Land Use Report
Friday, July 31, 2015 I think it’s fair to say that a kind of land use “dog fight” may be shaping up over a proposal toopen a Carmel Canine Sports Center in Carmel Valley. According to the Carmel Valley Association, which of course follows land use...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Last Monday, the City of Santa Cruz opened up its Resource Recovery Facility for a public tour. I missed it, and I bet you did, too! However, you will have a couple more chances to see how the City of Santa Cruz handles its...
Today At The Planning Commission
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Yesterday, I urged listeners to attend today’s meeting of the Monterey County Planning Commission. ThePlanning Commission meeting will be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, located at 168West Alisal Street in Salinas,...
Tomorrow At The Planning Commission
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 The Monterey County Planning Commission meets tomorrow, starting at 9:00 a.m. I have a link to the agenda in today’s Land Use Report blog, found at kusp.org/landuse. While state law has a lot to say about how local planning is...
Medical Marijuana In Monterey County
Monday, July 27, 2015 Listeners might be interested in Agenda Item #23 on tomorrow’s agenda of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. That agenda item, scheduled sometime after 1:30 tomorrow afternoon, is a proposal by County staff that the Board...
The MC/PC Next Week
Friday, July 24, 2015 The Monterey County Planning Commission (or the MC/PC, I guess you could call it) is meeting next week on July 29th. I have a link to the Commission’s agenda website in the transcript of today’s Land Use Report, so when the July...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 The County of Monterey has provided the public with an opportunity to comment on a proposed “Negative Declaration” related to the Moro Cojo Subdivision. A “Negative Declaration” is an official statement by the County that it...
Water Planning Squared
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 The Board of Directors of the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency is meeting this evening. I have alink to the Board’s agenda at kusp.org/landuse. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m., and the Board will probably be awarding...
Planning For Carmel Area State Parks
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Tomorrow, the California State Parks Department is hosting a public meeting. You are invited. The meeting will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Banquet Center of the Rancho Cañada Golf Club, located at 4860 Carmel Valley...
The Monterey County Board Meets Tomorrow
Monday, July 20, 2015 Boards of Supervisors meet on Tuesdays. The Santa Cruz County Board is on its normal “afterthe budget session” break, traditionally occurring each July, but the Monterey County Board of Supervisors is meeting tomorrow, beginning...
CEQA And Conflicts Of Interest
Friday, July 17, 2015 The California American Water Company is a private corporation that is in charge of supplying water to the residents and businesses of the Monterey Peninsula. Cal-Am has a plan to address theneed for an increased water supply by...
Salinas Valley Recycles
Thursday, July 16, 2015 A special meeting of the Board of Directors for the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, which likes togo by the name “Salinas Valley Recycles,” has been scheduled for 6:00 p.m. this evening. The meeting will be held in the...
Capitola PC Tomorrow
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Tomorrow, the City of Santa Cruz Planning Commission will be meeting at 7:00 p.m., and will be considering the future of downtown Santa Cruz. I told you about that meeting yesterday. Today, let me inform youthat the City of...
Downtown Goes Up?
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 The Planning Commission of the City of Santa Cruz is meeting on Thursday, July 16th, at 7:00 p.m. Ifyouhave any interest in the future shape and character of downtown Santa Cruz, review the links you will find in today’s...
Some “P” Words And Some “E” Words
Monday, July 13, 2015 I often use three different “P” words when I talk about land use. Land use “policy” is at the top of thelist.Using the powers granted to local government, we have the ability to set “policies” in place thatwillgovern future land...
Another Mark Your Calendars Item!
Friday, July 10, 2015 On Tuesday, August 18th, the Public Policy Institute of California, generally known as PPIC, is going to be hosting a meeting in Monterey. The topic couldn’t be more important: “Meeting Water Challenges on the Central Coast.” I...
The Roundabout Way
Thursday, July 9, 2015 Here is a kind of “mark your calendars” ahead item. Seven days from today, on Thursday, July 16th, the City of Marina will be hosting a community meeting to consider a proposed “roundabout” to be located atthe intersection...
The HAC Meets Tonight
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Traditionally, we have tended to think of housing as an “individual” problem. Inotherwords, everyone needs to find housing on an “individual” basis. How you find housing is “your”problem, not “my” problem or “our” problem. This...
Lots Of Items On Today’s Agenda
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Buckle your seatbelts and head on down to the Monterey County Governmental Center ifyou’d like to keep up with what the Monterey County Board of Supervisors is doing on land use. There are lots of land use related items on...
The FORA Regional Urban Design Guidelines
Friday, July 3, 2015 Deciding upon the future development of Fort Ord is the single biggest planning challenge facing the people ofMonterey County. At least, that’s my opinion. Certainly almost everyone will agree that what happens on Fort Ord is very...
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