Sunday, July 30, 2017
Developer asks "How do we kill local control?"
Bill Witte, CEO of Relative California asks CASA how they kill local opposition to real estate projects. He cites the city of Brisbane, CA (pop 4500) as fool hardy to favor profitable commercial development over a massive expansion of housing that will triple the population. Mr. Witte obviously has many millions of dollars to make if the California legislature and regional government develop "teeth" to punish communities from opposing real estate projects for the "public good". This is cronyism. Local democracy must remain strong against strong arm tactics of other government bodies. The local community will be forced to build the infrastructure, grow their government and deal with the increased crime, traffic and other headaches of urban living. Stay strong Brisbane!