Monday, October 22, 2012
“MPRWA” stands for “Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority.” The Authority will hold a special meeting at 7:00 o’clock tonight, in the Monterey City Council Chambers. Three significant items are on the agenda:
- First, the Authority will discuss how to respond to a Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report (or EIR) for the proposed CalAm Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (a desalination project). Scoping meetings on that EIR are scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
- Second, the Authority will appoint a Chair of its Technical Advisory Committee.
- Third, the Authority will discuss whether to ask the Attorney General for an Opinion on whether Monterey County can legally become a member of the Authority.
Let me also alert you to a meeting of the Monterey County Local Agency Formation Commission, to be held this afternoon at 4:00 o’clock. LAFCO will consider a Notice of Preparation of an EIR for the Proposed Specific Plan, General Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, Planning Area and Sphere of Influence Amendment, Prezoning, Annexation, and Tentative Subdivision Map approval for the proposed Monterey Downs development. That’s an important and significant project, and will need LAFCO approval to proceed.
Links to more information can be found at kusp.org/landuse.