Conservation Issues of the Ventana Chapter | monterey county
Monterey General Plan Update
Public has until January to comment on new General Plan
Due to an outpouring of letters from the public regarding the unavailability of documents associated with the fifth version of Monterey County’s General Plan Update, the comment period has been extended to no sooner than January, 2009. As a result, the rush to approval before the end of 2008 has been stopped.
Other problems with the process included a failure by the County to send the complete Draft EIR to state agencies and a failure to send the Draft EIR to the State Water Resources Control Board’s division of water rights (the key entity that rules over our water supply.
Members of the public who commented on these and other problems included The Ventana Chapter, The Open Monterey Project, the Carmel Valley Association, Prunedale Neighbors Group, Prunedale Preservation Alliance, Friends & Neighbors of Elkhorn Slough, and other groups and individuals.
Chapter members are hard at work analyzing the plan’s impacts to the environment, in particular its biological resources, water quality, and water supply. Once final, these comments will be posted to the Chapter website.