Special Events & the Planning Commission

The Monterey County Planning Commission will be having a discussion about special events this Wednesday morning. Attached is a copy of the staff report and the draft Director’s Interpretation.
Comments can be submitted to before Tuesday, 5:00 pm to Jacquelyn Nickerson at NickersonJ@co.monterey.ca.us and she will distribute to all the Planning Commissioners.

Kathleen Lee
Chief of Staff for
Supervisor Dave Potter
(831) 647-7755


Palo Corona Regional Park Open House

As a continuation of the master planning process for the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) invites community members to a public meeting to discuss recent events regarding Palo Corona Regional Park. The meeting will be held in the Fiesta Room at the Rancho Cañada Golf Club on Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) recently acquired one of the properties underlying the Rancho Cañada Golf Course and clubhouse facility with the intent to transfer the property to the MPRPD. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ideas and concerns with repurposing the existing facilities, additional public uses, habitat restoration and conservation. The meeting will start with an open house format, followed by a brief presentation and then the opportunity for input from those attending.

If you have any questions please contact Rafael Payan at payan@mprpd.org or (831) 372-3196 extension 101. Or contact Steve Noll, Principal DESIGNWORKSHOP, by phone at (775) 588-5929 or email at snoll@designworkshop.com. MPRPD looks forward to your input helping plan the future of this park.

Rancho Cañada Golf Club is located at 4860 Carmel Valley Rd. in Carmel, CA 93923, approximately 1.4 miles east of Highway 1 just past Pacific Meadow Lane.


Upcoming Storm

I’ve already got rain here, despite contrary predictions. Nice that everything is wet, and more seemed to be coming as dawn arrived, before I got enshrouded in clouds, but the big story is the storm this Thursday and Friday.

From NOAA NWS: “The trends seem to indicate that the heaviest rains with the late
week system will be focused somewhere between the Santa Cruz mtns and Santa Barbara county putting the central coast (i.e. Big Sur) potentially in the bullseye for an incoming southwest flow system. The ecmwf has been pretty consistent with this solution for days
now and the latest 06z gfs is more or less in line. Given the trajectory of the incoming low would expect the heavier rains with the late week system for the southern portions of the district most notably the Santa Cruz mtns and Big Sur hills where 1-4 inches may occur with the late week system Thursday into early Friday.”

And from my SLO forecaster: “In Northern California, a slow moving cold front associated
with this trough of low pressure will push southward today spreading rain as far south as Monterey Bay by tonight, before stalling over Big Sur and dissipating on Tuesday.”