Another Score for Ghandour
Coastal Commission postpones ecoresort hearing.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Ed Ghandour, the developer of the proposed Monterey Bay Shores ecoresort on Sand City's shoreline, won another small victory May 7: The California Coastal Commission postponed the hearing on the resort's coastal development permit application, as Ghandour had requested.
The commission's staff recommendation to deny the permit meant the hearing may not have had a favorable outcome for the developer. More time could give him time to modify the application in response to the commission's concerns.
Charles Lester, the commission's Central Coast director, anticipates the hearing to happen in August or December in San Francisco.
In late April, Ghandour won a court ruling ordering the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, which had previously denied his water distribution permit application, to reconsider. The district board may re-hear the permit application in early June, according to district attorney David Laredo.