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Delta Stewardship Council could control local land-use decisions, San Joaquin County supervisors say

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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:11 am, Thu Dec 22, 2011.

Did you know that the state might want to oversee plans to improve Thornton's central business area? Or a recycling plant in Stockton? Or a couple of subdivisions in the Mountain House development west of Tracy?

Two San Joaquin County supervisors warned the Lodi City Council that the state-appointed Delta Stewardship Council may want to seize land-use authority from cities, counties, water districts and other agencies in and near the Delta.

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5 comments:

  • Wendell Davis posted at 11:36 pm on Thu, Dec 22, 2011.

    SgtWD Posts: 1

    Isn't it nice to see government in action? The people can't make the proper choices in life so the government has to take care of them. Only the government knows what is best for the people. Sounds like something found in communism. Isn't that interesting considering this is still the United States of America or is it?

    If a property owner wants to make a choice to allow or disallow that is, was, and should remain their right. This is not a government concern unless you actually believe that government knows best. Have no fear the government is here. You will do as you are told and you will like.

    No you can't ride a bicycle without a helmet. No you can't ride in the back of a pick-up truck. No you can't have a toy in a Happy Meal. No you can't ride a horse on a ranch. No you can't learn how to drive... a tractor. No you can't burn wood in a fireplace. No you can't etc, etc, etc. No you can't object to the rules being made for you. You do not know what is good for you. Only the government knows.

    How many of you really believe this? Oh yeah, one more thing. Just open your wallet and give the government your money because as you can tell by how well they control spending they have your best interest in mind. I mean it's not like there is a 15 Trillion Dollar National debt or that California is up to it's ears in debt. How about your local government, are they fiscally responsible?

    Remember only the government knows what is good for you. Why yes comrade they are sheep. We have trained them well. You can tell by who they vote for.

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 4:52 pm on Thu, Dec 22, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 469

    The 5 acres was just used as an example, The financial restrictions will be on ANY improvements that are not deemed "Sustainable" whether they are in town or in the country. What are just some of the things that are NOT sustainable? Ski runs, Golf Courses (there are plans right now over in San Francisco County to shut down Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica) Dams (there are plans up north to tear down 4 dams) The list is actually quite long. There are landowners over in the Bay Area that own commercial property that has been rezoned as "open space" this is not speculation-- these are things happening right now. Out of 1200 miles of government owned land up in Plumas County, over 800 miles of it is off limits to American citizens. Another good website is www.freedomadvocates.org
    The goal is to regionalize and take power out of the local governments so the people have less control. The mantra is "Think globally, act locally"

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:11 pm on Thu, Dec 22, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Kim... it may or may not be what you describe. However, either way, this is scary stuff.

     
  • Joe Commentor posted at 11:39 am on Thu, Dec 22, 2011.

    JoeCommentor Posts: 1

    This would be great to limit the sprawl that politicians refuse to reign in in order to protect both water supplies and environmental needs. Both the state and the feds have promised and contracted out more water than is in the system.

    I would rather have fresh salmon than alfalfa or cotton

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 8:59 am on Thu, Dec 22, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 469

    You can put your hands over your ears and hum to yourself until the cows come home, ignore this issue and accuse people like me of wearing tin foil hats, but this is Agenda 21, through and through. Visit www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com and/or get Rosa Koire's book, Behind the Green Mask."Regionalization" has been warned about for years and here is living proof. The Council of Gevernments is planning on expanding its jurisdiction and they, and NGO's like Smart Valley Places are going to dictate to us how we live our lives. San Joaquin Council of Governments Blueprint 2050 addresses reduction in rural residences and on page 35 even discusses lending practices that lending institutions will have to implement to promote "Smart Growth" Have 5 acres and want to build a house on it but need a loan? Oh, no you don't, not unless it promotes Smart Growth, and a house on 5 acres will probably not meet the criteria. The goal is to push high density housing along Transit corridors and that is what Daryll Steinberg's SB375 is all about that kicks in next year. SB375 doesn't HAVE to be complied with- you just won't get any transit dollars if you don't "comply" Sounds like extortion to me..

     
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