The Land Use Report

The Land Use Report

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Gary Patton provides a two minute report 5x a week of land use issues affecting the Central Coast of California.More from The Land Use Report »

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Rogue Bike Trails

Sunday, February 14, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. Rogue bike trails threaten our environment. I quite often hear from listeners who would like me to broadcast information about one land use item or another. I definitely encourage that! Every Land Use Report is not only aired on KUSP; it is memorialized in a written transcript, usually with [...]

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Let's Get Together On Presidents' Day

Friday, February 12, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. There is a meeting next week on the proposed Coastal Rail Trail. The proposed Coastal Rail Trail in Santa Cruz County would have lots of positive impacts, and maybe some negative impacts, too. It is to be expected a proposed project of this kind would be [...]

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Are You In Morro Bay, Today?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For the future of the coast, the stakes couldn't be higher! The California Coastal Commission is meeting today, Wednesday, in Morro Bay, and will decide whether or not to fire the Commission's Executive Director, Dr. Charles Lester. Usually, the public doesn't pay much attention to [...]

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One Big List Of Meetings

Monday, February 8, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. I have a long list of meetings for you! Listeners to the Land Use Report are often treated (if that's the word) to advisory messages about land use-related meetings that are coming up. Local and state government bodies of all kinds have important meetings, and [...]

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Cal-Am Presents A Status Report

Sunday, February 7, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. Head's up! Cal-Am has just issued a status report. If you live, or work, or own a business on the Monterey Peninsula, you've got to care about what the California American Water Company, or Cal-Am, is doing to meet current and future water supply needs. As I like [...]

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The Moral Dimensions Of Climate Change

Friday, February 5, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You can confront climate change right in your own home town! The Progressive Christian Forum (and I believe other sponsors) are hosting a conference on the "Moral Dimensions of Climate Change." Doors open tonight, Friday, at 6:00 o'clock at the Peace United Church, located at [...]

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Will Downtown Go Up?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Downtown Santa Cruz may be going up, up, up! Decisions about land use have incredibly important impacts on the shape and character of our local communities. Of course, they have economic and environmental impacts, too. Currently, the City of Santa Cruz is engaged in lots of [...]

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Carmelized Valley?

Monday, February 1, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A big new development is being proposed in Carmel Valley. Tonight, Monday, the County's Land Use Advisory Committee (or LUAC) will hold a hearing on a proposed Rancho Canada Subdivision. The hearing will be held at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 8065 Carmel Valley Road, starting at 6:30 [...]

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The Future Of Pleasure Point

Sunday, January 31, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. Debate is brewing around Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz County. Pleasure Point includes the neighborhoods located between 23rd Avenue and 41st Avenue, and between Portola Drive and East Cliff Drive, which sits right at the edge of Monterey Bay. In 2007-2008, the Santa Cruz County Planning Department undertook a community planning [...]

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Airport Planning

Friday, January 29, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Let me tell you something about airport planning! The Monterey Regional Airport has embarked on the preparation of an Airport Master Plan. The proposed Airport Master Plan is a facility-level planning study that sets forth a conceptual framework for possible future airport development during the [...]

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