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Seaside Committee Reviews Monterey Downs
The City of Seaside Board of Architectural Review discussed the proposed Monterey Downs project. The Board focused mainly on the details of the houses and ended up recommending approval of the specific plan in a 3-0 vote. (08.18.16)


Pebble Beach Appealed to Supervisors
The Pebble Beach Affordable Housing Project was appealed to the Board of Supervisors after approval by the Monterey County Planning Commission. LandWatch supports this project for many reasons, including the fact that it provides actual affordable housing instead of paying in lieu fees. (08.18.16)

LandWatch Submits Comments on Rancho Cañada (164K PDF file)
LandWatch provided detailed comments to Monterey County outlining the deficiencies in the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for Rancho Cañada.  The project started out at 218 units but now includes a 130 unit alternative. (02.26.16)

Farmworker Housing Ribbon Cutting
The ribbon cutting for the Tanimura and Antle Farmworker Housing project in Spreckels has occurred. LandWatch provided substantive comments--some of which were incorporated into the project. Interim Executive Director for Landwatch Monterey County noted that this is a good example of a project working to address critical community needs. (07.14.16)

Pebble Beach Approval Appealed (Page 6 & 31)
Neighbors have filed an appeal of the Pebble Beach Inclusionary Housing project less than two weeks after the unanimous decision by the Monterey County Planning Commission. The appeal has been scheduled for August 23. Residents say they want affordable housing, just not in their backyard. (06.24.16)

Transportation Measure Goes to Supervisors
The Transportation Agency of Monterey County is asking the Board of Supervisors to place the 3/8 cent sales tax measure on the November ballot. Both the Board and all 12 cities have voted to support the measure. The Agency has been doing robust outreach to the public and community groups. (06.23.16)

Ferrini Ranch Trial Set
LandWatch filed suit on the proposed Ferrini Ranch project in January 2015.  The briefs are completed and the trial is set for September 6, 2016.  It will be heard by Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills. (04.11.16)

City Manifest Reveals FEIR Release Information
According to the City’s March 18th Manifest Seaside planners expect the Final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Monterey Downs project to be completed and released for public review in April.(03.29.16)

City of Monterey Approves Housing Element
More than three hours of testimony and discussion, the City of Monterey adopted its 2015 Housing Element. Concerns about affordable housing options were voiced and the City agreed to further address those issues with future policies in the next sixth months. Some feel this is a step in the right direction, while others feel it won't do much to solve the problem. (03.24.16)

LandWatch Priorities
Ferrini Ranch Lawsuit
Harper Canyon Lawsuit
Monterey Downs Project Review
County General Plan Settlement
Pebble Beach Project Comments

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