Why you should attend the ABAG Regional Planning Meeting June 4

101 Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs) throughout the Bay Area


When:  June 4, 2014

Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm

Where:  Joseph P. Bort Metro Center Auditorium, 101 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94607


There are three main pieces of legislation that are being used in CA to complete the transformation and socially re-engineer our lives; AB32(2006 Global Warming Act), SB375(2008 Sustainable Communities Strategy), and AB2785 (2010 California Essential Habitat Connectivity Map).

All of these bills were signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger. The global warming bill calls for a reduction in GHGs to 1990 levels by 2020.

The SB375 bill links land use to transportation and specifies the majority of future construction be compact, high-density, low-income housing next to mass transit, in order to force Californians out of their cars and single family homes to ostensibly reduce GHGs.

AB2785 identifies (maps) an animal and vegetation corridor system throughout California, connecting large blocks of government-regulated land through private property that must be taken in some way to complete the California Wildlands corridors.

This map is most egregious in that it casually illustrates (with a sliding scale of less to more cost) how much it would cost our government (in terms of dollars, conservation easements, eminent domain, zoning to open space, etc) to take the land from private individuals in order to complete this map. California planning organizations are expected to use it in their planning for land use and transportation process.

What people don’t realize is that this map is NOT about preserving land (Open Space) for animals, plants, and people’s recreation. These land masses that are being set aside are being incorporated into giant land trusts for the purpose of selling carbon credits in the trillion dollar Cap n’ Trade scheme that recently started in this state.



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