Posts Tagged ‘Operation Rezone’
Year after year, Fresno’s urban sprawl continues to escalate. So does the anger and disgust.
This article, written by Bill Hatch, is brilliant. But no matter how close anyone comes to describing the nightmare, they simply cannot put their finger on what or who could be behind such an ongoing mess.
This is another classic article, written by Scott Moore, “Fresno is a Royal Craphole.” http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/Content?oid=114443&category=38037
This one was written last month: http://www.ire.org/extraextra/car/urban-sprawl-remains-a-problem-in-fresno/ “Urban Sprawl Remains a Problem in Fresno.” It lists everything from the sprawl, pollution, poverty, historic buildings, development, etc. Lawsuits are being filed but still, no one has ever figured out what is behind all of this.
Another favorite – it not only describes the obvious problems but goes on to mention development, corruption, Operation Rezone, and more. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/09/01/MN51FRE.DTL “Sprawl, Clutter Define Fresno – Civic corruption has splotched the city’s image.”
There are so many more articles pertaining to this problem. Nearby cities use Fresno as an example of disgraceful urban sprawl that they vow will not take place in their cities. Little do they know, there is nothing they can do to stop this from happening. Because they still have not figured it out, nor could they possibly imagine that it is being carried out right under everyone’s noses. As brilliant as these writers may be, they are all missing the 1 important piece of the puzzle.
50+ yrs of secret altering of the city water system, which entails turning the city inside out. With properties reconstructed without permits or inspections, plat/parcel maps altered to cover up the changes to structures and property lines, no one sees or questions anything. Not even why there are no older records of Fresno. As a former friend, co-worker, client and employee of the ringleader who I have known for 25 yrs …. believe what I am saying. Our water is about to be diverted – this has to do with development beyond Friant / Madera. (Possibly further – this group has taken control of our sewer, water and power infrastructures.) This man is a former employee of the City of Fresno – one of the “good old boys” from the late 50’s / early 60s. Now in the insurance business, linked to developers including the late John Bonadelle, water agencies, etc. He and Public Works were finally caught in action – their lies and altered records (including altered aerial views) are not enough to cover up the truth.
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