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A window to the beautiful Monterey coast, Sand City is a green conscious and artistic community that lives, works and plays by the sea. Residents and tourists alike enjoy biking through town or  spending the day shopping and visiting one of the local eateries, artists’ studios or magnificent coastal amenities. Sand City also features the annual West End Celebration an exciting blend of art and industry in a newly transformed area of the City dubbed 'SoHo West'. The celebration features live music, dance and street performances as well as great food and of course the creative wares of local artists and artisans

Notice of Election
November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election
A general municipal election will be held for the purpose of electing one (1) person to the office of Mayor for a term of two (2) years, and two (2) persons to the Office of Council Member for the term of four (4) years each. The Nomination filing period to qualify as an official candidate for the November 8, 2016 Election will open on Monday, July 18, 2016 and closes on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
For additional information:
click here. 

City Ordinance Update
Title 18-Zoning Ordinance
Ordinance 16-01 Amending Sand City Municipal Code Title 18 (Zoning Ordinance) to Amend Chapters 18.68, 18.72, and 18.92 and Sections 18.62.111 and 18.74.010 to add Section 18.74.015, and Delete Section 18.62.180, to streamline and define the permit application requirements and procedures.

Title 18.69 Amendment to Marijuana Ordinance

Ordinance 16-02 Amend Section 18.69 of Title 18 (Zoning Ordinance) Prohibiting Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Cultivation of Marijuana, Commercial Marijuana Deliveries, and all Commercial Medical Marijuana Activities in Sand City

Chapter 6.10 Proper Disposal of Pet Solid Waste

Ordinance 16-03 Adopting and Adding Chapter 6.10 to the Sand City Municipal Code requiring proper disposal of Pet Solid Waste.

Monterey Bay Shores Eco-Resort
On August 16, 2010 Sand City's proposed Monterey Bay Shores Resort received a 7-0 vote by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management Board for their long sought water distribution permit. To view additional information provided by Herald Staff Writer Larry Parson, click here.

Desalination Facility
The City of Sand City is now accepting development permit applications for new development as the City has an adequate water supply via the new desalination facility. The desalination plant is located at 321 Shasta Avenue in Sand City.   

 On tour of the Sand City Desalination Plant, 
  former City Engineer Richard Simonitch is  
  interviewed by Jaymi Heimbuch of Green  
  Planet (A Discovery Company).

Our Community Vision: Sustainable and Thriving

The City has a clear vision of its future as a progressive, sustainable community that encourages the kind of economic and mixed-use development that enables businesses to grow, while also maintaining a friendly, walkable community.

The long-term goal is to build on the City’s existing qualities to create a vibrant community where people can live, work and play. Using streetscape designs, planting trees and installing comfort-oriented street furniture (benches, ornamental street lights and the undergrounding of utility lines), we hope to make downtown more pedestrian-friendly, attractive and accessible to visitors from all walks of life.

Downtown Model

This Google Earth Visual simulation represents where you could live, work and play in Sand City’s West End district.

View the simulation


Sand City Website Policy

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NEW! Post Construction Stormwater Management Requirements for Development Projects in the Central Coast Region (PCRs) - effective March 6, 2014
Municipal and Construction Site Stormwater Management Program
Monterey Regional Stormwater
Management Program

10 tips for Preventing Stormwater Pollution

Monterey Regional Storm Water Program - Year 7 Draft Annual Report 
Next Monterey Regional Stormwater Management Program Meeting:

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A Community of Artists
Be a part of our West End Community
Annual West End Celebration 
Desalination Plant Grand Opening
Sand City News
 Employment Opportunities      
City Council Meetings

NEXT: City Council Meeting
Day: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Location: Sand City Hall
TIME: 5:30 P.M.
Agenda and Council Meetings   

NEXT: Oversight Board Meeting:
Day: TBD
Location: Sand City Hall
Time: TBD
Requests for previous meeting materials may be obtained via 

email: connie@sandcityca.org

NEXT: Budget/Personnel Committee Meeting
Day: TBA
Location: Sand City Hall
NEXT: Arts Committee Meeting
Day: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Location: Sand City Hall
TIME: 5:30 P.M.
The Arts Committee Agenda will be posted 72 hours prior to the next meeting. 
Public Safety Committee Meeting 
Day: TBA
Location: Sand City Hall
the Public Safety Committee Agenda will be posted 72 hours prior to the next meeting. 

Be Part of Our West End Community 
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