Just don’t lose any more money like the last time.
While the developer has not officially submitted project plans to the city yet, it is taking steps forward with a hotel project in mind, according to Pacific Grove City Manager Ben Harvey.
“The city has been meeting with a potential applicant for the site,” said Harvey, noting the applicant’s name was Comstock Development and that any deal was very preliminary at this point. “They have been doing their due diligence to make sure that this is worth pursuing.”
Harvey continued, “At this point we don’t have an application for a project yet.”
Project Bella Part 2?
Not even built yet and getting their name in there. Does CEQA relate to the NLRB or AFL-CIO?
A group dubbed the Committee Against Measure X sponsored by Unite Here, Local 483, sent out fliers over the weekend to Pacific Grove voters declaring “Measure X is wrong” and asking voters to reconsider the measure because it allows a developer to avoid the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Union Against Hotel
While a few P.G. residents did express their concerns about the effects of the project and the special election — like Pacific Grove resident Luke Coletti, who thought the special election was a “cynical attempt to lower voter turnout,”
“I have a lot of faith in P.G. voters,” said Moe Ammar, president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, at Wednesday’s meeting. “It’s to the benefit of Pacific Grove to get that dollar in the bank as soon as possible.”
The question of compensation was addressed first because, as Mayor Bill Kampe explained, “We want to know we’re getting reimbursed.”
For his part, Kampe has advocated moving forward in a timely manner because of the multiple hurdles involved in a development project of this size. He said he was pleased to see the city reach a point where the election has been called and a reimbursement agreement has been made. So did David Armanasco, a spokesman for the project.
Special Election Coming For Project Bella
Our elected tax grubbers, and Moe.
American Tin Cannery Outlets – Future Motel?
No, please don’t build more motels on the beaches. Are more rooms really what we need? The crusty motels need to provide the customers their money’s worth. Tear down some of those Brokaw Halls they call lodges and build something worth coming to.
ATC should be torn down and made into a condo. Corral all them part time residents into their own vacation home paradise.
And tell Moe he can make more money selling parking spots to the ‘good ol boys club’ at his new gaudy tourist information center. I see way more cars in that lot than people in the building. What’s going on there?
Visions of tax revenues from new hotel rooms are dancing in the heads of city officials. They estimate about 80 hotel rooms could be added at existing properties, which would bring in up to $300,000 a year more to city coffers. Even more bed tax money would be generated by new hotels near Lovers Point and the Monterey Bay Aquarium where the American Tin Cannery sits.
Representatives from the business community told the council the city should pick up the tab. Moe Ammar, leader of the local Chamber of Commerce, for example, said that since the city would gain thousands of dollars in increased bed tax from new guest rooms, the city should pay.
But residents who spoke to the council said the businesses should pay.
The council split the difference, voting 6-0 that the city would put up half the money if the hospitality industry put up the other half. The city is waiting for a response..
Who Wants More Motels On P.G.’s Shoreline?
Charges were dismissed Thursday against a Gilroy man accused of assault to commit rape on a 16-year-old employee at the American Tin Cannery in Pacific Grove in May 2007.
Prosecutor Glenn Pesenhofer said he didn’t have sufficient evidence to prove Sunny Kavil guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Charges Against ATC Store Owner Dropped
Second trial this year on the charges. At at the American Tin Cannery – home of David Stamm’s former mini golf range.
Sunny Pappu Kavil, 43, is charged with child molestation, assault and sexual battery. He pleaded not guilty to all counts and was released on $100,000 bail. At his preliminary examination, a judge ruled that there was enough evidence to warrant a jury trial.
On May 19, 2007, a then-16-year-old girl was working at Sunnyline Clothing, a store owned by Kavil in the city of Pacific Grove, near Monterey, according to court documents. Though the girl had only been working in the store two days, she had on multiple occasions felt uncomfortable with Kavil, Pacific Grove police officer Angelo DeMarco testified in a preliminary hearing held Nov. 5, 2007.
“Mr. Kavil, in the short time that she worked there, had given her free underwear, and told her to go ahead and take it home, that she didn’t have to pay for it,” he said. “When she returned to work, Mr. Kavil asked her how the underwear looked or felt on her.’
Another Accused Of Child Molesting Goes To Trial
No April Foolin. I’ve thought this would be a much better hotel/convention site than the Holman’s Building.
Representatives for the owner,(. . .) Cannery Row Co. envision a model development that would incorporate “green” energy-saving building technology and turn the former factory building into a complex containing condominiums, moderately priced apartments, a hotel “that could compete with Pebble Beach and Carmel,” shops and service businesses.
Pacific Grove Mayor Dan Cort and City Manager Jim Colangelo agree that the property is underused.
Colangelo said city officials have had talks with Cannery Row Co. representatives during the past several years “trying to figure out a way the city and Cannery Row Co. can generate more revenue” from the site.
American Tin Cannery Being Developed? With Housing?
Pervs at the American Tin Cannery
Noted about a year ago, one month before David Stamm was arrested.
According to court documents, on May 19, 2007, a then-16-year-old girl was working at Sunnyline Clothing, a store owned by Kavil in the city of Pacific Grove, near Monterey. Though the girl had only been working in the store two days, she had on multiple occasions felt uncomfortable with Kavil, Pacific Grove police officer Angelo DeMarco testified in a preliminary hearing held Nov. 5, 2007.
About an hour after unloading the van, Kavil told the girl he needed to show her how to turn off the lights using the electrical breaker box, police said. She went into a back room, went up to the breaker box and Kavil stood behind her.
He then grabbed her across the chest and waist, pressing his hips up against her and reaching up under her sweatshirt and shirt, police said. Despite her pleading for him to stop, he made several remarks about his arousal and, during the course of the incident, he turned off the lights, police said. The girl said she heard him unzipping his pants, police added.
The girl managed to get out of Kavil’s grasp, grab her purse and run out of the store and the building, police said. She then called her mom, who called police and picked up the sobbing girl from a nearby parking lot.
Sunny Kavil In Court On Sex Charges
On Friday, a Gilroy man pleaded not guilty to charges that he molested a 16-year-old girl at the American Tin Cannery in Pacific Grove.
Sunny Kavil, 42, has also been charged with assault and felony sexual battery. He remains in police custody.
ATC Worker Charged With Molesting Teen Girl