That Supervisor Richard Anderson wrote an op-ed assuring Nevada County that U.N. Agenda 21 is not relevant to local land-use planning is curious.
It is unfortunate that he didn’t attend Rosa Koire’s recent lecture on her book “Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21” in Grass Valley and learn the documented facts that he so easily dismisses.
In 1992 at the U.N. Rio Conference, President George H.W. Bush and 178 other heads of state signed Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, a blueprint designed to control every aspect of our lives, including land use. By June 1993, President Clinton created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development by Executive Order to implement Agenda 21 in the United States. Yes, Agenda 21 is a set of non-binding voluntary recommendations that carry no legal weight — until a state or local government incorporates them into law.
Members of the PCSD then funded a multi-million dollar grant to the American Planning Association to write a land use plan for every single city, county and state in the United States. It took them six years to write the “Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook with Model Statutes for Planning and the Management of Change.” By 2002 the guidebook was in every college, university and planning department in the country. This was the action plan to get Agenda 21 into your cities and counties without anyone noticing. Growing Smart is Smart Growth. Its counterpart is the Wildlands Project, which promises to keep humans out of rural areas like ours, using ploys like yellow-legged frogs.
Sustainable communities are the result of deliberate, top-down government management of local communities. There is no other way to explain the fact that virtually every county’s comprehensive master plan contains the same elements, the same goals, the same processes, all of which are spelled out in Agenda 21 and documents produced by the PCSD.
These comprehensive master plans often bring more than development prohibitions and higher taxes. They bring detailed restrictions on human activity. The plans almost always include International Building Codes, which can impose draconian restrictions on individual freedom. And many communities, including ours, have code enforcement departments that come onto your property unannounced and harass and threaten you as they look for violations that will cost you or put liens on your property.
Our county is already operating under the International Building Code, the International Fire Code, the International Plumbing Code, the International Property Maintenance Code and the International Residential Code. Our supervisors routinely approve accepting federal and state grants with strings attached. They joke about their lack of power behind your backs. That’s why it is particularly galling to read an article by a supervisor proclaiming our local decision-making powers are so profound. They are if only those we elect would stop giving them away!
Cities and counties everywhere are forming regional bodies that break jurisdictional boundaries that destroy local control. These regional boards are unelected and not answerable to the citizenry. This is taxation without representation. Regionalization is a building block to global governance.
Our county, under the direction of our local supervisors, has jurisdiction to protect your safety, health and welfare at the county level. Will they? Not if they spend their time and our money attending regional meetings and hand over local control in exchange for “free” taxpayer money coming from our other (state and federal) pockets. All the while they ask “what does staff think?” Staff has an inherent conflict of interest in growing their own departments. Your city and county representatives do not have to go along.
The late Henry Lamb may have been the first to discover Agenda 21 and attended dozens of United Nations meetings and studied hundreds of their documents. He pointed out that under regionalism, “virtually all human activity will be subject to the approval of a professional bureaucracy that first creates a plan it thinks is a utopian community, and then requires every person to live where the plan dictates; to travel in a vehicle approved by the plan, to a job allowed by the plan — whether you like it or not.”
And to quote Rosa Koire, “Yes, it is crazy; but we’re not.”
It is up to us to take the time to educate ourselves so we can educate our elected employees and hold them accountable to the oath they swore to defend the constitution. Our freedom is at stake. See http://DemocratsAgainstUNAgenda21 .com.
Judi Caler lives in Nevada City.