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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 Submits Comments on Farmworker Housing
LandWatch submitted comments to the County of Monterey outlining items to consider for the Mitigated Negative Declaration. Tanimura & Antle is proposing farmworker housing south of Spreckels Road. The County Planning Commission hears the project next week. Download the Staff Report. (07.24.15)

Seaside Gets Fiscal Analysis for Monterey Downs
Though the project applicant provided its own fiscal impact report for the proposed Monterey Downs project, the City paid for a closer look by its own consultants. What they found was that the developer's report was overly aggressive. (07.06.15)

County Submits Letters on Monterey Downs Project, Sites Changed Situation
The County of Monterey and its Resource Management Agency submitted two letters to the City of Seaside on the proposed Monterey Downs project. Concerns include: undetermined water allocations, undetermined fiscal impacts, and future of open space lands. View the letters on the Pre-Annexation (759 K PDF) and the Draft EIR. (993 K PDF) The Local Agency Formation Commission also provided feedback. (401 K PDF) ( (07.06.15)

LandWatch Submits Letter on CalAm’s Water Supply Project
Cal-Am’s Water Supply Project is a proposed desalination plant that would reduce dependency on the already overdrafted Carmel River. The Draft EIR failed to analyze the project’s impact to existing water right holders in the Salinas Valley Basin, and the cumulative environmental impacts. (06.25.15)

Concerned Residents Outline Issues
Many residents have shown concern about the proposed Monterey Downs project. Check out this short article about the project, its impacts to the land, to residents and to Monterey. (06.27.15)

Judge Rules in County’s Favor
A judge has decided in the Corral de Tierra case that the County did indeed follow its due process and does have a sustainable long term water supply. The Highway 68 Coalition sued the County over the Environmental Impact Report with water being one of the main concerns. It will be interesting to see how this decision plays out for other County projects. (06.25.15)

Seaside’s Economic Analyst Reviews Project
The City of Seaside hired an independent economic analyst to review the proposed Monterey Downs project. It appears the estimates are "very aggressive." At full build out the Monterey Downs project advocates claim the City of Seaside will get $1.9 million a year in annual tax revenue. (06.17.15)
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