In July 2012, the 900 acre site received approval for between 90 and 100 residential units and preserved 635 acres of forest land. The Pebble Beach Company wanted to pay in-lieu fees for the mandated inclusionary housing rather than build the units themselves, but because of LandWatch’s involvement the inclusionary housing will be built nearby. The Golf Course project included upgrades to the irrigation system and the removal of 533 trees.
LandWatch engages in the public process in a variety of ways. For this project, here is a list of our engagement strategies.
- Letter: Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (229K PDF file)
LandWatch reviewed the EIR and outlined concerns on: air quality, biology, traffic, water supply, climate change, and the alternatives analysis. (02.02.12)
- Letter: Analysis and Opposition to Pebble Beach Initiative (127K PDF file)
LandWatch noted that given that sufficient signatures have been gathered by the Pebble Beach Company to qualify its initiative proposal for the ballot, the Board of Supervisors now has two choices—either directly to adopt the Pebble Beach Company’s proposed ordinance, or to let the people vote on it. (07.24.00)