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Agenda 21, Ch. 18: Bradley County Flood Plain Study, $ 300, 000 dollars so far

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

SEPARATING PEOPLE FROM THEIR WATER

We are just following directions Boss! I’m a useful idiot, and if the money is right, I’ll do anything they want me to do! Yesirree!!!

It is so common place to hear of our elected leaders/planners implementing Agenda 21 via Left wing Environmental/Climate Change Police in Bradley County it is not even surprising to me anymore! While Our left wing progressive, globalist Mayors are moving ahead with this initiative it is almost comical at the breakneck speed in which they are doing so! The surprising thing is most in this town are either oblivious to it or are complicit in their acceptance of it!

A flood plain study is being proposed this week by the City Mayor Tom Rowland and City and County planners at a cost of 300,000 dollars! I’m guessing the county will have to match that amount. If that is true that is another 600,000 of your tax dollars being contributed for a “flood plain study!”

Let me try to explain to you why a flood plain study and establishment of a flood plain is essential to implementing Agenda 21 in our area! The cities and counties reasons are obviously to prevent flooding, to protect it’s people from “dangerous flooding. I am with them on this concept! The rest of the story is the real humdinger! Your elected officials may be sold on this I am not, however!

In environmental/Climate change/agenda 21/United Nations world it is a completely different story! See based on false science, which has gotten much press lately, the earth is sinking! If the Earth is sinking, this creates water basins, sinking areas! Water basins collect with water and causes flooding, this putting a great deal of people in harms way! Besides flooding it supposedly affects water quality, which affects your health! But one thing remains a fact, no one has any tangible hands on facts that the Earth is sinking! Theory from well paid scientist, but no tangible evidence! The world floods! That is determined! That happens because our maker designed it that way, man didn’t cause it as they suggest! The Earth flooded before we were here and will flood long after we are gone! I promise you!

(Stay with me I am going somewhere!) Remember, I’m no Al Gore, just a blogger trying to understand a very difficult plan to alter out landscape permanently!)

Ok, the established flooding leaves a perimeter of flood prone areas, much like a ring around your tub when you let the water out! This area, this tub ring, so to speak is your flood plain area.

The City of Cleveland has decided that we need to spend 300,000 dollars and perhaps the county getting involved up to 600,000 to establish that “ring around our tub!” Many well paid engineers from perhaps from DOT and or the Army Corps of Engineers will come in for a few days, we put them up in a nice motel, feed them and in exchange they tell is where our “ring around the tub is” and we give them our 600,000 dollars right! A few months later we receive a few hundred thousand in federal grants and everyone is happy! Right! Not so simple!

Now comes the scary part! We now have an established flood zone! A place where no one can live! That area is solely dependent on the results of this study! That area in Bradley County will be arguably anywhere they want it to be! Are the Wildlands projects or buffer zones where people will not live, ever, starting to make sense now! This area as this article by Michael Coffman may be only a few hundred yards wide, but when applied across the county, state and nation you are seeing millions of miles of square average claimed by the US Government under the leadership of the United Nations/ Agenda 21 because of Agenda 21!

If this seems bizarre to you that is ok! It should sound wierd and bizarre! This plan has been around a while and until this Presidency, the total environment was not there for this Agenda 21 plan to thrive! It is there now and it is moving quickly!

I challenge you to Search keywords “Chapter 18, Agenda 21”, “Flood plain study”, “UNEP, United Nations Environmental Program” and you will soon realize that our area is not the only one getting this done to them, it’s nationwide for a reasonand that is because there is a global international effort to do so, under the direction of Agenda 21 and the UN!

Why are flood plain studies being done everywhere? My point exactly, this is an Agenda 21 plan being enacted simultaneously around the world to gain control of your land and place restraints on you that you will never be able to recover or regain the land you lost!

Bradley County is simply following suit of th whole country! The “greenies” with their strict mandated compliance policies are finally getting their way and are rewarding willing participants royally for their implementation! Again, our elected officials selling you out for money!

By Dr. Michael S. Coffman Ph. D.
January 22, 2004
NewsWithViews.com

As the United Nations restructures itself to become a world government vis-a-vis global governance, it is being formed around the principles of sustainable development as defined by Agenda 21. Signed by the U.S. during the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, Agenda 21 is a 40-chapter manifesto to reorganize the world using socialist and pantheistic principles to protect Earth .

Agenda 21 represents a major fundamental change in the role of government in social and land-use policy. Under its concept of sustainability, the primary purpose of government will no longer be to serve the people. Rather, the focus of Agenda 21 is to protect nature from people. Governance will be by consensus among “stakeholders and partnerships.” The concept of elected representation that holds the government accountable to the citizens will be eliminated.

Agenda 21 requires that by 2000 “All States…have designed and initiated costed and targeted national action programmes, and to have put in place appropriate institutional structures and legal instruments” to implement Agenda 21. The Clinton Administration responded creating the President’s Council on Sustainable Development which published its report entitled Sustainable America in 1996. Chapter 18 of Agenda 21 requires that all States implement integrated watershed management plans “for the protection and conservation of the potential sources of freshwater supply, including … protection of mountain slopes and riverbanks and other relevant development and conservation activities.”

The Clinton Administration eagerly took up the challenge. In the U.S. State Department’s 1997 report on its progress to the UN, the U.S. proudly stated, “Agenda 21 sets ambitious objectives [for the United States to] … move toward integrated water resource management, a holistic approach that treats water resources as an integral part of the ecosystem.” Among the many programs spawned by Sustainable America to fulfill the fresh water protection requirements of Agenda 21 include the American Heritage Rivers (AHRI), and the Clean Water (CWI) initiatives. Neither program was voted on by the U.S. Congress. Instead, they are being implemented through executive order.

The American Heritage Rivers (AHR) program is designed to restore and protect rivers using non-elected authorities within portions of, or “entire watersheds,” potentially including all of the Mississippi watershed. Over 50% of the entire U.S. could technically come under the 1998 program.
Although both federal programs no longer are front-burner issues, they nonetheless are sleeping giants designed to gradually give the federal government power to control land use throughout America. For instance, the AHRI also makes it clear that “entire watersheds” are likely to be impacted by a designation of just a portion of them as an AHR. Technically, the entire Mississippi River watershed, covering 40 percent of America ? the breadbasket of America ? is now under the AHR program! While no effort is presently underway to extend this jurisdiction to watersheds upstream from the designated rivers, the option remains for future bureaucrats to gradually extend their jurisdiction.

The CWI has had a far greater, and more immediate impact. The CWI’s 1998 Clean Water Action Plan called for obliterating 5,000 miles of roads each year on federal land, and setting aside a whopping “two million miles of conservation buffers on agricultural lands.” The potential impact of this program is enormous. Tens of thousands of miles of road have now been withdrawn from public use on federal land. In just one consequence, many of the huge forest fires experienced since 1998 were greatly magnified when firefighters and equipment could not immediately access the fires using formerly existing roads. These roads were typically closed by digging huge holes in the roads called tank-traps, and ripping out bridges and culverts ? often causing major erosion and siltation to the very streams the road closures were supposed to protect.

The Department of Agriculture’s Stream Corridor Plan called for conservation corridors to equal the 100 year flood plain for a river in width, which could be many miles wide for some rivers. While seemingly innocuous, even a 100 foot buffer strip along two million miles totals a staggering 76,000 square miles (48 million acres), an area equivalent to the entire state of Nebraska! Much of this land contains some of the most productive land in America. In many cases the corridors would have an enormous economic impact on farmers and other landowners. Court challenges to this and other onerous provisions of the clean water initiative finally forced the federal agencies to back down when they realized they had no legal authority to force private citizens to obey their arbitrary and capricious regulations.

Ostensibly done to protect water quality, the road obliteration and river corridor plans create defacto wilderness reserves and corridors very similar to the requirements of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The treaty came within an hour of being ratified in 1994 when Sovereignty International, an educational and UN watchdog organization, provided irrefutable evidence to the U.S. Senate that the treaty would have required up to one-half of America be put into wilderness reserves and corridors!

Promoted as a plan to “reinvent government,” both the AHRI and CWI are touted as “ground up,” “community based” efforts under the control of local people called “River Communities” and “Watershed Councils.” In fact, each step is under the “top down” control of the feds. By definition, a River Community under the AHRI is “self-defined by the members of the community.” In practice, River Communities and Watershed Councils include anyone, especially environmental NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations). They are self-appointed, not elected. They are accountable to federal bureaucrats, not local and state elected officials.

These sometimes special interest non-elected entities are empowered to prioritize federal programs, and therefore funding. In doing so, agenda-driven non-elected people within the AHRI and CWI have the power to withhold monies from communities that don’t toe the federal line, while rewarding those that do. History has provided clear proof to the age-old adage of “he who controls the money controls the people.”

Protecting Mother Earth from use by humans in this way is not God ordained stewardship. Rather, it is regulation based on the desire to control people and their activities in a misguided belief that Mother Earth’s needs are more important than human needs.

© 2004 Michael Coffman – All Rights Reserved

PUD Standards and regulations: The proof is in the PUDding for Bradley Countians

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Corey Divel and company have suggested we implement PUD-Planned Unit Development Standards in Bradley County! I suggest we not do this! This is a very far reaching plan to further restrict your property rights and further regulate you into conformity of the big Green Monsters that enforce the many standards and regulations you will see below!

It was presented in an article recently as just a way to help us out, no big deal, just another program that Bradley County needs to bring us into the 21st Century! Hogwash! It is to make your life, your existence and way of life as restricted and regulated as can be!

Take a look at some of the construction, building codes and electrical regulations that will be placed on you! I have provided the links to a couple of other counties that have had this done to them!

We are quite successful doing our own thing in Bradley County. Why do we need this junk in our lives just to ultimately cost us more money and once again take a little more of our freedom away!

HomeConservationMulti-FamilyRequirements
Requirements for Each Measure

Attic Insulation

Existing attic insulation level must be R19 or less to be eligible. Final insulation level must be at least R38. In-progress and final inspections are required.

Wall Insulation

Existing wall insulation level must be R0 to be eligible. A minimum of R11 must be added. An in-progress inspection is required.

Floor Insulation

Existing insulation must be R11 or less to be eligible. Final insulation level is the maximum R-value the joist cavity can accommodate but not less than R19. A final inspection is required.

Windows and Sliding Glass Doors (SGD)

Existing single-pane windows with any type of frame and double-pane windows with metal frames are eligible. Existing windows and sliding glass doors (SGD) must be replaced with new units having a U-rating <= .30, SGD .31. A final inspection is required.

Electronic Thermostats

Electronic line voltage thermostats are eligible. All thermostats in unit must be replaced. Inspection may be required. Invoices or purchase receipts are required.

CFL Lighting Fixtures

ENERGY STAR rated light fixtures are eligible for the incentive. Please refer to the Energy Star website at http://www.energystar.gov for qualifying light fixtures. Receipts are required and inspections are optional.

Duct Insulation and Sealing

If interested in duct insulation and sealing, contact the PUD for eligibility requirements.

Heat Pumps

If interested in heating system upgrades, contact the PUD for eligibility requirements.

Installation and Inspection Requirements

All measures must be installed according to the most current version of Snohomish County PUD’s Installation Standards.

All material and/or equipment that is all or any part of a measure must meet or exceed all jurisdictional code, standards, minimums, maximums and requirements as stated in the appropriate PUD specifications.

On-site inspections are required for some measures (see chart). It is the responsibility of the installer to notify the PUD when the project is ready for an inspection. Once all specification requirements are met, incentives are paid to the installer except for self-installed measures.

More regulation requirements:Electrical

Click to access FacilityConnectionReq.pdf

Oh yeah! Those new electrical meters with the finance plan, what?
http://www.snopud.com/Construction/newmeters.ashx?p=1594

Don’t forget those lively smart meter water meters, you know the ones that “conserve” water!
http://www.snopud.com/home/watermain.ashx?p=1125

The required power generators! Duh, aren’t those expensive?
http://www.snopud.com/home/powerout.ashx?p=1120

Really? The green jobs via the Planet power program and all the federal grants that go with it!
http://www.snopud.com/home/green/planetpwr/ppfaq.ashx?p=1299

Electric cars, electric transit systems and little green men carrying globes on their backs!
http://www.snopud.com/home/green/planetpwr/projects09.ashx?p=1300

Solar panels,(about 200,000 dollars to solar customize your home) net metering, buy your electricity from a PUD? huh?

And those electric vehicles (EVs) with those home charging stations! What will those cost? Whew!
http://www.snopud.com/home/ev.ashx?p=1843

OMG! Look at these land use regulations in another state! No fencing, no spacing between buildings, the types of vegetation in your yard! Total control of your property!

Click to access ZO22.pdf

Farmers, farming? Replacing those farms with subdivisions? Say it ain’t so!

Click to access %7BD2026F05-B3DB-49C4-B407-775153D89522%7D.PDF

Regional planners considering PUD standards for the county
by DAVID DAVIS, Managing Editor 22 hrs ago | 206 views | 0  | 2  |  | 
Bradley County Regional Planning commissioners discussed the possibility of establishing Planned Unit Development standards in the county.

The purpose of a PUD is to provide flexible land use and design regulations and mixed uses and structures while the County Commission would retain absolute authority.

Planner Corey Divel said the only reason for establishing a PUD district would be for allowing for more flexibility, but he expressed reservation that a PUD could possibly be used to circumvent setback requirements.

The city has approved eight PUD developments, including Home Depot, Cleveland Towne Center and Spring Creek.

Planning Commission Chair Tony Young said the most likely places for a PUD in the county is along the Mouse Creek Corridor where sewer is available, which would make it subject to annexation by the city.

“Whatever is done is going to be very limited,” he said.

Based on the possibility of annexation, commissioners said they should base their standards on the city of Cleveland.

A subdivision that has been around since 2002 might finally be developed after going through plat revisions, bankruptcy and ownership changes.

Planning commissioners granted preliminary approval for Frontage Village on Elijah Way as a townhome subdivision owned by Ted Moss.

The 4.43-acre subdivision was first granted preliminary plat approval as Vista Village in April 2002. The 16-lot subdivision off Frontage Road again received preliminary plat approval in June 2004, subject to staff recommendations of a change in the road name. In February 2005, Bradley County commissioners approved changing the name from Vista Village Drive to Elijah Way. A month later, the subdivision was rezoned from Farm Agriculture Residential to R-2, low density single and multi-family residential.

The subdivision returned to the Planning Commission again in 2009 as a townhome subdivision with 28 units.

Commissioners also gave preliminary and final approval for Hidden Springs subdivision on Old Lower River Road located west of Interstate 75. The 4.77 acre subdivision, owned by Mitch Maloney, is laid out in seven lots for single family residences. The property is zoned FAR.

What is PUD? Planned Unit Development in Bradley County! Will regulate our socks off!

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM

On the surface and in the local paper it seemed pretty benign. Oh lets see we have county planner Corey Divel announcing that he is going to introduce this little ole program called PUD (panned Unit Development Standards), yawn? Right? Wrong!

This is the only reason I started this news blog site! I am so tired of lazy reporting or should I say one sided, complicit reporting, if that is more fitting! You can just about count on every person in town that wants report something, yet leave the public uninformed intentionally, you can bet it will come from our local press!

I was glancing over the local paper yesterday and noticed the PUD story! At first I glance I lost interest pretty quickly! It was short, precise and perhaps intentional without alot of details! That should gave been my first clue to cue in but I didn’t! I put the paper away thinking I was done with it. The thought of PUD kept racing through my head! What is PUD? Sounds boring and non harmful!

Well, I went to my trusty search engine and put in PUD! Just PUD! I glanced over the PUD-Peptic Ulcer Disease websites and within one minute I was on to them! Like a prized coon dog picking up the scent. In this case, it was the Agenda 21, United Nations, and ICLEI scent! The dirty rascals almost slipped one by me and the uninformed public that they are supposed to be informing, well they went uninformed! After all they do accept payment for these stories, why not the complete truth?

PUD to me is more like a plethora of projects with many tentacles that as they unfold should scare you to death! Again,if we are unknowing when we accept these programs into our community and are clueless when they get here, you can count on Bradley County News to uncover them!

This beast is chocked full of every land, construction, electrical, water, zoning, annexation, eminent domain, lights, sewer, front yard, open space, agriculture, commercial, private and farm regulation you could possibly think of! ICLEI uses it to do what they want! The UN sits back and says aha another secret way to implement Agenda21!

I have started out slow with just a simple definition from Wikipedia and some of the history!

Tune in later to see what I have found! Some of these regulations and plans for Bradley County should make you shake in fear!

Search your self in the meantime! It costs nothing but a few minutes of your time! Read closely and think about the impact of some of those words and then think about the affect it will have on your county and your life!

Can’t wait till I put together the rest of this story! You will be blown away!

A planned unit development (PUD), is both a type of building development as well as a regulatory process. A PUD is a designed grouping of varied and compatible land uses, such as housing, recreation, commercial centers, and industrial parks, all within one contained development or subdivision.

History

The origins of PUDs in the new American communities can be traced to British movements during the 1950’s. The developments in Britain’s new communities dealt with the locations of industrial elements and how they were publicly dictated before building ever began in order to uphold an economic base. However, in America, privately controlled communities often had to attract industry after the residential sectors had been built and occupied.

The newest forms of the planned unit development in America were found shortly after World War II in the Levittowns and Park Forest as whole communities within the limits and orbits of large metropolitan centers. The first zoning evidence of PUD was created by Prince Georges County, Maryland in 1949. It “permit[ed] the development of a large tract of land as a complete neighborhood unit, having a range of dwelling types, the necessary local shopping facilities and off-street parking areas, parks, playgrounds, school sites, and other community facilities,” (Burchell 43). Alexandria, Virginia, in 1952, as an amendment to its city code, provided for a “Community Unit Plan” with the intent to provide for planned community facilities and open space development with new residential building. One of the first modern uses of the actual term planned unit development appeared in San Francisco’s ordinance in 1962.

Definitions

Planned unit development is a means of land regulation which promotes large scale, unified land development by means of mid-range, realistic programs in chase of physically curable, social and economic deficiencies in land and cityscapes. Where appropriate, this development control promotes:

A mixture of both land uses and dwelling types with at least one of the land uses being regional in nature
The clustering of residential land uses providing public and common open space
Increased administrative discretion to a local professional planning staff while setting aside present land use regulations and rigid plat approval processes
The enhancement of the bargaining process between the developer and government municipalities which in turn strengthens the municipality’s site plan review and control over development for potentially increased profits due to land efficiency, multiple land uses, and increased residential densities.
Frequently, PUDs take on a variety of forms ranging from small clusters of houses combined with open spaces to new and developing towns with thousands of residents and various land uses. However, the definition of a PUD does not take into consideration these types of developments unless they fit into a category of size ranging from 100 to 200 acres (40 to 81 ha). In a PUD the property owner owns the land the dwelling sits on. So they say!

Mixtures of land uses

In PUDs, the zoning of districts becomes very different from what was standard under the Standard Zoning Enabling Act. Historically, the districts were very narrow in type and large in area. Within PUDs, zoning becomes much more integrated with multiple land uses and districts being placed on adjacent land parcels.

Residential properties in PUDs are by far the most numerous and occupy the largest land areas. PUDs tend to incorporate single-family residential uses within close proximity to two-family units and multiple-family dwellings to form a larger diversified neighborhood concept. Schools, churches, retirement homes, hospitals, and recreation facilities begin to find their way into residential districts. Residential districts also tend to use the best land in the community and the most favorable sites are protected from commercial and industrial uses.

Grouping shopping districts by service area is a first step in returning to the neighborhood concept. Land is reserved for regional, community, and local shopping clusters with some specific restrictions based on market experience and on what types of business intend to locate at each development. Local shopping districts with sufficient provisions for off-street parking, height restrictions, and traffic control are not frequently found surrounded by residential areas.

Industrial standards now help to reduce the journey for employees to work. Nowadays, there tends to be environmental and performance regulations that cut back on the amount of nuisance to surrounding areas adjacent to industrial districts. With sufficient setbacks, off-street parking, and height regulations, industrial locations adjacent to residential zones are usually looked to as an overall community goal. PUDs do not normally have large numbers of industrial districts, but if so, they tend to be geared more towards light industry.

A planned residential unit development (PRUD) (sometimes planned unit residential development (PURD)) is a variant form of PUD where common areas are owned by the individual homeowners and not a home owners association or other entity. A PRUD is considered the same as a PUD for planning commission purposes and allows for flexibility in zoning and civic planning.

Design principles

Houses and placement of houses

Houses in PUDs often include access to a large shared open space surrounding the house as well as a smaller private yard. These large protected open spaces are created by the layout of the buildings and are intended for use by all residents of the developments. Different housing types (single-family, two-family, multiple-family) are often mixed rather than separated as is done in conventional development

Streets

Street patterns are one of the most important elements in establishing the neighborhood character of a residential community. Most non-PUD development focuses on obtaining maximum frontage for lot sizes and maximum flow of traffic on all streets. However, in order to dispel the monotony of the typical grid plan street pattern, PUDs often employ a hierarchy of street types based on usage. Local streets serve only residences and have a low traffic volume, while collector streets connect local streets to arterials, which are the major routes of travel throughout a PUD.

Sidewalks and pedestrian ways

Sidewalks and pedestrian ways of PUDs supplement and complement street systems in establishing the character of the neighborhood. Sidewalks are located on at least one side of every street to enable the walkability of the developments. Circulation systems are provided to link residential groupings, open space areas, schools, and local shopping areas.

Combining design features

It is in the ability to design each of these components simultaneously that makes PUDs unique and effective. Each of the elements work together to enhance the whole. This a major advantage over traditional zoning practices that force lots to be planned in accordance with broad rules that may allow for some incompatibility.

References:

Burchell, Robert. Planned Unit Development: New Communities American Style. New Jersey: MacCrellish & Quigley, 1972.
New York City Planning Commission. Planned Unit Development. New York: Planning Department, 1968.

Contributing source: Wikipedia

Environmentalist: No more fishing along California’s 1,100 mile coastline

In Agenda 21 on January 2, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Hot off the press! The environmentalist are taking off strong on the first day of the year as they have secured the coastline from these awful recreational and commercial fishermen that are “destroying the coastline.”

Three of five regions in California are closed to any fishing for perpetuity (forever)! 1,100 miles of coastline, mostly in southern California!

No other stated reason than they want to protect the “underwater parks” and to restock the fish supply! That was it! Based on what? Wasted false and inaccurate scientific data?

What if they just decide to do this anywhere? Let’s say Bradley County! No fishing in the lakes! Starting tomorrow! Think anybody would care? I can tell you by past examples of federal intrusion into our lives our elected officials will not say a word, because they fear they will fall out of favor with the givers of grant money! During the last love fest over the Chattanooga Regional Growth Plan, they cut off anything that may dangle from their mid section!

Why do we allow this? I gaurantee you we are not to far off from the day when we will not be able to fish our waterways! The EPA is all over us now! It is just a matter of time and when they do!

When that day comes and it will, and it makes you really mad, make four phone calls immediately when you have to hang up the pole and tackle! First call me and say “you said it was coming, just because my childish ego wants you to know I knew! Second call should be to your mayors x 2 and the elected councils and commissions and say “why did you remain silent and complicit?” , third call to our State Representatives Kevin Brooks, Eric Watson and Mike Bell and say “why didn’t you stop this while it was still in it’s infancy and was that little bit of grant money worth our freedom!”, fourth call to your momma, cause you are going to need a shoulder to cry on!

Limits on coastal fishing take effect

COUNTY: Waters off Peninsula are among newly protected areas.
By Melissa Pamer, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/01/2012 01:00:00 AM PST
Updated: 01/01/2012 09:56:59 AM PST

Part of Point Dume off Malibu, where a canyon and kelp reef provide a fish nursery, will be protected under a new law. (Michael Owen Baker / Staff Photographer)

Starting today, fishing will be halted or limited in some 15 percent of Southern California’s most bountiful ocean waters under a new landmark environmental protection initiative.

From Point Conception in Santa Barbara County south to the Mexico border, more than 350 square miles of open sea will become state marine protected areas. These underwater parks, the result of a long-running planning process that often pitted fishermen against environmentalists in a passionate tug-of-war, are meant to protect crucial marine habitat and boost fish stocks.

Los Angeles County will see two marine protected areas on the edges of Santa Monica Bay: off Point Vicente and Abalone Cove on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and off Point Dume in Malibu.

“It’s hugely important,” said Sarah Sikich, coastal resources director with the environmental advocacy group Heal the Bay. “We’re very excited that the MPAs that have been worked on so deeply over the past several years in Southern California are finally taking effect.”

But most fishermen aren’t so excited.

Joel Greenberg, chairman of the Southern California chapter of the Recreational Fishing Alliance, said there’s broad reaction among recreational and commercial fishermen to the new MPAs.
“There’s everything from `Oh, my bacon didn’t get fried’ to real misery because their best fishing grounds appear to be closed for perpetuity,” Greenberg said.

A longtime fisherman, Greenberg maintains that despite dozens of public meetings, the process in the end was “top down” – meaning the closures were imposed by state officials despite the outcry of many fishermen.

Sikich and Greenberg were among 60-plus stakeholders who began meeting in 2008 to debate, draw and redraw boundaries of proposed closure areas as part of the implementation of a 1999 law called the Marine Life Protection Act. Meetings of a committee overseeing the process sometimes drew more than 1,000 attendees.

In December 2010, the state Fish and Game Commission approved boundaries for MPAs in the South Coast region, the third of five regions along the state’s 1,100-mile coastline to undergo the process. Densely populated and heavily used, the Southern California coast proved especially contentious.

The final decision, approved on a split vote and billed as a compromise between fishing and environmental groups, left some unsatisfied. Overall, 37 new protected areas were established, extending to the edge of state waters, 3 miles from the coastline.

Battles were intense over Rocky Point on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, a prime fishing spot that has some of the most pristine habitat in Southern California, and over Point Dume, where a submarine canyon and kelp reef provide a fish nursery and rich waters for anglers.

Ultimately, Rocky Point was left open while a less productive area off the Peninsula will be protected.

About 15 square miles off Point Vicente will be closed to fishing; an adjacent 5 square-mile conservation area at Abalone Cove will allow some spearfishing and take of squid, as well as some commercial fishing.

Greenberg questioned whether the state would create a “poacher’s haven” by creating additional responsibilities for fish and wildlife wardens without providing new funding and resources.

Jordan Traverso, a spokeswoman for the Department of Fish and Game, said there are 75 wildlife officers in Southern California, along with three large patrol boats and fleet of skiffs. Patrols are deployed to best protect state resources, she said.

Beginning today, enforcement is at the discretion of wardens and can range from a warning to arrest, depending on the situation, she said. Fishermen, she said, are generally “self-regulating.”

Witnesses to poaching or polluting are encouraged to call the department’s confidential tip line at 888-DFG-CALTIP.

“We’ve done our best with outreach,” Traverso said. “I’m sure that there will be different challenges. I don’t think we have any expectations of things that can’t be overcome through education.”

Funding for wildlife enforcement in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2012 budget will be unveiled in coming weeks.

Chattanooga City Council Moves Up Annexation Effort, Bradley County next!

In Agenda 21, Government on December 31, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Chattanooga City Council Moves Up Annexation Effort!

Residents of Bradley County listen and listen closely! Our City and County Mayors and State Leaders are now in cahoots with this ICLEI inspired, United Nations led, 16 County, 3 state Regional Growth Plan and are planning to annex much of our county into the city just like Chattanooga is attempting to do!

This means you will pay higher taxes, be under City and County control! We are attempting to be just like Chattanooga and that amazes me! Why are we going to change the landscape of our community? Why are we risking our children’s future? Why are we standing idle as these “useful idiots” change everything?

Bradley County Citizens Against Annexation, BCCAA will and cannot allow this to happen to our community! Let’s band with Chattanooga to stop this in our town, region and state!

Stay tuned for more details!

Chattanoogan.com reports residents in unincorporated areas of Hamilton County are being targeted by City of Chattanooga to move up their annexation effort under the current urban growth plan.

Residents should attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday Jan 3 @ 6pm to challenge the effort.

This would allow the city to annex within the next 12 months areas in their plan.  

Also contact the Chattanooga City Council members and let them know your opinion of their effort!. Homes along Hunter Road would be affected including higher property taxes, storm water fees, zoning restrictions, gun control, etc.

Residents need to get involved, by contacting Hamilton County Residents Against Annexation (www.hcraa.org) to prepare challenge lawsuits against the City of Chattanooga upon second reading. Residents can join 13 existing neighborhoods who have already filed law suites against Chattanooga for forced annexation . The state law allows residents/businesses the right to challenge annexation in court before annexation can occur, but the window is narrow.

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Agenda 21 and the Transformation of America

In Agenda 21, Government on December 30, 2011 at 4:07 PM

No longer is denial or ignorance acceptable of our local and State elected officials! They have been informed! They have been asked to stop ICLEI out of Chattanooga from saturating Bradley County! I have personally asked just about every elected person in our county and nothing, nada! Not a single person has stepped up and said this must not happen in our community!

We are no longer going to accept the fact that you are going to acknowledge this and nothing will be done because you choose to be in line with the rest of the politicians! Tyranny and circumvention of the people you represent must not be ignored any longer! It is time for you to retire or find another line of work and be replaced with freedom loving people who are willing to represent those who made it possible to hold the position!

It us time to step up and tell our elected representatives enough is enough! If you don’t have the cahunas to speak up, then step aside! There are many out there that want to save our County and Country!

Agenda 21 and the Transformation of America
Posted on July 7, 2011 by Dr. Ed
by Jerry A. Kane, The Millstone Diaries

The United Nation’s Agenda 21 has not attracted the attention of many Americans, but ignorance is not bliss when it comes to this George Soros-funded/Maurice Strong plan for world government. Agenda 21 uses the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to make agreements directly with local governments, bypassing Congress.

ICLEI has received funding from Soros’s Open Society Institute, the Tides Foundations’ Apollo Alliance, and Van Jones’ Green for All. It is deeply entrenched in America through a network of local governments from more than 600 American cities, towns, and counties, which are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create sustainable communities.

In addition, ICLEI is the major driving force behind “smart growth” and “green initiatives” projects and the domestic leader on climate protection and sustainable development for local governments.

[Sustainable development] “must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis.”

The problem is that local government officials are blindly acquiescing to ICLEI’s sustainable development policies, which have been set up to eliminate private property rights.

“Land… cannot be … controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership … contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.”—Preamble to Agenda Item 10 of the Conference Report from the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I), Vancouver, BC, May 31 – June 11, 1976

Agenda 21 was drafted as a white-paper at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and it outlines the UN plan for sustainable development in 21st century.

“The objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity.”

Agenda 21 targets the following unsustainable activities for elimination by 2030:

       Private property rights (property ownership)
       Irrigation, pesticides, and commercial fertilizer
       Livestock production and most meat consumption
       Privately owned vehicles and personal travel
       Fossil fuels for power generation or mechanized travel
       Single family homes
       Most forms of mineral extraction and timber harvesting
       Human beings (Reduce world population below 1 billion)
On June 9 the Ruler bypassed Congress and signed Executive Order 13575, pledging millions of dollars in grants and committing thousands of federal employees from 25 federal agencies to introduce and implement Agenda 21 programs in rural areas and local communities.

[E.O. 13575] “establishes unchecked federal control into rural America in education, food supply, land use, water use, recreation, property, energy, and the lives of 16% of the U.S. population.”

EO-13575 will erode U.S. sovereignty and empower international bodies and U.N. bureaucrats through sustainable development and the Agenda 21 program, where decision making is predicated on “global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction.“

Agenda 21 will replace the free market system with Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) or corporate cronies. In other words, the government will reward some businesses and punish others.

The program will affect the way Americans “live, eat, learn and communicate.” Its overreaching regulations will monitor, regulate, and restrict water, electricity, transportation, healthcare, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, and consumption.

“[T]here is nothing on, in, over, or under the Earth that doesn’t fall within the purview of some part of Agenda 21.”

“No one would be free from the watchful eye of the new global tracking and information system.”

Primarily, Agenda 21 is a globalist plan designed to destroy unalienable rights, constitutional law, national sovereignty, and the middle class in order to erect a socialist world government ruled by an oligarchy of elitist progressives.

“Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on earth. … [I]t calls for specific changes in the activities of all people. … Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced.”

Fortunately, many citizen and Tea Party activists across the country have weighed the consequences of standing idly by while overreaching regulations supplant their freedoms and liberties and erode their rights to own property. They are now imparting information exposing the Agenda 21 plan and demanding that their towns and cities withdraw membership and sever ties with ICLEI.

But it won’t be easy to defeat Agenda 21 because not enough people care that their country is being fundamentally transformed by a socialist scheme designed to redistribute their wealth, confiscate their property, cram them into small living areas adjacent to public transportation hubs, and sterilize them to reduce world population. Ignorance will be no excuse when the American Dream is in pieces on the ground.

IS THE SOROS-SPONSORED ‘AGENDA 21’ A HIDDEN PLAN FOR WORLD GOVERNMENT? (YES, ONLY IT IS NOT HIDDEN

In Agenda 21 on December 30, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Bradley County Tennessee is in the throws of a takeover by the United Nations, ICLEI, the EPA, DOT and HUD. This takeover of our county is being orchestrated by our local Mayors with a hidden agenda! They have ample assistance from our state elected leaders and are being directed by the Chattanooga Regional Growth plan for a 16 county, 3 state implementation of Agenda 21 into our community! No longer is this a conspiracy theory, this is real life and real time! You think your taxes are bad now? Just wait!

We have stepped into the middle of the most expensive and expansive growth project that will directly change and alter our lives for many generations to come!

If you just sit back and think, why is there such a push to make all these plans a reality in every county in the USA? The obvious answer is it is something big and has a very big payoff for certain individuals! One very sinister man that is directing the onslaught and stands to gain financially from the implementation of Agenda 21 is George Soros! Become familiar with this person. He has single handedly destroyed economies in several countries! Become familiar with him! Google him and see what I mean! Enjoy and have a blessed day!

Call your elected leaders from local to federal and tell them NO to ICLEI and the George Soros sponsored Agenda 21 programs that will forever change our country!

GOVERNMENT:
IS THE SOROS-SPONSORED ‘AGENDA 21’ A HIDDEN PLAN FOR WORLD GOVERNMENT? (YES, ONLY IT IS NOT HIDDEN)
Posted on June 14, 2011 at 5:44am by Mike Opelka

What is Agenda 21?  If you do not know about it, you should.

Agenda 21 is a two-decade old, grand plan for global ’Sustainable Development,’ brought to you from the United Nations. George H.W. Bush (and 177 other world leaders) agreed to it back in 1992, and in 1995, Bill Clinton signed Executive Order #12858, creating a Presidential Council on ‘Sustainable Development.’ This effectively pushed the UN plan into America’s large, churning government machine without the need for any review or discussion by Congress or the American people.

‘Sustainable Development’ sounds like a nice idea, right?  It sounds nice, until you scratch the surface and find that Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development are really cloaked plans to impose the tenets of Social Justice/Socialism on the world.

At risk from Agenda 21;

Private Property ownership
Single-Family homes
Private car ownership and individual travel choices
Privately owned farms
The Agenda 21 plan openly targets private property.  For over thirty-five years the UN has made their stance very clear on the issue of individuals owning land;

Land… cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.

Source: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I),Vancouver, BC, May 31 – June 11, 1976. Preamble to Agenda Item 10 of the Conference Report.

There are two more, very good reasons to be wary of Agenda 21 and the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) that supports it: George Soros and the United Nations. Soros money has been tracked to funding parts of ICLEI ;

In 1997, George Soros’s Open Society gave ICLEI a $2,147,415 grant to support its Local Agenda 21 Project

As regards the UN, that organization‘s problems with America’s appreciation of freedom and self-determination is one that needs no explanation.

Currently in California, Agenda 21 is working to implement plans to create plans for sustainable management of ‘open spaces.‘ The definition of what is to be considered an ’open space’ has sparked some heated exchanges between those directing the planning meetings and citizens who want private property rights to be respected and protected. (The East Bay Tea Party video featuring a Liberal Democrat arguing against ICLEI can be seen at the end of this article.)

This type of global plan could not be implemented without a large and well-funded group pushing through its priorities. For that, Agenda 21 has the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). And ICLEI is deeply entrenched in America;

ICLEI USA was launched in 1995 and has grown from a handful of local governments participating in a pilot project to a solid network of more than 600 cities, towns and counties actively striving to achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable communities. ICLEI USA is the domestic leader on climate protection and adaptation, and sustainable development at the local government level.
Over six hundred cities,towns and counties in America are members of ICLEI? Do you support your local government agreeing to rules and regulations set up by a UN-based organization that wants private property transferred to government control? If you would like to see if your community is a member of ICLEI, you can visit their website.

Austin, Texas is one city that seems to have fallen for the ICLEI/Agenda 21 and was heavily consuming the ‘Communitariasm’ Kool-aid. A local group called Texans For Accountable Government saw what was happening and attempted to stop the Austin City Council from adopting some Agenda 21-friendly initiatives. One of TAG’s members, John Bush, delivered a succinct presentation on ICLEI and Agenda 21 that was virtually ignored. Watch his short argument against the proposed local law immediately followed by the lopsided vote adopting the plan.

In the world of business Agenda 21 is not a free market friend, preferring PPPs or Private Public Partnerships where the government decides which companies will receive tax breaks and are allowed to stay in business. In light of this realization, the cozy relationship between the current administration and GE (a company that paid no tax in 2010) should raise eyebrows. And the WH efforts to tell Boeing in which state they can operate seems to further bolster the belief that Agenda 21 ideals are already making headway in America.

The seeds for Agenda 21 were planted back in 1987 when the writings of Gro Harlem Brundtland (a woman who was first Vice-President of the Socialist International) caught the eye of the UN.  Dr. Brundtland wrote a report for the UN called, ‘Our Common Future’ eventually got into the business of environmentalism as a tool to control all the people of the world and establish a global government. The growth of ICLEI and the framework being put in place by supporters of Agenda 21 appear to be bringing Dr. Brundtland’s ideas closer to reality.

In recent months, many groups have stepped up and have begun fighting this attack on our freedoms and are attempting to notify the masses of this takeover of out sovereignty and eventually our freedom!

Seek out a Tea Party and help offer a solution! Join a group and get busy notifying others across the nation!

Let’s begin to look for an alternative to the socialist ideas of a fix and let’s get back to the constitution and return to our forefathers idea of a strong America and let’s magnify what it stands for!

God bless us!

Clean Water Act: EPA blasts Bradley Counties Wright Brothers Construction with heftiest fine ever

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2011 at 9:18 AM

The EPA sues a local business that employs thousands of workers and feeds perhaps thousands in this county for nearly 3 million dollars, the single largest fine in the history of the EPA under the federL governments green initiative the Clean Water Act!

The Charleston, Tennessee construction company that has provided millions in new roads and enough jobs to offset anything the Chamber of Commerce, Amazon or Wacker have ever tried to do and can you believe not a single word of support in their favor by a single person in the current administration of the city mayor, county executive, the city council, the county mayor, county commissioner, city or county Sherrif or any of their deputies, state representatives x 2, state senator, congressman, US Senator x 2 or the governor in the great state of Tennessee has said a word in their defense! Can you believe it? You know why? The federal government has castrated these leaders who are apparently absent of any cahunas to stand up and dare defend a local that employs hundreds perhaps thousands!

Local State Representative Kevin Brooks 24th District Tennessee who received thousands of dollars in campaign funds from Wright Brothers and not a word I have heard uttered publicly in their defense! People this is America, this is small business doing well and if we can’t defend that great honor to work hard and be successful we might as well just toss in the towel now cause we are doomed! Where are you Mr. Brooks on this issue, come out wherever you are!

We are under attack by the very people you told me that if they did anything like you speak of “we will not let them do it” Well, Mr Commissioner, who sits on the far right of the oval, they are doing what you said would probably never happen, “we would never cast a vote to let something like that happen” Well, that time has come and gone! Eat these words, chew them slowly, digest them rapidly because there are many more fines that will be dealt on to the many good businesses in our county and you know why they will? Because you have given them the power to do so!

The Mayors x 2 and both of their councils have married this beast and have openly refused to stand up and say anything to stop the onslaught of the EPA, DOT and HUD! you accepted millions in federal grants that allowed this to happen! This is on you, current administration of elected representatives! State Representatives Brooks and Watson, while on your state watch, you refused to say a thing, although I begged heavily for you to stop this onslaught! Political correctness is no longer accepted as the excuse! Families and businesses you represen are bow being affected by the Feds because you accept a few dollars I’m grant money in return!

Did you know our sherrifs could tell the EPA to stand down and not fine these job creators! Did you know that? Yes they can! They can protect our county and city and they can officially run them the hell out of Tennessee! They are our guardians!

They took an oath to protect you and the businesses you run! They have this power! They can keep the federal government and the EPA at bay with one strong showing of their badges! Is there anyone that wants to stand up for the working class? Are we too numb? Do we think that whatever the EPA or the Federal government deals out we are obligated to take it? States have rights too and we can step up and protect her!

The obvious problem is noone has a set, they were chopped off when the grant money was accepted! It is so sad that a man of any character has yet to stand up and defend the entrepreneur called Wright Brothers Construction!

Get in line, any other business that dares deal with the devil, accept their money and be expected to jump through their hoops! Farmers, the fines I warned you of many times are coming to you too!

The EPA with some far out idea that the Wright brothers have somehow stopped the spawning of some pink salmon a thousand miles downstream by blocking some 150 linear feet of creek bed with dirt and residue from all the construction they have done is the main problem, good God help us all! This is the crux of the lawsuit and fines of nearly 3 million dollars!

Let’s pretend now that you decide to move a mound of dirt that may somehow, in their personal and professional opinion may block the water to a 2 inch smelt some 350 miles south of us! Let this be your backyard and let’s pretend you own a dairy farm. That dairy farm that you vehemently denied water to by blocking the natural flow of water, you risk having your dairy farm being foreclosed upon because you can’t pay the fines that the EPA brings down on you because “carbon” and minerals can’t flow downstream!

The fines may accumulate every month or so and their is nothing you can do about it! The EPA HAS SEALED THE DEAL!

The regional plan that the Mayors have so willingly signed off on is the real problem! You see they have given you the full shaft! They have sold your soul to the devil! The regional growth plan with the insistence of ICLEI and the Chattanooga planners has made this a reality!

Read the rest of this article in the banner and tell me if we are not in trouble! We are on a dead street and nothing you cam be done to prevent it shirt of replacing all the spineless leaders with a new batch willing to protect our county and state! It’s time!

Let’s just bend over and say as Tony Soprano used to say “fugget bout it” its only a thang!

Below is a copy from the EPAs website boasting of this huge fine which is revenue for them to hire more agents to do the same in greater amounts! This is what they have done in other states before Tennessee!

(Washington, DC – December 12, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wright Brothers Construction Co. and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have agreed to pay a $1.5 million dollar penalty and spend more than $1.3 million to offset environmental damages to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The civil penalty is one of the largest ever under the CWA provisions prohibiting the unauthorized discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.

The proposed Consent Decree in this matter resolves a Clean Water Act (CWA) civil judicial action for violations stemming from the unlawful disposal of excess rock and soil generated from the expansion of U.S. Route 441 and U.S. Route 76 in Rabun County, Ga. 

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) conducted the highway expansion projects and hired Wright Brothers Construction Company (Wright Brothers) to dispose of excess material generated from the projects. The contracts between GDOT and Wright Brothers specifically required Wright Brothers to obtain environmental clearance from GDOT prior to using any site as a fill site. GDOT approved sites that included streams considered to be waters of the United States.

Wright Brothers is headquartered in Charleston, Tenn. and performs site preparation, grading, excavating, highway and heavy construction services.

Violations

The Defendants violated Sections 301 and 404 of the CWA by discharging dredged and/or fill material into waters of the United States without, or in violation of, a permit issued under Section 404 of the CWA by the Army Corps of Engineers. 

Between 2004 and 2007, the Defendants buried and/or piped seven primary trout streams while disposing of excess material generated from the U.S. Route 441 and U.S. Route 76 expansion projects.  These actions impacted approximately 2,800 linear feet of stream.

” 12 month grassroots property tax plan” introduced to Bradley Countians

In Government on December 19, 2011 at 6:21 AM

Ok! I’m going to say what I have ridiculed my teenagers for having said on many occasions, but I will admit now I know why they say it! OMG! Oh My Gosh! For lack of a better word it kinda fits when you really don’t know what else to say!

The Bradley County monthly tax plan to repay your taxes! A “12 month payment plan” has been devised to help you pay your taxes so you will not get behind and lose your home, thus avoiding that lump sum at years end!

They are calling this a grassroots plan, a plan that has no other alternative! When I think grassroots, I generally think about something besides a “government courtesy plan as a way to pay your taxes!” Im odd like that I guess! Oh well!

We thought the airplane or the diesel engine was a good thing? Not hardly! County Trustee Mike Smith has rolled out the highly popular, highly sought after 12 month tax payment plan that is going to save the county from bankruptcy!

Those taxes you owe, guess what? They have become so darn expensive we are going to let you cut it up into 12 monthly payments and make little ole bitty payments so your tax burden won’t seem so large! After all for that tax burden of 1200 dollars a year is NOW only 100 dollars a month! Seems like a real steal when you think of it this way! Who would not rather pay 100 dollars a month instead of that big ole year end payment of 1200 dollars, whew, this grassroots movement is already making my payments manageable! Thank you trustee Smith! I am so glad the government has got my back! (please note if the sarcasm is a little heavy, close the page I guess and read something else)

Just think when that monthly payment gets raised to 150.00 dollars a month you will hardly notice! Who ever said the government is out of touch with the general populace have never seen this plan, duuuuuh!

The reason this “grassroots” movement is so awesome and so largely popular with the taxpayers (less than 300 are enrolled, but growing) is the government can throw in a big ole tax increase and you will barely recognize it, in fact in a few years those monthly 100 dollar payments will seem like a god send when they finally put that debt burden on you to support all the multi billion dollar plans our elected officials have for you, but have no way to pay for them!

Where else but in America can you lose your job at (the current rate for Bradley County close to 10 percent), get an unemployment check and still be asked to take from that measely check or even take from a side job where you put on a roof all day just to sustain life and yet make a monthly payment on your taxes just to keep your home! Think about how helpful the government is being to you with this truly grassroots payment! Taking food from you and your kids mouths (truly a grassroots movement) all the while paying that little bitty 100 dollar tax payment a month! Wow! Thanks guys, you are A OK!

I am starting to get warm all over and my brow is damp with perspiration from the gratitude I feel that this grassroots plan has helped me tremendously! I will never be able to thank you enough! Wow!

Thank God for this “grassroots” movement to allow you to pay in 12 month increments instead of one big payment at years end!

I’m telling you Bradley County, without the local government working with you so diligently and out of respect for your property rights, you might lose that house you grew up in!

Kudos out to all the people in government who are taking care of us! A great big hug to all the government bureaucrats that have “your” best interests in mind! The giving hand of our local government never quits extending that hand of caring! I get goose bumps every time the federal, state or local government wants to help me with paying my taxes!

Thank you Mr Smith for helping me help you reach your year end goal of collecting enough money to meet your year end goal of revenue for the County! I am so glad this grassroots connection is working out for you, of course so you can help all the citizens out who are paying out way too much money already in the form of taxes!

Keep working on all these plans! Someone somewhere is very proud of your effort! Who knows you may even get an award at the end of the year as tax collector of the year, shoot, maybe even a few of our state representatives will then come and ask you for some of that free money so they can build something else in Bradley County to promote something else we don’t want so an ego can be stroked so everyone will feel good around Christmas! For now Bradley Countians enjoy the lower tax burden, because it is fixin to go through the roof! Do you see the pattern? With every hand of assistance you get from the government, it’s one more dollar they want to pull from your paycheck!

News source: Links below!
http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/167I56604/article-A-grassroots-tax-plan?

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/16756117/article-Tax-plan-sign-up-deadline-is-Friday-?instance=latest_articles

‘NIXLE’ alert service is working

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM

This is a direct article from the Cleveland Daily Banner by Greg Kaylor and is being broadcast in this venue to share information with the public!

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/16645769/article-%E2%80%98Nixle%E2%80%99-alert-service–is-working?instance=latest_articles

This article by its pure content informs the public of a new service that is being implemented in our community! It is very well written but fails to mention anything about it’s purpose or it’s overall goals for our community that a little research has revealed!

I know Troy Spence personally and this is no negative reflection on him as I believe in my heart that he sees the short term good via EMA that this program when implemented if locally used will be good for our community! I sincerely believe he trusts the system to do just that! What I don’t think happened was the research was not dome nor the “next step” well defined!

Often, as I will lay out for you in the next few BCN articles there is much more to the story than simply an implementation of a “free” program that will make our world a better place! “Free” as the word is being use pretty liberally lately in the political landscape around me made my ears perk up and pay attention! Free does not really mean free when the US, State or local governments are involved somehow! There is alot more to this than simply a free service!

Our local government and EMA service is going to recieve money from NIXLE grants that will come our way after we as a county purchase the “software” so to speak and implement the bigger NLETS program!

This is big, huge! So don’t try to understand it all in the context if this article cause believe me you will not get it all in this one blog!

Be patient and wait for the upcoming posts to fully understand this program, cause once again to no one else surprises but mine the UNITED NATIONS is once again stealthily appearing and applying their fangs into our community and nation and not a soul is too alarmed by it!

Ease read this article and pay close attention to the words free, international and NIXLE and I will make the connection in the near future! Enjoy!

For the past few weeks, officials at the Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency have been working on an exciting project which will keep area residents informed of virtually any emergency event which could come our way.

“Nixle” is a new communications tool used to get the word out in the event of impending situations and will also be used to keep residents informed of how the agency is handling emergencies and what the public should be doing during the event.

“We will utilize the new communications service which we placed into service Thursday. It allows us to send valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology,” said County Mayor Gary Davis.

“The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at http://www.nixle.com.

“The service is provided at no expense to residents or the county, while most systems range in price from $30,000 to $50,000,” EMA Director Troy Spence explained.

In making the announcement Davis, commended Spence and his staff for this new innovation.

“It is the responsibility of the Emergency Management Agency to inform the public of actual or impending large scale incidents,” Davis said.

Spence said, “our duty is to inform the public of:

n What the actual situation is;

n What emergency responders are doing to help the situation; and

n What they need to do to stay out of the incident or what they can do to help the situation.

“The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our group,” Spence added.

Messages will be prioritized as Alerts (weather warnings, severe storms), Advisories (school closings, missing persons) or Community (Smoke testing, Block Party street closings) messages and may include other relevant safety and community event information.

The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a community radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information.

Subscribers can also choose which of the three messages are received and the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web.

“Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, but adds a key component — security. When residents receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted,” Spence said.

Residents of Cleveland and Bradley County and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at http://www.nixle.com.

“We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself,” Spence said.

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