Friday, November 18, 2005

"The Plan" calls for some behavior changes on our part

Our masters in state government know what's best. Our masters in state government know what's best. Our masters in state government know what's best. Our masters in state government know what's best.

Whoa, had to snap out of that one. But yes, the elites think that they know what's best. (and they don't need your input)

Containing the Commercial Strip

Highways and highway interchanges are prime locations for commercial development. Highways
provide easy access to stores and offices and good visibility. Thus, over the last 50 years, urban
development has followed and been shaped by highway investments.
That makes complete sense to you and me. But...

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) administers the statewide land
use planning program. Highway-oriented, auto dependent development is not consistent with two tenets of Oregon’s land use planning program.

A demand for major highway improvements is created -- at a cost the state simply cannot afford.
It's not often that you hear people talk about $3.2 billion not being enough...

Don’t we already have policies and regulations that deal with this?

No. Although the state has adopted several measures that seek to better integrate land use and
transportation planning, none of these will stop the expansion of commercial strips.
GASP! You mean, we can't stop the development and job creation?

The problem with these idiots is that they have one idea of "livability" while many of us have a different idea. It's clearly subjective but they have decided that their way is supeior and will be forced upon us. If they can't convince you to get out of your car with a carrot then they will use a stick.

3 comments:

MAX Redline said...

"A demand for major highway improvements is created -- at a cost the state simply cannot afford."

But we can spend much more on light rail and bike lanes.


"But yes, the elites think that they know what's best. (and they don't need your input)"

Got the t-shirt. I twice voted against light rail expansion.

Daniel said...

Our masters in state government know what's best.

Tim Lewis said...

And could care less what the voters think.