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FORA Sunset Date Approaches, Questions Remain

The FORA Board reviewed a report focused on the transition plan, two and a half years in the making, during its recent meeting. The report resulted in 68 questions—many of which remain unanswered—and leave the big questions looming. For example, how does FORA dispose of its liabilities to local jurisdictions after it sunsets? Those are estimated to be around $195 million. (07.18.18)

Letter: LandWatch Poses Questions on Transition Plan

In this LandWatch letter to the FORA Board, we ask four questions regarding the sunset of the Authority and next steps: Who manages future transactions? What lands need to be conveyed? What transition issues should have been anticipated? Is this process exempt (or not) from CEQA? (07.12.18)

Supervisors Adopt a Moratorium on Two Wells

Law requires planning for sustainable groundwater basins, but two wells have saltwater intrusion, so Supervisors adopted a moratorium. (07.09.18)

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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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