Cougars Still Showing Up In Del Monte Park

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sign of the cat

 

A mountain lion made an appearance in Pacific Grove over the weekend. When officers responded to a call of a sighting, the beast made a break for it and was last seen running up the street in the Del Monte Park neighborhood, bordered by Buena Vista and Benito avenues, in P.G.

On Sunday afternoon, P.G. police were notified of a mountain lion sighted in the backyard of a residence. Officers responded and were shown a picture that was taken of the lion by the reporting party. According to the P.G. police, while officers were checking the surrounding property, the reporting party saw the lion run up the street.

Cougars Still Showing Up In Del Monte Park

Pebble Beach Townhomes Open

Del Monte Park Dwellers said that the P.B. workers would stink, unlike their Arkwright Court neighbors.

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Monterey County required the Pebble Beach Company to
build the affordable units at its own expense as part of the
company’s final buildout plan — not only to provide badly
needed workforce housing, but to reduce commutes by workers in and out of Del Monte Forest. The company selected a site it said was convenient to services and contained degraded habitat.
But before the Pebble Beach Company broke ground on
the project, it faced pushback from some neighbors in the
Del Monte Park area of Pacific Grove, who claimed that the
townhomes would cause noise and light pollution, destroy the natural habitat, increase traffic and even be the source of bad smells.

Pebble Beach Townhomes Open

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.

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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?

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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

Council Goes All NIMBY Over Pebble Beach Employee Housing

Afraid it would bring down the values in P.G.’s own ghetto? Afraid of people from Seaside moving nearby? What? Next thing you know they’ll be putting in sidewalks in Del Monte Park.
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the council voted 6-0 in support of a comment letter on the proposed 24-unit affordable housing project’s draft environmental impact report that included a recommendation that the project be relocated to a site at Sunset Drive and 17 Mile Drive. The letter is set to be delivered to county planner Joe Sidor, who is overseeing the project review, in the next few days, ahead of the June 19 public comment deadline.

The proposed project site near New Congress Drive and SFB Morse Drive on the edges of the Del Monte Park neighborhood has drawn considerable opposition, particularly from nearby residents.

Council Goes All NIMBY Over Pebble Beach Employee Housing

Pebble Beach Employee Housing vs. Del Monte Park NIMBYs

Affordable Pebble Beach apartments for their employees comes under fire from the DMP people against everything. Did you know that Arkwright Court is the gateway to Del Monte Park? I’d rather live by the Pebble Beach apartments than Arkwright Court.

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Kathleen Davis has lived in Pacific Grove for more than 20 years and said her backyard fence boarders Pebble Beach. When she heard about the plans for affordable housing near her backyard, she took action.

“Well, no most of the people on this street and many of the people who live in this neighborhood are against it,” said Davis.

One of the key parts of the proposal would take the 2.7 acres of land and turn it into apartments, parking lot and a recreation area.

“Probably going to have a significant impact on the property values of all of these houses here,” said Davis.

Bomb Goes Off In Del Monte Park

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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? DMP NIMBYs fear the workers’ housing.

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