Prop 31 is a UN Agenda 21 Trojan Horse (Updated)
08/27/2012 36 Comments
Update (08-29-12, 1500): I watched the discussion on the NC/TV. All the public comment was against Prop 31 due to the inclusion of Agenda 21’s 3 E’s of sustainability having been appended in the Proposition. Even Rich Ulery, NC Republican Committee, admitted that the issues needs to be re-evaluated by the Republican Proposition Committee in light of the local opposition, as the Republican have repudiated Agenda 21 in all contexts. The only one that could not see the Agenda 21 elephant in the room was Supervisor Beason. “My objection to Prop 31 has nothing to do with Agenda 21.” According to Beason the County is already incorporating the 3 E’s in the budgeting process. In other words, we already have Agenda 21 planning goals built in the the current planning and budgeting process. Who knew? I wonder if this could have been the result of County staff attending ICLIC training sessions? The other Supervisors saw some danger the voluntary planning becoming a future requirement, and Supervisor Olson said, “the camel under the tent flap” and recommended NO on Prop 31.
What is Prop 31? It would establish a two-year budget and set up pay-as-you-go rules to limit new spending unless legislators identify new funding. It would allows the governor to eliminate any program during a fiscal emergency. Gives communities leeway to override state rules.
However, it also contains some elements of Agenda 21, which are high lighted below:
Article XI A. COMMUNITY STRATEGIC ACTION PLANS
SEC. 1. (a) Californians expect and require that local government entities publicly explain the purpose of expenditures and whether progress is being made toward their goals. Therefore…the adopted budget of each local government entity shall contain all of the following as they apply to the entity’s powers and duties:
A statement of how the budget will promote, as applicable to a local government entity’s functions, role, and locally-determined priorities, a prosperous economy, quality environment, and community equity…
Article XI A. Section 5 (b) The State shall consider and determine how it can support, through financial and regulatory incentives, efforts by local government entities and representatives of the public to work together to address challenges and to resolve problems that local government entities have voluntarily and collaboratively determined are best addressed at the geographic scale of a region in order to advance a prosperous economy, quality environment, and community equity…”
Legislative Analyst’s Overview regarding effect on State and Local Government: Implementation costs: Potentially millions to tens of millions of dollars annually. Effects of new requirements: Cannot be predicted
Proposition 31 codifies the 3 E’s of Agenda 21/ Sustainable Development into the CA Constitution & law! Communities will have to draw up plans and budgets to implement the three E’s Economy, Environment, Equity.
Who is funding Prop 31?
Who is the primary funder behind Proposition 31? Nicolas Berggruen contributed $1,555,086.94 to Proposition 31.Berggruen, a dual American and German citizen, founded the Nicolas Berggruen Institute through which he aspires to develop and implement more effective systems of governance. Through the institute, he has launched several government reform projects including the 21st Century Council which is focused on global governance challenges, the Council for the Future of Europe, to support European integration and the Think Long Committee for California a bi-partisan effort focused on reforming California’s system of governance. The 21st Century Council was formed in 2011 to address gaps in global governance. [Berggruen information from Wikipedia] Berggruen alos donated to California Forward.
Here is what Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has to say in a FlashReport Editorial PROP 31: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
“I urge the California Republican Party to reverse it’s position, and I urge every Californian to vote no on this confusing, misguided, and potentially destructive proposition.
The lesson to all of us is, when making a decision this important – read the fine print.”
This is an item on the Board of Supervisor Agenda tomorrow and needs your attention. they should recommend an NO vote on Prop 31 by the RCRC. See Nevada County BOS Agenda Item #31
ACTION: Contact your supervisor and tell him NO on support for Prop 31.