Monterey County Issues & Actions:
The best laws in the world don't mean a thing unless they're enforced. LandWatch strongly supports code enforcement efforts that are fair, reasonable, and certain. It's critically important that potential violators know that penalties will be applied if the County's planning and zoning laws aren't followed. With a strong and effective code enforcement ordinance, and with good administration, it's possible to send the right message to everyone.
LandWatch Works With the County and Stakeholders to Adopt a New Code Enforcement Ordinance
LandWatch along with several other local groups participated in discussions with the county to form new a new code einforcement ordinance. (11.25.08)
Advocates for Code Compliance Urge Stronger Code Enforcement
LandWatch along with several other community based organizations has been working for the last several years with the County staff to develop and adopt a stronger Code Enforcement ordinance. The ordinance is currently being reviewed and this letter was recently sent to County staff with the concerns the group members expressed. (08.24.06)
Code Enforcement Must Be Strengthened (392K PDF file)
Violations of Monterey County's planning and zoning laws has become epidemic. For the past year, LandWatch has been working with concerned residents from throughout the county, to develop a better code enforcement system. (07.26.04)