Editor's Note: This meeting of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) on March 7, 2013 discusses the criteria for selecting a Priority Development Areas (PDA) like the Marinwood Priority Development Area.
0:12:10-Among the most important reasons for selecting an area for development is the "lack of community opposition" If there is a history of organized opposition to development, it will be less likely to be named a PDA In other words if we don't object we are targets for development. We were selected for a Priority Development Area in 2007 . Did any local politician tell us? Wasn't Susan Adams serving on ABAG at the time?
Ezra Rapport and Ken Moy
1:19:30 Ezra Rapport, ABAG Director explains that living next to the freeway will be healthier in the future because we use cleaner fuels. Old health data is based on dirtier fuels.
1:42:00 Oakland Mayor Jean Quan explains that concentration of high density affordable housing in a single neighborhood leads to "ghetto"ization and high crime. She believes low income housing should be spread throughout the jurisdiction.
ABAG's motto is "Sharing Resources"
Have you ever had a friend who wants to "share" by always taking from you?
ABAG is taking our communities by forcing unwanted development and
"giving" a portion of our tax dollars back in exchange.
Here is what we pay our ABAG employees