By Atom Bergstrom
The United Nations is taking over your town … as I write this.
It’s called U.N. Agenda 21. It’s been in full swing for over two decades.
U.N. Agenda 21 is not something that’s coming. It’s not only here … it’s been here for years.
You can kiss your cozy little nation-state goodbye. Globalism has painted you into a corner and you didn’t even notice.
Rosa Koire (Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21, 2011) wrote …
“Redevelopment is a tool used to further the Agenda 21 vision of remaking America’s cities. With redevelopment, cities have the right to take property by eminent domain — against the will of the property owner, and give it or sell it to a private developer. By declaring an area of town ‘blighted’ (and in some cities over 90% of the city area has been declared blighted) the property taxes in that area are diverted away from the General Fund.”
According to the same source …
“The money gets redirected into the Redevelopment Agency and handed out to favored developers building low income housing and mixed use. Smart Growth. Cities have had thousands of condos built in the redevelopment areas and are telling you that you are terrible for wanting your own yard, for wanting privacy, for not wanting to be dictated to by a Condo Homeowner’s Association Board, for being anti-social, for not going along to get along, for not moving into a cramped overpriced apartment downtown where they can use your property taxes for paying off that huge bond debt. But it’s not working, and you don’t want to move in there. So they have to make you.”
Mixed use development. Low income housing. Workforce housing.
These words should raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
Smart Growth. New Urbanism. Transportation planning.
Reorganization of mobility. De-growth.
Sustainable development. Sustainable urban planning.
Objective density. High density urban mixed use development.
Build back better. De-commodification of housing.
Naturalization of the city. Density, proximity, diversity and digitalization.
According to the same source (Rosa Koire) …
“No matter where you live, I’ll bet that there have been hundreds of condos built or planned in the center of your town recently. Over the last ten years there has been a ‘planning revolution’ across the US. It was the implementation of Growing Smart. Your commercial, industrial, and multi-residential land was rezoned to ‘mixed use.’ Nearly everything that got approvals for development was designed the same way: ground floor retail with two or three stories of residential above. Mixed use. Very hard to finance for construction, and very hard to manage since it has to have a high density of people in order to justify the retail. A lot of it is empty and most of the ground floor retail is empty too. High bankruptcy rate.”
Let’s take a look at a recent issue of the Santa Barbara Independent (Jan. 26, 2023).
Page 9 of the Independent …
“The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously 1/24 to amend county land-use code in response to Senate Bill 35, a state housing bill to expedite the construction of homes.”
Homes, NOT houses.
“The amendments apply to multi-unit and mixed-use developments that are 50 percent lower-income affordable, pay prevailing construction wages, and meet objective density, zoning, historic, and environmental standards.”
What’s the source of the other 50 percent of the money? The taxpayer!
What is “objective density”? Crowding “wage slaves” and “useless eaters” into “15-minute cities.”
What is a 15-minute city?
According to Wikipedia (last edited Feb. 1, 2023) …
“15-minute cities are built from a series of 5-minute neighborhoods, also known as complete communities or walkable neighborhoods. The concept has been described as a ‘return to a local way of life.'”
In other words, your sinister global supervillains want to take away your cars and motorcycles and confine you inside outdoor prisons.
Page 14 of the Independent (Jean Yamamura) …
“‘As a farmer, the best thing you can raise is condos,’ said Stuart Kasdin, riffing on the truism about the value of land in the Golden State.”
The city of Goleta is fighting Santa Barbara County over transforming 95 acres of farmland into a “mixed-use designation.”
You vill eat ze bugs and not raise chickens on your farm.
“Kasdin also took issue with the county’s assertion that land in Montecito and Hope Ranch was expensive and that creating affordable housing there would be too hard.”
Mixed-use designation? NIMBY. Not In Munger’s or Meghan’s Back Yard.
Not in Charlie Munger’s back yard. Not in Harry and Meghan’s back yard. Not in Oprah’s back yard. Not in Ellen and Portia’s back yard. Not in Rob Lowe’s back yard. Not in Gwyneth Paltrow’s back yard. It’s a long list.
According to the same source (Jean Yamamura) …
“Housing element documents are how cities and counties let the State of California know how they intend to comply with the laws to zone more housing. To get there, Goleta looked at all its existing zoning within the city and based its Housing Element on parcels already zoned for additional housing, infill parcels, commercial areas that could hold mixed-use projects, and everywhere that could have accessory dwelling units (granny flats), said Councilmember Kyle Richards.”
For the moment, the City of Goleta is saying, “No farms to condos.” What organization are they opposing? Santa Barbara LAFCO (Local Area Formation Commission).
What is LAFCO’s gig? According to their website …
“The Local Agency Formation Commission is committed to serving the residents of Santa Barbara County and the State of California by discouraging urban sprawl and encouraging the orderly formation and development of local agencies based on local conditions and circumstances.”
“Sprawl” is the enemy of “Smart Cities.” No elbow room allowed.
No wide open spaces. Rewilding means, “Nature has priority.”
It’s Smart Cities or Rewilding Acreage. There’s no room in the middle for local farmers.
Page 14 of the Independent (Nadia Abushanab) …
“Lompoc has requested that 148.3 of prime agricultural land along Bailey Avenue be brought into its Urban Sphere of Influence, a preliminary step toward the goal of eventually annexing and developing the area.”
According to the same source …
“Priority for development should go to the undeveloped vacant parcels within Lompoc. There are plenty of opportunities for infill housing projects that could meet the city’s current housing needs without expanding the city limits. There are parcels that are close to existing services: transit centers, grocery stores, hospitals, schools, and job centers. Building closer to existing activity hubs not only can help reduce vehicle miles traveled, but can also result in denser, more affordable housing.”
More expensive-to-build affordable housing. Taxpayer money will finance it.
You’ll lose your house or farm paying for it … and eventually be living in that centralized affordable housing with the rest of the slave units.
“Vehicle miles traveled” (VTMs) can be reduced by “correcting” the “jobs-housing imbalance.”
In other words, stow the worker bees away in “smart cities” where they can walk or ride a bicycle to work for low wages at their slave gig.
It’s easier to round up residents for Smart Cities due to all the people being evicted from their homes courtesy of the Great Reset.
According to another story on another page of the same Jan. 26, 2023, issue of the Independent.
“961 individual [homeless] camps were identified across the [Santa Barbara] county, 380 of them were assessed, and 154 of them are considered ‘resolved,’ meaning the people living in them either accepted shelter (15 percent temporarily; 4 percent permanent) or moved on to another camp.”
Research how the globalists plan to restructure your country/ state/ province/ county/ city/ neighborhood, etc.
There’s Big Money in private prisons, and even Bigger Money in public prisons.