Transportation Fairy Wishes Away Your Car
|By Citizen Sue|
|Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:00|
The "rehearsed" participants wanted to: regulate car drivers, raise gas taxes, increase parking costs and eliminate public parking. Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission facilitators leaned toward rail transit and away from cars.
Felton - Santa Cruz County, CA
The meeting was facilitated by Eileen Goodwin to the minute. She blew a whistle when it was time to stop talking. It felt like kindergarten.
She waved a “magic wand” and wanted us to do the same. Eyes rolled. You can see short video of it here.
There were 7-8 tables in the room each made up of 1 facilitator, 1 note taker and at least 2 pretend citizens who were obviously rehearsed. They had pre-typed name tags with first names only and when I went to http://www.ecoact.org/ I recognized many faces as the pretend citizens. There were 2 real citizens at my table who were clueless about the predetermined outcome. The real citizens had handwritten name tags with first and last names.
2. Solutions for your neighborhood, community and region (cars – BAD! bikes and trains – GOOD!)
3. Funding options you would find acceptable (the rehearsed citizens at our table favored taxing merchants, homeowners and car drivers).
Particularly egregious was a representative from (http://www.utu.org/) who got her table to announce:
Related Article: A Generation of Manipulation and Behavior Modification
Transportation Fairy Wishes Away Your Car by Citizen Sue
This article is from Freedom Advocates
The link to the story is: http://www.freedomadvocates.org/articles/transportation/transportation_fairy_wishes_away_your_car_20061025191/