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

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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 […]

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.   […]

Update on the Lawsuit to Stop the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) from Taking Away Local Control

Judge Grillo’s ten­ta­tive rul­ing is against local auton­omy, how­ever, the Judge is in pos­ses­sion of the infor­ma­tion he requested at the hear­ing and has not yet made a final rul­ing. Antic­i­pa­tion builds as to what the Supe­rior Court will do…

Seven Reasons Why Plan Bay Area is Illegal & Bad Policy for California

Timothy V. Kassouni

Plan Bay Area is a mon­u­men­tal land use doc­u­ment pre­pared by the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion (MTC), and the Asso­ci­a­tion of Bay Area Gov­ern­ments (ABAG), for the osten­si­ble pur­pose of reduc­ing green­house gas emis­sions by 15 per­cent by the year 2035, as required by for­mer Gov­er­nor Schwarzenegger’s Sen­ate Bill 375. Kas­souni Law is cur­rently lit­i­gat­ing the legal­ity of […]

RI Regional Plan Strips Property Rights

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With an area of 1212 square miles, Rhode Island is the small­est of the fifty states, but is about to take one of the biggest leaps in the nation.  The RI Divi­sion of Plan­ning is advanc­ing a HUD sup­ported sus­tain­able devel­op­ment plan that cre­ates a sin­gle region out of every county, city and com­mu­nity in […]