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The Parker Report - February 2012

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Whispering Oaks/MST


On February 14, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to rescind its previous approval of the Whispering Oaks Business Park and bus maintenance yard on the former Fort Ord or place the issue on the June ballot. Citizen organizations collected nearly 18,000 signatures in less than 30 days to challenge the Board\u2019s July 2011 approval of the project, which would result in the destruction of 3,000-4,000 oak trees. Supervisor Parker cast the only dissenting vote. The Board has multiple options for its action on February 14th, including a full or partial rescission.  If the board does not vote to rescind its approval of the EIR as well as the use permits, it is possible the project could be brought back at a later date in a modified form.

Become an Advocate for the Poor


Supervisor Parker is still looking for a person dedicated to alleviating poverty in Monterey County to serve on the Community Action Commission. The Commission advises the Board of Supervisors on programs and policies affecting the homeless and low-income residents. The Commission aims to promote approaches that empower low-income persons, improve their quality of life, and help them become self-sufficient.


Commission meetings are held the third Monday of each month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at 1000 South Main Street, Suite 110, in Salinas. The term length is three years.

Have Lunch with Nobel Laureate Professor


Nobel Laureate Professor James Heckman will speak on March 8 at the Rotary Club of Monterey on \u201cBuilding a Productive Workforce and Strong Economy from Birth.\u201d The talk will address make the business case for investing in early childhood development.Happy children are more likely to form the kind of productive and valuable workforce that will pay dividends to America for generations to come.


Event Details:


Thursday, March 8, 2012

CSUMB University Center Ballroom

4314 Sixth Avenue

Seaside, California

$20 per person includes lunch (parking is free)


11:30-12:00 Registration

12:00-1:30 Presentation and Luncheon


RSVP at by March 1, 2012

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Thank you for your interest in County Government. Working together, we can accomplish great things for our community.
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Main Coastal Office
2616 1st Avenue
Marina CA 93933

(831) 883-7570



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Hot Drinks and Hot Topics

Each week before a Board of Supervisors Meeting, Jane hosts a public meeting to review the upcoming Board agenda and listen to the thoughts and priorities of residents who attended. 

Seaside: Me 'n Ed's Pizza (2nd Mon.)
Marina: Mountain Mike's Pizza (3rd Mon.)
Salinas: Portobello's (4th Mon.)
When: 5:30 pm \u2013 6:30 pm on Monday\u2019s prior to weekly Board of Supervisor Meetings.
Upcoming dates in 2012 include: 


13th: Me-N-Ed's Pizza in Seaside

27th: Portobello's in Salinas



12th: Me-N-Ed's Pizza in Seaside

19th: Mountain Mike's Pizza in Marina

26th: Portobello's in Salinas



9th: Me-N-Ed's Pizza in Seaside

16th: Mountain Mike's Pizza in Marina

23rd: Portobello's in Salinas


Hot Drinks and Hot Topics


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