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    Hazard Mitigation Update Launch

    Monterey County begins its effort to update its Hazard Mitigation Plan, an important plan identifying our local hazards and how to reduce related risks.

    03/29/2019 6:09 PM

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    2020 Census Launch

    Monterey County will kick off its 2020 Census efforts at a special event April 1st in Castroville.

    03/28/2019 8:31 PM

  • Amendment to the Notice of Treatment for the Asian Citrus Psyllid

    Between December 6, 2018 and January 11, 2019, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed the presence of Asian citrus psyllids (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, a harmful exotic pest in the city of Soledad in Monterey County. This detection indicates that a breeding population exists in the area. The devastating citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) is spread by the feeding action of ACP. The ACP infestation is sufficiently isolated and localized to be amendable to the CDFA's ACP treatment work plan. A Program Environmental Impact Report (PIER) has been certified which analyzes the ACP treatment program in accordance with Public Resources Code, Sections 21000 et seq. The PEIR is available at www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/peir. The treatment activities described are consistent with the PEIR.

    02/04/2019

  • Expanded Recall of Infant Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops

    Tris Pharma has expanded the scope of its November 2018 recall by adding three (3) additional lots of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail (pharmacy) level. Some units from these batches have been found to have higher levels of Ibuprofen concentration. The brand names are CVS Health, Equate, and Family Wellness.

    01/31/2019

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    Monterey County Resource Management Agency Introduces Online Parks Reservation System

    In a continuing effort to move services online and improve the customer experience, the Monterey County Resource Management Agency is pleased to present a new online parks reservation system. Beginning January 28, 2019, visitors can access the new online parks reservation system.

    01/25/2019

  • Locals Rule: New Locals Only Season Ticket at Laguna Seca

    Locals can now find out why Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca is a local treasure as well as one of the world’s most iconic tracks, and they can do it for a lot less thanks to the creation of a locals only Season Ticket.

    01/15/2019 3:03 PM

  • Monterey County work crews to manage Carmel Lagoon sandbar Friday 1/4

    Monterey County work crews will be onsite at the Carmel Lagoon on Friday, January 4th to lower and contour the sandbar to reduce flood risk.

    01/03/2019 5:27 PM

  • Recall of Canned Fiesta Corn

    Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.

    12/14/2018 5:00 PM

  • Tampons Recalled

    Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product.

    12/12/2018 12:22 PM

  • Monterey County Proclaims Human Right to Safe Drinking Water Policy

    The Monterey County Health Department Environmental Health Bureau announces that it is now the official policy of Monterey County that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes. Responding to a referral from Supervisor Luis Alejo, Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the proclamation was presented to and approved by the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 4th establishing the public policy of safe and clean water for human use as County policy.

    12/04/2018 12:00 PM

  • TRUTH Act presentation

    Monterey County Supervisors will hold a special meeting for a TRUTH Act presentation December 11th.

    11/09/2018 3:18 PM

  • Recall (1)

    Ground Beef Recall

    JBS Tolleson, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 6,937,195 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport. Consumers who have ground beef in their homes labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267” should contact the store where it was purchased to find out if it was recalled. Do not eat recalled ground beef. Return it to the store or throw it away.

    10/08/2018

  • Monterey County Launches 24/7 Complaint Hotline for Short Term Rentals

    The Resource Management Agency of Monterey County announced that it has launched a 24/7 hotline to collect complaints related to public nuisances resulting from short term rental activity in the unincorporated areas of Monterey County.

    08/21/2018

  • The Consolidated Oversight Board for the County of Monterey is holding its first meeting on August 21, 2018.

    The Consolidated Oversight Board for the County of Monterey was established in accordance with the California Health and Safety Code § 34179(j) to oversee the activities of the ten redevelopment successor agencies in Monterey County, thereby replacing all other redevelopment successor agency oversight boards, effective July 1, 2018.

    08/20/2018 2:10 PM

  • Marijuana operators could get streamlined county review

    Monterey County >> Facing a new influx of commercial cannabis use permit applications by Wednesday’s deadline for those already operating under temporary state licenses on top of dozens more already in the queue, Monterey County officials are moving toward a streamlined permit process.

    08/01/2018 8:57 AM

  • Monterey County to draft rules on outdoor commercial marijuana grows

    Salinas >> Monterey County will move forward with regulations for allowing limited outdoor commercial marijuana grows.

    07/12/2018 8:36 AM

  • Cannabis cops: ‘Major’ county enforcement operations under way, already need more funding

    Monterey County >> A “major” cannabis enforcement effort targeting both the black market and legal market compliance is being led by multiple Monterey County departments in the unincorporated county, according to a top county official.

    07/10/2018 1:29 PM

  • Monterey County supervisors to consider drafting outdoor pot grow rules

    Monterey County >> After years of requests from marijuana growers in communities from Big Sur and Carmel Valley to southern Monterey County, the Board of Supervisors is poised Tuesday to consider moving forward with regulation to allow outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation.

    07/10/2018 1:06 PM

  • 7 things you should know to get ready to vote in 2018. Remember to vote on June 5, 2018. 7 cosas que debes saber para prepararte para votar en el 2018.Recuerda votar el 5 de junio de 2018.

    05/16/2018 3:57 PM

  • Monterey County announces a settlement regarding Measure Z.

    Monterey County has reached a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs who sued to halt the implementation of the initiative known as Measure Z.

    05/15/2018 3:16 PM

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