Civility & openness from P.G. Council

By Craig Coffin

When representatives of the growing movement to save the forest which graces Pacific Grove’s Del Monte Park from the Pebble Beach Company’s urbanization plan recently presented their case to the Pacific Grove City Council, they were met with civility and openness.

Mayor Kampe demonstrated a mastery of detail, as he conducted an orderly, productive meeting. Council members proved to be good, honest listeners. With a wall-sized image of the town seal depicting a pine tree and a Monarch butterfly in the background, their comments were considerate and reasonable. The action they took was quite appropriate.

The struggle to save the forest is rapidly gaining support, not only from Del Monte Park neighbors, but from others who recognize that such a radical assault on the natural environment of the immediate community threatens the broader community.

The Monterey Peninsula’s intricate, awesome environment is already seriously strained.

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