Greetings!
The County of Monterey spent $200k on consultants to consider improvements to the county's planning department (formally know as the Resource Management Agency). We'll share a few links with more details below and here is the just-released full CityGate report with its recommendations.

 
Skimming over Monterey County planning issues (from Voices of Monterey Bay)

The Chamber welcomes two new team members:
Shae Scarr - Member Services Coordinator (she'll handle most member needs)
Lindsey Knight - Membership Development Director (our new membership salesperson who will also help oversee marketing efforts)
See their short personal profiles here . Welcome, Shae and Lindsey!

Thank you,
~Chamber CEO Paul Farmer
RESOURCES TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS
Businesses Operating Outdoors
Permits:
  • Temporary Use of Land Permit (TULP) private property – permit for outdoor dining, personal service, hairdressers, barbers, retail, others.
  • Sidewalk Café Encroachment – public right-a-way - permit for outdoor dining
  • Encroachment permit – hairdressers, barbers, personal service, retail

All fees have been deferred by executive order 05-2020 until October 1 st
  • TULP fee $309.49
  • SWCE - $300.00
  • Encroachment is valuated on area being used and executive order 06-2020 allow for additional business to operate outdoors (hair dressers, barbers, etc.)

If a business wants to operate outdoors, they can call the Small Business Assistance Hotline 831-758-7367 or they can email oscarr@ci.salinas.ca.us .