President Barack Obama signed an executive order on 1 November to “prepare the nation” for the dire consequences of global warming . . . California has been preparing for the dire consequence of global warming since 2006, even thought we have not had any significant warming for at least 16 years.
The former Union Publisher, Jeff Ackerman, once told me that global warming was not a local issue of concern. Now the folks in Penn Valley and the other communities in Nevada County are finding out that global warming mitigation is a local issue. The State’s push for high density housing is a direct result of AB-32, The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and the environmentalist wackos desire to reduce CO2 emissions. In their mind high density housing, like they have in Europe, reduces the need for people to drive and emit CO2 and Ozone producing gases.
In the Cities these high density developments are suppose to be build along light rail and commuter bus corridors, thus reducing the need for cars and commuting via the freeways. All designed to reduce CO2 and Ozone. In rural areas the environmental wackos see high density housing as a way to reduce urban sprawl, and the need to drive to survive. In their minds high density housing is a mitigation twofer, less driving and fewer trees cut down to make room for houses and to build those houses.
During the campaign for the Prop 23 Initiative to mitigate AB-32 our local lefties were convincing voters that AB-32 was good for them. Now the folks in Penn Valley are having some second thoughts. We tried the warn them that keeping AB-32 on the books would have long term consequences for everyone. According to an article in The Union:
The county has selected 18 sites — nine in the Grass Valley sphere of influence, five in proximity to Lake of the Pines and four near Penn Valley.
In addition to solutions for global warming, high density housing fills some of the UN Agenda 21 requirement for moving people out or rural area and concentrating them urban locations, in high density housing developments. Storing people like rabbits and chickens.
It maybe too late for the County now, they should have supported Prop 23. Our Supervisors refused to support Prop 23. They were afraid of angering some of their lefty constituents if they supported Prop 23. Plus, they seem to buy into the anthropogenic causes for global warming. This is a problem that they helped to create by their inaction on Prop 23, now lets see who they try to blame for screwing the pooch.
They might redeem themselves if they just say NO! Stand up and tell the State they have no authority to demand high density rezoning, and then not do it. It is time for the County to stand up for our Constitutional rights to be free of State mandates. Especially mandates that are based on bad science.