Last month's election featured competing ballot measures about growth on part of Fort Ord. Both went down to defeat.

Fort Ord ColloquiumStrong feelings on all sides are understandable; the land that makes up the former Fort Ord is a unique and priceless resource. 

To encourage a long-range view, CSU Monterey Bay and the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) will sponsor a colloquium on Dec. 12 and 13, to bring together experts in base reuse, economic development, blight removal, design guidelines and eco-tourism as well as government officials and the public.

The goal of the colloquium is for local decision-makers and the public to leave with a shared

Can't attend? CSUMB will live-stream both days of the colloquium. To watch it online, click here. Viewers can submit their questions to the moderator via the web.

knowledge base on these topics. With this knowledge, the community can agree on strategies for economic and development success across Fort Ord and the surrounding communities.

The colloquium will be held in the University Center ballroom, Sixth Avenue and B Street on the CSUMB campus. Each day’s session will start with opening comments by CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa at 8:45 a.m.; each day will end around 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

On Dec. 12, panels will discuss:
• Economic Development and Innovation
• Land Development and Job Creation
• Blight Removal, Remediation and Economics

On Dec. 13, panels will discuss:
• Design Guidelines as Economic Catalyst
• Form-Based Regional Planning and Community Collaboration
• National Monuments as Economic Engines

A moderated question-and-answer session will follow each panel presentation.

While the event is free, attendees are asked to register.

Driving directions and a campus map are available here.

View the program here.

View of the summary of the event prepared by FORA