Saturday, December 15, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
|Marin only added 523 people in 2012 yet will be building up to 4400 units of affordable housing in the county.|
Editors Note: Does it make any sense at all to build housing at 10 times the housing need in Marin?
Marin population sees tiny bump, state sees modest growth
By Janis Mara
Marin Independent Journal
Marin Independent Journal
Posted: 12/13/2012 05:33:23 PM PST
Marin continued its longstanding pattern of slow growth as the county saw only a minor increase in population over the last 12 months, according to state population estimates released Thursday.Marin grew by 523 people, a 2 percent change, clocking in with a population of 255,000, as reported by the state's Department of Finance.
Statewide growth outpaced Marin's increase with California's population growing 7 percent over the same period. The state grew by 256,000 people, raising its population to 37.8 million people.
"This level of growth (for Marin) is in line with previous years," said Bill Schooling, the chief demographer of the Department of Finance. "Marin is not usually a fast-growing county."
See full articleMarin population slow growth
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sometimes the public forums the Association of Bay Area Governments can get testy. In this video , Heather Gass, a homeowner and frequent critic of One Bay Area, is questioning the seminar leader about "open space".
When the seminar leader asks the crowd if they want "open space", Heather astutely asks if "open space" is defined as "government owned" exclusively or if it also means "private, undeveloped lands" as well.
This is a critical point to understand.
The One Bay Area Plan is an aggressive and ambitious plan to control ALL Development property rights by a central regional government. The plan was developed under the theory of "Smart Growth" which requires a central planner for all property decisions. It will drastically impact the value of property and essentially eliminate property rights for thousands of Bay Area citizens.
While we are fighting several unwise affordable housing developments and rezoning of our neighborhoods in Marinwood/Lucas Valley, we must understand our communities plight is part of a larger struggle of fellow communities through out the Bay Area and California.
Larger coalitions of property owners are forming across the region and soon all across California. If you are disturbed at the aggressive government powers being asserted, first we urge you to educate yourself about the 2012 Housing Element for Unincorporated Marin. Next we recommend that you read some of the information about Smart Growth to understand the theories. Then, we ask you to contemplate the actual impacts on your life and the community around you. Lastly, we ask you to share your views with others and join us in the mission to save Marinwood-Lucas Valley from hi density urbanization.
In the near future, you tree-lined street may become filled with apartment building- especially if you live anywhere close to the 101 freeway.
Unless we stop it, developers will win.
Join us for our Monday meeting. email us at email@example.com
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Marinwood/Lucas Valley is under attack ...
from developers pushing greenwashed "pack and stack" housing in our neighborhoods
Our voices will be heard.
Our freedom to live as we choose will be defended.
Our families will be safe. Our schools will be strong.
Our lives will be lived deliberate and free.
And we will defend our Valley from exploitation from developers, planners and politicians who want
bulldoze our neighborhoods to fulfill their high density housing schemes or tax us to death trying.
for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Last night's Meeting went well. Please join us next Monday 6:30-8:30PM
Monday, December 10, 2012
Moms are meeting Mondays to save Marinwood. All are welcome to attend (men too!). We will be discussing the impact of the Marinwood Village and other housing proposals on our schools and community.
We recognize that the 2012 Housing Element proposes six large affordable housing development that may increase our population by 25%. These developments will be largely supported by our tax dollars. The proposed Marinwood Village alone will add 60 to 150 children in our packed Dixie schools. The remaining five developments may increase our total school age population by hundreds, forcing us to build more schools.
With population growth, we can expect an increase in taxes. traffic, pollution, crime and other problems that come with crowded urban living.
Some feel that affordable housing will enhance our community. We will explore these issues in detail too.
We meet from 6:30-8:30 PM. in Marinwood. Childcare is provided. If you would like to attend, email us at email@example.com
P.S. Everyone is invited. You don't have to be a mom to attend. I just liked the way it sounded in the headline :). Men are welcome too.