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Mystery Video On The South Of 50 Development - Whodunit?

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#1 Steve Heard

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:51 PM

Have you seen this? 


It's a PR video about the South of 50 project, some say poorly made, talking about how the people voted on it and no taxpayer dollars, and no North of 50 water will be used. 


Regardless of the veracity of the claims, no one is claiming ownership of it! From the developers, Chamber of Commerce, and BizPac. All are denying it. 


Some think it's a ploy by some politician or other opponent to get the anti-development crowd riled up, some think it's the development crowd trying to put a positive spin on a controversial subject. 


What do you think?  




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#2 4thgenFolsomite


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:29 PM

I am afraid to say what I think, but it felt like propaganda, full of stock photos rather than actual citizens.  it seemed to be closely coordinated with a telephone survey yesterday night with pointed questions.  Whoever put it all together spent a lot of money, so I doubt it was done to just rile up people opposed to development.  What good would that do?  I think its part of an effort to gather information for the upcoming election in order to keep city council builder-friendly and make sure everything goes smoothly south of 50.  its disconcerting to me that no one will admit they paid for it.  Russians maybe?  ;)  

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

Weird to have a such a video at this juncture, after it's a done deal.  And yes, it's strange that no one will 'fess up to having made and distributed the video.


As for the real story...

We wanted Measure T, but the City Council had it tossed out as too developer-unfriendly.
We never voted on whether to develop the land.  Measure W was not such a vote.  There was never an option presented to residents of "leave the land undeveloped".
And S50 did take water from N50, by using "found" water savings in the N50 area.
So yeah, there was a degree of nonsense, all right (vs. the "no nonsense" message in the video).
The Folsom Way has always been about development, and some people approve while others don't.  Now we'll get more sprawl and traffic congestion, as well as more nice neighborhoods for new residents.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:35 AM

Found and paid for it's own water....?   What the heck is that extra charge on my utilities bill then....?  They found me and now I pay for their water and mine..?  Sounds like democrats to me...!


Anyway, South of 50 really does not bother me that much except that the principals, the ones making the money and who got the zoning changed are all big, well know, CA democrats, Pelosi, Phil Angelides, Tsakopoulos, Richard Blume (Feinstein)......?   Hard to find info on it.  Nobody want to write an article on it...   Except one years ago in the Sac Bee that I can't find.....  Chris



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