this helps maintain our quality of life. Here's just one idea - we will bring you more as the season rolls on. Support our local economy and our local fishermen. This industry is struggling like many others, so please consider buying local when making food choices. Check out what is in season, recipes and where to buy seafood locally at and Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust. You can also sign up for Monterey Harbor's e-newsletter, which provides "fresh off the boat" dock sales announcements at
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Transportation Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan 2nd Community Workshop During Planning Commission Meeting, Tues., Dec. 8 at 7 PM
Global warming is in the local spotlight with a transportation adaptation plan grant that will help the City of Monterey plan how to adapt the transportation infrastructure for predicted sea level rise over the next few decades. Now is the time to determine the best approach to deal with these changes, and the City wants the community to be informed and provide input.

As a result of the first community meeting on May 13, 2020, three strategies have been identified to keep Monterey moving in the face of sea level rise: 1. Elevate the Recreation Trail into a sea wall; 2. Elevate Del Monte Avenue into a viaduct with ocean water flowing underneath; and 3. Move Recreation Trail and Del Monte Avenue traffic to Pearl and North Fremont Streets with enhancements made to these streets. The draft transportation adaptation plan is available at

This second community workshop will take place at the Planning Commission Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on December 8, 2020. The program will cover a summary of previous sea level rise studies and outreach efforts, introduce the three adaptation strategies, and gather community input.
Homeless Services Resource Guide produced by the Coalition of Homeless Services for Monterey County
This guide is comprised of public and non-profit resources and will assist the community in connecting to resources that serve the homeless and at-risk populations in Monterey County.

Monterey Virtual Recreation's SPECIAL EDITION VIDEO: Happy Thanksgiving, Be Safe
Check out this heartwarming Thanksgiving video message from Monterey Recreation.
Winning is still happening! Participate in the #GiveThanksNotCovid Digital Postcard Promotion for a Chance to Win a Monterey 250 Commemorative Poster! Winners Notified Next Week.
Don't miss out on this fun opportunity and show you're effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 even during a holiday. Three new postcards now available in Spanish!
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