NIMBYs In Del Monte Park Say It's For The Trees

Please think about the trees says the neighborhood that looks down on Pebble Beach workers who would live across the fence from them. As they continue to cover more ground for driveways and mini mansions.

DMP

Arguing that the Pebble Beach Co. should find an alternate site for its Del Monte Forest affordable housing apartment complex project that doesn’t include removal of 725 trees, the Del Monte Neighbors United group will get a chance to make its case before the Board of Supervisors next week.

“Thus, this appeal is not about blocking inclusionary housing,” he wrote. “This is about the removal of 725 mature trees in the Monterey pine forest, which has been fragmented and harmed by years of incremental development, and there are alternative projects that would still provide much-needed inclusionary housing without the commensurate environmental impacts.”

NIMBYs In Del Monte Park Say It’s For The Trees

Pebble Beach Employee Housing Approved

Del Monte Park residents predict meth labs, jumper cables, fornication and other acts of low class across the fence. Did anyone mention that Del Monte Park has 60% of the town’s sex offenders?

DMP

After a three-hour hearing featuring more than two dozen neighbors speaking in opposition and a range of business and social interest groups speaking in support, along with a few company employees, the commission spent a few brief moments discussing the 24-unit lower-income apartment complex project before voting 6-0 to approve it.

Commissioner Martha Diehl, who made the motion to approve, said she understood the concerns of neighbors who opposed the project but said affordable housing was such an “overwhelming priority” along with open space preservation in the forest tied to the proposal that it outweighed any drawbacks.

Pebble Beach Employee Housing Approved

Bomb Goes Off In Del Monte Park

Police are investigating an explosion that left a building on Presidio Boulevard with shattered windows and broken light fixtures early Saturday morning.

Nearby residents told police an explosion activated several car alarms and left a smoky stench that they thought came from fireworks. Police combed the area near Austin Avenue and found that a large, homemade mortar-style device had exploded in EnviroTemp Heating and Cooling’s parking lot, police said.

Bomb Goes Off In Del Monte Park

Del Monte Park NIMBYs Lose A Point In Pebble Beach Battle

And Mayor Kampe suddenly discovers a letter from PB Co that he didn’t know he had. Perhaps he left it in Dan Cort’s ‘moron’ file.

The council sent a letter to the Pebble Beach Co. and county officials in November listing a number of reasons why neighbors of the project site oppose the location and asking the company to consider an alternative site. The letter asked the company to list all alternative sites considered, why they were rejected, why the company feels the proposed site is superior to other alternatives, and requested information on any studies done on alternative sites.

Earlier this week, Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Kampe said the company actually sent a reply letter, contrary to his statement on Sunday. The letter dated Dec. 20 from company vice president Mark Stilwell, which Kampe said he didn’t discover until Monday, outlined the company’s reasons for choosing the proposed site, but did not address the council’s request for any information about alternative sites..

Del Monte Park NIMBYs Lose A Point In Pebble Beach Battle

Armed Robbery In Del Monte Park

Are the suspects from Pebble Beach?

Two women were robbed at approximately 9:48 p.m. Saturday on the 1200 block of Lincoln Avenue, according to the Pacific Grove Police Department.

The women had just returned home and as they exited their vehicle they were approached by a man who pointed a handgun at them and demanded their belongings.

Armed Robbery In Del Monte Park

Would Pebble Beach Allow Meth Labs Across The Fence From Del Monte Park?

DMP

Residents closest to the most ghetto Pacific Grove have some real paranoia. Meth labs, street races and Wal Mart stores.

Project site neighbor John McClure said the development would “smell like a meth lab” and be as “noisy as a drag strip.”

A woman who said she was a licensed real estate broker argued property values were being “seriously damaged even by the rumors of this project.”

Another nearby resident said he was “horrified” when he heard about the project after paying “top dollar” for his home because it was located in an area where there are no Walmarts, Targets, 7-11 stores — or apartments.

Pebble Beach Would Allow Meth Labs Across The Fence From Del Monte Park

Del Monte Park NIMBY Group Strong As Ever

DMP
Del Monte Park – land of no sidewalks, dead end streets and popular with car burglars.

I lived in DMP when Pebble Beach wanted to build a water reclamation system to irrigate the golf courses without using fresh water. The DMP NIMBY crowd went full bore opposition on that one (remember the ‘Sewer Newsletter’ that was delivered in mailboxes without postage?).

Then Pebble Beach wanted to construct a conveyor system to mine sand for the under construction Spanish Bay resort. Yep – DMP NIMBYs didn’t like that either.

Now the P.G. neighborhood that includes the Moreland/Arkwright Felony Flats is opposing affordable housing that will likely be occupied by Pebble Beach employees.

Not hiding the bias at all –

Mel Fortes said the company needs to disclose the income levels of the P.B. Co. workers who will live in the two-level townhomes, tentatively called Congress Court.
“We need to find out what kind of population we are going to have here,” he said.
That sparked a curt response from P.B. Co. vice president of real estate Mark Stilwell, who bore the brunt of anger and frustration by those at the meeting.

“Do you know all of your neighbors’ income levels?” Stilwell asked Fortes.

Del Monte Park NIMBY Group Strong As Ever

There Goes The Neighborhood In DMP

Sidewalks in Del Monte Park? That just ruins the character of the place.

On the east side of the church property, new houses — and a new sidewalk — have been built, and the Rev. Chuck Davis, pastor of the church, sees the writing on the wall.

 

Terry O’Connell, Davis’ neighbor but not a Church of Christ member, said the new sidewalk is built at an angle that would require the church “to give up a sizable piece of its property” to merge the sidewalks.

 

He said city street supervisor Emilio Alcaraz said the city plans to require sidewalk construction whenever property owners seek permits for reconstruction or remodeling their homes or businesses if they don’t already have a sidewalk.

There Goes The Neighborhood In DMP

High Crime – DMP Style

DMP
DMP – graffiti tag for Del Monte Park turf.

Later stories reported that evidence from burglaries was recovered. Scanner traffic said the victim was not being cooperative.

Officers responded to the area of Montecito and Buena Vista avenues to reports that a citizen was threatened with a knife and assaulted, police said.

Upon arriving, officers said they arrested William Carpenter, 20, of Marina.

Investigators said Carpenter and another man confronted and assaulted a neighborhood resident who was walking home.

High Crime – DMP Style