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Free CEQA Workshop for Residents
LandWatch has partnered with Sustainable Seaside to offer a workshop explaining the California Environmental Quality Act and its main tenants. Learn how to effectively participate in the environmental review process by attending this free workshop. Download the Flyer (11.20.14)

Two Projects Go to Supervisors in December
Both the Ferrini Ranch and Encina Hills (Harper Canyon) projects go before the Board of Supervisors on December 2nd. Both projects have water supply issues but have received different considerations by the Planning Commission. Ferrini Ranch was recommended for approval, while Harper Canyon was not. (11.16.14)

Guest Commentary on Ferrini Ranch
As a guest commentary, Michelle Hill, writes about her concerns on Ferrini Ranch. From pushing school and commuter traffic into the Toro Park Estates neighborhood to converting the scenic Highway 68 to a multi-lane freeway—her concerns are real and get to the heart of this project. (11.14.14)

Sand City Eco-Resort: Trouble Continue
The Monterey Bay Shores developer seems to be struggling with the project in Sand City. In addition to the Coastal Commission stating the developer hasn't met the project's conditions yet, the project's lender claims the developer has defaulted on the loan. The developer, Ghandour, has now filed a counter suit and is demanding a jury trial in addition to $300 million in damages. (10.29.14)

Ferrini Ranch Scales Down Project
The Monterey County Planning Commission will decide to approve or deny a scaled down version of the Ferrini Ranch project along Highway 68. The idea is to remove 27 units from the plan bringing it to 185 units. The Board of Supervisors will hear the project next. (11.12.14)

Measure Q Passes
LandWatch is thrilled to announce that the Monterey County Mobility Coalition's Measure Q passed with 72.4% of the vote. This is an incredible victory on so many levels. Three key ingredients for this win: Partnerships, Thoughtful Planning, and the Importance of Public Transportation. (11.05.14)

Former LandWatch Board Member Passes
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of former LandWatch Board member Kenneth Gray. Ken was an exceptional leader taking on complex habitat restoration and coastal access projects while at California State Parks. He was an active member of the community and founded Marina 2020 Vision which has changed the history and direction of the community. We are eternally thankful for his efforts. (10.27.14)

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Ferrini Ranch Hearing (Anticipated)

Encina Hills / Harper Canyon Hearing (Anticipated)

CEQA Workshop