Doug Crosse of Simi/Moorpark Tea Party points out that Agenda-21 style regulations have almost completely removed the power of local communities to shape their own destinies.
Note that Lord Christopher Monckton will be in Moorpark Wednesday night to talk about such things and some other very controversial ones. He is the same guy who Al Gore and other "Sustainability" types are afraid to debate. Come and see why!
Dear Friends on City Council,
The circus aspects of last Thursday’s General Plan Council meeting aside, in addition to your making mostly good decisions, one other important thing came out of it. You all got slapped in the face with the reality of how little local control you really still have.
When the question was asked and answered twice, that yes the state really does have the power to stop you from issuing any building permits if we don’t have the minimum number of high density residential in “the inventory”. And yes you will be sued by a not for profit sustainable corporation if you don’t kowtow to their demands. Yes they can seek and win substantial monetary damages. And no you cannot designate any of this forced high density as senior or for owner occupancy.
Ouch! Where does all this stripping of your authority come from? As several folks have repeatedly tried to explain; from the United Nations’ Agenda for the 21st Century, through DC, to Sacramento, through multiple non-elected agencies and commissions, through the county, then smack in our faces.
This is why I have suggested we appoint someone knowledgeable and unbiased to go through the General Plan update with a fine-toothed comb and question/ delete all the unnecessary sustainable mantra possible, before it becomes law. It’s also why I feel all the suggestions coming out of your citizens advisories be co-coordinated before they are implemented. We have outstanding staff in our city, but be aware they have been being trained on how to get it in, not how to keep it out. Nor do they have any reason to. Even though we don’t belong to ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, their guides and pre-written ordinances are on your shelves and your people use them regularly.
So what can we do? Educate ourselves. Then draw a line in the sand. It’s got to end or we WILL lose our suburban rural lifestyle. And more of our property rights with it.