Just the Facts, Please! — The Ties Between Transportation and Housing in Santa Cruz County

January 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

By Michael Park, 1/28/2005 -

LA SELVA BEACH, CA -- A handful of county government insiders posing as community service volunteers were vocal participants in a successful attempt to shut down Michael Park as he delivered a facts-based speech on local Smart Growth policies regarding transportation and housing to the La Selva Beach Improvement Association on October 21, 2004. Read the transcript and see for yourself what they didn't want the public to know.


A Citizen’s Analysis of Measure J

October 12, 2004 | 0 Comments

By Michael Shaw, 10/12/2004 -

It is ironic that "progressive" Santa Cruz politicians are neck deep in a right wing government/private partnership scam that destroys neighborhoods at taxpayer expense. A friend was right when he said it is like Russia -- except that Lenin and Stalin were not this sophisticated.


Measure J Marries Transportation and Housing in Santa Cruz County

October 12, 2004 | 0 Comments

By Michael Park, 10/12/2004 -

Measure J proponents argue that Measure J will fund Highway 1 widening and alternative means of transportation projects. Opponents see the measure as an ineffective crutch to support an allegedly unsustainable car culture. Both sides fail to explain what this bond will truly accomplish.


Traffic Calming: A Nightmare for Americans

October 4, 2004 | 0 Comments

By Susanna L. Jennings, 10/4/2004 -

“Traffic calming devices” include lane reductions, planted median strips, corner bump-outs, cement roundabouts, speed bumps and chicanes occupying former parking spaces. They are all different types of hazardous obstacles -- whose purpose is to delay you or discourage you from using your automobile. Traffic calming is not just physically hazardous. It harms our way of life as well.


A Generation of Manipulation and Behavior Modification

February 5, 2004 | 0 Comments

By Michael Park, 2/5/2004 -

Since its founding in 1972, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission never intended to meet the transportation needs of residents. Rather, it has sought to shape their travel habits and manipulate their lives through behavior modification programs, the diversion of funds into fiscally irresponsible and largely unwanted alternative projects, and the intentional negligence of much-needed highway improvements.


Dulles Rail Project Will Make Congestion Worse, Lawsuit Claims

December 19, 2003 | 0 Comments

By Freedom Advocates Staff, 12/19/2003 -

Proposal "too expensive and illegally conceived"

FAIRFAX, Virginia -- Noted constitutional lawyer Gilbert K. Davis filed suit on December 5th against the Commonwealth of Virginia and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to obtain an injunction prohibiting further advancement of the $4 billion Dulles rail project, which Davis contended is being moved forward in violation of the Virginia Public Private Transportation Act (PPTA) and its implementing guidelines.


Smart Growth Rolls Into Town On A Trolley

November 23, 2003 | 0 Comments

By Michael Park, 11/23/2003 -

Plans for Recreational Rail in Santa Cruz County raise a number of issues for the community, and with future plans for a full-blown Smart Growth project, authorities have not disclosed all of the details - nor the consequences to the lives of county residents.

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