March 2011

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2011 Agenda 21 Bills

 2011 LEGISLATION PASSED RELATED TO AGENDA 21

UNELECTED GOVERNING BODIES – Unelected governing bodies are authorized to make policy decisions without having to face voters at an election resulting in the potential for abuse. This is contrary to a democratic process in which elected officials can be influenced by the electorate.

 

HB1521 Water authorities, sewer authorities, etc.; specified as political subdivisions of State.

CONCERN: Authorities are given the power to establish policy, set fees, raise and spend money, create debt, and have the power to regulate. An authority can also be a device to achieve user cost financing when it is politically difficult for a local government to do so.

 

HB1522 Water and waste authorities; eminent domain powers

CONCERN: Gives the power of eminent domain to an unelected authority.

 

SB1064 Erosion & sediment control plans; may charge fee to cover costs associated with certain review, etc

CONCERN: Grants power to an unelected body to set the standards and require an erosion and sediment control plan to be submitted for review before land disturbance can occur for any reason and charge fees of least $1,000 or more as they determine necessary for the review and approval, project inspections, and compliance. There are no caps on fees they are allowed to charge and review could result in a requirement for additional expensive permits or fees as the unelected body sees fit.

 

SB1112 Metropolitan Planning Organizations; specifies role in transportation decision-making process

CONCERN: Establishes an unelected regional authority paid for by taxpayers to be the decision makers and drafters for policies relating to transportation.

 

SB964 Coastal resource management; Marine Resources Commission, et al., to develop integrated guidance

CONCERN: Grants power to an unelected body to govern and regulate human activity on Virginia's shoreline. The commission has the power to set fees for costly permits for use of shoreline for human activities.

 

REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH – Uses taxpayer funds as incentives to preserve rural land into perpetuity to discourage future growth and to serve as buffer zones between urban boundaries and wildlands. Programs to preserve rural land transfers the tax burden from those who take advantage of preservation programs to the rest of the taxpayers. The potential exists for strict regulations to be imposed to force frustrated land owners to take advantage of programs they might not otherwise participate in.

 

HB1725 & SB1105 Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund; created

CONCERN: Establishes a fund to use taxpayer money to purchase development rights, fund conservation easement, and provide education of preservation of farmland to the landowner.

 

SB1104 Open-space land; expands definition to include agricultural and forestal production

CONCERN: Allows local governments to use taxpayer funds to purchase and hold easements for agricultural and forestal production as long as they are in production and not less than 5 years. Local governments that purchase open space easements are eligible for federal grants and other assistance from the federal government on the backs of the taxpayer.

The History of Sustainable Development - Connecting the Dots Presentation

04/12/2011 6:00 pm

The History of Sustainable Development
Connecting the Dots Presentation

TUESDAY, APRIL 12TH  6 - 8PM

 KELLY'S TAVERN

934 Coliseum Drive

Hampton, VA 23666

 

As Virginia adopts plans for a sustainable future, it is worthwhile to step back and consider the big picture, painted with a broad brush to reveal what Virginia might look like as the vision for every community in the Commonwealth is more fully implemented over the next 20 years or so.

Donna Holt, Executive Director of VA Campaign for Liberty, will disclose the official documents published by countless government agencies and non-government organizations during the past two decades as public policy for the transformation of our great nation for a "Sustainable America".

These documents were rarely reported in the news, and average working people have no idea what sustainable development really means, and even less knowledge of what is in store for the future. If the vision of sustainable development continues to unfold as it has in the last decade, life in the Commonwealth and the rest of the nation will be quite different in the future.

The History of Sustainable Development - Connecting the Dots Presentation

04/20/2011 7:00 pm

The History of Sustainable Development
Connecting the Dots Presentation

WENESDAY, APRIL 20TH  7 - 9PM

 ESSEX SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE

109 Cross Street

Tappahannock, VA 22560

 

As Virginia adopts plans for a sustainable future, it is worthwhile to step back and consider the big picture, painted with a broad brush to reveal what Virginia might look like as the vision for every community in the Commonwealth is more fully implemented over the next 20 years or so.

Donna Holt, Executive Director of VA Campaign for Liberty, will disclose the official documents published by countless government agencies and non-government organizations during the past two decades as public policy for the transformation of our great nation for a "Sustainable America".

These documents were rarely reported in the news, and average working people have no idea what sustainable development really means, and even less knowledge of what is in store for the future. If the vision of sustainable development continues to unfold as it has in the last decade, life in the Commonwealth and the rest of the nation will be quite different in the future.

The History of Sustainable Development Connecting the Dots Presentation

03/28/2011 7:00 pm

The History of Sustainable Development
Connecting the Dots Presentation

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 7 - 9pm

 Godwin High School 

2101 Pump Road

Henrico, VA 23238

 

As Virginia adopts plans for a sustainable future, it is worthwhile to step back and consider the big picture, painted with a broad brush to reveal what Virginia might look like as the vision for every community in the Commonwealth is more fully implemented over the next 20 years or so.

Donna Holt, Executive Director of VA Campaign for Liberty, will disclose the official documents published by countless government agencies and non-government organizations during the past two decades as public policy for the transformation of our great nation for a "Sustainable America".

These documents were rarely reported in the news, and average working people have no idea what sustainable development really means, and even less knowledge of what is in store for the future. If the vision of sustainable development continues to unfold as it has in the last decade, life in the Commonwealth and the rest of the nation will be quite different in the future.

The History of Sustainable Development - Connecting the Dots Presentation

03/25/2011 7:00 pm

 

The History of Sustainable Development
Connecting the Dots Presentation


  Friday, March 25th, 7 - 9pm

 

Heritage Baptist Church

219 Breezewood Drive

Lynchburg, VA 24502

 

As Virginia adopts plans for a sustainable future, it is worthwhile to step back and consider the big picture, painted with a broad brush to reveal what Virginia might look like as the vision for every community in the Commonwealth is more fully implemented over the next 20 years or so.

Donna Holt, Executive Director of VA Campaign for Liberty, will disclose the official documents published by countless government agencies and non-government organizations during the past two decades as public policy for the transformation of our great nation for a "Sustainable America".

These documents were rarely reported in the news, and average working people have no idea what sustainable development really means, and even less knowledge of what is in store for the future. If the vision of sustainable development continues to unfold as it has in the last decade, life in the Commonwealth and the rest of the nation will be quite different in the future."

 

Connecting the Dots… Sustainable Development and Agenda 21

03/15/2011 1:12 pm

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Critical Informational Summit

04/06/2011 6:30 pm

VIRGINIA AT


THE CROSSROADS

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & THE LOOMING THREAT TO PRIVATE PROPERTY

 

 Critical Informational Summit Featuring:

Tom DeWeese, American Policy Center

Richard Rothschild, Commissioner Carroll County, MD

James Simpson, Breitbart Columnist

 

  

Join us as we deal with the challenges confronting us today. No longer will we merely discuss these issues. It is time to take action. This summit will initiate an interactive approach to grassroots activism where we can discuss these issues, debate solutions, highlight actions taken, identify victories already achieved and the methodologies used.

 

 WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown

555 E. Canal Street

Richmond, VA 23219

 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6th 

Main Event 7:00 – 9:00pm 

 

 Tom DeWeese Book Signing  

6:30 – 7:00pm for New Release

Now Tell Me I Was Wrong

 

 FREE PARKING: Crowne Plaza Hotel Parking Deck   (Enter from 5th Street) Event attendees receive coupon for payment.

SPECIAL ROOM RATES: Crowne Plaza Hotel  $79/night Contact Donna LaBelle at 877-227-6963

SPONSORED BY: 9-12 Richmond, Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation & Virginia Campaign for Liberty

 

ADMISSION IS FREE!