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There's only one way to "revitalize" that project and it can be done in five minutes - arrest 70% of the residents.
The GOP needs to make “social engineering” projects like Agenda 21 a campaign issue.
Want to be forced to live in an urban high rise and have no freedom? Vote democrat.
“build upon the successes of public housing transformation under HOPE VI “
I would expect these proud socialists to list and substantiate these “successes”, for all to see, and wonder in amazement.....
Except....there aren’t any.....
If I understand this correctly, this is what they’ve been saying, off and on, for the past sixty or seventy years.
If you leave slum dwellers in a slum, then they’re never going to change. So, move the slum dwellers into middle class neighborhoods, like a checkerboard. Don’t put housing developments (slum buckets) into slums. Put them into middle class neighborhoods. Not your upper class neighborhoods where the politicians and the big donors and operators dwell, but the middle-class and working-class neighborhoods.
This has been going on since the time of FDR, when he moved blacks from the South into the northern industrial cities, to do the work of workers who had been drafted—moving public housing around into formerly Italian, Irish, Polish, and other working class neighborhoods.
The result, of course, has been to drive former residents out, for fear of robbery and muggings, and to expand the slums, as more and more single mothers are encouraged by the welfare system—since they will reliably vote Democrat as many times as they’re bused to the polls, and as more and more fatherless children join the youth gangs and are trained in violence and crime.
Model Cities, only smaller. More like a commune.
An excellent book; that exposes how eco-fascists, ENGOs, government organizations like Dept. of Interior, Forestry Service et al, trust fund babies and big corporations, trying to keep out competition, are inplementing Agenda 21 piecemeal, from the Adirondacks to Crescent City, Ca. to Colorado Springs to Oregon, Washington, Texas et al, using junk science such as biodiversity and conservation biology, with the Endagered Species Act to decimate rural america and our national hertiage, is:
Eco-fascists: How Radical Conservationists Are Destroying Our National Heritage by Elisabeth Nickson.
In it she gives cases after case through out the US of what these “groups” are doing, how they are doing it, who the players are and how communities are fighting back and winning.
Interspersed in the book is her own personal battle with them when she tried to upgrade/change her property in Wash. State.
Highly recommended reading.
And remember in 2014 BHO, via his EO on automobile CAFE standards will be requiring all new automobiles, to have GPS tracking devices.
Thanks for the post...bttt
Sounds like places that wanted it anyhow. But still, why on my dime?
They did this is Albany back in the eighties...revitalizing the area just north of the Palace Theater up to Lark St. I was lucky enough to have one of the refurbished apartments and it was a cool place to live at the time, but thirty years later it has gone right back to the hood. You can clear a spot in the jungle, but when you leave, the jungle returns.
It won’t matter what they do and how much they spend,the animals they import wil just turn it into a jungle again. It may be an expensive jungle, but it will still be a junfle. Very dangerous for the fainthearted.
Thats nothing, my mayor is spending $5 billion here in Los Angeles
My Sustainable Living File 121222
My Sustainable Living File 120923
My Sustainable Living File 120920
The city will partner with the private sector to spend $5 billion in affordable housing.
This is part of that redistribution of wealth Obama was talking about and the Agenda 21 the United Nations is pushing.
Here are a few paragraphs:
A central challenge in the Los Angeles affordable housing market entails bridging the gap between the housing we produce and the housing we need. Housing That Works tackles this challenge by directing public resources toward the production and preservation of 20,000 homes across the income spectrum.
Adding Housing for Families at Every Income Level
The Mayors plan focuses on the disparity between what is built and what our community needs, and set specific goals for housing across the income spectrum.
Creating Sustainable Transit Communities
The Mayors plan focuses new development in the areas where it makes the most sense along public transit corridors and close to job centers. Under his leadership, this plan creates 20 transit district plans in 5 years, launches a sustainable community initiative, protects the environment, connects homes and places of work, and improves the quality of life for every Angeleno.
Promoting Mixed Income Housing
Under the Mayors leadership the City will adopt a mixed-income housing ordinance, ensuring that every community and every new development includes housing for families of all income levels and expands the housing options for LAs workforce.
So do you get that kids? Villaraigosa is going to force his Social Engineering, his Integrated communities on us by building massive apartment buildings along the transit lines. That is what he means when he says Mixed Income Housing. Our government is going to select the winners in this world.
The city already owns 30,000 units and he wants to add another 20,000 units. He explains this a little better on PDF page 16.
You will be taken to 110 pages of Villaragosas white paper titled
Developing and Implementing the City of Los Angeles Transit Corridors Strategy
Coordinated Action toward a Transit-Oriented Metropolis
It seems simple. Give them a nice home and they will work to maintain it. NOT TRUE USUALLY. Here we have a program for handicapped Habitat for Humanity is such a program ... one of the client of the vet was given one of these homes, and the vet had occasion to take the young man home and the vet said it was almost new and it was a total mess already So it is not out of the ordinary for a person that has not been taught to care for things to continue to do what they have always done. they might give them an educational course in necessary upkeep and how to keep their home nice.
The first, from the founding of the country, was the ownership of land. The belief that you can own your own land leads to the belief that one controls their own destiny. The "American Dream" was always that of owning one's own home, maybe starting one's own business, but what lay behind it all was independence, and the ability to provide for oneself and one's family. This just isn't acceptable for those who believe that the government should actually run the lives of "the people," because, frankly, "the people" are too dumb to make good decisions on their own. And the people who make bad decisions will elect politicians who will rescue from their own bad decisions. So they've been working hard to both destroy the ability of people to own their own homes, punish those who have worked hard and made good decisions while rewarding those who have made bad decisions out of "fairness." Destroying property values for people whose biggest investment was their homes by encouraging home ownership by people who would never be able to actually pay for the homes, bringing about a rash of foreclosures. And by forcing people out of their homes, they gain additional fodder for their plans. Just needing to collect as many needy, dependent people as possible.
The second was America's love of the automobile. The idea that you could own your own transportation allowed people to move away from large metropolis environments while still being able to shop and work in the metropolis. And a car gives one additional freedom, being able to "get up and go" at will. Again, this level of freedom just isn't acceptable to those who feel the need to rule the lives of others.
It seems that about every 2 generations, leftists decide that they know best how to force people to live, and come up with these government utopian "projects." Within a single generation, those projects fall into disrepair, become crime infested, and destroy the local economy.
Then over the next generation, they declare the previous attempt didn't work and have to knock it down, and over the lifetime of that generation, people forget the promises made by the previous genius leftists.
Then they propose a whole new set of projects to run the lives of the next generation (after having destroyed the lives of the previous 2 generations.)
I hate the government and I hate democrats
Back in the day, this used to be called blockbusting. Then it was groups. Now it is governemnet. The result is always the same. High crime, extreme poverty, drugs, and distemper.
Perfect examples of the way it ends would be Detroit and Flint, Michigan.