Links are popular because they create passageways, hopefully to worlds that might be unfamiliar to us. Links can also provide new perspectives by the company they keep. Here are some links to like-minded websites. For websites not so like minded but useful click Plan Bay Area and Background. Enjoy.
https://www.facebook.com/Alameda-County-Taxpayers-Association-321929654878163/ The Alameda County Taxpayers Association serves taxpayers through research and analysis of tax, bond, and fee proposals.
http://americandreamcoalition.org/ American Dream Coalition: Has gathered experts and speakers in a variety of land-use and transportation fields. The Smart Growth/Sustainable Development agenda imposes command-and-control policies at the local level that will restrict mobility and make housing unaffordable. Our mission is to support citizens and organizations that support the American Dream.
https://www.calcog.org/index.php?submenu=TypeofRegions&src=gendocs&ref=TypeofRegions&category=RegionsLead California Association of Councils of Governments is an association of regional agencies. The Types of Regions page (under About Us) contains useful information on the kinds of regional governance that currently exist in California.
http://www.caltaxfoundation.org/ California Tax Foundation: A 501c(3) non-profit that conducts independent non-partisan studies, provides information on a variety of tax subjects, and makes recommendations for improvements in the California tax structure. The website contains reports on many types of taxes; for example, "Piecing Together California’s Parcel Taxes, http://www.caltaxfoundation.org/reports/parceltax-summary.pdf
http://calwatchdog.com/ California Watchdog: Independent Sacramento-based journalism venture providing original investigative reports and news stories covering California state government. We’re focused on reporting on the state Capitol, state agencies and on significant government-related stories from across California that are of statewide importance.
https://www.citizensforfreespeech.org/about Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS) is dedicated to preserving free speech and enabling citizens to exercise their rights as guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Local involvement is the spirit of Free Speech in America.
http://citizenmarin.org/ Citizen Marin: Group of everyday citizens waking up to high-density growth, increased congestion, and far-reaching plans to urbanize Marin. We share a concern that long cherished practices of local control and fair and transparent government are eroding.
https://www.cocotax.org/ The Contra Costa Taxpayers Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting accountable, cost-effective and efficient government and opposing unnecessary taxes and spending.
http://www.csfn.net/ Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods: Grew out of concerned neighborhood organizations whose proposals to the Planning Department for amendments to building height and bulk limits were rejected. The San Francisco Foundation gave a small grant to get the Coalition on its way.
https://www.freedomadvocates.org/ Freedom Advocates promotes the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness as expressed in the American Declaration of Independence.
https://www.hjta.org/resources/important-links/ The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights, including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. The Resources page has links to important websites.
https://www.livablecalifornia.org/ Livable California’s mission is to empower communities to take action to support local community planning and decision making with the goal of an equitable and sustainable future for California.
https://marinpost.org/ The Marin Post is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission is to empower citizen journalists by providing an online platform for discussion of issues of shared community concern.
http://marinunitedtaxpayersassoc.org/ Marin United Taxpayers Association: Group engages in activism to preserve citizens’ right to vote on major government construction projects, preserve the citizen initiative process, halt tax-and-spend excesses, as well as build coalition with other taxpayer and good government groups to achieve common goals on taxpayer issues.
https://metermadness.wordpress.com Metermadness: News and articles on parking, traffic and land use issues.
https://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/ The Post Sustainability Institute is a non-partisan, non-governmental think tank based in the United States. It is our intention to provide a clearing house for information on United Nations' alliances with non-governmental and governmental groups seeking to erect Communitarianism as the dominant form of world governance, and to serve as a rallying point for those who oppose the dismantling of liberty.
https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/about/ Technocracy News: Citizens are required to be 100% dependent on the scientific leadership of technocrats to provide every conceivable material and psychological requirement for life. Technocracy News Editor in Chief is Patrick Wood, author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation.
https://zrants.wordpress.com/ zRants: “Through the cracks journalism. The latest catch.” A collection of political news not found in the main-street media.