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Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2023

LandWatch Monterey County


LandWatch’s mission is to inspire California to create a sustainable future, using Monterey County as a model.

The Big Idea

Support from MCGives! will allow LandWatch to advocate for strong housing policies and climate actions on the Monterey Peninsula and in the Salinas Valley. Our advocacy depends on educating local residents and elected officials about housing and interrelated transportation and climate issues. MCGives' support will let us maintain and expand the housing coalitions we have built, and strengthen our housing team.

We will also watchdog local governments to ensure that they're fulfilling their housing commitments, providing affordable housing for local working families and individuals, and locating housing close to jobs in order to reduce daily commutes and greenhouse gas emissions.

LandWatch has been invaluable to me over the past 25+ years: educating me about land use principles and advocating for sustainable development (in-fill, mixed-use), honest water policy, protection of the environment and, more recently, signaling the urgent challenges of climate change. Jurisdictions that adopt policies such as LandWatch proposes make important, beneficial impacts on social justice and economic vitality which also mean a great deal to me. A very special and effective aspect of LandWatch’s work is its education and empowerment of community members’ involvement in the decision making process. This vocal support for sound land use principles made my time on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors less lonely. Please join me in supporting LandWatch's critically important work this year

- Former 4th District Supervisor Jane Parker