Welcome to Sand City California
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.
Register to Vote
September 22, 2015 is National Voter Registration Day!
City Ordinance Update
Feeding of Wildlife
Ordinance 15-03 adding Chapter 6.02 to the Sand City Municipal Code regarding the Feeding of Wildlife was adopted and approved by the City Council on July 21, 2015 and is intended to prevent unregulated feeding of wild animals in the protection of the public's, health, safety, and welfare.
Residential Rooftop Solar Systems
Ordinance 15-04 adopting Chapter 15.14 of the Sand City Municipal Code entitled Streamlined Permitting for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Systems was adopted by the City Council on August 18, 2015 to support the development and implementation of small solar rooftop solar systems, to protect public health, safety, and welfare through proper installation and solar energy use.
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.
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.
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.
This Google Earth Visual simulation represents where you could live, work and play in Sand City’s West End district.
View the simulation