LandWatch works to enhance Monterey County’s future by addressing climate change, community health, and social inequities in housing and infrastructure.

LandWatch is committed to climate action in Monterey County. We are actively seeking ways to mitigate climate impacts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Learn more on our ClimateWatch page.

LandWatch is at the forefront of ensuring affordable housing options are available to local families because this also reduces climate and transportation impacts.

Learn more on our HousingWatch page.

LandWatch engages throughout Monterey County and for more than a dozen local cities to ensure climate, water, housing, public safety, and social equity issues are addressed.

Learn more on our CommunityWatch page.

LandWatch’s Recent Actions

Housing Equity and Climate Sustainability Presentation
Sacramento Mayor (former State Senate President) Darrell Steinberg is presenting to LandWatch and its supporters on how to address the dual challenges of housing equity and climate sustainability. Register for the Zoom event scheduled for Thursday, October 6 event from 12 – 1 pm. (09.19.22)

LandWatch Supports Two Bills
LandWatch submitted two support letters for housing and climate bills in the 2021-2022 legislative session. AB 2011 streamlines project approvals for developments in existing office and retail space. AB 2097 prohibits imposing parking minimums within one-half mile of public transportation. (8.10.22)

Preview of Deep Aquifer Study – October 3rd
The Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency is hosting a public workshop Monday, October 3rd from 3-5 pm on the preliminary findings of the Deep Aquifers Study. The study occurred to better understand the issues around salt water intrusion. Attend in person at 168 W. Alisal St., 2nd Floor, “Monterey Room” Salinas, CA or via Zoom (link to be posted at: (09.19.22)