Colman: PARADISE LOST: OVERCROWDED CALIFORNIA

Thanks to Gov. Nuisance, California is in a long term Depression.  San Fran is being depopulated, folks running to Texas.  Our schools are closed—but when open are indoctrination centers for sex matters, racist and bigotry in the name of “social Justice”.  Our churches are closed—and some are closing permanently due to lack of money and parishioners..  Berkeley has a plan to end all single family homes and make the city a slum, filled with government created and approved “affordable” housing.  Newsom has cut off most of the water to the Central Valley farmers and the cost of gas is skyrocketing due to his Luddite anti-oil policy.  I could go on, but you get the point—California is a disaster area—Maybe the Recall will start the recovery—but with a Republican Governor the Democrats with a super majority in the legislature will continue to keep the death spiral going.

To remedy California’s problem of expensive housing, the state legislature over the last several years, has tried to pass bills that would end local zoning for single-family homes.  Cities like San Jose and Berkeley are trying to challenge zoning for single-family homes.  There are similar plans for San Diego and Sacramento.

The state legislature is trying to allow, on existing single-family properties, the construction “granny flats,” small homes for elderly persons.  There are other plans to allow construction of high-rise, high-density housing as can be found in Tokyo and New York City.

High-rise, high-density housing is sometimes called stack-and-pack housing.

It is also called slum housing bringing in crime.  Call me and I will give you the phone number of your closest U-Haul agency.

PARADISE LOST:  OVERCROWDED CALIFORNIA

By Richard Colman, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views,, 3/3/21 

The new name for California should be Paradise Lost. 

The state has too many people.

The consequences of overcrowding are seriously overpriced housing, crowded freeways, and a general feeling among many Californians that the state is no longer a nice place to live or work.  Jobs are scarce.

A house that cost $25,000 in 1960 is, depending on the neighborhood, going for $3.5 million or more.

In 1920, California had 3.6 million people.  By 1940, the population has grown to 7.0 million.  In 1950, the population reached 10.7 million.  

In 1963, California’s population was 17.7 million.  During that year, California became a nation’s most populous state, eclipsing the population of the erstwhile leader, New York State.

By 1980, California had 24 million residents.  In 1990, the figure reached 30 million.

In 2020, the state’s population was 39 million, more than the entire population of Canada.

To remedy California’s problem of expensive housing, the state legislature over the last several years, has tried to pass bills that would end local zoning for single-family homes.  Cities like San Jose and Berkeley are trying to challenge zoning for single-family homes.  There are similar plans for San Diego and Sacramento.

The state legislature is trying to allow, on existing single-family properties, the construction “granny flats,” small homes for elderly persons.  There are other plans to allow construction of high-rise, high-density housing as can be found in Tokyo and New York City.

High-rise, high-density housing is sometimes called stack-and-pack housing.

A few years ago, a man living in Berkeley protested the construction of high-rise, high-density housing.  He claimed that the new housing cast shadows over his garden, leading to a loss of fruits and vegetables.  There were law suits over the new construction.

There is a strong movement to prevent California from eliminating zoning for single-family homes.  Over the last three years, a nonprofit group called Livable California (www.livablecalifornia.org) has worked tirelessly to prevent the elimination of zoning for single-family homes.

A possible solution to California’s so-called housing crisis is to do nothing. 

Expensive homes, especially in coastal Califoria, will prevent people who want to live in California from moving to the Golden State.  Moreover, individuals currently living in California may move to another state or country.

Already, businesses — and the jobs associated with these businesses — are looking to relocate from California.  Firms like Oracle, Charles Schwab, and Hewlett Packard have announced plans to leave California.

In the last several years, rainfall in California has been far below normal.  In 2018 and 2019, wildfires have cost hundreds of lives and destroyed many properties.  Who knows when the next major earthquake will damage the state?

The California dream of suburban living, good jobs, and affordable housing is gone.

The time has come for many Californians to call a moving service and get out of California.

California has become Paradise Lost.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Really??? says

    An embarrassment of riches?

    California only has so much capability to handle population. The market place has been adjusting to that issue. The Democrats pandering to the illegals and welfare population for votes have created the high tax welfare state. Democrats want to control every sector of your life.

    Democrats intentionally cripple whole segments of the state (highways and roads for example) to prove how “superior”(?) they are.

    They have created a massive government tax supported monster.

    This quote says it all…. “The California dream of suburban living, good jobs, and affordable housing is gone.” Get the government out of your life and let the market speak. Will it lower costs? Most likely not but it will take the pressure off of “pack’m & stack’m” living. It will also reduce the size and tax bite government takes.

  2. It’s not only the population increase that has destroyed CA but the reason the population has increased so dramatically in the past 20+ years. I live near Sacramento, the capital of our once great state and drove in town today and was just sick at the “homeless” population living in filth, campers, cars on the edge of HW 16 and South Watt, plus the mounds of garbage along the side of the road. These individuals are here due to the “easy money/health care/protections” provided by the liberals in this state. No one is held accountable to work, clean up, re-pay for services rendered or held accountable for the filth/garbage they are creating in what was once was a very clean area. Instead the excuse is they are homeless, mentally ill or on drugs…And then we are invaded by people from other counties across our border because they are all good people that want to make their lives better. What happened to the lives of us who live here? What happened to the responsibility of the elected officials who are responsible to those of us who pay taxes but are considered 2nd class citizens by the elite politicians (Newscome, etc. elites) ? And yes, this state has finite resources but the Democraps are oblivious to the truth because when there’s money you are always exempt – ask Pelosi.

  3. Is the United States, and more specifically, California, going to take every single person from every single country in the world that wants a better life, and outfit them in a style to which they would like to live? For those who want total control and the votes needed to secure that control, this becomes an initially alluring prospect.

    Of course, the application of logic would suggest that if conditions become horrific enough (They are well on the way to creating that unpleasant state.), even more of those with the means (and who pay the bills) will simply say “enough,” and depart the state for good. That will leave the power mad in a real pickle as to how they can fund all that they have deemed appropriate. Washington, D.C. won’t bail them out, even if Senile Joe or Shamala Harris are in office for the next decade or more. They don’t have unlimited resources to dole out either, as the federal government will soon find out as it crashes the U.S. Dollar.

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