Superior Court (Alameda County) Rules in Favor of ABAG and One Bay Area

Lit­i­ga­tion Seeks to Pro­tect the Amer­i­can Form of Gov­ern­ment In a result ori­ent­ed deci­sion, Alame­da Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court Judge Eve­lio Gril­lo ruled against Free­dom Advo­cates and oth­ers in the war over pro­tect­ing Cities and Coun­ties from a trans­for­ma­tion of local gov­ern­ment (One Bay Area). The new form of gov­ern­ment in the San Fran­cis­co Bay Area […]

As TPP Sails Forth, It Drags the West Into Uncharted Waters

Free trade’ isn’t what Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship would deliv­er … Think the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship is a free trade agree­ment? Think again. In prin­ci­ple, almost everyone’s in favor of free trade. It pro­motes inter­na­tion­al har­mo­ny, rais­es wages, helps economies grow. It’s an arti­cle of his­tor­i­cal faith that the enact­ment of harsh pro­tec­tive U.S. tar­iffs in 1930 con­tributed […]

Trading Away Their Oaths

On the open­ing day of each new Con­gress, every mem­ber of the U.S. Sen­ate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives takes an oath of office to “sup­port and defend the Con­sti­tu­tion of the Unit­ed States against all ene­mies, for­eign and domes­tic” and “bear true faith and alle­giance to the same.” For many mem­bers, no doubt, this solemn […]

One Bay Area

FA Note: Grab your favorite cup of ______ and lis­ten to a very infor­ma­tive dis­cus­sion of One Bay Area. One Bay Area is America’s most exten­sive and expen­sive appli­ca­tion of Agen­da 21. Michael Shaw dis­cuss­es the One Bay Area Plan, ABAG, ICLEI, and COGs with host, KSCO San­ta Cruz sta­tion own­er, Michael Zwer­ling and var­i­ous callers. […]

The Details of How Obama is Selling America to Corporations

FA Note: A Pub­­lic-Pri­­vate Part­ner­ship, or “P3” as below is usu­al­ly billed as an “inno­v­a­tive” financ­ing scheme where­by a gov­ern­ment ser­vice or pri­vate busi­ness ven­ture is fund­ed and oper­at­ed through a part­ner­ship of gov­ern­ment and one or more pri­vate sec­tor com­pa­nies. In infra­struc­ture P3s, tax­pay­ers can expect being charged user fees, such as tolls, on […]