News & Press Releases

Press Releases

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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City of Soledad Named One of the Top 100 Safest Cities in California by the National Council for Home Safety and Security

March 21, 2018

Ranked #27, Soledad is the safest city in Monterey County Soledad, Calif., (March 21, 2018) – The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently released The Safest Cities in California 2018 report that highlights the top 100 safest cities in California. In the ranking, only two Monterey County cities made the top 100, the City of Soledad which ranked #27, and the City of Pacific Grove which ranked #96. “This ranking is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our Soledad Police Department,” said Michael McHatten, City Manager, City of Soledad. “As the safest city in…

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City of Soledad Holds Third Annual Reuse, Recycle, and Clean Up Day

October 11, 2017

Event focused on supporting the concept of reuse and recycle Soledad, Calif., (October 11, 2017) – Late last month, the City of Soledad held its third annual Reuse, Recycle, and Clean Up Day at Soledad High School. Always a community favorite, this year’s event was no exception as lines quickly formed with community members seeking to recycle items at the event. The annual event started with the concept of wanting to give residents the opportunity to keep their homes clutter free while also addressing the City’s ongoing issue of illegal dumping. “Soledad has always been a forward thinking community…

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City of Soledad Officially Stands in Support of Dreamers and DACA Program

October 11, 2017

Mayor signs proclamation and sent it to the President of the United States Soledad, Calif., (October 11, 2017) – The City of Soledad has officially signed a proclamation in support of Dreamers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that is commonly known as DACA. In doing so, the City of Soledad becomes the first city in Monterey County to officially state its support; the County of Monterey has also passed a similar resolution. “ We will not allow the current political environment to divide our community,” said Fred Ledesma, Mayor, City of Soledad. “With this resolution, we are…

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Soledad News

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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