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.
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.
http://bayarealiberty.com/ Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR): Is the voice of property owners and taxpayers in the Bay Area, dedicated to giving private, taxpaying citizens a voice in the policies being developed which could drastically affect their lifestyles and the value of their assets.
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.
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.
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.
http://liar-liar.us/ Liar, Liar – Pants on Fire: Counters distortions, fibs, and outright lies by politicians and bureaucrats regarding California’s public finances with truthful facts drawn directly from state records. Liar, Liar is non-partisan and has no political agenda.
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.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.