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Re: A letter from Blair Beekman. Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Letter #15. _______________________ The League of California Cities, Resolution Process. Awareness in Bicycle and Pedestrian Fatalities. With use of Vision Zero Program.

From: domainremoved <bob>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:25:47 -0700

> Dear city of San Jose, League of California Cities, local
> governments, advocacy groups, Bay Area UASI, media, groups, and others,
> The beginnings of Vision Zero, was originally created during a time
> of war. Here in 2016, federal and local governments, are still offering the
> ideas of Vision Zero, to the everyday people, of local communities, with
> secretive hidden agendas, and ulterior national security plans. This simply
> not bode well, for the future of this program, and for the
> average people, of local communities.
> And for the future, of this country.
> As we all will work hard, to bring Vision Zero, up to post 9/11
> practices, I worry the ideas and hopes, of Vision Zero, will curl in on
> itself, in the end. I am worried, good people, will be creating a form of
> compromise, with the national security industry, that will somehow
> intentionally or unintentionally, hurt good thinking and good ideals.
> The better ideas of local democracy, community, and humanity, will
> get lost in a shuffle.
> There are new ideas and ways, that are developing, for local
> people, learning how to work with their local governments, to learn how to
> grow and develop ideas, in accountability, transparency, and peaceful local
> democracy, for their local neighborhoods, and local communities.
> How will this be talked about, along with a future of Vision Zero.
> Whether there will be, a future for Vision Zero, or not, the
> federal and local government, is going to have to learn, how to learn to
> trust the everyday people of a community more.
> A period of transition, has started. Legal precedents,
> and overall good ideas of peace, and democracy have started. Meant to
> create distance, from the bad habits and bad ideas of war, created in the
> past fifteen years. And meant, for a better, healthier and more sustainable
> future, for this country.
> Local and federal government, is simply going to have to learn,
> the simple idea, of how to create a more honest, open, and transparent,
> democratic process, when introducing national security plans, and also
> surveillance and technology ideas, to a local community.
> I think this is a more important question, than how to force
> Vision Zero technology practices, onto a local community. The ideas of
> creating, healthy, local democratic practices, should fit very well, into
> some of the original Vision Zero ideas, of creating a good, local community
> harmony.
> Sincerely,
> Blair Beekman
Received on Wed Sep 28 2016 - 16:31:43 PDT

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