Last month the San Jose Mercury News and other news outlets reported on a new FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND Parcel Tax in the San Francisco Bay Area. The "emergency" that the SF Bay is facing, the environmental devastation in the SF Bay, you are told, must be dealt with, and $500 million is urgently needed. You were told that this tax concept is new because people of the 9 counties around the San Francisco Bay will have every one of their parcels assessed a $12 tax annually to 'save the Bay.' A ballot measure will be on the June 2016 ballot so that the people of these counties can essentially vote to empower an obscure agency that has been taken over by powerful Silicon Valley Agenda 21 corporate interests.
Never before have the 9 counties been taxed as a single entity. Why? Because they are NOT A SINGLE ENTITY. THEY ARE NINE SEPARATE COUNTIES.
THIS IS A TEST. The environmental issue is a smokescreen, a GREEN MASK, for the major play here: empowering AND FUNDING a new form of government, regional, that destroys representative government. What does this mean for you? The new 'region', the Bay Area, becomes the political and financial gorilla that crushes your ability as a voter to control your life. Instead of working with local, county, and state representatives you'll be subjected to the power of the OneBayArea: 9 counties / 101 cities where you have no meaningful representation. This is what happened with PlanBayArea. We are suing to stop this, but we lost at Superior Court and are appealing, with your help.
The core danger of regionalization is that you have no vote, no voice, no ability to influence this unelected board / commission. Regions break jurisdictional boundaries and destroy representative government. A region is a supra-governmental organization. Full globalization can only happen with the interim building block: regionalization. The same group sponsoring this, Silicon Valley Regional Forum, hosted futurist Paul Saffo recently, who said that in 50 years the United States would be erased and replaced with Mega-Regions. What voice, what power, will you have if this goes forward? None. These people have an agenda: UN Agenda 21. Before you scoff at it and roll your eyes, take a moment and take a look at the truth behind Sustainable Development. This is not about recycling. This is about full globalization, mega-regions, and handing what little power you have left to an unelected board with a 'vision.'
Now those Silicon Valley corporations that have been using their money to establish their power will be using YOUR money to maintain and grow their power.
VOTE NO ...WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
IDENTIFY IT. EXPOSE IT. RESIST.
FIGHT UN AGENDA 21