Planning Commission Supports Affordable Housing On-Site, Supervisors Should Follow Suit

On Tuesday, June 19th at 1:30 PM the County Board of Supervisors will provide a public hearing on the environmental documents for the Pebble Beach project. The 900 acre site has a proposal for between 90 and 100 residential units and would preserve 635 acres of forest land. The Pebble Beach Company wants to pay in-lieu fees for the mandated affordable housing rather than build the units themselves. This is despite the fact that the County admits the fees may never actually build anything and affordable housing on the Peninsula is in great demand. If the development is approved by the Board of Supervisors the project would require three Statements of Overriding Consideration on: Air Quality, Transportation and Circulation, and Water Supply and Demand.

The Planning Commission, at its May 30th meeting, recommended that all affordable housing units be built on-site, instead of accepting in lieu fees for the units, unless an alternative site is found on the peninsula. The housing, per the proposal by Commissioner Martha Diehl and the County’s ordinance, would need to be for moderate, low and very-low income levels.

LandWatch encourages the Board of Supervisors to support the Commission’s decision at its upcoming hearing on the proposal. We encourage you to write to the Supervisors and request they endorse the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

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Please call or email each Supervisor:

  Fernando Armenta 831-755-5011
  Louis Calcagno   831-755-5022
  Simon Salinas 831-755-5033
  Jane Parker 831-755-5044
  Dave Potter 831-755-5055

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posted 06.13.12