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The Parker Report - September 2012

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Water Resources Agency Vacancy


Supervisor Parker is looking to fill a vacancy on the Water Resources Agency Board of Directors.

The Monterey County Water Resources Agency manages, protects, and enhances the quantity and quality of water and provides specified flood control services for present and future generations of Monterey County. The ideal candidate shall have experience relating to any of the following: Municipal or small water agencies not regulated by the Public Utilities Commission; Resource conservation districts; Environmental protection organizations; Industry and building trade representatives; or Agricultural organizations.

All candidates should be residents of the Fourth Supervisorial District that includes the incorporated cities of Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Sand City, Seaside, a portion of southwest Salinas, and unincorporated portions of Marina, Seaside, and Salinas encompassing much of the former Ft. Ord. If you are interested in serving on this or other County of Monterey Boards, Committees, or Commissions please submit your resume with a letter of interest to Supervisor Jane Parker at or via USPS at 2616 First Avenue, Marina CA 93933

Annual Coastal Clean-up this Saturday

coastal cleanup 
Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker and Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado are pleased to announce that they will join with thousands of other Monterey County residents to support California Coastal Cleanup Day.
Join them on Saturday September 15th from
9am to 12 noon at the
Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

For more information

Visit the California Coastal Commission:

Save our Shores:

Fort Ord Dunes State Park:

Supervisor Jane Parker:

Designing Sustainable and Healthy Communities - Community Meeting

Co-hosted by Supervisor Jane Parker and Sustainable Seaside on August 2, this Community Meeting brought together over 40 people to hear from local experts on different aspects of sustainable and healthy communities from different County departments and other local organizations.  Attendees had an opportunity to share their thoughts, concerns, and ideas about sustainability and health. Supervisor Parker and her staff will be seeking opportunities to implement the many good ideas which were generated by this event.


A report summarizing the meeting is posted online at

2011 Birth Outcomes Report

The 2011 Monterey County Birth Outcomes Report is now available on the Monterey County Health Department\u2019s webpage. The Birth Report presents a variety of birth outcomes for 2011 from the Automated Vital Statistics System (AVSS) data.  


Key findings from the Birth Report:

  • There was a statistically significant decrease in the teen birth rate for mothers ages 15-19 during 2009-2011 (49.3 per 1,000 women) as compared to 2000-2002 (59.7 per 1,000 women).
  • In 2011, the percentage of births to mothers born in the US was higher than births to mothers born in Mexico for the first time in Monterey County during the time period of 2002 \u2013 2011.  There was no statistical difference between the percentage of mothers born in the US and those born in Mexico for the years 2010 and 2011.
  • Since 2002, there has been a decreasing trend in the percentage of births with entry into prenatal care during the first trimester.  Monterey County has been significantly below baby hand(statistically) the Healthy People 2020 objective each year since 2008.
  • Monterey County has been significantly below (statistically) the Healthy People 2020 objectives for low and very low birth weights each year between 2002 and 2011.


Health Department Speakers Bureau

The Monterey County Health Department has launched a Speakers Bureau to provide dynamic speakers for a wide variety of health related topics. 


Need a speaker on a specific topic, say hand washing or food safety?  Not a problem, the Health Department has many individuals who will bring their expertise to your group.


Don't have a specific topic in mind?  Not to worry, we can help you find a speaker to fit your audience needs.

Contact Karen Smith at 831-755-4639 or at 

The CAO Weekly Report

The CAO Weekly Report is written and administered by the County Administrative Officer to the Board of Supervisors.  It provides information on issues affecting the County and the progress of County activities. Check it out online, or request to be added to the email distribution list by contact Maia Carroll at


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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 -

Wendy Askew, Board Aide -

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


Supervisor Parker Seeks Appointees


Supervisor Parker is looking for interested persons to serve on the following commissions:

In-Home Support Services Commission


Water Resources Agency


If you are interested in a position on either commission, please send a letter of interest and resume to jane.parker@


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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 2010-2011 Strategic Plan Initiatives is posted online.

Save the Date!

Friday, Sept 21

5:30 pm


Community Walk on Fort Ord with Supervisor Parker, Seaside Mayor Felix Bachofner, and Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado.


Click here for details.

Hot Drinks and Hot Topics

Each week before a Board of Supervisors Meeting, Jane hosts a public meeting to review the upcoming Board agenda and listen to the thoughts and priorities of residents who attended. 

Seaside: Me 'n Ed's Pizza (2nd Mon.)
Marina: Mountain Mike's Pizza (3rd Mon.)
Salinas: Portobello's (4th Mon.)
When: 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm on Monday's prior to weekly Board of Supervisor Meetings.
Upcoming dates in 2012 include: 



10th: Me-N-Ed's Pizza in Seaside

17th: Mountain Mike's Pizza in Marina

24th: Portobello's in Salinas



8th: Me-N-Ed's Pizza in Seaside

15th: Mountain Mike's Pizza in Marina

22th: Portobello's in Salinas



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10th: Me-N-Ed's Pizza in Seaside

17th: Mountain Mike's Pizza in Marina

24th: Portobello's in Salinas

Hot Drinks and Hot Topics


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