The registration desk at ONE BAY AREA, government indoctrination session in Santa Rosa, CA. The majority of the name tags are for insiders, toadies, collaborators, government employees, board members, elected officials--not the 'public.' A few weeks before this meeting the organizers of ONE BAY AREA sent out a call for their supporters to come and pack the meeting because they were afraid that too many of us would show up. We did.
Guide to some of the name tags:
Lisa Maldonado: North Bay Labor Council/AFL-CIO
Tanya Narath: Leadership Institute of Ecology and the Economy (LIEE), a UN non-governmental organization dedicated to influencing public policy and developing candidates for office, she's also the chair of the Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board, she's also chair of Friends of Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit--the 'non-existent train to nowhere'
D.G.: David Grabill: Housing Advocacy Group (HAG)--he sued to have more land designated for affordable housing while he was working for Burbank Housing, the largest affordable housing developer in the area
Rick Theis: founder of Leadership Institute of Ecology and the Economy--notice that these are two of the 'pillars' of UN Agenda 21. LIEE is an incubator for candidates for local office.
Debora Fudge: Mayor of Windsor, member of SMART board, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit train. This board has admitted that they don't have enough funds for the train and have used dirty tricks to keep the citizens on the hook.
Lois Fisher: Planning Consultant who developed Form Based Zoning and is a die-hard Smart Growth advocate
Bill Kortum: Here's what the local paper said about him-"Bill Kortum: Environmentalist
A native Petaluman and a veterinarian by profession, Bill Kortum is recognized as the dean of Sonoma County environmentalists and is known statewide for his conservation efforts. Kortum began his environmental activism by helping to defeat a proposed nuclear power plant in Bodega Head in the early 1960s. He was a key figure in developing the county's first General Plan, helping to avoid urban sprawl, and crafting the 1972 Coastal Initiative that established the California Coastal Commission and prevented commercialization of the coastline, a model that has been adopted nationally."
Ann Hancock: Climate Protection Campaign (ICLEI affiliate)
Ben Boyce: Accountable Development Coalition, New Economy Working Solutions (union/environmental/hit man)
Stephen Gale: Democratic Central Committee
Elizabeth Basile: Democratic Central Committee
Susan Gorin: Santa Rosa City Council, Smart Growth advocate
Gary Wysocky: Santa Rosa City Council, former Bike Coalition president, Smart Growth advocate
Thea Hensel: Wildlands advocate
Lisa Kranz: Santa Rosa city planner, Redevelopment advocate
Steve Birdlebough: SonomaMarin Train booster
Anne Seeley: City booster/redevelopment advocate
Sandra Lupien: Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
Dennis Rosatti: Sonoma County Conservation Action director
Willard Richards: He's the guy who jammed the chair into the leg of one of the protestors. Also the treasurer for Friends of Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit, and the treasurer for Sonoma County League of Women Voters
Julie Combs: Candidate for Santa Rosa city council, a LIEE pick
Caroline Banuelos: Candidate for Santa Rosa city council, a LIEE pick
Magdalena Ridley: She's the girl who said (in video Part 4) that she didn't care if funds were being misappropriated, and was laughed at. She's also 'Outreach Coordinator' for LandPaths, a local Wildlands proponent
and a whole lot more...