KILL HB 430
HB 430 Will expand the "Regional Cooperation Incentive Fund", and allow the fund to offer an increased amount of government grant money to planning commissions that "consolidate or coordinate" with other local planners. Or in other words, regionalize.
You may be wondering, what's wrong with that?
Regionalization. If you don't know what it is, you will soon. It's an interim step on the road to globalization. It's another layer of government, unelected, unaccountable. Municipalities are formed into border-less groups, and allowed to development comprehensive plans and land use goals that supersede their local laws and often disregard property rights---then they'll go back to the local community and say that they are required to bring their laws and zoning into line. That's what is wrong with regionalization. And, we all know what happens when there's government money attached to something.....
So tell legislators not to use state tax money to implement regional comprehensive plans, planning should be left up to localities and their elected officials! This bill is on the docket for the,
Senate Committee on Local Government-- Tues. Feb 28th, in the afternoon.
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To call members of the Senate Comm. on Local Government:
Ralph Smith (R), Chairman, (804) 698-7519
Henry Marsh (D) (804) 698-7516
Louise Lucas (D) (804) 698-7518
Stephen Martin (R) (804) 698-7511
Emmett Hanger (R)(804) 698-7524
Linda Puller (D) (804) 698-7536
Frank Ruff (R) (804) 698-7515
Mark Herring (D) (804) 698-7533
Mamie Locke (D) (804) 698-7502
David Marsden (D) (804) 698-7537
Bill Stanley (R) (804) 698-7520
Harry Blevins (R) (804) 698-7514
John C. Miller (D) (804) 698-7501
Adam Ebbin (D) (804) 698-7530
Barbara Favola (D) (804) 698-7531
TO READ THE BILL: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+HB430
"Participating in a UN planning process would likely bring out many...who would actively work to defeat Agenda 21. So, we will call our process something else, such as "comprehensive planning" or "smart growth."
-- Stated by J. Gary Lawrence of the US Smart Growth Leadership Council, in The Future of Agenda 21 in the New Millennium.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue til they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress." - Frederick Douglass