Aside from being scientifically unsupportable; aside from forcing on us a draconian planning vision that is mismatched for our community; aside from being hopelessly impractical, the CAOs are wrong because they reinforce the stereotypes of self-hating environmentalism.
Watch this clip from Santa Cruz, California of an interview conducted during this year's Earth Day "celebration." Santa Cruz, by the way, is where Janet Alderton of the Friends picked up a graduate degree. Maybe the young lady in the video will be running the Friends in 15 years ... or be on our Planning Commission ... or even be a Council member. She's got a bright future as a planner too, and has a lot in common with all those consultants we've hired.
Better yet, she could work for the Department of Ecology.