Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The future of Fort Ord is being hotly debated! I hope you are following the debates. Even more, I hope you are getting personally involved. A recent news article reports that Assembly Member Bill Monning has proposed a kind of “compromise” approach to one of the conflicts. Check out the article and get more information at kusp.org/land use.
You can go beyond reading about the issues, and get involved yourself, by attending one of these upcoming meetings:
- Tomorrow, on Wednesday, September 19th, the League of Women Voters will sponsor a talk by Bill Weigle, titled: “Why Should We Keep Fort Ord Wild?” The presentation will take place at noon, at the Unitarian Church, located at 490 Aguajito Road in Monterey. If you’d like lunch, which costs $15, please make a reservation.
- On Thursday, September 20th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., the Fort Ord Reuse Authority will hold a Community Information Session on the proposed Parker Flats Remedial Activities and Resulting Community Impacts. The meeting will be at the Carpenters Union Hall, located at 910 2nd Avenue in Marina.
- On Friday, September 21st, there is a Community Walk with Seaside Mayor Felix Bachofner, County Supervisor Jane Parker, and Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the barricades just east of Marshall Elementary School in Marina.
- On Monday, September 24th, there will be a Community Meeting about the Fort Ord National Monument. Eric Morgan, BLM Manager, will be discussing what the National Monument status means and what the next steps are. The meeting will be held at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Street, in Seaside, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Full details on these events are found in today’s transcript.