Local update on COVID-19 & more
March 24, 2021
Wildlife Wednesday
It's Wildlife Wednesday! Seeing a pod of orcas while whale watching NEVER gets old - what a thrill! April-June are the most common months to find orcas in the Monterey Bay, as they hunt the northbound migrating gray whales. Photo credit: Tim Zoliniak via @MontereyWhales1
Today's Mornings with the Manager
If you missed this morning's Live on YouTube, Monterey Mornings with the Manager with City Manager Hans Uslar, here's a video playback you can watch. He talks about the budget, the cautious reopening of facilities now that the County is in the Covid-19 red tier, vaccines and more.
Monterey Sports Center reopening FAQ - answers to frequently asked questions
Have a question about the Monterey Sports Center reopening? The facts sheet will answer your questions! We are excited to welcome you back!
monthly with NO initiation time only
Junior $40.00
Adult $50.00
Senior $40.00
Family $85.00
(*Family: Two adults and their dependent children 20 years of age and younger living in the same household. Family members 18 years of age and older are required to show proof of residency.)
New compactor project at the Waterfront Parking Lot
Here's an artist rendering of the what the new compactor at the Waterfront Parking Lot will look like. Rain has cause slight delays with construction, but we anticipate project completion by Memorial Day, May 31. The latest three week construction schedule is posted at
New! Single-Family Household Battery Recycling Program
Monterey City Disposal Service can now collect household batteries for recycling. Single-family households in Monterey may now recycle batteries by placing them on top of their recycling carts.

Program Guidelines - Accepted Batteries - 9V, AA, AAA, C and D
  • Place in a clear zipper bag, 1-quart or less
  • Tape the tops of all square-base batteries (bags with untaped terminals will not be collected)
  • Place bag on top of the blue recycling cart lid - do not place inside cart
  • Only one 1-quart bag will be collected per week
  • Bags containing items other than what is specified above will not be collected
  • Liquid-acid and car batteries will not be collected
  • Single-family residences only. This service is not available to multi-family or commercial customers.
For questions, please contact Monterey City Disposal Service at (831) 372-7977, and visit the Household Hazardous Waste web page.
Vaccination 4-1-1
IMPORTANT NOTE: VACCINATION LOCATIONS WITH APPOINTMENT DATES AND TIMES UPDATED REGULARLY: Refer to the Monterey County Health Dept (MCHD) vaccine appointments web page for the latest information -
(We use this MCHD page to populate the list below.)

Vaccine clinics hosted by Safeway Pharmacy

Covid-19 Science Update: Read the latest Covid-19 research on physical distancing in schools, variant B.1.1.7, vaccine response in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and more.
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are today's and yesterday's numbers from CHOMP:
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