The Sunridge Views includes the development of 10 lots on 25 acres near Elkhorn Slough. The project also included the construction of two water tanks, conversion of an existing mobile home to senior housing, some grading and the removal of a landmark tree.
LandWatch engages in the public process in a variety of ways. For this project, here is a list of our engagement strategies.
- Letter: Request to Deny the Applicant’s Permit Extension (80K PDF file)
LandWatch and Friends, Artists, and Neighbors of Elkhorn Slough appealed the approval of the project based on the requirements of the North Coast Coastal Land Use Plan and lack of sustainable water supply. (10.26.16)
- Letter: Request to Deny the Reconsideration at the Coastal Commission (94K PDF file)
LandWatch urges the Commission to follow the recommendation of its staff, and to deny the request for reconsideration. We agree with the staff that there is no error of fact or law that has the potential to alter the Commission’s decision (and no new information that could not have been presented at the earlier hearing). Granting reconsideration would be inconsistent with the provisions of Coastal Act Section 30627, and the Commission must deny the applicant’s request to hear the Sunridge Views appeal all over again (02.11.05)
- Application: Appeal to the Coastal Commission (151K PDF file)
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors made its final determination approving the Sunridge Views Subdivision project and certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report on July 13, 2004. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors approvals are inconsistent with the North Monterey County Land Use Plan/Local Coastal Program (“North County LUP/LCP”). (08.29.04)
- Letter: Comments on the Subdivision Proposal (168K PDF file)
LandWatch outlines that the approval for this project is for a Combined Development Permit in an area without adequate water supplies and inadequate infrastructure. Numerous other topics are also covered. (07.07.04)
- Letter: Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (111K PDF file)
LandWatch Monterrey County believes that this project should be denied, and that
the Planning Commission was right, on December 13, 2000, to recommend denial based on the clear inconsistency of the proposed project with the North County Land Use Plan/Local Coastal Program. (02.03.04)