Neighborhood Improvement

Established in 1985, the Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) directs tourist-generated dollars directly back into the City’s residential neighborhoods. Under a Charter Amendment, at least 16 percent of the money collected through hotel taxes (Transient Occupancy Tax) must be spent on neighborhood and community improvements. Each fiscal year, a committee consisting of Monterey residents considers all submitted projects and recommends which projects should be funded. Several community wide meetings are held and projects are finally voted on by the NIP committee.

The program begins each year in the fall. The NIP Project Nomination Form is for residents to propose neighborhood or citywide improvements. The nomination forms are available below or are available by calling the Engineering office at (831) 646-3887. The completed forms can be either emailed or mailed back to the Engineering office. All the qualified proposals are reviewed, sorted, and cost estimated.

Project Nominations

The FY2014 – 2015 project submittal period is closed. If you would like to submit a project proposal for the FY2015 – 2016 program, please complete the project nomination form and email or mail to us. If you have any questions regarding the form please call (831) 646-3887 or email

The project nomination deadline is February 13, 2015. We ask that you submit all project nominations as soon as possible. Please note that large, complex (e.g. traffic and drainage) should be submitted well before the February cutoff date to allow adequate time for scope and cost development.

If you have any Neighborhood Improvement Program questions, please contact NIP Coordinator Jeff Krebs at (831) 646-3921.

Please click here for more information about the Neighborhood Improvement Program.