Thursday, February 5, 2009
MONTEREY BUDGET FORUM | MONTEREY – City officials host a budget forum outlining the financial situation and seeking input, ideas and suggestions. Monterey faces a projected $2.7 million deficit for the current fiscal year (through June 2009) and an estimated $5.8 deficit for the next fiscal year. 7pm. Monterey City Hall, Council Chamber, 580 Pacific St. Monterey. Free. 646-3935. monterey.org/budget/budgetnews.html
SEASIDE BUDGET CUTS |SEASIDE – City Council considers cost-cutting measures including recreation reductions and early retirement incentives. 7pm. Council Chambers, City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. Free. 899-6737. www.ci.seaside.ca.us/Agendas.html
NAACP AND THE GAY COMMUNITY | CARMEL – Monterey County PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) hosts Sylvia Quarles, president of the Monterey County chapter of the NAACP, who talks about the organization and discussesj how PFLAG might better serve the local African-American community. 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Free. 655-3524. www.pflagmontereycounty.org.
OVERPOPULATION AND CLIMATE | MONTEREY – Dr. Judith Kildow discusses overpopulation within the context of climate change at the League of Women Voters of the Monterey Peninsula meeting. Noon/lunch; 12:30pm/speaker. Monterey Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Dr., Monterey. Call for lunch price. 375-8301.
FLANDERS HEARING | CARMEL – The Carmel-by-the-Sea Planning Commission hears public comment on the revised draft environmental impact report on the sale of Flanders Mansion. 4:30pm. Council Chambers, City Hall, Monte Verde between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. Free. 620-2000. ci.carmel.ca.us/carmel/index.cfm
2-1-1 INFORMATION LINE | COUNTYWIDE – Monterey County and United Way launch 2-1-1, a disaster-information line available in 150 languages, 24 hours a day. Attend today’s launch and learn more about the service. 11am. National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Free. 647-3067; 372-8026 ext.103, www.steinbeck.org