Thursday, July 21, 2016

Monterey approves new massage establishment regulations; adopts state efficient landscaping regs

At Monterey’s Tuesday city council meeting, the council approved new regulations requiring massage establishments to have a conditional use permit and off-street parking. The new regulation mandates that the business must have one off-street parking space per 500 square feet or else it will not be issued a permit to operate. 
The city also noted the adoption of the state’s requirements for water efficient landscaping regulations.
New legislation requires that new construction projects with landscape areas of 500 square feet or more have to have a water efficient landscaping plan submitted and approved by the city.
The city adopted their present proposed regulations by staff back in 2010.
The California Water Commission created the rules for outdoor water use for landscapes in July 2015, which became law in December 2015.