California’s recent enactment of public employee pension reform could lead to the state losing billions of federal dollars for public transportation. It’s a funding cut that would be felt first in smaller communities like the Monterey Bay Area.
This Saturday, for the first time nine law enforcement agencies on the Monterey Peninsula, from Carmel to Marina to the CHP, will join together for an anonymous gun buyback. The program is being coordinated by the Seaside Police Department. Police Chief Vicki Myers said the idea did grow out of the deadly shooting late last year at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, but perhaps not how you think.
California American Water is moving forward with its plan to solve the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply problem. And the company Deepwater Desal has been tapped as a back-up. So what does that mean for the People’s Moss Landing Desalination Project?
If the Monterey Peninsula doesn’t have a solution to its water supply problem by 2017, severe rationing kicks in. California American Water’s project is moving forward, but there are two other projects, including one considered as the back-up plan to Cal-Am’s.