Announcements & Events
NOTICE: The FORA email network is down for repairs and should be back up and running MONDAY, APRIL 22. Electronic correspondences will not be received until then. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause. Please call the FORA office during regular business hours for assistance.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Water/Wastewater Main Line cut-off and repairs: Seaside Surplus II
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) will receive sealed bid proposals for furnishing all labor, equipment and materials in accordance with the contract documents for the Surplus II water/wastewater cut-off and repairs located in the area bordered by Malmady Road and 7th Avenue and Gigling Road and Col. Durham Street in Seaside, California.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The work includes, but is not limited to coordination with Marina Coast Water District (MCWD) to cut-off and repair water infrastructure at nineteen (19) locations, cut-off and repair of wastewater infrastructure at nine (9) locations, and the cut-off and abandonment of twenty-four (24) manholes. Estimated Work is between $170,000 and $220,000.
The Request for Bid Proposal (RFP) documents are available electronically and may be downloaded from the FORA website: www.fora.org/itb3
Interested contractors must provide their Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) registration number. Sealed bid proposals must be received before 3:00 PM PST, April 17th, 2019 in accordance with the contract and bid documents. The proposals will be publicly opened and read. Deliver sealed proposals to:
Fort Ord Reuse Authority, Attention: S201-ITB3, 920 Second Ave., Suite A, Marina, CA 93933.
Fort Ord National Monument Anniversary Celebration | Saturday, April 20 @ 9:15am
The Army, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), volunteers and other local community supporters invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for two new trails on Saturday, April 20, at 9:15 a.m. along Parker Flats Road and the intersection with Watkins Gate Dirt Road on the Fort Ord National Monument. Several partners have helped develop the trails, which will provide greater public access on the seven-year anniversary of the signing of the Presidential Proclamation designating the Monument.
The new trails wind through diverse habitats surrounded by spectacular views of the Monument and nearby Monterey Bay and will be open to hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists.
Parking is available for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the intersection of Gigling Road and 8th Avenue, then participants may hike or bike a little more than one mile along the 8th Avenue Extension to Parker Flats Road.
For more information, please contact BLM's Fort Ord National Monument Manager Eric Morgan at 831-582-2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Regional Economic Summit - May 2 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bringing its multi-sectoral network of members and partners together, MBEP is hosting its 5th Annual Regional Economic Summit on May 2, 2019, at the newly renovated Monterey Conference Center. Join 400+ leaders from across the tri-county region and beyond as we learn about important economic trends and compelling ways to grow and “recession-proof” your organization.
Bruce Katz, Brookings Institute scholar, senior advisor to global leaders, and author will be our keynote presenter this year followed by a CEO Panel moderated by Lenny Mendonca, Governor Newsom's Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of the Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).
Hurry! Early Bird tickets on sale through March 31st.
12th Annual Veterans Appreciation Conference
MAY 8, 2019 | 8:30 AM TO 3:30 PM | AMERICA'S JOB CENTER | 730 LA GUARDIA STREET | SALINAS, CA 94905
You are invited to attend a recognition and information event honoring our active duty servicemen, women, and veterans.
Featuring dedication, special guests, color guard, reception, and information about veteran programs and services. Open to all job seekers!
For additional information, please call: Manny Palacio, Jr. at (831) 796-3618.
2019 Military Retiree Appreciation Day
JUNE 8, 2019 | 8:00 AM TO 12:30 PM | GENERAL STILLWELL COMMUNITY CENTER | 4260 GIGLING ROAD, SEASIDE, CA 93955
Guest Speakers: Congressman Jimmy Panetta, U.S. House of Representatives and Mr. Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Director, VA Palo Alto.
All military retirees, dependents, and surviving family members are invited. Come out and join us! There will be information tables, raffles, burgers, dogs, snacks, coffee, and more.
For additional information, please contact: Presidio of Monterey Retirement Services Office (831) 242-4986 or email@example.com.
Fort Ord Cleanup Community Outreach Events
- SAT, MAY 4, 2019 | Impact Area Guided Walking Tour
- SAT, JULY 13, 2019 | Impact Area Bus Tour
For more information, visit the Fort Ord Cleanup website: www.FortOrdCleanup.com
Scientists study Fort Ord to preserve plants and animals
FORT ORD >> After this rainy winter, Machine Gun Lake in the Fort Ord National Monument is brimming with water. But, come summer, the lake will look like a grassy field. Machine Gun Lake is the largest of approximately 45 vernal pools tucked between the rolling hills of Fort Ord National Monument. Vernal pools are seasonal wetlands: they fill with water every winter and dry up in summer. “But they’re not just puddles,” said Nancy Emery, an ecologist from the University of Colorado, Boulder who does field work in Fort Ord’s vernal pools. These placid pools are teeming with life, including endangered and threatened species like the Contra Costa goldfield flower and the California tiger salamander. Vernal pools are a rare sight, as 91 percent of California’s wetlands have been destroyed according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Bruce Delgado, botanist with the Bureau of Land Management, holds a chorus frog from Ostracod Pond on Fort Ord on Wednesday. (Vern Fisher – Monterey Herald) Plants and animals living in coastal wetlands like the same thing as commercial developers: large, flat spaces along the California coast.
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) seeks public input on this review process related to the provision of a roadway intended to be a Northeast-Southwest arterial connector component (formerly known as Eastside Parkway) of the Fort Ord transportation network.
EIR Preparation Schedule UPDATE:
- October 2019 – Distribute Public Review Draft EIR for 45-day review period
- TBD – Public Review Draft EIR Public Meeting
- TBD – Final project approval and EIR certification for Board consideration
Access the Notice of Preparation documents, materials, presentations, videotaped sessions, and other pertinent information related to this process from the button below.Environmental Review Process
2019 Jobs Survey REMINDER!
Important reminder! The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) is performing this annual jobs survey on behalf of its member jurisdictions, monitoring regional economic recovery from the 1994 Fort Ord base closure. This survey data helps measure economic recovery progress in the Monterey Bay region.
If you haven't taken the survey yet, please make sure to click the button below. The survey should take 3-5 minutes and asks questions regarding the number of employees at your location. We appreciate your valuable time, thank you!
FORA 2018 Transition Plan
Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) is a regional entity created by State law in 1994 following closure of the former Fort Ord military training base in 1992. FORA is charged with responsibility to plan, finance, manage and oversee conversion of the former military land for community reuse. When established, FORA was envisioned to “sunset” in 20 years under assumptions that certain goals and mandated conditions for reuse were achieved. Due to significant impacts beyond FORA’s direct control, such as an extended national recession, it became clear the originally anticipated goals could not be achieved as scheduled and legislation extended the life of FORA to 2020, again assuming that the mandated and anticipated regional goals could be achieved. The 2020 extension also required that FORA prepare a formal Transition Plan to assure that on-going legally mandated requirements would continue to be funded and addressed within the region. That plan (2018 Transition Plan) was approved by the FORA board at the December 19, 2018, special meeting: FORA Resolution 18-11