Government Integration is a Fast Train a-Comin’

September 20, 2011 at 10:07 am 1 comment

Maybe you caught the article in the Star Tribune today regarding the building of a 490 acre lakeside development in Minnetrista on Lake Minnetonka’s west shore.

You may ask, “what does this have to do with me?” Minnetrista is way out west.

At first read, it looks like a developer is buying up land in a rural community to build a huge townhouse complex. There’s a lot more going on here though. 

1) We have another unanimous City Council decision with, as the Strib asserts, “relatively little discussion”. How can this be? If you are a follower of this blog, you already know where I am going here. The decision was made in their work sessions before anyone in the public ever heard about it. It is the same thing as happened around here with County Road 81, three lane striping on our busiest roads, budgets, etc.

2) This project is drastically changing the landscape of the area as it will be built on 490 acres of farm lands, forests, wetlands, and rolling hills. Can we still build on wetlands? Where are the environmentalists? Where are the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and Three Rivers Park District? Surprisingly, they are okay with it. All it cost was a 2 mile greenway corridor, 200 feet wide, and containing eight parks. So… it’s not about the animals in the wetland. It’s about the  Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and Three Rivers Park District controlling more land.

3) This is not being built because there is a demand for it. We all know that there is empty real estate laying around all over the Metro. So… what is it then? Why this huge project here and now? It doesn’t make sense. Unless you read really deep into the article where it says, ” Driving the project in part has been the Metropolitan Council, which wants denser development to support extending sanitary sewers to western Hennepin County.” So now the truth comes out. It has nothing to do with demand, but everything to do with control. The un-elected Met Council wants control over every city in the Metro area. This is one link in the chain, along with transportation, water management plans, and transit-oriented development that the Met Council uses to control others. It’s, as we’ve been talking about, the implementation of Agenda 21 to control people.

These same kind of tricks are being used here. I pulled this story out, because it gives credence to what we have been saying. These are not isolated incidents. We see a concerted effort across the Metro to control how people live in accordance with long range planning. If we want to live free, we must begin to stand together. That is the only way we can make our voice heard.


Entry filed under: Community, County, Environment, Hennepin, Met Council, Three Rivers Park District.

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  • 1. wants2know  |  September 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Why is it that the General Plan for Crystal includes proposed re-development that includes medium or high density transit oriented developments in a community that is much more sustainable with lot sizes that allow gardening, should allow chicken raising and does allow raising rabbits? Even with the proposed Bottineau Boulevard Transit corridor development, how can folks get from here to Bloomington using the Transit system? How does adding to population density in the city improve commutes on narrowed streets with bike lanes? Is it really reasonable to expect the average citizen to commute on foot, bicycle and light rail in the middle of winter?

    Ask yourself, are these really rational decisions for this climate. Do we want the same type of crowding and lack sustainability found in Coastal California? Really?

    Where does this cookie cutter development planning come from? The answer to that question is found in Agenda 21.


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