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Guest Commentary Pounds Ferrini Ranch
Tom and Becky Jones outlined their concerns about the Ferrini Ranch project in a Guest Commentary. These included: traffic, new street entries, signals, water use, noise and light pollution, loss of visual character and much more. (11.21.14)


Sand City Continues to Face Challenges
Troubles continue on the Sand City eco-resort. As you may recall the developer Ed Ghandour, according to his lender, has defaulted on a loan and filed a foreclosure notice. A counter suit followed by Ghandour. The judge presiding over the case will likely announce the decision on Wednesday. In the meantime, the developer has yet to meet critical plan elements for Coastal Commission approval. (11.21.14)

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)


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)

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Ferrini Ranch Hearing

Encina Hills / Harper Canyon Hearing

CEQA Workshop