• City Council

    Major actions taken by the Council at its regular meeting of
    August 1, 2018 include:
    • Received a presentation from the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen 2018 Tribal Chairwoman Louise J. Miranda Ramirez
    • Presented service awards to Orlando Perez, Police Department and Khoa Nguyen, Public Works Department for their service to the City. 
    • Received a presentation on the refurbishing of Sandy the Whale. 
    • Approved the minutes of the July 18, 2018 City Council Special and Regular Meetings as amended by Errata.
    • Adopted Amended Resolution 18-025 to add one ballot measure to increase the Uniform Transient Occupancy Tax at the Municipal Election, which was consolidated with the General Election, set for November 6, 2018. 
    • Received report on Sidewalk Development Policy Maps.
    • Received the Treasurer’s Quarterly Report – Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2017-18.
    • Received the Workers Compensation Report – Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2017-18.
    • Received a Periodic Regional Update from Councilmember Garfield.
    • Received the Community Human Services minutes.
    • Approved the appointments of Pat Davis to the Library Board for 08/01/18 to 01/31/2022 and Matt Crawford to the Museum Board for 08/01/18 to 01/31/2020
    • Authorized the City Manager to enter into an agreement with 3D Datacom for the Structured Cabling System: City Hall, Police Department and Corp. Yard Project for a cost of $151,330.
    • Received minutes from the Historic Resources Commission for June 27, 2018.
    • Conducted a de novo hearing, adopted the CEQA Notice of Exemption (NOE), approved the architectural/use permit and findings included as Attachment K, page 118 of the packet, that affirms the Planning Commission’s approval and conditions for Architectural Permit & Use Permit #18-364 pursuant to Pacific Grove Municipal Code (PGMC) §§ 23.70.060(c)(1) and 23.70.080(a)(2), with the amendment to Finding #11, page 119, replacing commission with Council. 
    • Received the report regarding the establishment of a short-term rental license waiting list.
    • Approved the attached response, authorized the Mayor to sign the cover letter on behalf of the City Council, and directed the City Attorney to forward it to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court as the City’s response to the Final Report of the 2018 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury.   

    The agenda reports and supporting documents for all of these actions are on the City’s website, at http://www.cityofpacificgrove.org/about-city/city-council.  Details of the actions taken will also be available, upon completion and adoption of the meeting minutes, which will also be posted on the website.


    City Clerk

    Candidates. Charter Article 12 provides the term for any Councilmember who files for the office of Mayor shall automatically expire on the Tuesday following the election.  This has extended the nomination period from August 10, 2018 to August 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

    Nomination forms may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office during the nomination filing period.  Please call / email the City Clerk at 831-648-3181 / cityclerk@cityofpacificgrove.org for an appointment.
    For more information, see the City Clerk’s webpage/Elections Tab to view the Candidates’ Handbook.  Please note this handbook is intended only to serve as a guide.  It is not comprehensive and should not be relied on to ensure compliance with State or Federal law.  The candidate should consult his or her attorney for legal advice as the City Clerk is unable to assist candidates with legal questions.   

    The City Clerk encourages candidates that have pulled papers to make appointments to file papers earlier than later in order to provide ample time to the Monterey County Elections Office for qualification. 

    Local Ballot Measures. For your information, the Elections Office will disclose the letters of all measures on August 10, after 5:00 PM. As the City follows the County’s requirements when receiving arguments, rebuttals, and analyses for local measures, please review the County’s Guide for reference at http://www.montereycountyelections.us/pdf/How%20to/HOW%20TO%20WRITE%20ARGUMENTS.pdf

    Important Dates to Remember:

    Period to file primary arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures:
    August 11 – 16, 2018.
    Last day to file Impartial Analysis: August 16, 2018.
    Period to file Rebuttal Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures:
    August 17 – August 23, 2018.


    Community & Economic Development 

    Alyson Hunter, Associate Planner. City staff is very excited to welcome Alyson Hunter to PG’s Community & Economic Development Department! She brings experience in land use and coastal resource planning, CEQA, and historic preservation and will further the great work that City staff does in this community. After living for 30 years in Humboldt County, and working for a variety of jurisdictions, including the City of Arcata, Humboldt County and CALTRANS, she is looking forward to starting a new chapter in her career here on the Monterey Peninsula. Her first week has already been jam-packed with everything from a wide variety of inquiries at the front counter to a workshop on the Historic Resources Inventory to an introduction to the City Council. She is honored to have been chosen for this position and is ready to serve the citizens of Pacific Grove. Please stop into the CEDD and say hello to Alyson when you have a moment.
    Successful Historic Resources Inventory Update Community Workshop! A very well-attended and successful Community Workshop was held on July 31, 2018 at the Pacific Grove Youth Center. The update will survey properties currently listed on the Historic Resources Inventory using the city’s Historic Context Statement and best practices as the basis for evaluation of historic properties. In addition to identifying properties for potential removal from listing, the project will also identify potential new historic districts and individual properties to be added to the HRI. At the Workshop, attendees were encouraged to contribute by sharing old photographs or documents that may pertain to properties currently listed on the HRI at a scanning station. An Advisory Group comprised of the HRC Council liaison, Chairs of the HRC and ARB, Vice-Chair of the Planning Commission, a member of the Heritage Society, and an additional member of the HRC will advise staff and the consultant at key points in the process. Workshop information will be posted on the City’s Historic Resources webpage shortly. Please direct any questions to Anastazia Aziz, AICP, Principal Planner at 648-3192 or aaziz@cityofpacificgrove.org or Haroon Noori, Management Analyst at 648-3190 or hnoori@cityofpacificgrove.org

    Public Works

    Car Week Banners
    In advance of the highly anticipated Car Week festivities, Public Works crews hung approximately 30 Car Week banners!  The decorative banners can be spotted in the downtown corridor between 13th Street and Congress Avenue on Lighthouse Ave. 

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 4, 2018

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