Thursday, July 31, 2008
NON-BILLABLE HOURS | SALINAS– Hors d’oeuvres, pizza and wine at this mixer make networking carefree and tasty. Think of all the free legal advice disguised as party chit-chat you can soak up. (That’s off the record, by the way.) 5:30-9pm. La Casa Sorrento Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 393 Salinas St., Salinas. $15.
DUNES AGREEMENT |MARINA– The City Council wants to invest about $106 million in tax increments to keep The Dunes on Monterey Bay development going. The project’s proposed second implementation agreement reduces the number of workforce units from 124 to 62, decreases the land price by $5 million and converts 100 live/work units into regular townhomes. In exchange, developer Marina Community Partners will resume construction and start sharing profit with the city at the 9 percent threshold instead of 22 percent. Got questions or concerns? Deliver them. 6:30pm. Council Chambers, 211 Hillcrest Ave., Marina. Free. 384-7324.
SALINAS CITY COUNCIL | SALINAS– Hear updates on the city’s gang-fighting efforts and tune in (or tune out) to Mayor Dennis Donohue’s consistent jokes at this week’s City Council meeting. Agenda available after Aug. 1 at 4pm. City Hall Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Ave., Salinas. Free. 758-7381. www.ci.salinas.ca.us.
CARMEL POLITICS | CARMEL– City Council meets. 4:30pm. Council Chambers, City Hall, Monte Verde between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. Free. 620-2000.ci.carmel.ca.us/carmel/index.cfm.
GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER |SEASIDE– The Seaside Police Department invites locals to participate in the 5th annual National Night Out, aimed at strengthening the community by encouraging neighbors to build stronger community relations. City staff will be on hand displaying vehicles and specialized equipment, along with representatives from county agencies and community organizations. Entertainment, food, and activities for all ages will be provided. 4-9pm. Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. Free.
MARINA DEMOCRATIC CLUB | MARINA– The recently formed Marina Democratic Club has its third meeting. Scheduled speakers include Assembly candidate Bill Monning and Marina City Council incumbent Nancy Amadeo. 7pm. Community room, Marina Public Library, 190 Seaside Circle, Marina. Free. 884-9662.