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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.

Register to Vote
September 22, 2015 is National Voter Registration Day!  

register to vote   Register to Vote at: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/


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.

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, December 1, 2015
Location: Sand City Hall
TIME: 5:30 P.M.
Agenda and Council Meetings   

NEXT: Oversight Board Meeting:
Day:Monday, January 11, 2016
Location: Sand City Hall
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Requests for previous meeting materials may be obtained via

NEXT: Budget/Personnel Committee Meeting
Day: TBA
Location: Sand City Hall
The agenda will be posted 72 hours prior to the next meeting
NEXT: Arts Committee Meeting
Day: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Location: Sand City Hall
TIME: 5:30 P.M.
The agenda will be posted 72 hours prior to the next meeting
Public Safety Committee Meeting 
Day: TBA
Location: Sand City Hall

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