In a unique collaboration Danville residents of all political persuasions will be fighting back against high-density housing mandates and top-down control of our local communities by regional agencies.
What: Danville 2030 Draft General Plan and SAP Planning Commission meeting
When: Dec 11th at 7:30pm
Where: 420 Front Street — Danville Community Center – next to the library
At issue on Tuesday: ten acres in Danville that are slated for re-zoning for high density, multi-story buildings as part of a larger plan to obey specious mandates from the state legislature to be enforced by unelected, regional bureaucracies. Hundreds of millions of dollars every year are spent on these top-down bureaucracies, studies, experts, planners, ‘workshops’ complete with facilitators, materials and pre-determined conclusions. All this, at a time when we are experiencing city bankruptcies, unfunded public pensions, and cuts in education and essential services.
Also, at issue is the fact that the Planning Commission has included the Sustainable Communities Strategy Plan referred to as the One Bay Area Plan by ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) into the Danville General Plan update. The regional plan has NOT been certified, has NOT been adopted and won’t be until June of 2013. Residents of Danville oppose this top down bureaucracy-where regional agencies and state mandates are holding our city councils and our transportation funding hostage to their agenda.
The ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), SB375 Sustainable Community Strategy, Council of Governments (COGs) are all a part of an increasingly bizarre and nonsensical central planning web that defines large, high-density projects as ‘green’. Citizens are waking up to the fact that the only ‘green’ in these plans is the money going into the pockets of certain developers that push high-density dreams and the various government agencies.
We are a ‘pro choice’ majority in Danville. We have made a choice to live in a quiet community, not an urban zone or a utopian ‘transit village’. We encourage local citizens to stand up against regional unelected and unaccountable bureaucracies and stand for local control. It’s our town and we want the decisions about Danville to remain with the people. The green emperor is growing – and he has no clothes.