New Video – UDC Review Committee – Mon Aug, 29

New Video – UDC Review Committee – Mon Aug, 29

Please see the Unified Development Code – UDC – Review Committee meeting held Monday, Aug 29, 2011 at Prien Lake Park.

Click link to view:

http://cppj.net/index.aspx?page=1099

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Stop the UN’s Agenda 21 and “Sustainable Development”

Stop the UN’s Agenda 21 and “Sustainable Development”
On June 9, 2011 President Obama signed Executive Order 13575, which established the creation of the White House Rural Council (WHRC). The purpose of the WHRC is to facilitate the federal coordination and implementation of sustainable development at the local community level.

President Obama’s EO 13575 reads in part:

Section 1. Policy. Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead. These communities supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation. Though rural communities face numerous challenges, they also present enormous economic potential. The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.

The Executive Order references “sustainable rural communities,” which is a reference to “sustainable development” – the nomenclature for the United Nations’ Agenda 21 program.

The term “sustainable development” was popularized in the now often-cited 1987 United Nations report, entitled Our Common Future, released by the Brundtland Commission. Chaired by its namesake — Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Director-General of the World Health Organization and the Vice President of the World Socialist Party, the Brundtland Commission defined “sustainable development” as:

…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This became the central theme of the United Nations’ 1992 Earth Summit, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the UN unveiled its program on sustainable development: Agenda 21, signed on to by 178 world leaders including then-President George H. W. Bush.

Sustainable Development is the United Nations’ Agenda 21 program, which calls for the government to curtail your freedom to travel as you please, own a gas-powered car, live in suburban or rural areas, determine the number of children you may have, determine the “rates of harvest” of farms and fisheries, eliminate your private property rights through eminent domain, and increase the price on goods and services through artificial shortages and new consumer taxes.

Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of the United Nations 1992 Earth Summit had this to say about sustainable development:

Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing — are not sustainable.

Since Agenda 21 was not an official treaty it did not require ratification by the U.S. Senate and has instead penetrated the American heartland and coastal regions through the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), which now prefers to be known as Local Governments for Sustainability.

ICLEI was founded in 1990, as the ‘International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives,’ at the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, held at the United Nations in New York City. According to its website, ICLEI describes itself as “an association of over 1220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development.” Spanning over “70 different countries and representing more than 569,885,000 people,” ICLEI facilitates local governments in the implementation of UN Local Agenda 21.

You can find out if your local government is member by taking the following three-click challenge:

  • Type WWW.ICLEI.ORG on your web browser & click go
  • On the top bar menu of the website click on “Members”
  • On the left side column click on “Global Members”

Scroll down to the United States of America, or other country of your choosing, and see if your local town or city is listed. If listed then you will know you’re a member, but if not, do not celebrate just yet; your local government may already be implementing Agenda 21 and sustainable development.

Some buzz words to look out for in your local community are mentions of “smart equity,” “smart codes,” “smart growth,” “sustainable consumption,” “sustainable development,” “sustainable land use,” and “open space.” These terms are normally associated with your local government’s board, committee, or department of “sustainability” or “redevelopment.”

These agencies are usually comprised of their own staff and governing board, appointed by your local government. You might not be aware of this because the establishment of such an agency would have likely occurred without your vote or consent and is now passing ordnances and regulations affecting your livelihood, family, home, and property.

Using ICLEI computer software and smart growth models, a host of new regulations and new zoning laws are implemented by these agencies. One such commonly used model lays out the following new law:

…Government may enter upon the land and act to put it in compliance.

In the publication, Building a More Sustainable Future in Wisconsin, published by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Sustainability Team, it recommends and promotes:

…the importance of state and federal training and education programs to generate educators, facilitators and motivators who would be capable of going into individual homes and helping people develop their own personalized sustainability action plans.

The reason for this disregard for private property rights is due to the United Nation’s view on private property. According to “Section 11.2.3.1.3 Property rights and the use of biological resources” of Global Biodiversity Assessment (1996), published for the United Nations Environment Programme:

Property rights are not absolute and unchanging, but rather a complex, dynamic and shifting relationship between two or more parties, over space and time.

This interpretation of property rights is a far cry from the Founding Fathers. President George Washington said, “Private property and freedom are inseparable.” His successor, President John Adams said that “Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.”

The forefathers of this nation understood that without property rights there could not be freedom and individual liberty; the state can control the people so long as the people are on government-controlled land. The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights makes no recognition or mention of this fundamental right.

If Agenda 21 is fully implemented it will eventual terminate your right to own property and once that fundamental right is lost tyranny is ripe to flourish. Your ability to live the lifestyle you desire, your freedom to pursue and reach the American dream of owning a large home and raising a family, and the means to travel as you see fit are all at jeopardy so long as your local government adheres to the principles and protocols of Agenda 21 and sustainable development.

You can help stop this United Nations’ environmental juggernaut by contacting your State Representative and State Senator and encouraging them to cease funding and oppose all measures for sustainable development.

You should also work with your local officials to withdraw from ICLEI, if your local government is a member, and to cease implementation of sustainable development measures. Click here for further resources for doing this.

Sewer Inspections and the UDC

You may have gotten a notification letter of the mandatory sewage inspection from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury or you know someone that got a letter.  What do you do now?    You may want to call your Police Juror!

Use this link (http://www.cppj.net/index.aspx?page=474) to look up your district  if you wish to call them.  Review the list below and find your Police Juror if you want answers to your questions!  You might like to call the others also.  They all vote on the issues and they all participate in increasing the strong hold they maintain over us the public- Their BOSSES!

Shannon Spell – District 1
2296 Pinon
Lake Charles, LA 70611
337-217-0209
337-855-9417 (Fax)

Calvin Collins – District 2
2035 Woodring Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
337-436-8068
337-491-9480 (Fax)
 

Elizabeth Griffin – District 3
 903 North Jake Street
 Lake Charles, LA 70601
 337-436-0318
337-439-4175 (Fax)

Claude Syas – District 4
2506 13th Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
337-474-9641
337-474-1089 (Fax)

Dr. Charles Mackey – District 5
1215 9th Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
337-433-5877
337-439-5688 (Fax)

Dennis Scott – District 6
5733 Bennie Lane
Lake Charles, LA 70605
337-475-1023
337-562-1694 (Fax)

Chris Landry – District 7
4336 Oaklawn
Lake Charles, LA 70605
337-478-4020
337-478-9444 (Fax)

Guy Brame – District 8
1908 Linden Lane
Lake Charles, LA 70605
337-474-7155
337-478-4612 (Fax)

Mr. Kevin Guidry – District 9
4045 Briarfield Lane
Lake Charles, LA 70607
337-562-9780 (H)
337-562-8904 (Fax)

Tony Stelly – District 10
Post Office Box 439
Iowa, LA 70647
337-582-3295
337-582-7868 (Fax)

Sandra Treme – District 11
920 Overton
DeQuincy, LA 70633
337-786-8496
337-786-7085 (Fax)

Brent Clement – District 12
7017 Sallier Road
Sulphur, LA 70663
337-583-7730

Francis Andrepont – District 13
1302 Fatima
Sulphur, LA 70663
337-527-5644
337-528-3161 (Fax)

Hal McMillin- District 14
1423 N. Beech Street
Westlake, LA 70669
337-433-1140  
337-439-1849 (Fax)

Les Farnum – District 15
312 Oakley Drive
Sulphur, LA 70663
337-625-8569
337-626-2166 (Fax)

Please review this Organizational Chart: http://www.cppj.net/index.aspx?page=941 .  As you can see at the top of the chart ….YOU are on top!  Each and every member of the Police Jury and PJ Staff all work for you!  Being courteous is important but remember who works for whom!  Efforts to inspect residential sewage systems is a large task but they knew this before they asked you to pass a tax 3 times last year to pay for other things besides installing regional sewage systems that would have resolved the sewage issue on a regional basis.

The Police Jury was WELL WARNED about the need for improved sewage system and ignored the warnings.  Now that the tax vote has been passed and the maximum sales taxes have been imposed on YOU, they are throwing the burden BACK ON YOU to maintain sewage the systems and do so by force if necessary!  Failure to comply could cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

If you haven’t been following the Police Jury Meetings on the C-Gov channel, you can go to: http://www.cppj.net/index.aspx?page=827 and view them here.

Some of the things you will see may explain why we are in such turmoil over sewage inspections.  Our Parish Government is writing new codes when they may not have the manpower to enforce the old ones.  Expanding their bureaucratic  reach to the point that it may suppress business growth, grossly restrict rural growth, all the while muscling the elderly and poor into making upgrades to sewage systems by force in a time when everyone is struggling just to make ends meet!

Finally, STAY PLUGGED IN!

If you were caught off guard with the notification letter for the sewage inspection, then you now know how quickly local government can take action against you undetected.

If you think the sewage inspections are bad, you should examine the Unified Development Code the Police Jury has been working on for the last couple years!  Here are a few of the high points that may interest you!

Mandatory Regulations                   UDC § 5.14.01- (A) (1) P. 276

Mandatory Sewer Inspections        UDC § 5.14.02- (D) (3) P. 277

Fines Will Be Doubled                      UDC § 5.14.02- (D) (5) P. 278

Mandatory Modifications                 UDC § 5.14.02- (F) (4) P. 278-279

Access to Private Property             UDC § 5.14.02- (C) (1) P. 277

Property Leans/Seizure                   UDC § 5.14.04- (A) (4) P. 282

You can review the latest version of the Unified Development Code (UDC) here:

http://www.cppj.net/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=1886

Previous meetings of the UDC review committee can be viewed here:

http://www.cppj.net/index.aspx?page=1099

I am sick and tired of paying taxes just to have the taxing authority turn around and use my money to buy the rope and turn around and put a noose around my neck to keep a choke hold on me!  Our Police Jury has been pushing us around long enough. Having attended several meetings and viewed hours of recorded meetings, I have learned our Police Jury maintains the attitude that if we don’t say you can do it… you CAN’T do it!  I say it is time for Joe and Jane Q Public to be heard!  Let’s put “We The People” back in charge!  We have done it before and we can do it again if we all work together for a common goal.