The One Bay Area Plan or Plan Bay Area is a 25 year plan that includes housing, transportation, and land use based on the requirements of California law SB375. The plan calls for massive centralized command and control on how Bay Area residents will live in the coming decades. In fact, elite bureaucrats actually dream about moving more than 200,000 people from the East Bay to San Francisco!
But a petition, sponsored by SFBay CAPR, has forced bureaucrats to finally acknowledge that, “Significant concerns exist about the legitimacy, impacts, and influence of Plan Bay Area.” See what Plan Bay Area is really about and how to stop it.
Plan Bay Area will force development of stack and pack housing along mass transit corridors. It proposes all communities have a government mandated mixture of income levels and housing prices. It would severely restrict automobile usage. Toll Roads will be everywhere, while increased spending will be used to create inefficient public transit that will cost billions in new taxes.
Concerned citizens, who have been registering their objections to the plan since public meetings started in April 2011, have been largely ignored until a petition drive, sponsored by SFBay CAPR, yielded over 1,000 signatures protesting the Plan. The sponsors of the Plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) can no longer white wash legitimate citizen concerns.
MTC’s admission of serious opposition to its plan for seizing Bay Area development in the coming years could end up being a serious understatement based on the revelation of a document recently discovered by a property rights watchdog in Napa.
The nine Bay Area counties impacted by Plan Bay Area include seven million people. Please understand how dangerous this centralized plan is: take a moment and read the words of Steve Heminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in a May 17, 2010 memorandum to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Heminger regretfully conceded that he lacked authority to implement draconian steps such as “moving 200,000 people, over and above current projections, in 2035 to San Francisco to better match jobs with workers; [or] alternatively, we remove a like number of people in several suburban counties that have much higher jobs/housing imbalances.”
These elitists lust for the kind of authority that would enable them to relocate citizens on a larger scale than the program that sent more than 110,000 Japanese-American citizens into relocation camps in 1942. Their motives, of course, are pure. Given the power they desire, they would move us, not into crowded barracks surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards, but instead to dray high-density, “stack-and-pack” apartments in “projects” located in urban cores where we would be compelled to rely on public transit, bicycles, or our own two feet to move about.
‘Move or Remove’ – excuse me, but when did anyone vote for this let alone realize that this was a hidden agenda perpetrated in the name of meeting greenhouse gas targets mandated by SB 375?
Only the active involvement of citizens will stop the power grab of unelected bureaucrats like Steve Heminger. Here are three actions Bay Area citizens can take to help win this battle:
Go to our website www.bayarealiberty.org to learn more about Plan Bay Area and how to become involved.
Forward this information to friends and neighbors and urge them to make their voices heard.
Send us your ideas and suggestions on other actions we can take together to stop this insidious plan, email@example.com .
Bay Area Citizens must resist Move or Remove.