Regional planning staff respond to public comments on Plan Bay Area
Original post made on Jun 18, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 17, 2013, 9:08 AM
on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:38 am
Running press releases from government agencies is not journalism. A simple search of the source report will reveal that over 90% of the commentary received on Plan Bay Area by ordinary people objected to the plan. In our community alone, we had over 750 signatures on letters opposing the One Bay Area Plan. This little publicized Plan will have a dramatic effect on property rights, taxes, growth and politics for at least 25 years. There is no significant public support for this plan see:
Keep in mind that this is the EDITED version. They received thousands more responses but "simplified" the responses.
on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:54 am
JOURNALISM IS DEAD IN AMERICA !!!!
It is beyond disappointing that a so-called journalist would simply reguritate the false information and lies that a government bureaucracy puts out in order to mislead the population in to supporting something that is so bad for the Bay Area that they can not be honest about what they are doing and they will not put this up for a vote.
Plan Bay Area has been flying under the radar for 2 years. The Stakeholder groups that stand to benefit from this Plan are all in favor of it. The taxpayers who will be footing the bill and seeing their communities and their way of life destroyed are clueless.
The height of the hypocracy is that telephone "survey" that purports to show 84% in favor of the Plan. When you lie about what the Plan will do (the survey says it will be good for the economy, make housing affordable and improve transportation) it is no wonder low information people say they are in favor of it. The reality of what the Plan will do is the exact opposite. Listen to a citizen call out the survey: Web Link
If you want to understand what the Plan is truly about, read my article that appeared in the San Jose Mercury News entitled: Plan Bay Area is an attack on a way of life: Web Link
on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:52 am
Plan Bay Area is the result of the mandates from the state through SB375 which also provides the tools to coerce local communities. Pleasanton has already experienced this when outside affordable housing organizations sued the city because under a prior voter approved limit to housing development in Pleasanton, the group did not think there would be enough affordable housing. After losing several rounds in court, Pleasanton accumulated close to $2.0 million in legal fees and settled. Now the city of Pleasanton must find and re-zone several tracts of land to provide low income and moderate income housing to meet regional mandates. There goes local control.