MONTEREY COUNTY ACTION ON:
PEBBLE BEACH COMPANY'S MEASURE "A" INITIATIVE
AND APPLICATIONS FOR
MAJOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN DEL MONTE FOREST
COUNTY OF MONTEREY
PEBBLE BEACH COMPANY DEVELOPMENT PLANS
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WHAT'S NEWEST with Measure "A" (November 2000)
At Pebble Beach Co's request, County Supervisors RESCINDED their earlier approval of Pebble Beach Co's proposed major commercial expansion plans
Monterey County Supervisors WITHDREW P.B. Co's Measure "A" Initiative from a Coastal Commission Public Hearing
See the Pebble Beach Company applications for development projects in Del Monte Forest as posted on the out-of-date Monterey County website (external link)
See a July 18, 2001 SUMMARY and MAP of
PEBBLE BEACH COMPANY'S APPLICATIONS
for major construction projects in Del Monte Forest
(on this website)
6-14-07 - Coastal Commissioners VOTED to DENY PEBBLE BEACH Co's MEASURE "A" INITIATIVE which saved the Del Monte Forest. The Commissioners unanimously denied certifying proposed major changes in land use policies and zoning for the Del Monte Forest Local Coastal Program at the public hearing in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, June 13, 2007.
After David Potter's motion to approve Measure A had failed 8 - 4, the commission then voted unanimously to deny certifying the ballot measure.
6-02-07 - The Monterey Herald reports the Coastal Commission staff recommends denial of Measure A, the Pebble Beach development initiative in 2000.
- Click here to read page one of the Monterey County Herald's June 2, 2007 story, "Denial of initiative urged" (on this website.)
- Or click here to search for the entire article, "Denial of initiative urged", using the SEARCH feature on the new Herald web site (an external link).
6-01-07 - The California Coastal Commission staff has recommended denial of the Pebble Beach Co.'s proposed redevelopment plan (Measure A) due to inconsistencies with state Coastal Act policies.
- Click HERE to download the complete 197 page June 1, 2007 Coastal Commission Staff Report (1.6 MB pdf) from the Coastal Commission website.
4-23-07 - At their April 11th public meeting in Santa Barbara, the Coastal Commissioners directed their staff to place the P.B. Co.'s MEASURE "A" INITIATIVE on the Agenda for their June 13-15, 2007 public meeting in Santa Rosa. This changes the last report wherein the staff indicated this major AMENDMENT to the Del Monte Forest Land Use Plan (with Policy and Zoning changes) would NOT be on the Commission's agenda until May, 2008.
The CCC staff has advised that more information on this important item will be provided in a few weeks.
3-24-07 - According to Charles Lester, Coastal Commission Deputy Director, Commission Public Hearings should be held in June, July, or August on PEBBLE BEACH CO.'s MEASURE "A" Initiative. This voter-approved Amendment to the Local Coastal Program includes major policy and ZONING CHANGES in the Del Monte Forest. The Commission Staff has not changed its position that Measure "A" zoning would be at odds with the Coastal Act.
- To learn more CLICK here to read the Monterey County Herald's March 23 story, "Del Monte Forest Plan back on table" on their website, www.montereyherald.com (external link).
3-23-07 - The Coastal Commission Staff recommends extending the deadline for action on Measure "A" from 90 days to one year.
- CLICK here for a link to the Coastal Commission March 22, 23 Notice and Memorandum on this website.
1-23-07 - On January 23, 2007 the County Supervisors directed their staff to RE-INITIATE the process of obtaining COASTAL COMMISSION CERTIFICATION of P.B. Co.'s MEASURE"A" INITIATIVE, a Local Coastal Program (LCP) amendment, including their Resolution No. 07-024, to the California Coastal Commission for commission consideration.
- To read the complete Supervisors' Resolution CLICK here for a link to the entire legal document posted on this website.
1-18-07 - Pebble Beach Co. has not abandoned its pursuit of developing property in Del Monte Forest. Recent correspondence from the Coastal Commission staff indicates the Company continues to pursue their FOREST PRESERVATION and DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PDP) PROJECTS at the COUNTY level.
For more information on Pebble Beach Co.'s plans,
12-11-06 - The Monterey County BOARD OF SUPERVISORS "need to listen" and have made decisions that provide "grounds for recall" according to some County residents. These quotations and others criticize the Supervisors in recent Letters to the Herald Editor. They cover concerns about the Supervisors' action on: INCORPORATION OF CARMEL VALLEY, COMMUNITY GENERAL PLAN, and PEBBLE BEACH COMPANY'S WITHDRAWL OF MEASURE "A".
CLICK on any of these following links on this website to read recent Letters to the Editor on each subject:[top]
12-06-06 - As reported earlier on this website, on December 5th County Supervisors rescinded their earlier approval of Pebble Beach Co.'s major commercial expansion plans in Del Monte Forest that included another new golf course, new Equestrian Center, additional hotel rooms, conference rooms, underground parking garages, new golf cottages and 30 new lots.
During the public hearing, Charles McKee, County Counsel, said they expect to submit PB Co.'s Measure "A" Imitative to the Coastal Commission again at the Commission's public hearing in March, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey. A revised PB Co. commercial expansion plan application is expected to be submitted to the Supervisors at a later date.[top]
10-29-06 - Letter to Herald's Editor - "Protect Native Species" from Mark Massara, Sierra Club, provides important facts concerning Alan Williams' comments in the Herald's Oct. 23rd story about the survivability of Yadon Piperia orchids. Williams indicated Pebble Beach Co. is working with Monterey County on a revised plan for their Major Commercial Development plans in the Del Monte Forest.
Mark Massara's letter states... "Until it <P.B. Co.> refrains from destroying the last coastal native Monterey Pine forests and all the wild life in them, neither the California public nor the Coastal Commission will want anything to do with it <the new development plan.>"
- To read the whole letter CLICK here for the Herald's October 29, 2006 LETTERS, "Protect Native Species" (on this website ).[top]
10-20-06 - Sierra Club proposes a public forum in Pebble Beach wherein the public and the California Coastal Commission can offer suggestions and guidelines for the inevitable future development of Del Monte Forest.
The Concerned Residents throughout Monterey County are urged to write to the Commission about the future of Del Monte Forest. Address your concerns to:
Meg Caldwell, Chair
California Coastal Commission
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Owen House Room 6
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
The Sierra Club has provided proposed wording that urges Ms. Caldwell to host a workshop or public forum in which the public and the Commission can offer suggestions for the future development of Del Monte Forest.
- CLICK here to read the Sierra Club's pre-printed Post Card to the Coastal Commission Chair (on this website). Please send a copy of your letter or post card to the Sierra Club, 3435 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA 90010
MEASURE "A" WITHDRAWN BY MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERVISORS FROM COASTAL COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 AT THE FOUNTAINGROVE INN IN SANTA ROSA
6-14-06 - Monterey County Supervisions, by a 4-0 urgency vote without public notice on Tuesday morning, requested Measure "A" to be removed from today's Coastal Commission agenda. Supervisor Dave Potter in a letter to the commission which stated there was too much confusion about what was before the Coastal Commission, that Measure A was being confused with the project itself. P.B. Co. attorney Tony Lombardo agreed with county officials, adding that the coastal staff report would have made it impossible to get a fair hearing. Commission Executive Director Peter Douglas commented on the delay by saying, "I have my suspicions, but the reality is there is no confusion about what is before the commission..." Douglas indicated the commissioners cannot take action but will meet and probably discuss the implications of the delay. Public comments can be expected at the hearing regarding this matter.
- To read more CLICK here for the Monterey County Herald's June 14, 2006 story, "Supervisors withdraw P.B. plan from the Coastal Commission" on their web site, www.montereyherald.com (external link).[top]
MARCH 15, 2005 - County Supervisors approved Pebble Beach Co.'s Measure "A" Initiative and plans for expanding commercial operations in Del Monte Forest. The Supervisors ignored many public comments on why the proposed development projects are excessive and would be too destructive to the incredible Monterey Pine tree forest. They enthusiastically endorsed all pending applications and indicated they were impressed with the Company's plans for new employee housing in the Del Monte Forest and low-cost housing in Pajaro. However, the California Coastal Commission must also OK Measure "A" Initiative and the proposed major development projects.
CLICK here to see the Schedule for EIR and processing of the PB Co. Development Application from January 2002 through March 2005 (on this website.)
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