Land Use Report
PIP – The Prunedale Improvement Project12/15/14
Friday, December 19, 2014 Sometimes words like “improvement” and “development,” which seem rather forward-looking and positive, can actually disguise, rather than illuminate, what’s really going to be happening, andwhat is really going to be involved...
When County Roads Fail
Thursday, December 18, 2014 The Carmel Valley Association is a nonprofit, community-based group that exemplifies what I consider to be “best practices” in the area of community involvement in land use and planning matters. The CVA has an open...
Today At The ZA
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Last week, I tried to get KUSP listeners interested in land use actions taken at the “Zoning Administrator” level ofgovernment. As I explained then, the “ZA,” which is the shorthand name giventothe Zoning Administrator, is...
Davenport: Strategic Reuse
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 When I first began representing the Third Supervisorial District on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors (and that was, admittedly, a long time ago: forty years ago, next January, as a matter of fact), how the County...
Lots Of Land Use Tomorrow
Monday, December 15, 2014 The Monterey County Board of Supervisors is closing out the year 2014 with an agenda tomorrow thatincludes lots of land use items. Last Tuesday, of course, the Board approved an extremely controversial and consequential...
Nitrates Are Not Right!
Friday, December 12, 2014 As residents in parts of the Salinas Valley know, nitrate pollution of groundwater is a major problem, and a major public health concern (and particularly in the Salinas Valley). So,here is some good news! The State Water...
Sea Otter Cascade
Thursday, December 11, 2014 One of the amazing natural features of the Monterey Bay Region is Elkhorn Slough. I trust many KUSP listeners have experienced the Slough in person. If you haven’t, why not track down the transcript of today’s Land Use...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 For those who follow land use issues “PC” means a local agency “Planning Commission” and “ZA” means the local agency “Zoning Administrator.” Most local governments, including both City Councils and Boards of Supervisors,...
Today At 2:00
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 This afternoon, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint meeting with the Water Resources Agency and the Water Resources Agency Board of Directors. These agencies, which are officially separate, are mostly...
Land Use Tuesday In Santa Cruz County
Monday, December 8, 2014 The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors is meeting tomorrow. Lots of important land use items are on the agenda. Item #54, on the Consent Agenda, is a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the Transportation Commission....
The Coastal Commission Has A Local Meeting
Friday, December 5, 2014 Next week, the California Coastal Commission is going to be meeting in Monterey. The meeting will be held at the Portola Plaza Hotel, and runs from Wednesday, December 10th through Friday, December 12th. Items from the Central...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 The Downtown Commission of the City of Santa Cruz is meeting this morning at 8:30 in the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers. The publicisabsolutely welcome to attend. Here are the topics that I found on the Commission’s...
Transportation Items Of Interest
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission meets tomorrow at9:00o’clock. If you’d like to attend, you should be on the Fifth Floor of the County Government Center at that time. If you want to review the...
A Monterey Downs CEQA Workshop
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 A truly huge subdivision project called Monterey Downs is wending its way through the approval process, and is still at a relatively early stage. This massive development, proposed on lands of the formerFort Ord, would...
Big Subdivisions And A Cell Tower
Monday, December 1, 2014 I like to publicize meetings where land use and related decisions will be made. Based on forty years of personal experience, I know that public participation in the local government decision making process makes a real...
A CEQA Workshop On Monterey Downs
Friday, November 28, 2014 Coming up on December 2nd is a free workshop on the Draft Environmental Impact Report, or EIR, being prepared for the proposed Monterey Downs project. I heard about this event in an email bulletin from the Carmel Valley...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Happy Thanksgiving to any KUSP listeners who are tuned in, despite the holiday. I do run into people who listen regularly to the Land Use Report, and they tell me that it’s usually while they are commuting, or as part of...
Plan Ahead For Water Meetings
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 There was a meeting on Monday, about water in the Pajaro Valley. Let me tell you about some more meetings on water to which you can rally. Mark your calendars, and plan ahead. Farmers say we need water or we’re not going...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Here in the Monterey Bay Region, lots of different community-based nonprofit groups play a key role invarious aspects of land use. Since I was the first Executive Director of LandWatch Monterey County, Ialways like to...
Community Water Dialogue
Monday, November 24, 2014 Water worries still abound, even though some rain has been coming down. In Santa Cruz County, and around the Bay, talking about water is the order of the day. Talking about water is the order of today, particularly for those...
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