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PRESS RELEASE

June 20, 2019

Date: June 20, 2019 Contact: Michael McHatten, City Manager, (831) 223-5014 Subject: City of Soledad Draft Budget Released The City of Soledad staff have completed preparation of the draft FY 2019-2020 budget and released it for public review. It can be found at City Hall between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm. A City Council Budget Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers to review the recommendations. The public is invited to attend and provide input. The document is a proposed work plan for the upcoming fiscal year based…

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MEDIA ADVISORY

May 31, 2019

Soledad residents to envision and shape future park City seeks input through public meetings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 31, 2019 WHAT The City of Soledad will be hosting 4 public meetings for Soledad residents to help design the City’s newest park. Located near the intersection of Metz Road and Orchard Lane, the proposed park is a blank canvas waiting for community input on favorite recreation ideas. At the meetings, residents will have an opportunity to voice their favorite recreation features, park layout, safe public use, and beautification ideas. Residents can also share their ideas with the City of…

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City of Soledad Named One of the Top 50 Safest Cities in California

February 5, 2019

City of Soledad Named One of the Top 50 Safest Cities in California by the National Council for Home Safety and Security Ranked #39, Soledad is the safest city in Monterey County Soledad, Calif., (February 5, 2019) – The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently released The Safest Cities in California 2019 report that highlights the top 50 safest cities in California. In the ranking, only two Monterey County cities made the top 50, the City of Soledad which ranked #39, and the City of Pacific Grove which ranked #43. “Our Police Department deserves praise for their work…

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Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) delivers over $4 million in coast savings through 2018 rebates

December 19, 2018

Contact Shelly Whitworth Telephone O: 831-641-7206 C: 831-229-0277 Email swhitworth@mbcommunitypower.org Website www.mbcommunitypower.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2018 MONTEREY BAY COMMUNITY POWER (MBCP) DELIVERS OVER $4 MILLION IN COST SAVINGS THROUGH 2018 REBATES DECEMBER ELECTRICITY BILLS REVEAL BILL CREDITS, ADDING TO TANGIBLE BENEFITS MBCP PROVIDES TRI-COUNTY BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS December 19, 2018, Monterey, CA – Monterey Bay Community Power today announced 2018 customer rebates will total more than $4 million dollars, delivering significant cost savings and making good on one of MBCP’s primary goals. Residential customers receive their rebate as a…

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Public Hearing October 23, 2018

October 17, 2018

The City Council will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 6:00pm to consider the Miramonte Project, a 647 acre project located to the north and west of current city limits. The project tentatively includes: 1,318 new single-family residential lots Separate parcels intended for future multi-family residential development One parcel for future commercial development 2 new public school facility sites One parcel for future development of a fire department and police department satellite facility 56 acres of combined public park area One 35.9 acre parcel reserved for future low and/or…

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Hartnell College Announces Salinas Valley Promise

July 28, 2018

Dear Media Partners, We are excited to share this news with the community. Thank you for your support! Hartnell College Announces Salinas Valley Promise SALINAS, Calif. –  Hartnell College is thrilled to announce its Salinas Valley Promise program, an initiative that guarantees one year of free tuition for all first-time, full-time students attending Hartnell for the 2018-19 academic year. Hartnell is committed to providing the opportunity for all local students to attend college and/or receive workforce training, regardless of family income. The initiative is designed to encourage more local students to enroll as full-time students, thereby…

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Soledad News

Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) delivers over $4 million in coast savings through 2018 rebates

December 19, 2018

Contact Shelly Whitworth Telephone O: 831-641-7206 C: 831-229-0277 Email swhitworth@mbcommunitypower.org Website www.mbcommunitypower.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2018 MONTEREY BAY COMMUNITY POWER (MBCP) DELIVERS OVER $4 MILLION IN COST SAVINGS THROUGH 2018 REBATES DECEMBER ELECTRICITY BILLS REVEAL BILL CREDITS, ADDING TO TANGIBLE BENEFITS MBCP PROVIDES TRI-COUNTY BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS December 19, 2018, Monterey, CA – Monterey Bay Community Power today announced 2018 customer rebates will total more than $4 million dollars, delivering significant cost savings and making good on one of MBCP’s primary goals. Residential customers receive their rebate as a…

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Soledad completes road and school safety projects

November 29, 2018

SOLEDAD, Calif. – Two ribbon cuttings for two projects in Soledad, Wednesday. One, makes streets safer for our youngest students. The other, connects two sides of the growing city – and a future home of Hartnell College. Renee Sitko was the crossing guard Wednesday at San Vicente Elementary – one of two schools on the busy street. She’s happy to see the new lighted crosswalk. “It helps, because sometimes you get cars that don’t to stop. Hopefully the lights will make people stop better.” The lights flash on the ground and on the sigh above – a clear warning to drivers. There…

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Ordinance No. 719

September 20, 2018

NOTICE OF THE ADOPTION OF AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SOLEDAD ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON H-2A WORKER HOUSING On September 19, 2018, a four-fifths majority of the Soledad City Council took action to temporarily halt the establishment of housing for H-2A workers in all zoning districts in the City in order to protect against adverse health, safety and welfare impacts and to give the Planning Commission and City Council adequate time to discuss, consider and adopt permanent Code provisions regarding such housing. The moratorium prohibits the use of residential dwellings…

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Soledad Certified Farmer’s Market

April 13, 2018

Soledad Certified Farmer’s Market located in the 100 Block of Soledad Street is now open every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come show your support and shop local! For vendor information, please call Flora Ripley at (831) 674-2849…

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ARTICLE | Monterey County Weekley

March 8, 2018

A new movie theater, Hartnell outpost and ballpark improvements mean good news for Soledad. by Sara Rubin Mar 8, 2018 “In 2013, after Pinnacles was upgraded from a national monument to a national park, the city of Soledad just to the west rebranded…

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New 4-Way Traffic Signal – Front & East Street

January 18, 2018

The construction project at Front and East streets will be a new 4-way traffic signal.  The project includes converting the dirt lot beside ACE Hardware into a paved parking lot.  The project also includes adding a left turn lane from southbound Front Street onto East Street.  Construction will take about a month for substantial completion and the disruption to traffic will be minimal. The project was scheduled to start January 16. Unfortunately, the delivery of the poles have been delayed and has impacted the start and finish dates for the project…

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Gallardo Park Project – UPDATE

January 12, 2018

Sansone Construction is making good progress with the City’s Gallardo Park Project despite significant delays from PG&E.  A Ribbon Cutting should be early March and the ball fields ready for use soon after based on weather and sod establishment, which should be placed down the week of January 22 using a generator for the irrigation pumps while we wait on PG&E for permanent power…

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