Supervisor Knight Reverses Course on Agenda 21 Resolution
May. 15, 2012Supervisor John Knight Last week: Supervisor Knight recommending the Board adopt a Resolution stating that the implementation of United Nations Agenda 21 strategies for "sustainable development" at the federal, state and local governments across the country will have destructive repercussions and we hereby endorse rejection of its radical policies and rejections of any grant monies attached to it.
Supervisor John Knight This week: I intend to pull Item 20, and place it off calendar. I cannot support the resolution as written. I believe the issue of local land use control vs. regional cooperation is an item of great complexity and warrants a lengthier and more thoughtful discussion by our Board than we will be able to give that issue on today's fully packed agenda. It is my job to best represent the interests of my colleagues on the Board and the citizens of El Dorado County to ensure that these laws are compatible with the rural lifestyle we enjoy in El Dorado County. While I, as a Board member, am committed to maximizing our local autonomy over issues of local concern and fully support the private property rights of our citizens, I, and my fellow Board members, are also committed to working with other jurisdictions over issues of regional significance like our highways, through organizations such as SACOG and RCRC. In addition, we as a subdivision of the state, are bound by the various land use planning and environmental laws adopted by the state legislature, regardless of our personal opinions as to their wisdom. We must work to streamline our local regulations to make them as supportive of our constituents' local desires as possible while complying with the state and federal laws that govern our actions. I believe the Board should engage in the discussion about how State laws pertaining to land use, water right, natural resources and transportation planning and funding affect the County; I believe that as we go forward with amending and streamlining our local land use rules, the public should be fully engaged in the discussion of local control.
Original Motion: RESOLUTION NO.
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF EL DORADO
Exposing United Nations Agenda 21
WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, in 1992; and,
WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is being covertly pushed into local communities throughout the United States of America through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) through local “sustainable development” policies such as Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, and other “Green” or “Alternative” projects; and,
WHEREAS, this United Nations Agenda 21 plan of radical so-called “sustainable development” views the American way of life of private property ownership, single family homes, private car ownership and individual travel choices, and privately owned farms; all as destructive to the environment; and,
WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment which would be accomplished by socialist/communist redistribution of wealth: and,
WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy National sovereignty is deemed a social injustice.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that in order to protect property rights, the Board of Supervisors of the County of El Dorado recognizes the insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21 and hereby exposes to the public and public policy makers the dangerous intent of the plan; and therefore be it further
RESOLVED, that neither the U.S. government nor state or local government is legally bound by the United Nations Agenda 21 treaty in that the treaty has never been ratified by the U.S. Senate; and therefore be it further
RESOLVED, that the implementation of United Nations Agenda 21 strategies for “sustainable development” at the federal and state and local governments across the country will have destructive repercussions and we hereby endorse rejection of its radical policies and rejection of any grant monies attached to it.