Land Use Report
A Community Resilience Challenge04/20/15
Friday, April 24, 2015 All around the Monterey Bay Region, local residents are thinking about “sustainability” and community “resilience.” The “sustainable cities,” or “transition” movement, which is nationwide in scope, isabsolutely flourishing...
Open Space? We’re Not Sure!
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Regular listeners may remember from earlier reports that the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (or FORA) has been overseeing a project that has involved a lot of public participation. Local residents have been asked tospecify what sort...
Recycled Water In The Pajaro Basin
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Yesterday, I let you know about a Desalination Forum being held at Monterey Peninsula College this afternoon, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. I also told you about a meeting on Regional Water Transfers and Exchanges, being held in the...
Desal Will Be Discussed!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Today is a good day to think about water. In fact, considering our not so abundant rainfall recently, every day is probably a good day to think about water, and specifically to think about how we can use less, and live within...
A Monumental Idea
Monday, April 20, 2015 At 10:45 tomorrow morning, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal by Supervisor Ryan Coonerty that the Board officially support the designation of the Coast Dairies property, located on the county’s...
Rain Does Not Cancel
Friday, April 17, 2015 Yesterday I alerted listeners to the “Climate Speakers.” This relatively new group is attempting toeducate and involve the community on issues related to climate change. Today’s blog has a link to their website. Consider having...
The Climate Speakers Program
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Global warming is profoundly affecting the natural environment, and since the World of Nature sustains all life, and everything we do, that means that global warming is important. When we cause big changes to the processes...
Seacliff Village At The Coastal Commission
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The California Coastal Commission meets today, tomorrow, and Friday. If you attend in person you will get to pay a visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Marin County Civic Center. Ihave been there, and it’s pretty...
Ask Permission Or Beg Forgiveness?
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Today, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will take up a couple of planning items at 1:30 p.m. There is a link at kusp.org/landuse. Agenda Item #9.1 is a hearing on a proposed ordinance that would establish new policies...
Monday, April 13, 2015 Item #72 on tomorrow’s agenda of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors is a proposed “WorkingLands Resolution.” While this proposed resolution isnotreally binding, it islikely to be at least somewhat controversial The...
Tomorrow In The Park (Plus More)
Friday, April 10, 2015 April 22nd is the “official” date for Earth Day. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations here in the United States. While April 22nd is the “official” date, there are events throughout the Month of April...
Unified Corridors – Take A Survey!
Thursday, April 9, 2015 “Unified Corridors.” What does that phrase mean to you? Well, if you are a resident of Santa Cruz County you might want to find out about the “Unified Corridors” planning effort now underway. The effort is being overseen by the...
Things To Do Tomorrow
Things To Do Tomorrow Wednesday, April 8, 2015 The Monterey Peninsula League of Women Voters is hosting a meeting today, at noon, on the proposed Monterey Downs development. Tomorrow, the League of Women Voters of Santa Cruz County is hosting a...
Dogs And Horses
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Dogs and horses feature in two new Draft Environmental Impact Reports. An EIR is required when a governmental agency proposes action that “might” have an adverse impact on the environment. The agency prepares a “Draft” EIR;...
Monterey County Land Use Items
Monday, April 6, 2015 The Monterey County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow, and there are a number of land use items on the agenda. I have a link to the Board’s agenda at kusp.org/landuse, and I encourage you to take a look. Agenda Item # 25,...
One Week From Tomorrow
Friday, April 3, 2015 Here is another “heads up” advisory that actually gives you time to put something on your calendar. On Saturday, April 11th, a week from tomorrow, an all day symposium, focused on the“State of the San Lorenzo River,” is going to...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 Desalination is a big issue in the Monterey Bay Region. Because it is, I am hoping that interested persons will consider making comments on a proposal that will soon come before the State Water Resources Control Board. On...
Get Ready For April 9th
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Every once in a while I am able to provide what might be called “adequate notice” about an upcoming meeting. Often, I find myself having to advertise a meeting onthe morning of the veryday that it’s taking place, and while I...
Got Your Copy Yet?
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 This Land Use Report attempts to push and prod listeners towards a more informed and active participation in land use matters. Land use doesmatter, andif we think that self-government is a good idea (and that has been our...
LAFCO: Take Two
Monday, March 30, 2015 Every California county has one, and residents of the Monterey Bay Region have two chances, this week, to see one in action. Let’s think of this like a question on Jeopardy. The answer I am looking for is “What is LAFCO?” LAFCO...
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