At the September 2013 meeting of the Del Monte Forest LUAC, Mark Stillwell of Pebble Beach Company stated that the company had once considered the Old Capitol site as an alternate location for the inclusionary housing currently proposed for Area … Continue reading
By Cosmo Bua
The following was published in the Monterey County Herald on September 6, 2014.
There could hardly be a clearer example of a company – not even a municipality, but a company – shoving people it doesn’t want into an area it doesn’t care about on the edge of town… segregating inclusionary housing away to where it will be less safe and less livable for the residents.
The EIR process is already very troubling, because it is starting from a manufactured falsehood – which is the pitting of the need for affordable housing against the survival of a beloved local forest. This is a nonsensical formulation. In reality, there is absolutely no conflict or reasonable connection what-so-ever between this housing and this forest.
There is a moral imperative here and that is the basic issue the County is facing. It is known that it is wrong to destroy a forest. In this case, where there are numerous clear, viable, and even obviously preferable alternative sites for accomplishing this housing goal, it is ludicrous – or even insane. Continue reading
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