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Critics Jeer at Regional Planning Workshop

Over 200 people showed up to voice their opinion at last night's One Bay Area workshop at the Marin Center.

Critics of the regional plan for cutting greenhouse gases in regards to state standards spoke out at a workshop last night at the Marin Center. 

One Bay Area is a plan to address the state-ordered cuts to greenhouse gases caused by transportation.

The plan, which includes work from organizations like Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), will include an outline that aims to reduce car travel in regards to how the Bay Area can grow in the coming decades, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

In 2008, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 375, which requires the California's metro areas to develop a long-term plan for land use, housing and transportation that will reduce the per-capita carbon dioxide emissions from cars.

MTC will help develop the plan, and hopes to encourage bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly development near jobs and public transportation.

Many people are concerned about the regional and state mandates limiting their local control.

The above video is a section of the public comment from the meeting. Click here for more coverage of the workshop.

Buck Shaw January 21, 2012 at 01:47 AM
I really wanted to hear the definition of the term "Social Equity" It was used multiple times in reference to housing and land use. Any know what it means ?
Tammy February 04, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Dear Mr. Shaw Check out UN Agenda 21...it is chock full of the term "social equity" and "social justice". We must be fair as a society, if you have something, I have to have it too. Under Agenda 21 private property is social injustice because not everyone has private property so it is unfair, it it not equal. Under Agenda 21 private property must be abolished. Please don't believe me; please go read it for yourself. Find out if your town is a member of the ICLEI and follow the trail to Agenda 21. It is fairly simple, they do not hide it at all. I guarantee you won't like what you read. Most Sincerely, Tammy Tedesco
peggy January 23, 2013 at 03:54 AM
tammy - i was just about to respond to mr shaw when i read your response. you beat me to it. by almost a year! i just happened upon this page and decided to check out the comments. i have to say i was surprised by the pro agenda 21 majority here. that's okay. things are changing. quickly. mr shaw, you might find the link below helpful. thanks. http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/index.html
Buck Shaw January 23, 2013 at 04:57 PM
A young man came to my door and asked if I would sign a pettition to force the mayor to make a regulation against plastic bags. I asked him why not be "Fair" and VOTE on it. He said NO it wouldn't get done. It's to long to wait. And people don't no how bad things are. We NEED to do this now, he said. I said show me a pettition to get it on the ballot and I'll sign. He stomped away after asking for a donation. I yelled at him " Sorry I waisted your time" I got the F word in reply. These seem to be the attitudes of the new young. This is the same attitude as the MTC and One Bay Area. Glad I raised my children "Right"
Jimmy Fishbob Geraghty March 06, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Social equity implies fair access to livelihood, education, and resources; full participation in the political and cultural life of the community; and self-determination in meeting fundamental needs. Sad to see so many giving you false information. Social equity is the same thing members of the audience wanted for themselves but would be quick to deny the same social equity to others with differing viewpoints.

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