Thursday, October 20, 2011

Delphi Technique in Action

Chapter markers (select the link to go there)

01:16 - Comments on the meeting by the Public
05:31 - Erica Wood - Silicon Valley Community Foundation
06:14 - Federal Glover - Metropolitan Transportation Commission
07:24 - Amy Worth - Metropolitan Transportation Commission
20:52 - Dave Biggs - MetroQuest
27:57 - AUDIENCE Interaction
35:57 - Open Space
39:55 - Lots in urban areas
41:57 - AUDIENCE Interaction
45:36 - AUDIENCE Interaction
46:58 - AUDIENCE Interaction
49:19 - AUDIENCE Interaction
58:54 - AUDIENCE Interaction
1:05:01 - AUDIENCE Interaction
1:07:06 - AUDIENCE Interaction
1:13:58 - AUDIENCE Interaction
1:15:59 - AUDIENCE Interaction
1:19:15 - Matt Vander Sluis - Greenbelt Alliance
1:23:53 - THE VISION
1:33:30 - Land use
1:38:14 - 200 Billion for Transportation
1:40:01 - The Policies
1:42:17 - AUDIENCE Interaction
1:45:32 - AUDIENCE Interaction
1:59:23 - AUDIENCE Interaction

Agenda 21 is the Master Plan put forth by the United Nations in 1992 and adopted by President Bill Clinton. Agenda 21 is a green initiative with targets cars and people living away from cities who must commute. Their goal is to develop large, congested city centers for people to reside, and provide mass transit for the city dwellers to commute to work. It also targets large parcels of land in the world, including the United States, to be redistricted to "open space land", thereby making it undevelopable.

Agenda 21 is now being adopted in California, specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, under the name "Plan Bay Area". Plan Bay Area's goal is to develop large congested downtown metro areas, with shops, stores, theaters, and mass high rise housing. They aim to get people out of their private suburban residences and cars, and warehouse them in these large metro areas. These areas will also house California's large immigrant population, including illegal immigrants.

Plan Bay Area had hosted a 'dog and pony' show in April and May of 2011 to showcase their "vision" and to "solicit" public feedback. This is one of those meeting which did not go very well due to a number of suspicious and disgruntled citizens.

For a detailed account of the meeting by Heather Gass, go to:  (Explosive info - proves my point of the Delphi Technique being used, but I don't think the people putting on this "forum" were aware of what they were doing.  I think they were given a script and trained without being told what they were using which also contributed to their failure in addition to the informed citizens who dared to question them.   ~ Faye)

Video Produced by Steve Kemp, Golden Gate Minutemen, and Heather Gass, East Bay Tea Party.

Lots more info at:
Freedom Advocates

Delphi Technique

Silicon Valley CommunityFoundation

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Envision Bay Area


James L. Knight Foundation

CalThorpe Associates

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