Public Citizen for May 22, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
MARINA COMMISSION SEATS | MARINA—The city of Marina seeks residents (who are also registered voters) to fill one seat on the Planning Commission and one seat on the Economic Development Commission. Filing deadline is 5pm Tuesday, May 6. Applications available online, www.ci.marina.ca.us/commission1.htm or at the City Clerk’s Office, 211 Hillcrest Ave., Marina. 884-1278.
OCEAN GUARDIAN GRANTS | COUNTYWIDE—NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries offers grants of up to $6,000 to California schools (including Monterey County kindergartens through high schools) whose students create a school- or community-based conservation project that protects their local watershed and the ocean. Interested schools may register by e-mail to Seaberry.Nachbar@noaa.gov to receive an application and guidelines on how to create an action plan for implementing a project.
AG AGAINST HUNGER | SALINAS—Ag Against Hunger seeks volunteers to get involved in its gleaning program. Working with local growers, volunteers help collect produce that has been left behind after commercial harvest. The food they collect is then transported to food banks and pantries in the tri-county area. A barbecue follows the glean. Reservations requested. 8:30-11:30am. Meet at Everett Alvarez High School, 1900 Independence Blvd., Salinas. Free. 755-1480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USED OIL AND FILTER COLLECTION | CASTROVILLE—The Monterey County Health Department hosts a used oil and filter collection event. Residents who bring in a used oil filter, which will be recycled, receive a new oil filter for free. Limit two filters per customer. 8am-2pm. Pettigrew & Foletta Auto Parts, 10865 S. Merritt St., Castroville. Free. 633-2431.
SALINAS BUDGET MEETING | SALINAS—The City Council gets word on next year’s budget and considers a request by the Measure V Committee to open libraries seven days a week. 4pm. City Council Chambers, 200 Lincoln Ave., Salinas. Free. 758-7381.
DEVELOPMENT FEES | DEL REY OAKS—The City Council considers adopting a regional development impact fee as proposed by the Transportation Agency of Monterey County. 7pm. Council Chambers, 650 Canyon Del Rey Rd., Del Rey Oaks. Free. 394-8511.