Land Use Report
Canine Center Gets A Go08/31/15
Friday, September 4, 2015 A week ago last Wednesday, the Monterey County Planning Commission considered a Canine Sports Center project, to be located in Carmel Valley. I advertised the hearing here on the Land Use Report, and was naturally quite...
Take A Little Hike
Thursday, September 3, 2015 The proposed Monterey Downs development is a truly large-scale project that some, I think, might callgrandiose. I do have links to information about the project at kusp.org/landuse, so you can review thatinformation and...
What’s So Special At The PVWMA?
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, or PVWMA, is charged with stopping groundwater overdraftinthe Pajaro Valley, and the future ofourlocal agricultural economy really depends on its success. In today’s Land Use...
Live Oak Development: Coming Up
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meets today, and I thought I’d highlight Agenda Item #38 on the Board’s Consent Agenda. Here’s how the Consent Agenda works: with one motion, taken right at the start of the...
Housing, Housing, Housing
Monday, August 31, 2015 The City of Santa Cruz Planning Commission meets on Thursday, and the City’s Housing Element will be on the agenda. There is more information at kusp.org/landuse Residential property around the Monterey Bay is seen as a...
Wireless Issues And Assembly Bill 57
Friday, August 28, 2015 I notice that the items I have talked about this week are almost all of primary interest to Monterey County listeners. Here’s an item that should be of interest on both sides of the Bay; namely, pending state legislation...
Fort Ord Guidelines: Find Out More Tonight
Thursday, August 27, 2015 The City of Marina Planning Commission is meeting this evening, and will hear a presentation on the proposed “Regional Urban Design Guidelines” that will apply to future developments on Fort Ord. The meeting begins at 6:30...
Dog That Project
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 At 9:00 o’clock this morning, the Monterey County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a “Canine Sports Center,” proposed to be located on a 43-acre site near Quail Lodgein Carmel Valley. The Carmel Valley Association,...
The “Governance Committee” Tomorrow
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The Governance Committee for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project is meeting on Wednesday, August 26th, at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Conference Room of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District. I...
Planning In Salinas And At CSUMB
Monday, August 24, 2015 The Monterey County Board of Supervisors is meeting tomorrow, and if you want to know about plans that the City of Salinas has, to create a vibrant downtown, in the heart of Salinas, plan to attend that Board of Supervisors’...
Talking Water In Monterey County
Friday, August 14, 2015 Water supply issues confront communities on both sides of the Monterey Bay. Earlier this week, Italked about the water supply planning efforts underway in the City of Santa Cruz. To remind you, there is a meeting of the City’s...
The Capitola Council Meets Tonight
Thursday, August 13, 2015 There are four cities in Santa Cruz County, and the City of Capitola is one of them, though everyone should note that at least half the population of Santa Cruz County doesn’t live in any city atall. Sometimes, people get...
WSAC This Week
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Yesterday, I mentioned last night’s meeting of the Santa Cruz City Council, with an emphasis on the presentation made by the City of Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee, or WSAC. Today, let me relay an invitation. I...
The City Of Santa Cruz Talks Water
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Last week, lightning struck and the rain came down, but only ever so briefly where I live. I live in the City of Santa Cruz, and City residents are still worrying about long-term water supplies. If you happen tolive within the...
Important Decision On Mobile Home Parks
Monday, August 10, 2015 In California, the trial courts are called “Superior” courts. A Superior Court, or trial court, decision only affects those parties directly involved in the litigation. Appellate court decisions, however, if they are published...
Friday, August 7, 2015 Noisy airplanes seem to be a problem for lots of people in Santa Cruz County. And in other places, too. Activists have been sending me information about local and Bay Area efforts to confront the Federal Aviation Administration,...
Thursday, August 6, 2015 Listeners have probably heard about “green” land use. The idea is that new development should meet rigorous environmental standards, reducing water use, and energy use, andusing less land for more development by increased...
Carmel River Water Woes
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 The mayors of the cities on the Monterey Peninsula are showing some concern about California American Water’s proposed desalination project. The project may stall out, or experience significant delays, as Cal‑Am has to deal...
Corridor Planning In Santa Cruz
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 The Santa Cruz City Council is meeting this evening, at 7:00 p.m., in what is billed as a “Study Session.” I think this might be an important meeting for city residents to attend. Agenda Item #6 is a Public Hearing to consider...
Housing And Marijuana Are On The Agenda
Monday, August 3, 2015 Housing activists are urging those who care about affordable housing to show up at tomorrow’s meeting of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. The Board meeting begins at 9:00 a.m., and Agenda Item#70 is a public hearing...
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