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Bay Area's long-term plans draw criticism

Original post made on Jan 26, 2012

More than 400 people attended Contra Costa County's Plan Bay Area workshop -- which aims to gather public opinion on long-range plans for sustainable land use, transportation and housing in 2040 -- but a thumbnail consensus reveals that most Contra Costa County residents are unhappy with what they are learning of the plan thus far.

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Posted by George
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 26, 2012 at 7:11 am

Big brother is trying to take control of your property and your lifestyle. They're attempting to tell you where you live, how you live, and what type of vehicle you'll be permitted to drive. Their concept of utopia doesn't mesh with the free America many of us are struggling to preserve. The public meetings they're holding are anything but open... they're strictly controlled, manipulated, and rigged to say the least. We're the frog in the pot of cold water, folks. The heat's being turned up on us and I'm hoping we figure it out before we're cooked. Enough.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 26, 2012 at 7:32 am

Having a plan for future development is vital for quality of life and the economic success of the Bay Area.

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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jan 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

Go look up Agenda 21 and then be afraid, be very afraid.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

George is 100% correct. But we the people see nothing. We let them do as they pleased and we ask how much more may I give you...I love giving. These are the brain dead people. Unfortunately they are growing in numbers. Did you happen to look into the eyes of those idiots in D.C. and the CONTROLLER spoke. You thought the Lord was speaking to them.

Hey Rick Pshaw...Where can I find Agenda 21....I would love to read it.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by guynextdoor
a resident of Danville
on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

Rick and George are right. Plan Bay Area is in my opinion an extension of U.N. Agenda 21. You can google it. Beware of the word "sustainable". We are already being ruled by unelected bureaucrats in the U.N. and our own government agencies. The U.N. and our own administration are herding us in a direction no one wants to go. We had better start the housecleaning in the next election.

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Posted by Mike McCormack
a resident of Danville
on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

I have to applaud the goal of creating sustainable communities, which incorporate good design into our metropolitan areas.

However I strongly disagree that the proposed "New Farm" development, commonly referred to as "Fake Farm," is a good example of such. First it is outside the voter approved Urban Limit line. Government, "...of the people, by the people and for the people...," should respect the wishes of the majority and NOT accept development proposals outside the Urban Limit Line. "Fake Farm" is an attempt by developers and their hired "consultant-lobbyists," who have cozy insider relationships with certain county supervisors, to get approval for such deals in clear violation of the voter mandate.

"Fake Farm" is nothing more than a housing development dressed up to pretend to be sustainable development. In fact it is a developer funded, cozy insider driven attempt to sneak yet another housing development through the county. Do not support Fake Farm.