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October Ferrini Ranch Hearings
The Toro Land Use Advisory Committee (agenda) and Monterey County Planning Commission (agenda) meet October 27 and 29th respectively to offer additional public hearings on the Ferrini Ranch project. Hope to see you at the hearings! (10.24.14)

Measure Q Advertisements Released
LandWatch endorsed Measure Q to support public transportation. Check out the 30-second advertisement. Remember to vote. (10.14.14)

Ferrini Ranch FEIR Released
The County released the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Ferrini Ranch Project. The Planning Commission meets October 8th for its first public hearing on the project. (10.06.14)

Ferrini Ranch Public Tour
The Monterey County Planning Commission participated in a three hour tour of the proposed Ferrini Ranch project site. The Commission will likely have it its first public hearing on Wednesday, October 8th. The Final EIR is expected out any day. (09.24.14)

LandWatch Supports Measure Q
This small, 1/8¢ special sales tax will create a stable source of local funding used exclusively to protect transit services for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. LandWatch supports Measure Q to protect public transit services.

Foreclosure Lawsuit on Sand City Eco-Resort
It seems the Sand City eco-resort is plagued with more issues, including a foreclosure lawsuit and delays in the permit issuance. The Coastal Commission sent a letter (in late August) stating that 28 plan modifications and clarifications need to occur before the permit is issued. The foreclosure lawsuit is from the lender Fourth Third LLC alleging the developer's company defaulted on a $29.5 million loan balance. (09.18.14)

Supervisors Give Harper Canyon Time for Study
In May the Board of Supervisors allowed time for the Harper Canyon developer to review the additional over-draft potential of the Toro acquifer. Though the staff presented a resolution for denial of the project as it will require mining to access water, making it inconsistent with the General Plan. The project will be heard again December 2 by the Board. (09.05.14)
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