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Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor Gary Patton talks about land use, and land use decisions, with an emphasis on public participation and how the land use process works.

Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor Gary Patton talks about land use, and land use decisions, with an emphasis on public participation and how the land use process works.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor Gary Patton talks about land use, and land use decisions, with an emphasis on public participation and how the land use process works.

Twitter:

@KUSP

Language:

English

Contact:

203 8th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-476-2800


Episodes

“Earth Day” Should Be Every Day

4/11/2016
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Friday, April 15, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tomorrow, April 16th, is Earth Day in the City of Santa Cruz! Actually, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has identified April 22nd as the “official” Earth Day. Earth Day celebrations are scheduled in many places around the world onthat date, but if you happen [...]

Developers Versus The Neighborhoods

4/11/2016
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Monday, April 11, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Santa Cruz City Council will weigh in tomorrow on a classic confrontation. Those who were around the City of Santa Cruz during the 1970s will remember the Frederick Street Irregulars. This neighborhood group organized to oppose a City plan to put high-rise apartments into [...]

The MGA Is Here!

3/28/2016
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Today, I have a new acronym for you! Those who talk about land use learn lots of acronyms. Today, let me introduce you to the “MGA.” I was introduced to the MGA by an emailed press release, announcing: “The MGA Is Here!” MGA is theacronym [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


Transportation On Both Sides Of The Bay

3/28/2016
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Monday, March 28, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Money for transportation is a hot topic on both sides of Monterey Bay! If you check out today’s Land Use Report blog, at kusp.org/landuse, you will find a link to an article in arecent edition of the Monterey Herald newspaper, reporting on a “compromise” tax [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


Planning Next Week

3/21/2016
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Sunday, March 27, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. Here’s a “heads up” about planning items next week! I seldom get tired of reminding listeners of this indisputable truth: how we use the land is a majorfactor in determining what happens in our local communities. Land use affects our local economy, and it affects our ability to [...]

Duration: 00:01:32


To Permit Or… Not To Permit?

3/21/2016
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Friday, March 25, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To permit, or not to permit? That is a question! Land Use Report listeners know, I think, that I have occasionally taught in a course at the University of California at Santa Cruz called “Property and the Law.” One key concept is thatproperty “rights” (which [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


A Downtown Santa Cruz Switcheroo

3/21/2016
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Monday, March 21, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Lots of things are happening this week in the City of Santa Cruz! If you care about the Santa Cruz downtown, and particularly about how automobile traffic flows, or might flow, or wouldn’t flow at all on Pacific Avenue, then you should be aware that [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


Candidate Forum Today

3/14/2016
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Sunday, March 20, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. Listen up! Today, I have some news you can use. Our local governments are, actually, susceptible to control by the public. That is, of course, theway it ought to be, but if you don’t think that your local government is doing a good job representing you, there is [...]

Duration: 00:01:32


STR Rules

3/14/2016
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Friday, March 18, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Short-term rentals are making the news on both sides of Monterey Bay. One of my assignments as a private attorney is to work for the Monterey County Vacation Rental Alliance, so be aware of that as I provide this report on what turns out to [...]

Duration: 00:01:32


Consider A Planning Commission Visit

3/14/2016
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Santa Cruz should be thinking about going to a Planning Commission meeting. The City of Santa Cruz Planning Commission is meeting this Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. Review the Land Use Report blog at kusp.org/landuse for more information. The Commission doesn’t [...]

Duration: 00:01:32


Advise And Consent

3/14/2016
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Monday, March 14, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. My advice is: don’t ignore that “Consent Agenda.” Tomorrow, both the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors are holding regular meetings. Not too much is happening on the regular agenda of either ofthese Board meetings, but those who [...]

Duration: 00:01:34


Down And Dirty With Monterey Downs

3/7/2016
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Sunday, March 13, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. Let’s talk about a really big development project. Earlier this week, I mentioned the proposed Rancho Cañada Village project, a sizable development proposed for Carmel Valley. Today, let me alert you to a project that a certain Presidential candidate might well call HUGE! I am speaking of course, [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


A Call For A Revolución At City Hall

3/7/2016
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Friday, March 11, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A local newspaper columnist is calling for a revolution at City Hall. Jeff Mitchell writes a “Civic Chronicles” column for the Salinas Californian. In his column on March 4th, Mitchell addresses “Millennials,” those who are between eighteen and thirty-four years of age right now, and [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


The CCA And The HAC

3/7/2016
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. I want to tell you about two important meetings that are coming right up. This evening, on Wednesday, March 9th, the Monterey County Housing Advisory Committee will be meeting from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Monterey County Governmental Center. The proposed Rancho Cañada Village [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


Water, Water

3/7/2016
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Monday, March 7, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Today, there are important meetings about water on both sides of the Bay. At 10:30 on this Monday morning, the Technical Advisory Committee of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority is holding a meeting in the Monterey City Hall. Among other things, the Committee is [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


Climate Change Hits Home

2/29/2016
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Sunday, March 6, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. Climate change is hitting home! A local video is now available for viewing online, and I have put a link in today’s edition of the Land Use Report blog. You can find that blog posting at kusp.org/landuse. Titled “Climate Change Hits Home,” this locally produced documentary film explores [...]

Duration: 00:01:34


Is Growth Always Good?

2/29/2016
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Friday, March 4, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Is growth always good? Let’s think about it! In general, we tend to think that growth is “good.” Parents want their children to grow and thrive, and “thrive” and “grow” are almost synonyms in that context. We want our bank accounts to grow. That’s always [...]

Duration: 00:01:31


Rezoning The Village

2/29/2016
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The future of the City of Capitola will be discussed tomorrow. Tomorrow, the Capitola Planning Commission will consider a comprehensive rezoning of the City. Aslisteners probably know, the zoning designation given to a particular property isthe single most important factor in determining what the future [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


Toro Park Watch / Protect Monterey County

2/29/2016
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Monday, February 29, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The future of Toro Park may be at risk. If you are concerned about illegal trail building in Monterey County’s Toro Park, there’s a meeting this evening that you will want to attend. For about nine months, concerned park users have been complaining that mountain [...]

Duration: 00:01:33


Gilroy And Growth

2/22/2016
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Sunday, February 28, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. I have news today about a proposed Urban Growth Boundary. In Monterey County, the City of Marina has an Urban Growth Boundary, established by an initiative measure enacted by the voters some years ago. I am pretty sure that Marina is the only city in Monterey County that [...]

Duration: 00:01:35

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