Suggested statements on why you oppose SB 1. Choose one
brief statement from the below list or make up your own:
1.Senate Bill 1 stands in
contravention of representative government and in defiance of the
separation of powers invested in Constitutional government.
2.SB 1 invents new structures
to govern people with new sources of authority, which subjugates the will
of the people to the dictates of unelected bureaucrats.
3.Senate Bill 1 allows for the
issuance of bonds without voter approval thereby circumventing a
democratic process and preventing the sovereign people to observe and
require accountability for any and all developments and policies that SB
1's Investment Authorities implement.
4.Senate Bill 1 authorizes the Investment Authority
of a city or county to include a provision in its Plan for the receipt of
tax increment funds. Such
financing has heretofore increasingly over-burdened the State's financial
resources in meeting school and county obligations and seriously deviated
from redevelopment agencies' initial objective by underwriting commercial
and profitable real estate ventures.
5.Senate Bill 1 redefines
"blight" as "inefficient land use", an arbitrary and
subjective determination for the benefit of the Investment Authority
established through the Bill.
Here is the phone number of
the Governor's office to request that he VETO Senate Bill 1 . . .
Governor Jerry Brown
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Plan Bay Area
& RURAL AREAS ARE BLIGHT
This bill is a THREAT to Rural and
Suburban property owners
the Definition of
suburban and rural lifestyles-which
it terms "inefficient land use patterns-as "blight."
Declaring suburban and rural land use a "blight" has
appalling and stunning legal and political implications. How does it
feel to have a target on your back from these people?
mini-ABAGs (redevelopment agencies) not
controlled by cities and towns. Allows eminent domain and funding
power to assemble and fund massive high density housing projects in