| ALERT! Save the trails
A momentously bad decision was made by Monterey County officials that so far has
gone under the radar. They decided that community trails plans should be abandoned
in the new General Plan Update (GPU.) Not revised, not updated, but thrown in
the trash can.
The trails plans, which have been in place for two decades or more, detail where
it makes sense to have trail linkageslinkages to open space, public parks,
and to other trails. It is the blueprint of public hopes for future recreational
opportunities. The public did NOT weigh in on this decision to kill the plans
through any of the citizen advisory committees. And yet, due to legal and practical
considerations, if there is no trails plan, it can be extremely hard to get new
What you can do
Contact the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. Tell them you want the trails
plans to be reinstated and to be a vital part of the GPU. Remind them that public
recreational opportunities are especially important for a growing population.
We must not lose these plans! Stay tuned via our website for updates on this issue.
write to Chair of the Board of Supervisors Fernando Armenta, Monterey County Board
of Supervisors, P.O. Box 1728, Salinas, CA 93902. Fax: 755-5888. (Your letter
or fax will be distributed to the entire Board.)