We have been covering the expansion of surveillance and police powers. Some may ask, "How does this relate to the imposition of Plan Bay Area and the Housing Element on Marinwood/Lucas Valley?" . It is simple. When the government rules by absolute central authority, the people become an object merely to be moved or managed and no longer citizens in a democracy with rights.
Why not pepper spray the kids engaged in non violent protest? They are obstructing the demands of the authority and must be moved. Likewise, we are being subjected to top down controls of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) www.planbayarea.org and the County of Marin.
Why should the County of Marin care about the people of Marinwood/Lucas Valley?
They want to build affordable housing and plan to put 70% of all affordable housing in our neighborhood because it meets their criteria for "smart growth". They do not recognize the right of Marinwood/Lucas Valley to keep their community sound with sensible planning that is physically and financially sustainable.
We shall not be moved.