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Monterey Downs Continued to November 10th
City leaders opted to avoid a decision and instead postpone it until after the election.  The next meeting on this topic is set for November 10th. Public comments on the project were highly contentious. (10.14.16)

LandWatch Submits Extensive Comments to Seaside
Through our legal counsel, LandWatch submitted another 127 page letter to the City of Seaside regarding the Monterey Downs development. Concerns outlined in the letter include: inadequate analysis of water, greenhouse gas, traffic, noise, partial project alternative, and inconsistency with the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan. (10.12.16)

LandWatch Referendum on Monterey Downs
The Seaside City Council has signaled their support of the Monterey Downs racetrack mega-development. We expect approval of the project on October 13th.  Join us to circulate a petition to overturn the Council’s decision.  Volunteers are needed to collect signatures for 30 days starting October 14th. Volunteer using this online form.

Monterey Downs Meetings (Subject to Change)

Kick Off of Ranch Cañada Project Review
Planners for the County consider the next three months the public review period for the Ranch Cañada project. It is expected to go before the County Planning Commission on October 26th.  Key issues seem to be density and on-site affordable housing. (09.14.16)

Pebble Beach Appeal Shot Down
After two hours of public testimony the Board of Supervisors voted to uphold the Planning Commission decision to approve the 24-unit Pebble Beach project. This project helps meet affordable housing needs in Monterey County. (08.25.16)

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)

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)
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Ferrini Ranch Lawsuit
Harper Canyon Lawsuit
Monterey Downs Project Review
County General Plan Settlement
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