The time has come. We knew it would.  After six years of fighting this project, the FINAL CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL of Monterey Downs is expected 10/13

The City Council is holding a special meeting this Thursday night 10/13, to review AND APPROVE the flawed Monterey Downs Environmental impact report in addition to important general plan and zoning changes that would allow the project to proceed.

WHERE: 986 Hilby Avenue Seaside CA

WHEN:   Thursday, October 13, 2016

To view the Agenda and Agenda Packet go to:   http://seasideca.boardsync.com/Web/UserControls/DocPreview.aspx?p=1&aoid=787

We need EACH AND EVERYONE of you to show up and protest Seaside’s attempt to fast-track approval of the Monterey Downs project.

Note: The City’s strategy is to adopt the project but NOT approve the race track. They may also attempt to change the name of the project at the last minute to confuse the public.  We cannot trust them.  They may revive the race track later. They may ask the County to do the race track.  And, with such a significant project change, the public and the city should have more time to consider the impacts of the change. Finally, the race track is not the only objectionable element:

– This project will cause urban sprawl which is costly for public services and results in loss of City revenue.

– According to the project EIR 40,000 oaks will be removed for Monterey Downs

– This project will destroy a popular recreation area that currently costs the City nothing and provides great benefits to locals and tourists alike.

– Developers should be directed to land that is nearer to transportation and city services.

– The land has not yet been cleared as safe for residential development by the US EPA.

– The project is mostly in the County and there is no agreement with the County.

– The project requires water that is not currently available.

Please attend and make your voice heard! Your help is needed.