Ms. Bonnie Neely, Chair
& Commissioners
California Coastal Commission
Central Coast District Office
725 Front Street, Suite 300
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4508

REF: Support the Monterey Bay Shores Ecoresort

Dear Madam Chair and Commissioners:

I am writing to express my support for the Monterey Bay Shores Ecoresort as proposed. I reviewed with great interest their proposal and welcome the great many benefits that such a project brings to the coast and the community. It's a cutting edge environmental sensitive coastal resort that I am proud to support. The proposed project provides much needed public access to the beach, public parking and recreational opportunities as well as much needed coastal visitor serving facilities on the north side of the Monterey Peninsula. That's great! But the Ecoresort also supports habitat and dune restoration, conservation of land, renewable sources of energy and carbon footprint reduction by over 50%, water conservation and graywater reuse; it has created a new standard for coastal and green developments.

The Monterey Bay Shores Ecoresort brings refreshing new ideas and changes that are important in how we remake and reshape our built environment, country and the planet. I consider the Monterey Bay Shores Ecoresort to be an important step forward, the promise in moving us forward. I would strongly encourage you to embrace this approach to coastal development as I have, and approve the Coastal Development Permit.

Sincerely yours,

cc. Dr. Charles Lester & Dan Carl, Central Coast District Office,