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Truth and Beauty: Fort Ord Oaks Habitats
Join residents and friends for a reception on October 24, 2015, 5-8 p.m. to see the wonderful artwork and photographs of local artists.  The photos highlight the beauty and majesty of the Monterey Downs site.  The exhibit is on display from October 24 - November 25, 2015.  (10.05.15)

Pure Water EIR to be Reviewed
October 8th the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency will consider certification of the final Environmental Impact Report at a public hearing. What is being evaluated/considered is the groundwater replenishment project. (09.29.15)

Canine Center Appealed to Board of Supervisors
An attorney representing Quail Lodge and Friends of Quail have appealed the unanimous decision by the Planning Commission to approve the Carmel Canine Center. Petitioners contend, it is the wrong project for the wrong location. Check out the article on the Pine Cone's front page. (09.18.15)

Groundwater Regulations Signed into Law
While the phrase “local control” seemed to fit decades ago for monitoring groundwater resources, locals are now wondering now to fund and manage an agency to review local groundwater issues.  Governor Brown just signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which creates safeguards and manages California’s groundwater.  (09.16.15)

Eco-Resort Faces Another Lawsuit
The Eco-Resort development gets hit with ANOTHER lawsuit. An investment company (read "project funder") has filed a lis pendens. According to the article, "The purpose of a lis pendens is to provide constructive notice to a subsequent purchaser, claimant or encumbrancer that a legal action is pending that may affect title to or possession of the affected property." (09.03.15)

Farmworker Housing Approved
The Board of Supervisors reaffirmed the project approval for the T&A farmworker housing near Spreckels. The developer was praised for using his own money, land and resources to get the project completed. LandWatch worked to ensure a positive outcome, provided feedback on the environmental documents, and recognizes the need for affordable units for agricultural workers. A second article can be found on the Herald’s website. (09.01.15)

Big IFs on Monterey Downs Economic Report
Slick brochures landed in mailboxes last week about the proposed Monterey Downs project. This is not an unusual tactic used by developers to gain support for a project. Interestingly, the City of Seaside is now reviewing its 5th draft of the economic analysis. (08.27.15)

County Board to Review Monterey Downs Project
LandWatch is concerned that the Economic Analysis for the Monterey Downs project does not consider the potential impacts from the County’s reasonable demands. Tuesday, July 28 the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into closed session discussions about the land sale. View the agenda. (07.27.15)

LandWatch Priorities
Ferrini Ranch Lawsuit
Harper Canyon Lawsuit
Monterey Downs Project Review
County General Plan Settlement
Pebble Beach Project Comments

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