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Commission Denies Rancho Roberto Project
In a 9-0 vote the Coastal Commission denied the Rancho Roberto Project due to its direct conflict with the Local Coastal Program and Land Use Policies. (01.16.17)


Supervisors Approve Rancho Cañada Project
In a 4-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors passed the Rancho Cañada project.  It was considered the final “hurrah” of Supervisors Armenta and Potter. Part of the decision was to remove the requirement for a 50% affordable housing requirement, this move disappointed many. (12.13.16)


Fort Ord Reuse Needs Still Exist
Even though Monterey Downs is dead, there are still unanswered questions about the future of the Fort Ord and how those reuse plans will be implemented. The cemetery, future investments and maintenance of the open space are just a few things on the list. (12.05.16)

Seaside Council Rescinds Project Approvals
In a 5-0 vote, the City of Seaside makes it official and takes Monterey Downs off the table completely. The EIR was revoked as well to create a clean slate so that no future developer could use it (knowing that it had been challenged by LandWatch and others). The City is expecting to be repaid the over $100,000 for its costs. (12.01.16)


LandWatch ED Pens Op-Ed Against Monterey Downs
After outlining a litany of things, each of which make it nearly impossible for the project to proceed, Mike DeLapa covers the lack of vision and imagination among Seaside officials.  In chasing the “fools gold” of Monterey Downs they are missing other opportunities. (11.12.16)


Parks and Transportation Tax Passed by Voters
Peninsula residents overwhelmingly expressed their support for keeping the parks and wildlands managed by the District adequately funded. Measure E passed with a, more than comfortable, 71% of the vote. While Monterey County residents also passed Measure X by a margin of 67.36%, this measure includes $20 million for a bike and pedestrian trail to be built on the former Fort Ord, and includes other funds to fix potholes. (11.10.16)


Pebble Beach Applicant Listens to Residents Changes Project (page 7 and 19)
Residents concerned about impacts to the existing community asked the Pebble Beach Inclusionary Housing project applicant to turn the project 180 degrees to reduce impacts—and the developer agreed. (11.11.16)
 
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