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LandWatch's Oct. 1st Monterey Downs Info Event
In partnership with Sustainable Seaside, LandWatch invites you to our Saturday, October 1st Around the County event, "What's Next for Monterey Downs: an Update by LandWatch and Sustainable Seaside." We hope you can join us to learn about Monterey Downs, its impacts on our community, and what you can do to help us stop it. Our goal is to inspire you and provide information about the mega-development called Monterey Downs at this free event. Instead of tearing out the trees, bulldozing the landscape, putting in more houses, and adding more cars—we believe there is a better vision for Seaside. If you agree, please RSVP your attendance to Chris Flescher (cflescher@mclorg) or RSVP by filling out this Google Form. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.

Monterey Downs Meetings (Subject to Change)
  • September 21st – Planning Commission Meeting
  • September 29th - City Council Special Meeting (Study Session)
  • October 13th - City Council Special Meeting 
  • October 20th - City Council Regular Meeting 
  • More information on our Calendar

Planning Commission Moves Project Forward
The City of Seaside hosted a public meeting where Planning Commissioners voted 3-2 to recommend approval of the controversial Monterey Downs project to go before the City Council.  The meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 13th.  LandWatch continues to watch and engage on this project. (09.22.16)

Kick Off of Ranch Cañada Project Review
Planners for the County consider the next three months the public review period for the Ranch Cañada project. It is expected to go before the County Planning Commission on October 26th.  Key issues seem to be density and on-site affordable housing. (09.14.16)

Pebble Beach Appeal Shot Down
After two hours of public testimony the Board of Supervisors voted to uphold the Planning Commission decision to approve the 24-unit Pebble Beach project. This project helps meet affordable housing needs in Monterey County. (08.25.16)

Farmworker Housing Ribbon Cutting
The ribbon cutting for the Tanimura and Antle Farmworker Housing project in Spreckels has occurred. LandWatch provided substantive comments--some of which were incorporated into the project. Interim Executive Director for Landwatch Monterey County noted that this is a good example of a project working to address critical community needs. (07.14.16)

Transportation Measure Goes to Supervisors
The Transportation Agency of Monterey County is asking the Board of Supervisors to place the 3/8 cent sales tax measure on the November ballot. Both the Board and all 12 cities have voted to support the measure. The Agency has been doing robust outreach to the public and community groups. (06.23.16)

Ferrini Ranch Trial Set
LandWatch filed suit on the proposed Ferrini Ranch project in January 2015.  The briefs are completed and the trial is set for September 6, 2016.  It will be heard by Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills. (04.11.16)
LandWatch Priorities
Ferrini Ranch Lawsuit
Harper Canyon Lawsuit
Monterey Downs Project Review
County General Plan Settlement

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