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City of MontereyCandidate for City Council

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Timothy Barrett

City of Monterey Councilmember
4,460 votes (27.74%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • More livable wage paying jobs for ourselves and our children to aspire to
  • Affordable housing options for working families
  • Safety and security and maintenance of our infrastructure and alleviation of traffic congestion



Profession:Vice Mayor / Councilmember, City of Monterey
Vice Mayor / Councilmember, Monterey City Council — Elected position (2014–current)
Boardmember, Monterey One Water — Appointed position (2014–current)
Boardmember, Coalition of Homeless Services Providers — Appointed position (2018–current)
Voting Representative, Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce — Appointed position (2014–current)
Board Member, Oversight Board to the city of Monterey Successor Agency — Elected position (2014–current)


California State Universtiy Master’s degree, Instructional Science and Technology – Grade 4.0 (current)

Community Activities

Founding Member / Board Chair, Neighborhood Housing Fund for Monterey (2018–current)
Founder / Director, MPC Symposium Working Group (2012–current)
Director, Homeless and Hungry in Paradise Symposium (2013–2013)
A Founding Board member, Walk and Roll Foundation / E.P.I.C. Project (2010–2011)
Chair Person, California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (2005–2007)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Democratic Women of Monterey County
  • Sam Farr, U.S. Congressman
  • Bill Monning, State Senate Majority Leader

Organizations (2)

  • Monterey Firefighters Association
  • The Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Elected Officials (9)

  • Ron Stephanie, Boardmember, Monterey One Water
  • Bill Peake, Pacific Grove City Council
  • Gloria De La Rosa, Salinas City Council
  • Mary Ann Carbone, Mayor of Sand City
  • Alana Myles, President, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
  • Jon Hill, MPUSD Board Trustee
  • Stephen Vagnini, Monterey County Assessor, Co-Founder, Monterey Chapter of Guitars Not Guns
  • Bill Monning, State Senate Majority Leader
  • Jane Parker, Monterey County Supervisor

Individuals (14)

  • Tom Rowley: Fisherman’s Flats Neighborhood Association President
  • Richard Ruccello, Casanova Oak Knoll Neighborhood Association President
  • Kay Russo, Monterey City Recreation and Community Services Director, Ret
  • Kaye Cline, Sustainable Monterey
  • Aimee Cuda, Manager at Central Coast Senior Services
  • Sadie Kvenild, Vice President at Peggy’s Home Care
  • Margaret Huffman, Program Manager at Alliance on Aging
  • Dan Albert, Former Mayor, City of Monterey
  • Peter Coniglio, Former Mayor, City of Monterey
  • Theresa Ann Canepa, Former Monterey City Councilmember
  • Phil Butler, Veterans for Peace President, Chapter 46
  • David Foster, Director, Habitat for Humanity
  • Amy Stocker - Gathering for Women Business Manager
  • Doug Yount, Chair, Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Videos (5)

Vice Mayor Timothy Barrett speaks with Wendy Brikman about values, background and current issues facing the community of Monterey.

— October 3, 2018 AMP Media

About the Neighborhood Housing Fund for Monterey or NHFM for short

No one approach addresses the affordable housing challenges by itself. Rather, a multi-dimensional approach that addresses multiple facets of housing challenges with various approaches is needed. Therefore, the overall goals of affordable housing efforts are many. However, the Neighborhood Housing Fund for Monterey is one approach that seeks to address a sub-set of goals.


1.      Maintaining the integrity of community

2.      Fostering healthy, functional socio-economically diverse multi-generational neighborhoods

3.      Collocating workforce to existing jobs

4.      Reducing commute traffic, carbon emissions and congestion on local roadways

About the NHFM Approach

1.      NHFM is neighborhood focused thereby promoting affordable housing that is the right kind of housing for a given neighborhood.

2.      NHFM intends to support legitimate projects that meet municipal inclusionary housing goals thereby leveraging density bonuses and gaining additional units

3.      NHFM plans to work with distressed property owners to maintain their homes as affordable housing

4.      NHFM will spur collaboration between healthcare providers, employers and housing developers to bring more workforce affordable housing and improved health outcomes for our community.


Thank you for a successful Barrett For Monterey City Council Civic Engagement BBQ!
We served 160 servings of hamburgers, hotdogs and vegie burgers to approximately 100 Barrett for Monterey City Council supporters at the Campaign Kickoff and Civic Engagement BBQ! Thanks to you, our campaign has been able to make a strong statement that we are serious about running, and we have the support of our community in doing so. Your support was instrumental to the success of BBQ and Campaign Kickoff Event, which was held at Montecito Park. Holding the Kickoff at Montecito Park was emblematic of our commitment to the needs of working families, serving our neighborhoods and maintaining our community’s quality of life.

— October 13, 2018 Timothy Barrett

This is part of a collection of videos that Timothy produced during one on one interviews with an entire hospice care team. This impacting project shows the depth of care and the breadth of service that hospice care givers provide to those in need.

— October 13, 2018 Timothy Barrett

The Living with Dignity Videos express the humanity and the intrinsic value of community members who are un-housed and living among us. We all have stories that we present to the world, but during this project, the men and I took our time and looked deep within to the very moment of homelessness. To produce the videos, I created a recording set in a dance studio and provided a safe environment with a relaxing ambience. The men and I worked together for about two hours each to get to the poignant moments shared here.

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