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Monday, October 4th, 2010

Mayoral candidates differ on development proposals

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides took opposing sides about the controversial Paso Robles and Buie Tract developments at last week's Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) debate. The mayoral candidates and the candidates for three other council seats spoke at the forum.

Friday, October 1st, 2010

P&Z again votes to postpone decision on Blanco Vista concept plan

For the second time in September, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission voted to postpone a vote on changes to the Blanco Vista master plan, which would give developer Carma Texas more latitude for multi-family uses.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Carma asks to slow down Blanco Vista plan change

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is likely to approve a Carma Texas request to slow down Blanco Vista concept plan changes Tuesday night. The developer has faced overwhelming opposition to its desire to add...

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

City council approves Paso Robles annexation

MERCURY PRO | The San Marcos City Council approved the first reading of an annexation agreement for the Paso Robles development Tuesday night. The council will take on the second reading, as well as the first reading...

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Editorial: Hasty decisions make bad policy

We suspect that the San Marcos City Council will make two regrettable decisions this week. Tuesday, the council is likely to approve the Paso Robles development with a tax incentive, and the council will make its hasty...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Commentary: Draw the line at Paso Robles

In this guest commentary, San Marcos River Foundation Executive Director DIANNE WASSENICH says the proposed residential community and golf course in southwestern San Marcos is the latest battlefield to prevent irresponsible development over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge...

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Carma seeks concept plan change for Blanco Vista

Carma Texas is attempting to change its concept plan for the Blanco Vista development to include more townhomes and multi-family units while moving mixed and industrial uses from the development's periphery. City officials aren't opposed, but they...

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Carma nixes plan for grey water over golf course

Carma Texas has decided against using treated wastewater over an 18-hole golf course in the proposed gated community. Instead, Carma and San Marcos officials are working on a plan to use potable water over portions of the...

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Mayor: City looking for new plan to water golf course at Paso Robles

MERCURY PRO | At a special meeting of the San Marcos City Council Tuesday night, Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Carma Texas General Manager Shaun Cranston said they would look into alternatives to reclaimed water for a golf...

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

City schedules public hearings on Paso Robles

The San Marcos City Council will hold the first of several additional public meetings on the proposed annexation of Paso Robles, a 1,340-acre master planned community on Hunter Road on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

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