DEVELOPERS: Stop the General Plan Update
UPDATE: The image accompanying this post caused a strong reaction from some. Here’s another, compliments of CalBuzz.
Call it a coordinated attack.
The NorCal Association of Home Builders (NCHB) has released its March 2011 newsletter which echos calls by the Eureka City Council to stop the Humboldt County General Plan Update. But who is echoing who?
These demands are not new, but they do appear suddenly more synchronized.
For the last several years, the NCHB and their ilk have dominated almost every meeting of the Planning Commission or any other body focused on future development in Humboldt County. One of their biggest cheerleaders is developer Rob Arkley’s Sacramento lobbyist, Kay Backer.
So it’s amusing to see the NCHB take a play from the book of ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi who blame outside forces for uprisings in those countries.
Quoth the newsletter: “Wouldn’t it be easier on all of our communities and people and budgets if we stuck to what is good that we have in the existing Framework Plan rather than to throw it out and start all over because of political pressure from outside our area?”
Does this mean they are sending Backer back to the valley?