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Monterey County defers big box issue to committee
By Leslie Griffy July 8, 2009

Supervisors could have asked that staff bring back an ordinance banning single-occupancy stores more than 90,000 square feet, but instead they decided to create a committee of interested parties to develop a proposal and report back to the board and the county Planning Commission.

Supervisor Louis Calcagno, whose dairy works with a Wal-Mart milk provider, abstained from the debate and voting. The remaining supervisors' vote was unanimous, and supervisors did voice support for limiting large stores in unincorporated areas.

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