Monday, June 6, 2011

Albemarle Co. Property Rights-ICLEI-UN Agenda 21 - #2963 - The Sustainability Trap: Albemarle, Charlottesville and TJPDC's Million Dollar Assault on Individual Liberties - Rob Schilling (2) VIDEO: Joe Neal, South Carolina State Representative-Private Property Rights (3) Interview with County Council Member Roger Nutt of Spartanburg, S.C. - Virginia Right

The Charlottesville–Albemarle 1998 Sustainability Accords are a radical document. Composed and promoted by radical elements of the local enviro-socialist movement and closely aligned with the ICLEI / United Nations / Agenda 21 Sustainability goals, the Accords are a direct threat to individual liberty. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has committed—and the localities have accepted— one million taxpayer dollars to fund implementation of these Marxist-derived Sustainability principles. Yet, the controversial aspects of the Accords have gone completely unreported by local mainstream media.  While Charlottesville Democrats attempt to muster city support of the Accords’ implementation in Albemarle County, another subversive group has surfaced to further the Marxist, population control, and anti-property-rights agenda.

The Albemarle Responsible Citizens’ Alliance (ARCA)—headed by Progressive ringleaders Sally Thomas and Waldo Jaquith—defends the Accords as benign , merely reflecting the will of everyday people to ensure future communal “health”:  The Sustainability Accords being decried by the Tea Party were developed by a group of local citizens from the six localities of the district—a “diverse group of farmers, business people, foresters, environmentalists, developers and elected officials” who were charged with creating a vision for “a future where our economic, human, social, and environmental health are assured.” Over a period of four years, the group developed a mission statement, with goals, objectives, indicators and benchmarks, through a public process with forums and working groups. The Accords were presented to the public on June 16, 1998, were signed by citizens and local elected officials, and included as part of the comprehensive plans both Albemarle and Charlottesville.

Both Thomas and Jaquith are directly or philosophically aligned with the fanatical, zero-population-growth, Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population (ASAP), and ARCA appears to be nothing more than a palatable, public front-end for ASAP’s extreme no-growth advocacy efforts.  ARCA and the Charlottesville Democrats also have friends working on the inside: Albemarle County Board of Supervisors members Ann Mallek (chair) and Dennis Rooker. Both repeatedly have expressed support for the 1998 Sustainability Accords, with Rooker publicly referring to conservative Accord skeptics as government “infiltrators.”  Read more........  AW: This is an excellent article by Rob Schilling, who gives specific examples of what is contained in the TJPDC's 1998 Sustainability Accords and the Charlottesville Implementation Plan.  Especially, if you do not have time to read both documents in their entirety, please read Rob's column, as you will understand the importance of attending the meeting on Wednesday, June 8th, at 6 p.m. at the Albemarle County Office Building, 2nd floor auditorium.  
Direct Links:
1. TJPDC's 1998 Sustainability Accords........
2. Charlottesville Region Sustainability Implementation Plan.....


Joe Neal, South Carolina State Representative explains how Comprehensive Planning adopted by local government will encumber private property rights.


Interview With County Council Member Roger Nutt of Spartanburg, S.C. - Virginia Right - Here’s my email interview with my latest hero, Spartanburg (SC) County Council member, Roger Nutt. He is a fascinating elected official who was successful in getting ICLEI OUT of his county. (The City of Spartanburg is STILL an ICLEI member but that may change! I’ll keep you posted!) Here’s Roger Nutt:  How did you get into politics?  I’ve been in the Civil Engineering, land design business for about 20 years and have seen for a very long time how government tends to put regulatory burdens on the very people who are trying to help the community and the economy grow. I decided about 4 years ago that I wanted to do something and not just sit back and complain and beg my representatives to help these taxpayers out. Last year I decided to run for a seat on County Council and after a tough primary against the incumbent, won a decisive victory in the general election. Generally, it was my love and passion for less government and more freedoms that prompted me to get so heavily involved.  What positions are crucial to you?  Property rights, reducing the regulatory burdens on small businesses, spending priorities, and tax reduction.  How did you find out about ICLEI? What research were you able to do? How did you persuade your colleagues to vote yes? How were the citizens helpful in that regard?  Although I have been fighting what I thought was a segmented, local attack on property rights and over-regulation for many years, I learned that most of this ‘movement’ was the work of a much larger problem. Some very astute taxpayers brought ICLEI to my attention and I was able to then put it all together and see the bigger picture.  Read more........

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