Tag Archives: zoning

AFFH in Five Minutes

HUD’s new rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, enables the government to control local zoning and land use, overturn voters’ decisons and force communities to join a region. This video explains how.

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Obama: Washington NOT Local City Council should Determine Zoning Laws/Right to Build

If your city or county takes Federal money, it has given up control of its zoning—now Obama can tell you what you must do with your property—a city council under Obama is good for ribbon cutting of the few new … Continue reading

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Property rights score victory in Alameda County

It is rare when government is told no by the courts.  In this case, Alameda County unreasonably revoked an approved use of private property.  This cost the owner lots of money.  Now we need to expand this decision into others … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL LAND USE PLANNING MOVEMENT

In the 1920s, with the siren call of “centralized planning for the collective good” emanating from Europe, came the first big push for nationwide land use planning. In 1928, collectivists in the US formed the “Public Administration Center.” Popularly known … Continue reading

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Calaveras General Plan Update; Driven by Grassroots or Outsiders?

According to the Staff Report for General Plan Land Use Map, Draft #2, the underlying philosophy governing land uses for Calaveras County is to direct new development toward already developed communities and retain resource lands in viable parcel configurations for … Continue reading

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The End of Elected Government: ABAG, SCAG and Other “Regional” Governments

Many of my readers attend city council meetings in their home town.  Very few attend meetings of unelected region government, meetings held almost in secret, with little fanfare of public notice.  Yet decisions about housing, zoning, transportation and the allocation … Continue reading

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Legislature bringing defeated Prop. 31 back to life

Think the voters saying NO to an Initiative is the end of the concept?  Not when Democrats/unions run the State.  Prop. 31 was defeated by the public.  It would have created non elected regional governments that would make decisions that … Continue reading

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