15 February 2014
Fort Ord reuse: Agency says plan consistent with Monterey County general plan
Published 15 February 2014
Despite concern from environmentalists, the Fort Ord Reuse Authority decided Thursday its plan is consistent with the county's general plan.
Several groups had argued Monterey County's rules for development were much weaker than the FORA Reuse Plan, particularly when it came to water.
Board members held firm their claim that the reuse plan takes the place of overlapping plans on the former Army base, meaning there is no legal reason they need to match.
The county and FORA need the determination to move forward with future projects, such as the proposed Monterey Downs development.
"The base reuse plan supersedes. It does have authority over all that," Seaside Mayor Ralph Rubio said. "... It is time for us to move this along.
Get it done."