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Schedule of GPU Workshops Set By Board

During the next month, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will be holding several "workshop" sessions on the latest draft of the proposed General Plan Update. Supposedly, these workshop sessions are simply to verify that the latest draft of the GPU conforms to what the Board directed last November. In fact, landowner and developer representatives are asking the Board to weaken the current draft GPU even more than the Board has already weakened it, by the actions that the Board took in November 2002.

"Final" action on the General Plan Update will occur either late this year (unlikely) or (more likely) in the early Spring of next year (AFTER the next Supervisorial elections in March 2004). The upcoming workshop sessions are preparatory to the formal consideration of the "second draft" GPU. As usual, the more public participation the better. The most important Workshops are scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, May 27th, and the evening of Tuesday, June 24th.

Please contact LandWatch for more information, and let us know whether you'd like help preparing a letter to the Board, or "talking points" for one of the workshop sessions.

Schedule For Upcoming Workshops on General Plan Update

Date: May 27, 2003
Topic: Future Growth Areas in County
City Growth Areas
Community Areas
Rancho San Juan
City-County Agreements
Property Owner Requests
Affordable Housing
Inclusionary Housing
Workforce Housing
Caretaker Units
Time and Place: Evening Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Board of Supervisors Chambers
240 Church Street
Salinas, CA

Date: June 3, 2003
Topic: Emergency Response
Fire Hazard Policies
Floodplain Development
Storm Drainage
Noise Element
Infrastructure Financing Studies
Water Policies
Wastewater Policies
Schools, Libraries & Childcare
Park Acquisition and Dedication
Time and Place: Exact Time To Be Determined
(Day Meeting)

Board of Supervisors Chambers
240 Church Street
Salinas, CA

Date: June 17, 2003
Topic: City Growth Areas
Jobs and Employment
Employer Produced Housing
Permitting and Enforcement
Transfer of Development Rights
General Plan Amendments
Special Treatment Areas
Coastal Area Provisions
Area Specific Policies
Time and Place: Exact Time To Be Determined

Board of Supervisors Chambers
240 Church Street
Salinas, CA

Date: June 24, 2003
Topic: Land Use Policies & Land Use Map
Development in Rural Lands
Agricultural Lands
Agriculture Industrial Uses
Agricultural Conservation
Infrastructure in Rural Centers
Rural Center Tiers
Community Goals
Scenic Viewsheds
Winery Corridors
House Size Limitations
Miscellaneous Provisions
Time and Place: Evening Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Board of Supervisors Chambers
240 Church Street
Salinas, CA

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posted 05.21.03