Skip to comments.Turning the Twin Cities Into Sim City
Posted on 05/20/2014 6:27:33 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
The Met Council, as it's known here, was founded in the 1960s to coordinate regional infrastructurein essence, to make sure that sewers and roads meet up. Over the years, its power to allocate funds and control planning has expanded. Now, under Democratic Gov. Mark Daytonwho appointed all 17 current membersthe council intends to play Sim City with residents' lives.
Thrive MSP 2040 is part of a nationwide movement called "regionalism." Regional planning of infrastructure is important, of course. But regionalism, as an ideology, is about shifting power away from local elected officials and re-engineering society on behalf of "equity" and "sustainability." According to regionalist guru David Rusk, author of the book "Cities Without Suburbs," federal programs that promote regionalism should strive to produce "racially and economically integrated and environmentally sustainable regions."
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“racially and economically integrated and environmentally sustainable regions.”
In other words...
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Just tonight I read about the Ann Arbor city council voting to oppose drilling for oil and gas in a neighboring township. LOL
The Met Council keeps expanding their communist footprint.
My little suburb is even told by them when we can fix our roads.
I hate those F%%$@&! unelected fascists.
There are so many rich liberal enclaves around MPLS in which the homes and properties can be sub-divided, and WIND POWER WINDMILLS can be mounted (on the roofs of all those pointed heads), in order to sustain the wordity that is the output of all the intellectual Marxists.
No More Privilege Here Estates
Disparity No More Acres
You Are Leaving The American Sector Communities
Another Carbon Free Emissions Development
Surely no rich liberal in Minneapolis nor in Hollywood nor in Wellesley nor in the vast Imperial Realm of Northern Virginia and Eastern Maryland will object.
Invest in carpeting, bath towels, and blankets, because they are going to give new meaning to “sheet rock” between the supreme sustainability council’s jam-packed housing assignments.
Regionalism = make the people who fled the inner city get taxed to pay for the place the left
Sounds like a Commie to me.
All media care about here is the Superbowl 2018 is here.
BFD. Ziggy and his merry band of thieves get richer.
"Metropolitan government" was and still is another "redistribute the wealth" dream of commies (like Obama) who want to see the evil "wealthy" suburbs forced to pay taxes into a general pot to alleviate the needs and wants of a nearby big city's poverty-ridden masses.
The Planning Commission eventually met its Waterloo when a dynamic little lady out of Cicero, Adeline Dropka, organized a volunteer opposition group called SOS (Save Our Suburbs). This group of suburbanites had thousands of door-to-door activists who answered the call for several years, nipping with great effect on the heels of the Planning Commission until it (the Commission) finally backed off and gave up its efforts.
However, the mindset of the Commission (centralized planning such as existed in the old USSR), has never died. It lives on in the minds of liberal politicians and activists everywhere......and can and will pop up in places like the Twin Cities as outlined in the above article.
Advocates of "regional government" where everyone in a city and its satellite suburbs share equally the high costs of the city's poverty, misery, crime, sloth and corruption are still among us...just waiting for when their time is ripe.
Unfortunately, the valiant and indefatigable Mrs. Dropka is no longer with us. She was my friend and fellow-doorbell ringer in fighting the good fight against the commies in the city of Chicago trying to ensnare the suburbs into their marxist net by using both forceful pressure and enticing propaganda bait.