[Monterey County] Proposal for MPC trustee leadership training draws criticism as new members join board.

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report recommendation with respect to school board member training.

Shortly after the election of two new trustees to the Monterey Peninsula College board on Nov. 6, Trustee Loren Steck thought it would be a good idea to promote board member training to understand the complexities of good governance. He was inspired in part by a 2018 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury report recommending K-12 school board members receive more specialized training to quell district troubles.

[Monterey County] Monterey County educational leaders complete training course

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

MONTEREY COUNTY — A group of local school board members and superintendents took part in a professional development training course that took at least a year to complete. But, Wendy Root Askew said completing the program just goes with the territory of running for elected office.

Root Askew, who is the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District trustee for Area 1, was one of 21 participants to complete the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance program.

[Monterey County] Pacific Grove’s American Tin Cannery has another suitor

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

PACIFIC GROVE — A hotel might take the place of the beleaguered American Tin Cannery Outlets in Pacific Grove after all.

Comstock, a residential and commercial development company with properties in both Southern and Northern California, has expressed potential plans to build a hotel on the site at 125 Ocean View Blvd.