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Located on the central coast of California, just two hours south of San Francisco, Monterey is one of California’s most historic cities. Founded in 1770 by Father Junipero Serra, the city began as a Spanish colony, became the capital of Alta California under Mexican rule, and was claimed by the United States in the mid 1800s. California’s first constitution was signed in Monterey at Colton Hall, which today serves as the center of city government and a public museum. Monterey is home to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, an attraction that delights and educates millions of visitors every year. Just outside the Aquarium is Cannery Row, where John Steinbeck drew inspiration for his novel about life in Monterey during the heyday of the sardine canning industry.
Monterey's success stories include the following:
· Priority-Based Budgeting, incorporates input gathered from citizens to inform operating decisions.
· Historic Survey, finds 12 additional properties eligible to be included in the National Register of Historic Places.
· Public Works Shared Services, allows local governments to share public works service capabilities.
Read more, see photos, and connect with the city here.