LandWatch Memo on GPU Comments


To: LandWatch Members and Supporters

From: LandWatch Executive Director Gary Patton

Date: June 20, 2002

RE: What You Can Do Now To Help Achieve A Good County General PlanThis memorandum is to ask for your help—and for a rapid response.

The future of Monterey County depends on our ability, as a community, to do good planning for the future. In July, the Board of Supervisors will be making some key decisions on a proposed General Plan Update (GPU). We need your help to convince the Board that Monterey County needs to change its "business as usual" approach to growth and development.

Attached is a letter just submitted to the Monterey County Planning Commission, that states our position on the proposed GPU. We hope you’ll agree with the points we make!

If you do agree with the League of Women Voters of the Monterey Peninsula, the Carmel Valley Association, the Sierra Club, Friends, Artists and Neighbors of Elkhorn Slough, National Audubon-California, the North County Citizens Oversight Coalition, the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and LandWatch, please help convince our public officials to make the right decisions.

It is absolutely vital that you let the Board of Supervisors know your views on the proposed General Plan Update before they vote on the GPU in July.

Please take one (or both) of the following actions:

  1. Write a letter to the Board of Supervisors, stating your position. Addresses are attached. You can use our joint letter as a model.

  2. Write a letter to local newspapers, stating your position. Again, addresses are attached. While you can use our joint letter as a model, Letters to the Editor must be very brief (200-250 words).

Thanks for your help! Working together, we can protect and preserve the unique treasures of the Monterey Bay Area for our children, and their children, and can ensure a strong economy, a healthy environment, and a just and equitable society.

Contact Addresses

Monterey County Board of Supervisors Newspaper Addresses
Dave Potter, Chair
1200 Aguajito Road, Suite 001
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 647-7755
FAX: (831) 647-7695
Salinas Californian
Box 81091
Salinas, CA 93912
FAX: (831) 754-4293
Fernando Armenta, Vice Chair
60 West Market Street, Suite 110
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5077
FAX: (831) 755-5876
Monterey County Herald
Box 271
Monterey, CA 93942
FAX: :(831) 753-6169
Louis Calcagno
10681 Mc Dougall Street
P.O. Box 787
Castroville, CA 95012
Phone: (831) 755-5063
FAX: (831) 633-0201
Coast Weekly
668 Williams Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955
FAX: (831) 394-2909
Edith Johnsen
2616 1st Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 883-7570
FAX: (831) 384-1839
Carmel Pine Cone
Box G-1
Carmel, CA 93921
FAX: (831) 624-8076
Judy Pennycook
1000 South Main Street, Suite 213
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5022
FAX: (831) 755-5431

Monterey County Post
Box 22650
Carmel, CA 93922
FAX: (831) 625-5718
General Address:  
Board of Supervisors Offices
240 Church Street, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Attention: Clerk, Board of Supervisors
Phone: (831) 755-5066
FAX: (831) 755-5888

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