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GAC 2023 Goals

The MCHA Government Affairs Committee goals have been updated to reflect relevant current issues and needs of our industry, including: water, workforce housing, childcare and ongoing relationships with MCCVB and local officials/organizations. Click below for an overview of how MCHA will advocate to support the industry throughout 2023.

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A healthy economy starts with a strong hospitality workforce 

In a region known for vineyards and vegetable fields, only hospitality approaches the economic impact of agriculture. Monterey County recorded $2.5 billion in travel spending last year. Visitors generated $264 million in state and local taxes that paid for city services and neighborhood projects. While that’s down from a $3.24 billion impact in 2019, before […]

Coalition Water Letter: Support for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project

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Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) Partners with Commute With Enterprise to Offer Vanpool Option Subsidy for Monterey County Commuters

As Monterey County reopens and businesses welcome employees back into the workplace, commuters can take advantage of new incentives to further help reduce the high costs related to their commute. Realizing that existing public transit alternatives do not always meet the work commute needs of everyone in Monterey County, MST, in partnership with Commute with […]

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MCHA M. Watson Water Letter

Letter to MPUSD: Affordable Childcare Facilities

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MCHA Advocates Mayor and City Council for funding the MCCVB

The MCHA takes an active role in securing funding for the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Letter to Mayor & Council: 2022/23 Fiscal Year Budget & MCCVB Funding

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Stage 2 water conservation - what does it mean for your business?

A note from the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District regarding Stage 2 Conservation for hospitality industry-related businesses: On June 1, 2022, the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District directed California American Water to enact Stage 2 Water Conservation in response to an Order from the California Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) and Governor Newsom. Stage […]

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Coalition of Peninsula Businesses Publishes 2022 Goals

In late 2010, the Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA) formed a Water Task Force to address the issue of current and future water rates charged to commercial business owners and to address the State Water Resources Control Board Cease and Desist Order against California American Water Co. (Cal Am) ordering drastic reductions in pumping from […]

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Compliance Resources & Links

Following is an ongoing list for Human Resource reference, recommended by MCHA membership and updated by our Training & Development Committee. Please email with additional resources or areas of interest. Sexual HarassmentCalifornia Department of Fair Employment California law requires all employers of 5 or more employees to provide training to its supervisory and non-supervisory […]

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In challenging times, voting matters

During this month’s primaries and the November 2022 general election, voters will help determine Monterey County’s future. Choosing leaders who understand the local landscape matters more than ever, with major issues like water, affordable housing, transportation and budgets at stake.

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Monterey City Council Calls For End To State Water Resources Control Board Cease and Desist Order

Monterey, CA. – The City of Monterey has been working to fulfill a state-mandated regional housing needs assessment (RHNA) that assigned Monterey 3,654 housing units (1,177 very low income, 769 low income, 462 moderate-income, and 1,246 market rate), and to place this housing closer to jobs as well as address equity metrics, all within a […]

Water Update - 05/04/2020

We’re hardly surprised to report that even during this covid-19 crisis, water politics on the Monterey Peninsula have not taken a break. On Monday, April 27, the board of the regional sewer agency, Monterey One Water, met to discuss whether to certify and Environmental Impact Report for the expansion of Pure Water Monterey.


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