Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Is it possible to say “Monterey County” and not think immediately about some sort of water-related issue? It probably is, but I find it difficult. Each week, as I prepare these Land Use Reports, I check upcoming public meetings, and I almost always find one or more meetings that focus on water issues affecting Monterey County. Today, let me tell you about three of them.
This afternoon, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will take up Agenda Item #16, and will respond to a request from the Monterey Peninsula Mayors that the County become a member of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority. Getting different local governments to work together to address water issues on the Peninsula is a great idea. Of course, past efforts have had some problems.
Today, also at 1:30 p.m., there will be a Public Workshop on the Pajaro River Watershed Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, or IRWMP. That will take place at the Gilroy Library, 350 West Sixth Street, in Gilroy.
Finally, the Monterey County Planning Commission will meet tomorrow, and will consider a use permit for the removal of the Old Carmel River Dam. That is Agenda Item #4. The Commission will also take up some very important non-water related planning issues. I encourage your attendance. There is a link to the Commission’s agenda at kusp.org/landuse.
For more information on the IRWMP, please contact Lidia Gutierrez: