I may be attacked for trying to discuss issues such as UN Agenda 21, but that is not important. What is important is that Agenda 21 is in place, and is affecting you whether you know it or not. Those that would attack me would rather have you kept in the dark. I feel you should know what Agenda 21 is, so you can either conclude it’s a good thing, or if not, learn how to fight it.
I would think these questions would be valuable to ask any candidate for mayor:
- Are you aware of UN Agenda 21?
- Do you feel Agenda 21 is a good or a bad idea for our city?
- Would you promote Agenda 21 and bring individuals to speak in our city who espouse Agenda 21?
My answers are yes, bad and no.
And for the record, if elected I will do whatever is in my power to keep Agenda 21 initiatives out of Grand Rapids city government.
Here’s some excerpts from the article:
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (formally, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). Communities pay ICLEI dues to provide “local” community plans, software, training, etc. Addition groups include American Planning Council, The Renaissance Planning Group, International City/ County Management Group, aided by US Mayors Conference, National Governors Association, National League of Cities, National Association of County Administrators and many more private organizations and official government agencies. Foundation and government grants drive the process.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Special dealings between government and certain, chosen corporations which get tax breaks, grants and the government’s power of Eminent Domain to implement sustainable policy. Government-sanctioned monopolies.
Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, STAR Sustainable Communities, Green jobs, Green Building Codes, “Going Green,” Alternative Energy, Local Visioning, facilitators, regional planning, historic preservation, conservation easements, development rights, sustainable farming, comprehensive planning, growth management, consensus.
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