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The Parker Report - (end of) October 2014

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Behind the Scenes Tour of Natividad 


There have been some big changes at Natividad Medical Center and Supervisor Jane Parker is inviting you to join her for an exclusive behind the scenes tour the evening of November 6th. 

Meet the new CEO Dr. Kelly O’Keefe, learn about the big investments being made to become a Trauma Center, and see the continuous progress that is being made to provide moms and babies with the highest quality Perinatal care.

Space on this tour is limited so please RSVP to if you would like to attend. We will send details about where and when to meet via email. 

Hearings on Fracking to be Scheduled

The Board of Supervisors received a presentation on September 30th from the State Department of Conservation on fracking and the public was given an opportunity to ask questions and speak. You can watch the video of this hearing online. The next step is for the Board to take action on the moratorium proposed by the Planning Commission. The date has not yet been chosen for the Board to consider acting on a moratorium, largely due to county staff’s request for more time to analyze the legal issues presented by a moratorium. 

To receive updates about this issue from the County of Monterey, send a request to be added to the “fracking interested parties list” and your contact information to

CSUMB Recruiting for Master of Social Work Students

The CSUMB MSW program prepares advanced social work practitioners to meet the needs of multicultural, multilingual, and diverse populations; to be ethical leaders in community-based practice; and to advocate for social and economic justice. The MSW program also maintains a special focus on the community issues of the California Central Coast region.

CSUMB is holding information sessions for prospective MSW students on the first Monday of every month from 4-5 p.m.

The NASW Workforce Center reports an average salary of $60,000 for MSWs in hospital settings, $54,000 in social service agencies, and $61,000 in Schools. The County of Monterey is proud to support the MSW program with California Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) funding.

2nd Annual Ciclovia on November 1 


Youth, students, and residents from the Salinas community are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Ciclovía Salinas which will take place on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 from 10am to 2pm. Last year’s youth-led event was a great success with over 2,000 participants and this year we hope to triple our attendance! 

Ciclovía Salinas temporarily opens Alisal Street, extending from Salinas Street to Sanborn Road, for recreational activity. This temporary transformation of the streets will occur between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm allowing residents to utilize the streets – participating in a wide range of physical activities, such as running, walking, biking, Zumba, as well as provide free access to a family day filled with hands-on activities and resources for children and adults. 

Get details at

Walking School Bus in Seaside

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Supervisor Parker joined more than 150 students and parents as part of a walking school bus to Ord Terrace School organized by the County Health Department “Safe Routes to School” program.  

Communities and schools across the Country are using Walk to School Days to build awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

 Learn more at

Thanksgiving Food Drive


The Salinas Valley LULAC Adult Council #2995 and Youth Council #709 will once again be distributing much needed Thanksgiving baskets which include all the ingredients for a thanksgiving meal including a gift certificate for a turkey.  At a time when many families are facing dire economic situations, the need for basic necessities and a little holiday cheer is greater than ever. 

Contact for a donation from.

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Supervisor Jane Parker welcomes direct communication with county residents. Please contact her office to share your thoughts and ideas about issues facing Monterey County.

Thank you for your interest in County Government. Working together, we can accomplish great things for our community.

Kristi Markey, Chief of Staff -

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Lori Chappell, Office Manager -


Phone: (831) 883-7570

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Supervisor Jane Parker


Main Coastal Office
2616 1st Avenue
Marina CA 93933

(831) 883-7570


The Mission of Monterey County is to excel at providing quality services for the benefit of all Monterey County residents while developing, maintaining, and enhancing the resources of the region.


Information about the County Strategic Plan Initiatives is posted online.

Agenda Packets

Agenda Packets for the Board of Supervisors Meetings, and many other County Committees are posted online.

Hot Drinks and Hot Topics

Before most Board of Supervisors meetings, Jane hosts a public meeting to review the upcoming Board agenda and listen to the thoughts, ideas and priorities of residents. Meeting rotate between Seaside (2nd Monday), Marina (3rd Monday), and Salinas (4th Monday) from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Seaside: Me 'n Ed's Pizza, 800 Broadway 
Mountain Mike's Pizza, 266 Reservation Road 
1366 South Main St
Schedule for 2014
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Oct 13 - Seaside

Oct 20 - Marina

Oct 27 - Salinas

Nov 24 - Salinas

Dec 8 - Seaside

Dec 15 - Marina

Hot Drinks and Hot Topics

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Take the Survey! Impact Monterey County

Your Community. Your Voice. Your Chance to say what matters to you! The Impact Monterey County community aspirations survey is your chance to let government, business, faith and nonprofit leaders know what is important to you.  Starting with what motivates you on a day-to-day basis, the results of will guide policy, program, and community investment decisions over the next 10-15 years. To make sure what’s important to you is known, please take 15-20 minutes now to take the survey.

CAO Weekly Reports

Did you know that County Administrative Officer Lew Bauman send out a weekly reports with information on issues affecting the County and the progress of County activities? 

You can find these reports online or contact with a request to be added to the public distribution list. 

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