El Sobrante, CA 94803
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Why Save El Sobrante??? From annexation by Richmond, rezoning, Infrastructure Financing Districts (IFD's) & eminent domain!!
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Site Updated May 19, 2013
THE GREAT DEBATE - Is Plan Bay Area Good for the SF Bay Area? - National planning expert Randall O'Toole and Tom Rubin, transportation expert square off against regional government reps Mark Luce of ABAG and Steve Kinsey of MTC, Thursday, May 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Marin Civic Center Board of Supervisors Chamber - INFO
Hundreds of people showed up at the May 13 special meeting of the Orinda City council taking public comment on Plan Bay Area...only 3 people were for it!!
Historic Lawsuit to Stop Bay Implementation of UN Agenda 21 Known as Plan Bay Area/One Bay Area
Bay Area Cities Schedule Meetings to Review Onerous Plan Bay Area/One Bay Area Plan
El Sobrante MAC May 8, 2013 Meeting - AGENDA PACKET - Note Item P.5 presentation by County Planner David Brockbank on P-1 District encompassing Dam Rd. & Appian Way
Results so far of Career Congressman George Miller's Immigration Survey - TAKE THE SURVEY
Video from Plan Bay Area open house/public workshop/Kabuki theater in Walnut Creek 4/22/13
<<<<<Urban assault vehicle, OVERKILL
Report from last night's Plan Bay Area Walnut Creek Open House/Public Workshop - Planners Steamroll Local Communities
Manhattan Project Video
On this day in 1859, French Historian Alex de Tocqueville died - a brief synopsis of his life and travels in America
STOP SPRAYING CALIFORNIA!!!!
"Take Back Your Power" - New Movie Exposes the Worldwide Agenda Being Implemented with "smart meters"
Got property rights? NOT IN THE BAY AREA...Join Lawsuit to Stop MTC/ABAG "Plan Bay Area"
TEMPEST IN A TEAPOST AKA GOD SAVE US FROM THE COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS
New Monsanto Attack - Total DNA Control - Jeffrey Smith - Pt. 1 - Pt. 2
Community Meeting on Sidewalk Improvement Program between Appian Way and El Portal Dr. RESCHEDULED to Thursday April 11, 2013 at 6:30 - 8:30PM at the Boys & Girls Club, 4660 Appian Way
Marin County Residents Protest at Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Housing Mandates - KTVU Ch2 News VIDEO
Danville Citizens Continue to Oppose General Plan Update and ABAG's High Density Housing Mandates VIDEO
Behind the Green Mask - exposing criminal land use policies around the US
A Message to Liberal Democrats from ROSA KOIRE
Campos' Bill Aims to Restore Redevelopment via "JID'S"
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council March 13, 2013 Meeting - AGENDA PACKET - NOTE PG. 7: Eleanor Loynd (finally) stepping down, death of Reva Clark
Another day....more spray
Orinda Fights Smart Growth - Town Hall Meeting March 13, 2013
Danville Continues to Fight Plan Bay Area and ABAG Membership
Senator Rand Paul Makes Historic Stance Against Drone Strikes
The Birth of the Hippie Generation (it's not what you think....)
Bay Area Citizens Protest ABAG/MTC's Plan to tell you how to live...PLAN BAY AREA
Phoney "war on terror" now being waged in Africa - the convoluted mess in Mali
World Affairs Brief - Feb. 8, 2013 SAMPLE COPY - to subscribe see info at www.worldaffairsbrief.com
ESMAC List of 2012 Accomplishments
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council Wednesday Feb. 13 Meeting Agenda
Richmond Confidential's Slanted Article on Tuesday 2/5/13 Richmond City Council Meeting
Richmond City Councilman Nat Bates Responds to the RPA Fix/Debacle at the Monday 2/4/13 Special Meeting to Fill Gary Bell's Vacant Seat
Richmond City Council Candidate Statements as of 5PM Jan. 31
Hispanic Population to Outnumber Whites in 2014
As Obama Administration Ramps Up Domestic Drone Flights, a Review of Children Killed by US Mideast Drone Strikes May be in Order...
FEINSTEIN GUN CONTROL BILL WON'T APPLY TO EXEMPT GUVMINT OFFICIALS!! (But hey...you don't need protection...)
Richmond Mayor McLaughlin, RPA INSIST on special meeting tonight to discuss Gary Bell's Replacement - Nat Bates' Response
Jovanka Beckles Lashes out at Corky Booze
Take Some Time Today: Agenda 21 for Dummies
FBI Raids El Sobrante Realtor's Office
Mike AKA "Martin Luther" King Exposed in Interview made many years' ago!
More 911 Revelations
US Phoney "War on Terror" Spreads to Africa
BAPAC, others Call on Richmond City Council to Appoint Sullivan
Rift Emerges in Richmond City Council Due to Bell's Vacant Seat
Tom Butt's Most Recent Post on Gary Bell Vacancy
Climate Change or Mind Control?
The True Cost of Chevron
WARNING!! DON'T USE E-15 GASOLINE IF YOU AUTO IS OLDER THAN 2012 - AAA Warning..
Gary Bell Saga cont'd - Will the RPA Use Bell's Inability to Serve as a Way to Appoint Martinez???
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council - Agenda Packet Jan. 9, 2013
The Continuing Saga of Gary Bell - UNABLE TO ASSUME OFFICE!
Fiscal Cliff "Crisis" - More Manufactured Scare Tactics
Economist Michael Hudson on the "Fical Cliff" MANUFACTURED CRISIS
More Evidence that Facebook is a Government Operation: Website Threatened for using PRO GUN Gahdhi quote
Mayan 2012 Prophecy: Made in America
Zuckerberg's FaceBook Threatens Users Who Post About Sandy Hook Massacre
A Massive Bioengineering Experiment - Purpose Unknown
El Sobrante MAC Dec. 12, 2012 Agenda Packet - note item DI.3 - shameless support of neighborhood opposition to 12 new single family homes....
Report from Danville 12/11/12 Planning Commission meeting - Citizens urge Danville to withdraw from regional government entity ABAG!!
Danville Residents Plan Large Demonstration at 12/11/12 Planning Commission meeting - Too Bad El Sobrante Didn't do the same....!!
General Mills' Facebook Page Morphs into Anti-GMO Campaign
And, if GM Foods weren't enough.....GMO Foods Now Laced with Nanoparticles
Danville Residents Challenge Housing Mandates from ABAG/MTC (courtesy of Darrel Steinberg)
Lafayette, Danville Residents Express Overwhelming Objection to General Plan Updates and High Density Housing Demanded by Regional Government
Meanwhile, El Sobrante Residents Fight Needed Single Family Housing as W. County Times helps them (but no objection to El Sobrante High Density Housing General Plan Update just a few blocks away!)
Boycott these "natural" food companies that spent millions to defeat Prop. 37!
Richmond City Councilman Tom Butt Sends Email Advising How to Remove Councilman Corky Booze
Cuba, Venezuela, Russia and China Now More Free Than America in Notable Ways
Anti-Israel Demonstration in San Francisco Nov. 16, 2012 - anti-semitism on the rise, lots of 'f bombs'
The US-Israeli Attack on Gaza
and...to add confusion this article from 2004: Hamas is a Creation of Mossad
The Strange Tale of Gary Bell
As the Communist Agenda Takes Over AMERIKA see this movie - GRINDING DOWN AMERIKA: VIDEO
California Democrats' Supermajority Threatens Home & Business Owners
Satanic Geoengineered Storm "Sandy" Leaves Devastation in It's wake as citizens attempt to cope on their own in Queens, Brooklyn and Rockaway neighborhoods of New York City
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council monthly meeting - Wednesday 11/14/12, 7PM, meeting room behind El Sobrante Library - AGENDA PACKET
Genetically Modified Organisms: EVIL GENIUSES AT YOUR DINNER TABLE
No on Measure A!! STOP THE WASTE!! STOP TAXING HOMEOWNERS!!
Obama: The War President
Proposition 31: The Devil is In the Details...
Calculate the parcel taxes you pay to West County Unified School District HERE
Save El Sobrante's Recommendations on State Propositions and Local Measures
Russia Bans Genetically Modified Corn...Another reason to vote YES on Prop. 37 (this makes more sense than taxing certain drinks fa' th' chillun)
Marilyn Langlois Responds to Mailer AKA Don't Trust Gary Bell....
POLICE STATE UPDATE: 'Another One Bites the Dust"
VOTE NO, NO, NO on California Measure 31 - it will eliminate Constitutional Government and set up Regional Government Run by UNELECTED BUREAUCRATS!! - The Revolution Will Not Be Publicized!!
Prop 31 Creates New Layers of Government!!!
Do NOT vote for Gary Bell, Marilyn Langlois, Eduardo Martinez, Jael Myrick
RPA Candidate for Richmond City Council Marilyn Langlois Paid no Federal Tax for 2 Years!!
Vote for Nat Bates for Richmond City Council
8 Reasons to Vote Yes on Proposition 37, Mandatory Labelling of GMO Containing Foods
Arab Winter - Anthony Wile Tells it Like it Is
VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 37!!! <<DOWNLOAD POSTER HERE(open link in new tab...)
WHAT EXACTLY ARE GMOs AND WHY SHOULD THEY BE LABELLED??
California: Signs of a Collapsing Economy
911 Redux: Osamagate, Where's the Plane? Flt 93, Where's the Plane? Flt. 77
Voters Should be Prepared for a Lot of Taxing Measures this November
WCCUSD Measure E Bond Voter Information Pamphlet $360,000,000 in bonds or appr. $60 per $100,000 assessed value
WCCUSD Measure G Parcel Tax Information Pamphlet 7.2 cents/sq ft = $108/yr for a 1500 sq ft dwelling
Class Warfare in Southern Spain: Coming Soon to the US????
CA Legislature Passes Bills to Revive Redevelopment
Contra Costa Board of Supervisors Meeting Tuesday August 21 - Agenda Item C6 - San Pablo Dam Rd. Walkability Project - PDF FILE
Contra Costa Board of Supervisors Set to Rubber Stamp Rezoning of Dam Rd. & Appian Way to Establish 3 High Density/"Mixed Use" Planned Unit Development ("P-1") Zones likely on Tuesday Sept. 11, 9AM at the BOS Meeting - AGENDA (when available)
Obama, the war President & His Updated China Agenda
Police State Update: Saginaw, MI Police Goons Shoot Homeless Man 46 Times
REJECT CONTRA COSTA FIRE TAX !!!!!!!!! County Grand Jury Findings on Fire District
El Sobrante Community Meeting on Rezoning of Dam Rd. & Appian Way (Planned Unit or P-1 Restricted Development Areas) held Wednesday Aug. 8 at the Boys & Girls Club - VIDEO
Taxes, Taxes, Taxes on November Ballot - West County School District Bond - BALLOT TEXT - West County School District Parcel Tax - BALLOT TEXT - Contra Costa Fire Protection District Parcel Tax - BALLOT TEXT
Honeybees are dying in record numbers across the US threatening our food supply...take action...DOWNLOAD and mail letter to the EPA today during their comment period ending 9/30/12
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council (ESMAC) Special Community Meeting Wednesday, August 8, 7 - 9PM at the Boys & Girls club, Portable Bldg. - AGENDA
Welcome to Obamaland!!
"Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that's why this is so important." ---Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen DoD News Briefing Monday, April 28, 1997
"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages ,famine, and the like would fit the bill...All of these are caused by human intervention...The real enemy, then, is humanity itself..." - Aurelio Peccei - founder of elite think tank, Club of Rome
Electromagnetic Beam Weather Modification - VIDEO
POLICE STATE UPDATE: OUTRAGEOUS POLICE VIOLENCE IN ANAHEIM - VIDEO
Thierry Meyssan Speaks about the unfolding Battle of Damascus (click on CC for translation subtitles)
DRONE UPDATE - VIDEO
Climate Action Plan for El Sobrante and other unincorporated areas - VIDEO of Richmond Open House held July 12, 2012
Syrian Conflict Exposes REAL Axis of Evil
El Sobrante P-1 (Rezoning) Subcommittee Meeting June 27, 2012 VIDEO
Healthcare as Defined by Obamacare
More Citizen Protest at Noontime (!) Fairfield Plan Bay Area Meetings
MTC/ABAG Plan Bay Area (AKA THEIR PLAN FOR US) "Scoping Meeting" at the Oakland Metro Center, Wed. June 20, 2012 - VIDEO
Planned Development Areas (PDA's) MTC Info - PDA Map (Dam Rd. and part of Appian Way are possible PDA's on map)
Socialist 'A' vs. Socialist 'B' - No matter which one gets "elected" the outcome will be the same.....
Imperialism Update: US Globalists Now Aiming to Destabilize Africa
One Man's Outrageous
Journey to Expose the Corruption (Murder, Rape, Torture) Perpetrated By the
World's Most Revered Institution
Watch "UN Me" on XFINITY On Demand for $6.99!!
El Sobrante CleanUp Day, Saturday June 23, 8:30AM - 12Noon (or until dumpsters are full), El Sobrante Boys & Girls Club, 4660 Appian Way - FLYER
IMPERIALISM UPDATE - UN/US/NATO/GLOBALIST Disinformation - Death Squads Destabilize Syria
DemoRATS -Feminist stronghold - gives strong support to female infanticide
EXPOSING THE ONE BIRTH INFANTICIDE POLICY OF US' BUDDY CHINA - FAMILY PLANNING POLICE, VIOLENCE, FORCED ABORTION, COMING SOON TO THE US COURTESY OF THE DEPOPULATION ADVOCATES??
Joint MTC/ABAG Commission Plan Bay Area Debacle Meeting at Oakland Marriott May 17 - VIDEO
Demonstrators Protest NATO Imperialism in Chicago Summit
P-1 Rezoning is El Sobrante's local implementation of UN Agenda 21 - a short overview of the UN Agenda 21 program
MTC/ABAG's "PLAN BAY AREA" - Regional Implementation of Agenda 21
El Sobrante Rezoning Public Meeting Wednesday May 7 @7PM at the Boys & Girls Club - AGENDA - VIDEO
El Sobrante P-1 (Rezoning)District Planning Committee 4/25/12 meeting -VIDEO (doesn't work in Mozilla Firefox)
Info on El Portal Dr. Closure to Begin Tomorrow, May 1
The New Class Warfare
LAND GRABS IN AFRICA - VIDEO - OAKLAND INSTITUTE CONFERENCE MAY 3
County links 'public health' and 'climate change' - VIDEO of May 24 "Public Health & Climate Change" workshop held in Richmond
A Good Reason to Save El Sobrante from Annexation by Richmond - outgoing Richmond City Councilman Ritterman urges wealth redistribution using faulty logic
Earth Day Pagan Agenda - DON'T BUY IT!!
El Sobrante P-1 Rezoning (of Dam Rd. and Appian Way) Planning Meeting to be held Wed. April 25, 2012 from 4 - 5:30PM in meeting room behind El Sobrante Library - agenda to be out by 4/24
Battle for the California Desert - Antelope Valley Rural Residents Being Driven off their Property by Armed SWAT Teams
Citizens Speak Out Against Planned Development Areas (PDA's) at March 15 ABAG/MTC Plan Bay Area Meeting - NOTE: ABAG/MTC now has a new "place type" known as Rural PDA which will have the goal of limiting the number of car trips out of the rural area
"P-1" (Special Zoning District for Dam Rd. and Appian Way) Committee meeting March 28, 2012 at 4PM - INFO from Terrance Cheung, Sup. Gioia's Chief of Staff - NOTE: THESE PEOPLE WILL BE RECOMMENDING PROPERTY USES FOR THIS AREA!
Answers to Questions on P-1 Special District from County Planner David Brockbank who is running the P-1 Committee Meetings
"Beware Metro: an Historical book on regionalism, 'metro government' such as MTC/ABAG - these people exposed this government agenda in the 1970's!!
County documents on "P-1" Zoning District on Dam Rd. and Appian Way
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council March 14, 2012 Meeting Agenda
NOTE Agenda item 10.1.e in which longtime El Sobrante Valley P & Z Head Eleanor Loynd complains to County that she can't see what is going on behind fences on Appian Way!!
Residents speak out AGAINST Play Bay Area at 3/9/12 ABAG/MTC meeting
LA County Engaged in Torture of Raw Milk Advocate James Stewart
Does End of Redevelopment Signal Start of California Municipal Meltdown???
Don't Bet Against the Single Family Home!!
Support the California GMO Labelling Initiative
REASONS to Vote NO on the "CLEAN WATER FEE"
SMART METERS - BIG BROTHER OF THE DAY!!!!
Vision Long Island - Plan Bay Area on Steroids!! It's got it all...'complete streets', 'visioning process', 'smart growth', obnoxious workshop moderator, and more....
Beyond Disgusting!! ABAG/MTC Asks for Secret Meeting with anti - Plan Bay Area "Leaders"
West County Unified School District - GUESS WHAT???? Another parcel tax comin' up!!
DRONES OVER AMERIKA
Another mail ballot parcel tax to arrive in W. County resident's mailboxes around Feb. 21 - Vote NO on "Clean Water" Tax- Be sure to mail your "NO" vote back immediately or by April 6, 2012 at 5PM
The Fraud Behind the "Pink Ribbon" and Susan G. "Conman" Foundation
Mammograms Actually Cause Breast Cancer!!
Citizens Speak out Against ICLEI at San Carlos City Council - Contra Costa County is a Member of ICLEI - WHAT IS ICLEI? Listen to Citizens at San Carlos City Council!
This is how the Board of Supes implemented Plan Bay Area in El Sobrante
Heather Gass Interview on Plan Bay Area & the loss of Private Property Rights
Berkeley Daily Planet Report on Plan Bay Area Meetings - Pt. 1 - Pt. 2
Plan Bay Area Contra Costa "workshop" held 1/23/12 at Richmond Auditorium - VIDEO
What is "Regionalism"? Plan Bay Area is an example - Michael Shaw explains...
PUSHBACK!! Plan Bay Area Protests Continue at Alameda County Meeting in Dublin
Pot Evaluation Office Now Open in El Sobrante - aren't you thrilled???????
Residents Protest "Plan Bay Area" Planned Development Meetings
Near Riot at Plan Bay Area Agenda 21 Meeting in Santa Rosa
Link to Planned Unit Development (P-1) rezoning of El Sobrante - next meeting Jan. 25 @4PM, El Sobrante Library meeting room
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council - Agenda Packet for Jan. 11, 2011 meeting
Plan Bay Area (Sustainable Development/local UN Agenda21) is BAAACK! Documentation from Previous dog and pony shows presented by our Regional Rovernment Socialist"Representatives"
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! US NOW A POLICE STATE!!
California Supremes End Redevelopment Agencies - Watch for Bureaucrats to Find another Way to Seize Private Property....SB214??
Yet Another Parcel Tax in the Works for West County Residents!!!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>P-1 Rezoning is AGENDA 21 COME TO TOWN <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Listen to Interview with Santa Rosa resident Rosa Koire - she explains the implementation of "environmental" regs, the power of "bicycle coalitions", the "visioning" process, redevelopment scams, "complete streets", etc...basically the same thing that is going on in El Sobrante being implemented by unelected "officials' such as the ESMAC, the so-called "Planning & Zoning Committee", the ES Chamber of Commerce, etc - it's happening in Santa Rosa, also!! See her website the Post Sustainability Institute: www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org
The Golden State is Crumbling
Census shows 50% of Americans are Poor
Special ESMAC meeting to be held Wednesday Dec. 14, at 7 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Dam Rd. - presentation on the "P-1" (planned unit development) rezoning of Dam Rd. and Appian Way to "mixed use" AKA "smart growth" - County Notice for Meeting - NOTE: You will be invited to "participate" i.e. agree with the County's plans, no public comment or opposition - this is essentially the implementation of the failed Redevelopment Plan using a Federal Grant to pay for the "smart growth" government business/housing units
See County's website for information on "P-1 Citizen's Advisory Committee" meetings and "Citizen" members of "P-1" meetings
See " Proposed Mixed Use land use designations for El Sobrante" M-11 Appian Way General - Block #'s 1,2,3,4,5,9,10 & 11 M-12 Triangle Area - Block #'s 6,7 & 8 M-13 San Pablo Dam Road - Block #'s 13,14 & 15 here
County Proposes ANOTHER NEW TAX of $70/yr for fire protection
EXAMPLES OF "SMART GROWTH" BUILDING TYPES - THIS IS WHAT THE COUNTY WANTS EL SOBRANTE TO LOOK LIKE
El Sobrante MAC Nov. 9 Meeting at 7PM in Meeting Room Behind El Sobrante Library - AGENDA Packet
Upcoming "Smart Growth" AKAP Planning committee for El Sobrante AKA P - 1 Planning Committee to be held Oct. 26, 4 - 5:30PM, El Sobrante Library meeting room - INFO
Hollywood Businessman says "NO" to Redevelopment Money
The Public Health Risks of Densification (Smart Growth)
Berkeley Daily Planet Laments More of Those"Robot" AKA "smart growth" Apartments
Solyndra Revisited: George Miller & Son on the Take for Phoney "Green" Business Richmond's SunPower
Contact George Miller HERE - ask for your tax $$$$$$$$$ back....
Wednesday October 12 El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council Meeting - AGENDA PACKET - NOTE pgs
Save Orinda posts proof that "transit villages" "mixed use" developments take citizen's money and spend it on doomed projects
Orinda citizens fight County's smart growth rezoning at their city - info - saveorinda.com
PROPERTY TAXES WILL RISE DUE TO SPENDTHRIFT WEST COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK - EPA to property owner: 'Your land is our land' $40 million in fines pending over plan to build new home
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council meeting - September 14, 2011 AGENDA PACKET
PARENTS! Don't fall for the hype about Gardisil - protect your teenaged girl!!
Bankrupt Contra Costa County Urged to Pony Up $2.5M to Continue to Operate County Redevelopment Agency Landgrab Operation
Board of Supervisors Aug. 16, 2011 Agenda packet - Items SD.4 and SD.5 provide background information on fate of County Redevelopment Agency - Note also item C.32 to watch AB214
Power Pt. presentation on Dam Rd. Realignment by Mary Halle of County to ESMAC on Aug. 11, 2011 - County will pursue grant funding for the "minimalist option" (THIS IS GOOD!!)
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council (ESMAC) Meeting, Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011 - AGENDA PACKET - NOTE: Item P5 - realignment of Dam Rd., Item P6, County Presentation on "P1 Zoning Program"
Related to Dam Rd. 'realignment' - Contra Costa Times' story on Feds' insane 'complete streets' agenda
The White ("Progressive, Expensive") City
The Cost of 'Smart Growth' Revisited - 40 Years Later....
Cancer is Curable NOW!! Watch this eyeopening video
Public Outcry!! CPUC Public Hearing July 28, 2011 on Smart Meters - VIDEO
The Grinding Down of Amerika - a fait accompli
Smart Meters...a little too smart?????
The Great Global Depression
Is redevelopment dead?
Board of Supervisors rubber stamp the El Sobrante General Plan Update (rezoning) at June 7, 2011 meeting
AGENDA packet with pdf file attachments containing details of what they're planning for El Sobrante (HINT: it's a high density stack and pack 'sustainable community')
Agenda 21 Comes to the Bay Area! See report, video of "One Bay Area" Contra Costa County Forum held Sat. 5/7/11 in Concord
Revisiting Hawaii: Geoengineering Update - Short story: chemtrail spraying has increased, crop yields down
OBL's 2nd Death
Democrats Against Agenda 21 ("mixed use" zoning comes from Agenda 21)
Are 'WE' the problem? Or is out of control big government? San Ramon citizen gives his best to Dist. 1 Supervisor John Gioia
Local Activist John Galt seeks eminent domain of Jim Kennedy's BART Transit Village Properties that fail to meet their 'economic potential'
Japan Disaster Recommended Updates
El Sobrante General Plan -County Planning Commission - Meeting Continued (3rd time!) to March 22 at 7PM in Board of Supervisor's Chambers -
El Sobrante General Plan Update approved and sent to Board of Supervisors for final approval including approval of study to widen Appian Way to 4 lanes
"The People of Libya Now Have a Clear Enemy"
EMF Safety Network
County Planning Commission Delays Decision on Rezoning El Sobrante AKA General Plan Update at 2/22/11 meeting - VIDEO (select El Sobrante hearing)
Your Hometown, the UN, Agenda 21 (and the CA Air Resources Board Shakedowns)
Highlights of Gov. Brown's Budget Proposal on Redevelopment - HINT: IT'S WORSE THAN WHAT WE HAVE NOW>>>>
Deer in the headlights: CA Redevelopment Assn. Prez. Linda Barton at Sacramento Press Club Debate
Egypt Update: US disposable puppet Mubarak unleashes thugs wielding clubs and machetes on demonstrators
Gov. Brown's 'let the people of CA speak' June Special Election to raise your taxes to the roof likely will be a MAIL BALLOT!! (TO SAVE $$ AND INSURE IT PASSES?!?)
Feb. 9 El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council agenda packet - includes additional General Plan (rezoning) proposals to widen Appian Way to 4 lanes plus proposal to set up new ESMAC 'Design Review Board' to look at any new building within the ESMAC purview area
See video of Jan. 11 County Planning Commission meeting on El Sobrante Rezoning - click on agenda item #4 - plus meeting agenda
Member of Business Community Responds to Contra Costa Fire District Proposed Parcel Tax
Fire District parcel tax survey to assess if they can pass yet another tax....
Contra Costa County Planning Commission to meet Feb. 22 at 7PM, 651 Pine St., Martinez in the Board of Supervisors chambers on the 1st floor to continue hearings on the El Sobrante General Plan (Rezoning of Dam Rd. and Appian Way to high density/mixed housing) - County now want to widen Appian Way to 4 LANES from the triangle area to the Pinole City Limits (near Lucky shopping center) so this meeting will address this new plan - please plan to attend - more info as it come in....
Feds Reportedly in Bankruptcy Talks with States
The Failure of Redevelopment in California
Redevelopment Agencies Face State Scrutiny
Times' Borenstein Agrees with Governor's Plan to Shut Down (EVIL) Redevelopment Agencies
Meanwhile, CA Cities Threaten to Sue Governor (Due to their bonded indebtedness)
And finally, our own Dist. 1 Supervisor Gioia has vague Editorial supporting Brown' 'realignment of State government' in West County Times 1/22/11 (wonder if he'll rise above his own 'self interests'????)
Massive West Berkeley Rezoning under way - high density, highrises are planned...
ESMAC Agenda packet - Jan. 12, 2011 meeting - see pg. 15 for letter asking for widening of Appian Way to 4 lanes...
County Planning Commission Hearing on El Sobrante General Plan Change continued to Feb. meeting - El Sobrante MAC, County want to include the widening of Appian Way to FOUR LANES from triangle area to Pinole city limits near Fitzgerald Dr.!!
Legal Notice for Jan. 11, 2011 County Planning Commission Hearing on El Sobrante General Plan Change
Governor Moonbeam's Plans for California
Electronic Credit Card Theft - VIDEO
BP Oil Slick Found!!
Another government assault on private property!! Foreclosures on people who never missed a payment!
El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Wed. Dec. 8, 7PM, behind El Sobrante Library - AGENDA
As County officials move to establish 'mixed use' AKA 'smart growth' zoning in El Sobrante via the updated 'General Plan', the city of Hercules faces a funding disaster for an unneeded 'mixed use' development which is draining the city dry....story here
Planning Commission Hearing on El Sobrante General Plan Rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011!! - info
General Plan Update Information Page
Social Engineering Bill in Senate - SB1619 (now passed) will transform America into an Urban society!!
What the TSA is NOT Telling You About Airport Scanners
There's plenty of water for Central Valley Farmers - Water for All group VIDEO indicts Boxer and Costa
County Zoning Administrator Hearing on El Sobrante Rezoning - Nov. 1 Agenda - Results
County Docs on "Downtown El Sobrante General Plan Amendment
UPDATE - El Sobrante General Plan (Rezoning of redevelopment area) upcoming meetings
The Dark Side of ICLEI - how our freedoms are slowly but surely being removed via "sustainable" policy - AUDI
As West County School District Prepares for yet another parcel tax, this group wants WCCUSD to GIVE them the El Sobrante Elementary land and buildings!!
El Sobrante Community Center? who paid for this????
We're under aerial attack - What in the World Are they Spraying? - VIDEO - AUDIO
"Livable Communities" Bill Will Force All US Cities, Communities to Conform to Federal "Sustainable Development" Guidelines
Anti-Globalist Activists Fend Off Police Provacateurs at G20 Meeting in Canada
Houston County, MN Fights Property Abuses in Local "Land Use Plan"
Gulf Oil Spill: "Could Go on for Years & Years", Govt. Controlled "Eco" groups, Sick Agenda....
Republican Lawfirm behind Sleazy Hit Piece on Dist. 1 Supervisor Candidate Mister Phillips
KPFA Interview - Prof. Michel Chussodovsky on the Coming New World Order AKA Repressive Global Government
Sustainable Development or Sustainable Freedom (you can't have both)
As the Obamanation gives $535M of your $$ to a solar energy company see how the Feds INTENTIONALLY created a controlled economic implosion
El Sobrante: EBMUD Moldy Water Problem
Central Valley Water Crisis: Judge Rules People Part of Ecosystem, too!!
"Think Global, Act Local" - What does this mean? download flyer on globalist takeover of local government & how to recognize it
Register "Nonpartisan" - under new CA election rules you can vote either party in a primary!
Fast Fax - CA Redevelopment Debt Overview
<<See How your Haiti Donations are being spent!!
HEDGE FUND HYENAS & ZOMBIE BANKS ATTACK GREECE
Upcomimg Obama CIA Trial
San Pablo City Council Responds to Citizens - 4 Yr. Moratorium on ED!!
California's Manmade Drought
Now that "global warming" & "climate change" have been discredited, the guvmint is,
once again, pushing the "peak oil" theory...is oil a 'fossil fuel'??? VIDEO
NO MORE BLOOD FOR OPIUM!!
Video, Photos of San Pablo Residents at Demonstration, City Council Meeting to Reinstate Eminent Domain
San Pablo Eminent Domain Battle to Resume Monday 4/19 @7PM - City Council Chambers ---- SUPPORT SAN PABLO'S FIGHT AGAINST ED!!
Feds, State Creating Central Valley Dust Bowl, Making Us More Dependent on Foreign Food!!
West County Unified School District - $1.7 BILLION in bonded indebtedness!!!!!!!
THE DELIBERATE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe" - Thomas Jefferson
Richmond City Councilman, Tom Butt, actually said this... another reason NOT to be annexed by Richmond.
Arguments AGAINST the Police Services Area Zone 3111- Measure E - Parcel Tax to be voted on in June 8 Primary Election
What in the World are They Spraying?
Inept West Contra Costa County School District to expand financial chaos - asks for yet ANOTHER BOND to fund their financial indiscretions - see bond measure resolution submitted to Elections Dept HINT VOTE NO....
Board of Stupes Reinstitute ED (Eminent domain, not erectile dysfunction) in San Pablo
Green Technology, Smart Growth, Smart Bombs, Smart Grid -Technocracy, the Ultimate "smart" Control Grid
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE - WHEN RICHMOND TRIED TO ANNEX EL SOBRANTE IN FEB. 1997
Tuesday, March 2, Hearing at Board of Supervisors' Meeting on PROPOSED Parcel Tax for El Sobrante Deputy - Agenda & related documents
Video of Martinez' Citizens Impassioned Pleas to City Council to Stop High Density Smart Growth Redevelopment in historic single family neighborhood
Did you know that the County already has a Countywide P6 Police Services Area you're paying for? Info here
Contra Costa Budget Woes - Tears, not Rain
County to trade Services for Pension Payments - County Administrator David Twa's Presentation on County Budget Woes
Civil Disobedience and the 2010 Census
Halfway to Concord political blog coverage of Gioia/Phillips Dist. 1 Supervisor Race
Info on "P" (Police Service Area) Parcel Tax to be voted on June 8 - map of coverage area - Gioia memo - Board Resolution#2010/97
The GREEN POLICE - is Super Bowl Ad a picture of things to come???? (Fire Inspectors patrol the neighborhood on 'Spare the Air' Days, now)
El Cerrito Solicits their own version of "the green police"
Depopulation Update: Haiti Still Starving, 23 Days Later (Katrina #2??)
See Mister Phillips' website - have federally subsidized Sheriff patrols made any difference there???? More sheriff's will NOT stop crime and will add to your tax bill
The Population Control Agenda
What's Going on In Haiti?? The Bush-Clinton Scam Lives again...
Webster Tarpley Breaks Down "Bankstergate" - Jan. 11 Interview on Alex Jones' Show
The US' Role in Haiti's Desperate Plight...
Mister Phillips, Democratic Candidate for Dist. 1 Supervisor, Introduces Himself
Martinez Fights Redevelopment, High Density Housing
Imperialism Update: US/NATO to expand Afghan War into Horn of Africa, Indian Ocean
Never mind the facts.....let's have a war!!
Another Drought Year in California? Is Weather Control in play...? A Primer on Weather Control (under construction)
THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES
Al-CIA-Duh? BBC Now Admits al-Qaeda Never existed
Obama???? His Secret Plans for your Future (recorded before 2008 election)
One Day Before Christmas Day - another unConstitutional "SPARE THE AIR DAY"
Obama, the warmonger, declares war on Pakistan
The Algore Mental Health Page
KFPA 'Guns & Butter' Interview with Webster Tarpley on Obama's Declaration of War against Pakistan, drone attacks, et al
How a better Middle East Would Look (according to US Globaloney)
EL SOBRANTE MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNTIL (ESMAC) AGENDA - 12/09/09 MEETING - discussion on ESGPA TONIGHT!!
Public comment on El Sobrante General Plan Update will be taken at County Zoning Administrator meeting - 1:30PM, Monday 12/14, McBrien Administration Bldg. Pine & Escobar Sts., Rm. 107, Martinez - AGENDA
Link to Downtown El Sobrante General Plan Amendment (ESGPA) - public comment period closes 12/18/09
AlGore on Climate Gate: Refuses to Debate Skeptics, Has Goons Rough up Dissenters
KTVU Ch. 2 Story on 12/2/09 El Sobrante Special Meeting on Car Arsons
Democratic Gubernatorial Frontrunner Jerry Brown Receives $$ from Casinos - Gambling Interests His Office Regulates!!
CLIMATEGATE: CROOKS PLAN END RUN AROUND NAT'L. SOVEREIGNITY!!
LAND IN EL SOBRANTE!!
SWINE FLU: BAD SCIENCE & COVERUP
CLIMATE GATE: Retired Climate Scientist Comments on Leaked Emails
US/Anglo/EU Plans to Fragment Russia
Hackers Expose "Global Warming" Fraud
Dist. 1 Supervisor Candidate Cites Sup. Gioia's Conflict of Interest in Pt. Molate Casino Affair
Ft. Hood Massacre: Hasan - patsy in terror drill gone live???
Dutch Town Rejects "Carbon Storage" Under their Neighborhood
Beware PG&E's new (not so) "SMART METERS"
El Sobrante Unsettled by Spate of Arson Fires
Phony 'global warming' carbon credit derivative trading could cause another financial meltdown
911 Tape of Richmond HS Gang Rape
Draft EIR of Proposed El Sobrante General Plan Update & other related El Sobrante documents
PowerPoint program on Downtown El Sobrante/Appian Way Redevelopment Plan (same area as proposed "General Plan Update" AKA rezoning of El Sobrante)
Firestorm Danger in El Sobrante Valley
The End of US Sovereignity as we know it.....say it ain't so....
US Misinformation Campaign - H1N1 Update by Dr. Mercola - RESIST THE VACCINE!!
THESE SIGNS PROVIDE NO JOBS>>>>COST US TAXPAYERS $20M +
Has your community's authority been handed over to ICLEI??
How the US Government Deliberately Tanked our Economy
Why is the US Chamber of Commerce Defending the Big Banks?? (NOTE: the El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce sponsored the redevelopment plan)
CA Redevelopment Assn. Sues State for on behalf of local guvmints for ill gotten gains...
Homelessness Hits California HARD
2010 Census: Warnings
FLU VACCINE EXPOSED: THINK TWICE!!!!!!!!
ONE SECOND AFTER YOU DIE
THE PEOPLE OF WALMART
Swine Flu: Made in the USA
Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany
Contra Costa Sheriff Rupf in Hot Water for Neglecting to Pickup Kidnapper/Rapist
CDC Pulling Out All the Stops to Enforce Dangerous 'Swine Flu' Vaccination!!
Makers of H1N1 Vaccination Refuse to Take Vaccination!!
Your Homeowner's Assn. Could Repossess your home under CA HOA Law - see this horrifying story
Role of El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce in "smart growth" redevelopment
Whose Country is it Anyway???
THE REAL AHNOLD
The Cap & Trade Swindle - Bringing the World to It's Knees via Massive Wealth Redistribution
OBAMA: A VERY SMOOTH LIER (AND TELEPROMPTER READER!)
Banks Can Steal Your Home, Even if you Own It!!
Hasta La Vista Ahnold!!
"Begging for Billionaires" - movie showing how rich developers pay off local politicians to take your private property
"The [CA Coastal] Commission is the single most powerful land use authority in the United States" - Jonathon Zasloff, UCLA Law Professor
City of Richmond "Shot Spotter" goes livet
Physicians' Association Calls for Moratorium on GMO Food
Whose Land Is It??
Obama Changes into Dick Cheney
Weimar Inflation - Could It Happen Again???
Mind Control - Articles, Video
What is the "Fed" - the nonFederal, nonReserve?? Secrets of the Fed
Congressman Ron Paul, MD on the Swine Flu Scare
SB787 - The Great Water Heist - Feds Move to Control ALL US Water!!
Hidden Costs of W. County School District parcel taxes
SwineAsianHuman Flu Update
Obama Steps Closer to World Guvmint, Queen Hitlery with latest State Dept. Appointments
Government Thugs Tase, Beat Up, Arrest Baptist Pastor for.....nothing!!
Preconditioning for Change
LBAM DELAYED BUT WORLDWIDE SPRAYING CONTINUES UNABATED!!
Tax Day Tea Parties - Americans Fed up with Socialists in guvmint
The End of the US as we know it? Can you say "Fascism"?
G20 - A New Financial World Order - end of the US as we know it!
Genetically Modified Food Bills Flood Congress
Redevelopment Programs Shortchange Schools
The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phones
Senate Rubberstamps National Service Bill
Wacky Gavin Newsom blames Prop. 13 for Budget Shortfall
March 17 County Budget Presentation 2009 by County Administrator David Twa
Gioia pushes for countywide public utility users tax at 3/17/09 BOS meeting!!
CA: Enough "Cowboy" Greenhouse Enforcement
Federal Bill would consolidate all US food production, criminalize home gardens, ban organic food production!!!!!!
Dump 'Smart Growth' (what County rezoning will look like)
Guvmint at all levels is pushing us to get out of our cars and use mass transit...are we buying it???
Obama: A Fraud You Can Believe In
NOTICE: Update on El Sobrante rezoning at Feb. 11 ESMAC meeting
**Patrick Roche of County Community Development stated redevelopment will NOT be used to implement the
General Plan (rezoning) of Dam Rd./Appian Way at above meeting
Video: History of America's Debt
San Pablo Dam Upgrade Updates
CA Congressman Pete Stark Goes Nuts, threatens reporter!!
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR SKIES? NATURAL OR MANMADE??
Financial Times of London: The End of the California Dream
The Rise of Global Government - 5 pt. video to watch online
The Al Bore Page
Downtown El Sobrante/Appian Way Redevelopment Plan - Dec. 2008 Update
CA Redevelopment Debt tops $82.4 BILLION , Contra Costa Co. Redev. Agcy. $412+M!!
SHADOW GOVERNMENT STATISTICS
California faces $14.6 BILLION deficit - projected to reach $41.6 BILLION at end of '09
Arnold's plan to raid redevelopment funds
LBAM DELAYED BUT WORLDWIDE SPRAYING CONTINUES UNABATED!!
Ed Data's 2007-2008 Teacher Salary info!!
Another reason to avoid mass transit - you might get murdered!!
Understanding Israel & Gaza
Open Letter to President Elect Obama
Dist. 1 Supervisor Gioia interview with Ross Magowan on County Budget Cuts
Obamanations - NEW! CURTAIN TIME FOR OBAMA!
Why the US Economy is Doomed to Failure
Ahnold signs ominous 'anti-sprawl', 'anti-greenhouse gas' SB375 - now planners have all the power!! NO on Prop 1A, Another Wealth Redis. Plan
Elk Grove Fire Chief Foster's PowerPt. program: How Redevelopment Agencies Divert Millions from Public Safety
Ahnold proposes raiding redevelopment tax revenue for...? LATEST & GREATEST
'Brilliantly' Smart Growth - higher and higher densities!
Greatest Movie Line Ever...
BANKRUPT STATE COULD GO EVEN FURTHER IN DEBT WITH BONDS on ballot
"Smart Growth" to be mandated in CA if SB375 becomes law!! Coming soon to a town near you...guvmint will tell you where to live, work and how to get around!!
Gold & Precious Metals Updates
Why Does California Struggle w/Budget Every Year????
REASONS NOT TO RIDE MASS TRANSIT
911 & The "American Inquisition"
Earth Day or Earth Worship????????
Like to see El Sobrante stay unincorporated? or become a separate city?
"There's gangsters. There's drug dealing," he said. "I can't even walk outside . . . because somebody is going to come up to you and ask for change." - see LA Times story of 'mixed use' redevelopment of downtown Fullerton, CA
LBAM SPRAYING CALLED OFF IN URBAN AREAS>>>
BUT>>>>GUVMINT SPRAYING CONTINUES NONSTOP ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!
"Private property and freedom are inseparable" - George Washington
FAST FACT: Less than 1% of developable land in the US is developed!!
Taking Liberty: How Private Property is being Abolished in America
Light Brown Apple Month (LBAM) spraying...it's worse than you thought...Listen to this interview
The guvmint's plan for us....
Think Globally - Act Locally - What is SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT??
Experts see Collapse of US Economy - but our corrupt guvmint keeps seizing private homes and
building 'affordable housing' AKA 'smart growth'!
Redevelopment: The Unknown Government download pdf
NOW ESMAC P&Z SUBCOMMITTEE WANTS TO REZONE ALL OF EL SOBRANTE!!
Another member wants to annex El Sobrante to Richmond!!
El Sobrante MAC Proposed "Policies for El Sobrante Area"
Anti-eminent domain sign stirs up St. Louis!
The Best-Laid Plans of Govt. Planners Usually Screw Up Your Life
El Sobrante Redevelopment End Run - Rezoning via Genl. Plan change
The Anti-communitarian League fights the deceptive takeover of our communities!!
West County property owners wake up, reject Measure G!!!
AGENDA 21: A GUIDE FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS
Freedom21 Santa Cruz interview with Tom DeWeese of American Policy Center on the "World Environment Conference in San Francisco and Tony Blair's Sustainable Housing Plan - How the elite want us to live in the future!!
The Joys of Living in Unincorporated Areas - W. County Times - 11/28/06
Redevelopment horror stories: Manteca - San Diego
THEIR PLANS FOR OUR FUTURE
Parade Magazine article on Eminent Domain - Aug. 6, 2006
Listen to El Sobrante MAC meetings!! Minutes and agenda of El Sobrante MAC meetings!!
Official El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council Website
JOKELAND: MAYOR DELLUMS-NO $$ BECAUSE OF REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS!!
Special El Sobrante MAC meeting on General Plan (rezoning of Dam Rd. and Appian Way) AUDIO and it's impact on the community, Aug. 29, 7PM - download flyer - tell a friend!! See County map of parcels to be rezoned!! Download agenda of Aug. 29, 2006 special ESMAC meeting here NOTE: the country wants to recommend the placement of a "P1 Planned Unit District" within the rezoning area: what is a P1 district? see severe land use restrictions within such a district
Did you know that El Sobrante is within Richmond's "sphere of influence" ????
El Sobrante MAC/County wants building moratorium in Genl. Plan rezoning area to facilitate County rezoning!!
City of Brea devalues private land to 'save open space'
Smart Growth Not That Smart - Times' 8/18/06
Another way (beside Eminent Domain) that your property can be taken
Another way to make you a property tax payer with little or no rights on your own property!!
Slideshow: How gov't. mandated land use planning drives up home prices
Washington, DC: Redevelopment Hurts Poor
WHY SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED ABOUT PROPERTY RIGHTS?
Measuring the Success of Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
El Sobrante General Plan (zoning) to be changed along San Pablo Dam Rd. "business corridor" and Appian Way to make way for redevelopment and "smart growth" high density "affordable" housing; (hastily written) NOTES from 3/16/05 meeting with Patrick Roche of Contra Costa Community Development Dept. on General Plan change
Did you know that redevelopment plans can be incorporated into General Plans? This may happen when the updated El Sobrante General Plan is submitted - see County document given out at May 20, 2003 Project Area Committe (PAC) meeting
Sprawl GOOD - dense urban development BAD!! ChicagoSunTimes Dec. 27,05 article
Project Area Meetings are cancelled indefinitely!!
Reports from past Project Area Committee ("PAC") meetings and other public redevelopment meetings on the so-called Downtown/Appian Way El Sobrante Redevelopment Plan
The Redevelopment Agency can seize your property without your consent!
The redevelopment area runs roughly from El Portal to Appian Way along San Pablo Dam Road, and up Appian Way all the way to Valley View including the triangle. If you own property on these two strips, your property could be subject to seizure using the eminent domain powers of the Redevelopment Agency.
Redevelopment advocates will tell you that it will help the community, especially minorities, the elderly, and the poor. In fact, redevelopment hurts the most vulnerable members of our society. The only ones who benefit are development interests with little or no stake in El Sobrante.
A Study by the prestigious National Center for Public Policy Research concluded that "smart growth" and other redevelopment activities hurt the underclass at disproportionately high rates.
If the proposed type of redevelopment had been adopted nationally ten years ago:
1) 260,000 minority homeowners would not own their own homes today;
2) one million homeowners of all races would not own their own homes today;
3) the average home price would have increased by $10,000 in 2002 dollars;
4) the average cost of renting a home or apartment would have increased six percent.
The End of El Sobrante as we know it!
Are you ready for SuperStores and strip malls on San Pablo Dam Road and Appian Way? Read Redevelopment, the Unknown Government, an online book which describes and documents what redevelopment really is all about.
Can Redevelopment be stopped? Yes, by concerned citizens like you and your neighbors.
Read Chapter 10 of "Redevelopment, the Unknown Government".
Come to the El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council ("MAC") meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7AM behind the El Sobrante Library in the meeting room and the El Sobrante Planning and Zoning ("P&Z") meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the same location.
LET YOUR NEIGHBORS know what is happening.
Call the Contra Costa Redevelopment Agency at 925-335-1275 and request copies of all information on the "Downtown El Sobrante Redevelopment project."
Call the Contra Costa Community Development Dept. at 925-335-1290 and request the info packet entitled "Downtown El Sobrante Transportation and Land Use Plan". This shows in detail the plans for the San Pablo Dan Rd. corridor including pathways into the neighborhood behind the Library from Dam Rd. and another major road above Taco Bell.
Redevelopment plans HAVE been stopped in communities where the citizens get involved, go to community meetings and let their public officials know they are against redevelopment.
The community of Oak Grove, Oregon (a suburb of the "smart growth"/redevelopment model city of Portland) managed to save their little community, one very similar to El Sobrante, by coming out in big numbers, carrying signs and letting their public officials they were AGAINST redevelopment.
OTHER REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AROUND THE COUNTY:
***Proposed EL CERRITO DEL NORTE 7/30/03 workshop in tiny room barely big enough to hold 20 people - PHOTOS here plus READ commentary from local activist
***Citizens of the City of Martinez are also fighting the proposed formation of a redevelopment agency there - click HERE to see their website. See 7/23/03 letter published in the W. County Times from Martinez City councilman, Tim Platt, urging a probe on Redevelopment!
The Pleasant Hill BART station area is an example of "redevelopment" gone badly awry!! Letter from irate nearby resident and PHOTOS showing the induced "blight" in the area
Dateline: April 28, 2003 - There they go again! - the Contra Costa Redevelopment Agency is entering another community (Montalvin Manor) and TAKING OVER!!. Link Here
Redevelopment is a problem in other areas, too...>>>
Press release on "bogus blight" finding from Castle Coalition's Institute for Justice in Norwood, OH
Cities across the country have been using eminent domain to force people off their land, so that private developers can build more expensive homes and offices that will pay more in property taxes than the buildings they're replacing...Transcript of 9/28/03 "60 Minutes" TV program on eminent domain abuse
Redevelopment Nightmare in American Canyon, Napa County, CA.
What happened with Redevelopment in Reno, Nevada is a sad and all too common example of redevelopment gone awry.
Redevelopment Horror Stories from across the nation and the heroic efforts of citizens to fight government abuses.
Randall O'Toole's The Thoreau Institute
Press coverage of Randal O'Toole's 9/10/03 talk on the "smart growth" assault on our property and automobiles
Regional Planning doesn't work
Stop Government Abuses of Eminent Domain
Castle Coalition: Citizens Fighting Eminent Domain Abuse
Threatened homeowners ask: What is blight?The answer depends on where you live and who wants to build there.
Redevelopment Abuse - articles and documents relating to redevelopment, documenting its successes, problems and consequences.
Redevelopment, the Unknown Government, an online book which describes and documents what redevelopment really is all about. Redevelopment robs from the poor and gives to the rich, all in the name of "progress".
Redevelopment corrupts the democratic process - the community gets little effective voice in the redevelopment process, but guess who foots the bill?
Understanding Plannerspeak - Common buzz-words and phrases used by redevelopment advocates.
Why Metropolitan Planning Doesn't Work - Redevelopment advocates claim that redevelopment improves city life throughout an urban area. Portland, Oregon had quite a different experience.
Government Theft, Top Ten Abuses of Eminent Domain The ten most egregious abuses of eminent domain for private purposes from 1998 to 2002. These horror stories show how government can seize private property to hand over to development interests. Will El Sobrante make the next Hit Parade?
Cities Often Misapply Eminent-Domain Rule - A Wall Street Journal article on how property is taken from small businesses to give to larger competitors by local governments.
The Community Character Act - Of course, Congress is involved, and, as usual, guess who gets screwed (the little guy).
Study Says Minorities and Poor Harmed by Anti-Sprawl Policies (Press Release) - Who benefits from Redevelopment? Big development interests, not the community, and certainly not the poor or minorities. Full Study available here
Smart Growth isn't all that smart, in fact it is better termed "Self-serving, hope the public is Stupid, Growth".
The San Mateo County Times in an Editorial objects to the strong-arm tactics of the local government in Redwood City, which is destroying small businesses to build a multiplex cinema. They are graciously allowing the former owners to rent space in the new complex (at more than double their current payments).
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