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The City of Shoreline has been playing fast and loose with their City Council Meeting Agenda Planner. Click to enlarge the table above to see how many changes have been made since April to upcoming meetings that appear related to the City’s efforts to acquire the Seattle Public Utility’s (SPU’s) drinking water system. The City does not make a history of changes to its Agenda Planner available to the public, so the SPU shell game would not be obvious to an infrequent visitor to the City’s website.
So why all the changes? Is it deliberate deception or mere incompetence? One thing is certain: The City would have you believe they know all there is to know to conclude that acquiring the utility would be a good thing. They have never jumped around on that the way they have with the Council’s Agenda.
You can look forward to a barage of campaigning this summer and fall to convince you they know what they are doing up at City Hall. But do they?
The interviewee in this video is Nancy Pelosi’s daughter who showed the video on the Bill Maher Show. (He just gave a Million Bucks to the Big O)
Frank VanderSloot has lived the American Dream. From his humble roots—he grew up on $300 a month in rural Idaho—he became a global CEO and proponent of the free enterprise system through hard work and effort. Earlier this year VanderSloot was singled out on President Obama’s “enemies list” due to his support of conservative candidates and principles.
VanderSloot spoke at The Heritage Foundation earlier this week, and sat down with Heritage’s Rob Bluey to share his story.
From the Freedom Foundation:
Education reformers filed a charter school initiative . If they get enough signatures, voters will have a chance-again-to decide whether to give parents this modest choice.
Earlier this year, we partnered with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice to release a poll showing that fully 60% of Washington voters support the idea of charter schools. Only 23% of voters were opposed. Read more »
American roads are maintained by, in large part, a federal gasoline tax. That tax is levied per gallons. More fuel efficient cars means less money in federal highway funds, so there would be less money for highway repairs.
Watch Nany Pelosi and other Congress members endorse Agenda 21 on the House floor back in 1992. This exposé of Agenda 21 cover up, published by Freedom Advocates in 2004, shows that advocates at one time openly declared their support for Agenda 21. Nowadays amnesia is rampant. So what happened? Are you now or have you ever been…
The US uprising against Agenda 21 continues. We in Washington State face strong opposition, but let us take encouragement from the successes of our brethren in other states. The New American reports this month, Alabama Adopts First Official State Ban on UN Agenda 21. The synopsis of their state’s SB 477 states:
“Under existing law, the state, subject to certain federal laws or rules, has the right to develop its environmental and developmental policies. This bill would prohibit the State of Alabama and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies that, without due process, would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owner of the property.”
Way to go, Alabama!
Check out Jane Jacobs on the nature of economies.”The New Urbanists want to have lively centers in the places that they develop, where people run into each other doing errands and that sort of thing. And yet, from what I’ve seen of their plans and the places they have built, they don’t seem to have a sense of the anatomy of these hearts, these centers. They’ve placed them as if they were shopping centers. They don’t connect.” –Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities.