Seattle is the definitively uber-trendy, multicultural ‘sanctuary city’ (for illegal aliens and liberal-progressives alike) of the Pacific Northwest. Residents pack into costly shoe boxes and happily abandon their personal vehicles for the ‘ease’ and ‘lower cost’ of public transit, as the dense urban sprawl is quickly converted to Agenda 21 nu-communism standards.
AMTVMedia: “Agenda 21: Seattle Replacing ‘Single Family’ Housing”
Get rid of single-family zoning in Seattle. That’s the big message in a draft report being worked on by Mayor Ed Murray’s housing committee, obtained by The Seattle Times.
According to a draft letter, the city needs to move away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a piece of land, the Times reports.
“Today, as Seattle expands rapidly and experiences massive economic and population growth, we are held back by policies and historical precedents that are no longer viable for the long-term survival or our city,” the draft letter from committee co-chairs Faith Pettis and David Werthheimer states.
The draft letter says that single-family zoning has “roots in racial and class exclusion. The zoning remains “among the largest obstacles to realizing the city’s goals for equity and affordability,” the Times reports.
The Stream: “Agenda 21 is Real, Far Creepier than Area 51, and is Coming Soon to a Suburb Near You”
Ground zero for Agenda 21 at the moment is that home to all things moonbat: Seattle, Washington. The city has been engaging in secret talks to eliminate single-family zoning, which will move families out of houses and into dense housing units instead. This comes a year after micro-housing began replacing regular housing in Seattle with tiny apartments averaging only 145 square feet, known as aPodments, sometimes with shared kitchens.
This transition is part of Agenda 21. It all started 23 years ago with a non-binding resolution for an “Agenda for the 21st Century” at a U.N. Earth Summit, which President Bush signed, along with 172 other countries. Agenda 21 emerged out of an imaginary concern that the earth would run out of resources, includes a fear of overpopulation and crowding out other species, and has grown to encompass such vague environmental causes as “climate change” and redistributing resources in the name of social justice. Ultimately, its goal is a radical transformation of society. The movement uses feel-good words like “livable communities” and “smart growth” to suck people in to thinking it’s positive and harmless.
Agenda 21 is amorphous and pervades every aspect of life and law, and there’s no limit to how far it will go. There can always be fewer fossil fuels, fewer single-family homes, fewer cars, more recycling and more space for a particular species to roam. The ultimate goal is to eliminate most private property, along with all those nasty, dirty cars and appliances that run on power.
WND: “Sanctuary Cities Release ‘Thousands of Violent Criminals”
Finally, a word about the farcical belief that public transportation is truly ‘cheaper’ or better for the environment –
Tennessee Center for Policy Research report: “Public Transit Proves Costly to Taxpayers and the Environment”
Public transit is often portrayed as a low-cost, energy-efficient alternative to auto driving. In reality, transit is much more costly than driving and requires huge subsidies to attract any riders at all… Tennessee transit riders pay an average of less than 70 cents every time they board a bus, while taxpayers pay an average of more than $4 to support that trip… In the end, only free market reforms will save Tennessee taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars while truly improving transit services for most people.