After experiencing the benefit of CBI’s mediation and facilitation services that helped create the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA), the Monterey County government has announced that it is seeking to engage a facilitator to assist with another complex and similarly divisive issue: finalizing a plan for land use of a former military base. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to ask the Fort Ord Reuse Authority to bring in professional facilitation for negotiations concerning the transition plan. Supervisor Simon Salinas initiated the motion, pointing to the successful SVBGSA formation process as an example of the value of professional facilitation. Read more from the Monterey Herald on the process surrounding the Fort Ord transition plan here.