homepg_img2Welcome 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.

2014 West End Celebration

A special "Thank you" to all the supporters, volunteers, and countless individuals who participated in the success of the 2014 West End Celebration.

Beach Camping Ordinance

At the August 19, 2014 City Council meeting, the Sand City Council passed and Adopted Ordinance No. 14-05 (2014),adopting Chapter 9.28 of the Sand City Municipal Code entitled "Camping Restrictions". The Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after the date of its passage.

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


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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
3.25.15 MRSWMP Agenda
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      
Wildlife Infestation Removal Service
City Council Meetings
NEXT: City Council Meeting
Day: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Location: Sand City Hall
TIME: 5:30 P.M.
 Agendas and Minutes   

NEXT: Oversight Board Special Meeting:
Day:Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Location: Sand City Hall
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Requests for previous meeting materials may be obtained via
4.28.15 OB Agenda

NEXT: Arts Committee Meeting
Day: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Location: Sand City Hall
TIME: 5:30 P.M.
4.28.15 Arts Committee Agenda  
Public Safety Committee Meeting 
Day: TDA
Location: Sand City Hall

Be Part of Our West End Community 
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