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Petition Filed Related to Pure Water Project 

The Planning and Conservation League and nine other organizations (including LandWatch) filed a petition asking the State Water Board to modify the river cutback order by incorporating four parallel milestones related to the Pure Water Monterey project. (05.10.18)

Millions of Farmland Acres Lost

Salinas' Economic Development Element proposes to pave over valuable Monterey County farmland. Absolutely unnecessary. According to the American Farmland Trust: “California lost an estimated 1.3 million acres of agricultural land to development” between 1992 and 2012. (05.08.18)

Seawater Intrusion Will Worsen

Water in is greater than water out. Simple equation. Seawater intrusion will continue to worsen until overpumping of aquifers stops. As the Squid writes, "It’s the same old kicking the can down the road Squid’s seen for years, and ignores the basic fact that growers continue to pump groundwater in unsustainable amounts, which is what led to the seawater intrusion in the first place.” (05.02.18)

LandWatch Priorites

Seaside General Plan
(Designing Better Cities)

Participating in the development of the new Seaside General Plan to ensure better policies.

Highway 68 Corridor
(Creating Safer Roads)

Participates in the transportation improvements along Highway 68 that reduce congestion and accidents.

Affordable Housing
(Researching Local Supply)

Tracking affordable units built in each city to understand the supply and demand.

Ferrini Ranch Lawsuit
(Stopping Urban Sprawl)

Litigating this sprawling development along Highway 68.

Harper Canyon Lawsuit
(Stopping Urban Sprawl)

Litigating this poorly planned development along Highway 68.

County General Plan
(Promoting City-Centered Growth)

Litigating the 2010 General Plan and assuring the County meets the settlement terms.

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