While citizens in Danville and Lafayette have wised up to the top down central planning tactics of unelected regional government mandates from ABAG and MTC, citizens of El Sobrante are just waking up to the County’s “General Plan Update”. In sum, the plan update will transform El Sobrante into just another soul-less, densely populated gulag of high-rise sprawl in which to warehouse low-income families and the elderly.
The plan calls for rezoning the major corridors of San Pablo Dam Rd. and Appian Way where high-rise sprawl will dominate the community. Meanwhile, local citizens are fighting a single family development just a few blocks away from the rezoned area with the help of the Contra Costa Times, which has published stories on their ‘struggle’ to keep the land open behind their homes.
The Contra Costa Times rightly criticized these regional government elites for using public funds to purchase a costly building in SF to house their entitled and totally useless bureaucracy.
Now the Times’ should editorialize against their aggressive stance to transform quiet suburban neighborhoods into tomorrow’s wastelands where non-property owning residents can vote to tax those citizens still owning property for even more ineffective government services.