Smart Growth Alert for Copperopolis!

On Tuesday, February 13, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to apply for a Community-Based Transportation grant through CalTrans. A key purpose of the grant is to fund land use planning that promotes “Livable Communities”. According to the CalTrans website, “Livable Communities” has long been associated with other concepts like “walkable communities,” and “new urbanism”. In fact, the “term is also often used interchangeably with ‘smart growth’.”
 http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ocp/livable_communities.html
Smart Growth is a core component in facilitating the United Nations Agenda 21 at the local level. Agenda 21 is the United Nations plan to control land and people, under the guise of protecting the environment and equality. http://www.freedomadvocates.org/images/pdf/SD%20A21%20pamphlet-2010.pdf  Agenda 21 is already influencing a number of U.S. agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which participates as a member of the U.S. delegation for the Commission on Sustainable Development at the United Nations. The commission is responsible for reviewing progress and implementation of Agenda 21. 
http://www.epa.gov/region02/international_affairs/ia_current_projects.html  .
 
Government and foundation grants drive the implementation of Agenda 21 at the local level. Our local government is being enticed with grants from these various agencies to advance Agenda 21’s oppressive  policies. Our local government officials are using our own tax dollars to undermine our freedom.
 
A few years back, the Calaveras Council of Governments (CCOG) partnered with myvalleysprings.com to obtain a similar CalTrans Community-Based Transportation grant. This grant was for the ‘Rural Smart Growth Community-Based Plan for Valley Springs’. The program turned out to be a colossal failure after residents in the area discovered they were being targeted for Smart Growth. Hundreds of residents of Rancho Calaveras gathered at the Valley Springs Community Plan workshop to vote Rancho out of the Valley Springs Community Plan boundaries.
 
Seeing the Smart Growth similarities between the CalTrans Community-Based Transportation grant for Valleys Springs and the CalTrans Community-Based Transportation grant for Copperopolis, members of the community expressed their concerns about the latest grant’s connection with Agenda 21.
 
Supervisor Wilensky responded by chiding those who spoke against the grant and Agenda 21, stating that he found it “extraordinary to think that the UN would have some kind of massive plot and be funding work in Calaveras County” and that he found it “extraordinarily fantastigorical” that global issues somehow find their way into our daily conversations around here.
 
Well, his comments didn’t set well with some of those he spoke of. At the March 27th board meeting, citizens pointed out how the United Nations Agenda 21’s reach is, in fact, influencing Calaveras County. They also pointed out that Amador County was actually paying dues to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) that advances Agenda 21 at the local level.
 
 
 
On a positive note: A couple of Supervisors appear to be seeing the trend. Supervisor Tom Tryon and Supervisor Darren Spellman openly commented on the negative consequences of government overreach.
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