Let your voice be heard.

During this time of ‘workshop’ for the Planning Commission we encourage you to send in your comments to:
Melanie Beretti, Special Programs Manager
Monterey County Resource Management Agency – Planning
168 West Alisal Street, 2nd Floor, Salinas CA 93901-2438 

(831) 755-5285 or berettim@co.monterey.ca.us 

Project File No. REF130043 and REF100042

Ask to have your comments copied and sent to each commissioner.
Note: If you e-mail your comments it is best to format in a word processor and then saving and sending as a pdf via e-mail. (you can certainly have the content in the body of the e-mail as well). Please cc admin@bigsurlcp.com. We will share it here on the site as inspiration and education for everyone.


Below are e-mail links to each of our 5 supervisors.
E-mailing with a subject line like ‘Short Term Rental in Big Sur’ is a good way to share your concerns about the STR’s.

You can also write snail mail to all 5 supervisors by sending it to:
Gail T. Borkowski, Clerk of the Board
PO Box 1728
Salinas CA 93902
(She will distribute the letter to all 5).

If you want to file a complaint about an illegal STR you can do so HERE.

District 1
Fernando Armenta
168 West Alisal, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA  93901

District 2
John M. Phillips
11140 Speegle St.
P.O. Box 787
Castroville, CA  95012

District 3
Simon Salinas
168 W. Alisal, 3rd Floor
Salinas, Ca 93901

District 4
Jane Parker
2616 1st Ave.
Marina, CA 93933

District 5
Dave Potter
Monterey Courthouse
1200 Aguajito Rd., Ste. 1
Monterey, CA 93940


The Monterey County website provides short term rental information here: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-i-z/resource-management-agency-rma-/planning/short-term-rental-ordinances-coastal-ref130043-inland-ref100042

There are few places in the world that have been subject to more thoughtful and passionate efforts directed towards preservation of its natural and cultural values than Big Sur. The legal document in place to accomplish this is the Land Use Plan. Allowing Short Term Rentals in the Big Sur Planning Area would clearly contradict the Land Use Plan and be an insult to the generations of people who have worked to prevent commercialization and overuse. What is needed now is to figure out ways to prevent traffic jams and not increase traffic by allowing more destination points. STR’s will also eliminate affordable housing leaving all working people having to commute to and from Big Sur.