Do single-family homes threaten the planet?
Climate crusaders want to phase out the American
dream of a house and yard
By Randal O'Toole and Damien Schiff
The Washington Times
November 19, 2013
"A plan to squeeze most residents of the San Francisco Bay Area into multifamily housing offers a test case of whether land-use bureaucracies nationwide, encouraged by the Obama administration, should be allowed to transform American lifestyles under the pretext of combating climate change.
Currently, 56 percent of households in the nine-county Bay Area live in single-family homes. That number would drop to 48 percent by 2030, under a high-density development blueprint called Plan Bay Area, recently enacted by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Plan Bay Area has already drawn several legal challenges, and the debate could spread nationwide if, as may happen, it becomes a model for regulators in other parts of the country."
Randal O’Toole is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute and author of “American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership” (Cato Institute, 2012). Damien Schiff is a principal lawyer with Pacific Legal Foundation. He represents Bay Area Citizens in a lawsuit challenging Plan Bay Area.
THIS IS IMPORTANT TO READ TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LAKE OSWEGO AND SUBURBS EVERYWHERE! This is damning commentary about how Central Planners are seeking ultra-control over individual freedoms and "decreeing radical lifestyle changes" for the masses.
Saving our village isn't enough.