Friday, January 9, 2015
The Government Takings of Private Property coming to a community near you.
Government Takings of Private Property: Susette Kelo's Story from Mackinac Center on Vimeo.
The senate passed new laws allowing the government to yake property WITHOUT finding cause of blight. This means perfectly nice neighborhoods could be removed to build high density apartment building in transit corridors. We have heard that Steve Kinsey and other supervisors are eyeing Marinwood/Lucas Valley for their Smart Growth development BEYOND the affordable housing components. A series of bus shelters in reportedly being planned for Lucas Valley road.
If true, this will open a flood gate of new public and private development. Whenever I speak with pro growth people in Southern Marin about fairness, they reply, "You have room for growth in Marinwood/Lucas Valley. We are all built out in my neighborhood."
Our fore bearers wisely bought open space to PROTECT the land and community from excess development. We will Save Marin Again!