[Monterey County] Grand jury sees big difference in number of cats put down at local shelters

The Salinas and Monterey County animal shelters had similar rates of putting down dogs last year, but they varied substantially on the number of cats euthanized, a grand jury report has found.

Both shelters euthanized about a quarter of the dogs brought in, typically because they were too sick or too aggressive to adopt, according to the report by the Monterey County Grand Jury.

Salinas put down about half of the cats that came in, the report found. But 200 feet away at the Monterey County shelter, that number spiked to 67 percent.

[Monterey County] Latest Salinas restrictions will shift RV problem

Salinas >> With the clock ticking on the start of enforcement of the latest overnight parking ordinance, many wonder where the slew of RVs will go as it seems the problem shifts from one place to another.

Last week, Salinas joined a few other county cities by passing an ordinance that prohibits the parking of oversized vehicles overnight on city streets.

[Monterey County] Civil grand jury calls for regional leadership body to lead charge on homelessness

Monterey County >> Calling for more political will and authority focused on addressing the persistent problem of local homelessness and housing insecurity, a Monterey County civil grand jury has called for the formation of a regional leadership body charged with creating, implementing and tracking progress on a regional strategic plan.

[Monterey County] Pacific Grove made costly mistake with Project Bella, civil grand jury says

Pacific Grove >> The mishandling of the failed luxury hotel project known as Project Bella ultimately cost Pacific Grove $100,000. That was the main finding of a recent Monterey County civil grand jury report investigating why the 160-room hotel development, which was proposed to replace the American Tin Cannery Outlets, failed to become a reality.