Thursday, June 18, 2009
SEASIDE’S MONEY TALKS | SEASIDE – City Council meets early to tackle finances, including audit services, budget adjustments and a redevelopment loan. The regular meeting agenda includes a strategic plan update and adopting $1,000 fines for fireworks violations. 5:30pm special session, 7pm regular meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. Free. 899-6737. www.ci.seaside.ca.us/Agendas.html
GATEWAY CENTER | CARMEL VALLEY – The New Direction Film Festival hosts Mez Benton, who presents “Gateway Center and the Peninsula: A Job We Do Together.” It tells how G.C., home for the developmentally disabled, has continued to be a local success story and, when threatened, how the community has rallied to address the problem. 6:30pm. Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Free. 372-3469.
GREEN MONTEREY COUNTY | MARINA – Supervisor Jane Parker hosts a community forum where she talks about county government’s potential role in addressing climate change and solicits ideas on how the county can be more pro-active. The Global Warming Solutions Act requires the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by the year 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. Reservations requested. 3-5pm. Marina Library, 190 Seaside Circle, Marina. Free. 883-7570 or Jane.Parker@co.monterey.ca.us.
MONEY AND POLITICS | SALINAS – Monterey County Supervisors vote on the final 2009-10 budget. 10:30am. Supervisors’ Chambers, 168 West Alisal St., Salinas. Free. 755-5025.
GPU IS BACK | SALINAS – County Planning Commissioners hold a workshop to discuss issues related to the General Plan’s draft EIR. 9am. Supervisors’ Chambers, 168 West Alisal St., Salinas. Free. 755-5025.
BUDGET MEETING | MONTEREY – Last chance to weigh in on planned cuts to Monterey programs and services. The City Council votes on the 2009-10 budget today. 4pm. Council Chambers, corner of Pacific and Madison streets, Monterey. 646-3935.