Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ICLEI, UN Agenda 21 - Private Property Rights - Albemarle County, Virginia, to Postpone Decision on Whether to Participate in Regional Planning Grant - Brian Wheeler - Charlottesville Tomorrow (2) Video: Board of Supervisors Meeting 5-11/11 (3) TJPDC - 1998 Sustainability Accord (4) Charlottesville Region Sustainability Implementation Plan

An agreement to formalize the community’s involvement in a three-year joint planning grant will not be ratified this month, as previously anticipated. Albemarle County has decided to postpone a decision on whether to sign on to the Livable Communities Planning Project, a joint planning effort with the city of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. The Planning and Coordination Council, a joint body with representation from the city, county and university, had been expected to approve the agreement at a meeting Thursday. “The board has set a work session for June 8 to discuss the Livability Partnership, among other issues, so we are not anticipating that the county will take action on the agreement at the PACC meeting until board members have a chance to have that discussion,” county spokeswoman Lee Catlin said in an email. Earlier this month, some members of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors raised concerns about the project, which is being managed by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. The board decided to hold a work session next month to discuss the effort, which is funded by a $999,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of its “Sustainable Communities” initiative. Albemarle Supervisor Kenneth C. Boyd has questioned the county’s involvement in the grant, which would support a joint effort to update the city and county comprehensive and transportation plans.“We were blindsided by that,” Boyd said last week at a news conference announcing his re-election campaign. “I still don’t understand clearly what they want to do with that money.” Boyd and members of the Jefferson Area Tea Party have raised concerns about a “sustainability agenda” they see as being pushed by organizations outside the community, such as the United Nations and ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability.  Read entire article.......

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors' Meeting - At the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, May 11, fourteen citizens spoke in favor of private property rights and liberty by opposing county participation in ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), the Cool Counties program, and Sustainable Development (known locally as the Livable Communities Planning Project, a three-year joint planning project managed by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission involving the county, the City of Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia). Link to 1998 sustainability Accord.........., Link to Charlottesville Region Sustainability Implementation Plan.......

1 comment:

  1. Excellent website! You're doing great work--keep getting the information out about UN Agenda 21-Sustainable Development. Thank you for linking to our site and our videos on youtube (Rosa Koire/Agenda 21).

    Awareness is the first step in the Resistance,
    Rosa Koire, ASA
    Executive Director
    Post Sustainability Institute