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08-20-2015, 10:25 AM #1
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"Redistribution of Wealth" Plan DOCUMENTED.
I have an Idea - Lets just pretend this isn't HAPPENING and maybe it will just GO AWAY.
I would recommend you go through this Channel and look at their ARCHIVE. Its a channel run by a few citizens of a town going through Redistribution of Wealth/Agenda 21/Climate Change PERSONALLY, WHO ARE DOCUMENTING WHAT IS COMING TO YOUR TOWN.
or go back to sleep and copy/pasting sink hole and irrelevant Politicians.Immigration
I am sure that "Information" will help fight the Illegal Manufactured "Problem".
08-20-2015, 11:20 AM #2
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
As SCAG Talks Environmental Justice, Tea Party Group Hones in on E.D.
by Damien Newton
Regional planning documents and hearings are hardly exciting to write about. Interminably long public meetings, wonky terms, never-ending studies. It’s one reason that Streetsblog hardly covers the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), even though the regional plan it puts out is incredibly important in determining which projects receive federal funds and which ones don’t.Each red dot on this map is a concentration of 1,000 low-income households. The green is the parkland in the six-county SCAG region. Access to these parks is one issue that SCAG is trying to deal with in its Environmental Justice planning. Click on the map for a larger version. Graphic via SCAG.
Fortunately for the sake of clicks and page views, but unfortunately for public policy, the Tea Party is taking aim at SCAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata just as the agency is holding Environmental Justice workshops in advance of the 2016 Regional Plan. Meeting details for its second of two outreach meetings are at the bottom of this post. You can also email comments on the plan to email@example.com.
SCAG is required to provide an explanation of how its regional planning impacts disadvantaged communities and communities of color. Advocacy groups have rightly noted that this requirement is one lever that can be used to re-direct funds away from the types of highway projects that have traditionally divided minority and less-affluent communities and instead use it to reinvest in those areas by providing better access to parks and public transit, more open space, and safer and more attractive facilities for walking, bicycling, or just being outside.
Coverage of the current SCAG efforts on Environmental Justice by Climate Plan and the Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership help explain in greater detail how these meetings, and this part of the plan, provide excellent opportunity to increase the investment in active transportation and disadvantaged communities for anyone who wants to learn more.
The post by Climate Plan is particularly interesting as it calls for, in the wonky way that regional planners prefer, better outreach to disadvantaged and communities of color, creating environmental justice metrics and tracking that can be broken down for each of the six counties in the SCAG region and a full analysis on the health impacts that the poor air quality created by Southern California’s freeways has on the communities they cut through.
If all of Climate Plan’s suggestions become part of the regional plan, it would have an impact on what kinds of projects get built similar to a Measure R2 that sets aside hundreds of millions of dollars for active transportation. Maybe not right away, but it would change the way the region talks about transportation.
Any chance that will happen would go away if the public comment they receive is dominated by people asking for greater investment in our already sprawling and gigantic highway system.
But just as SCAG is holding these meetings, Grindal61, a tea party videographer, launched an attack on SCAG’s executive director in a video subtly titled,
“COMMUNIST GODFATHER KINGPIN HASAN IKHRATA DEFENDS HIS AGENDA 21 POLICIES.”
Ikhrata makes a perfect canvas for an anti-government tea-partier to project nearly all of his or her fears. Not only is he a renowned urban planner with an Arabic name bringing fever dreams of United Nations-type plans to force people out of their cars, but he is also a former employee of the Soviet Union’s Moscow Metro Corporation and earned his bachelor’s degree from Moscow University.
I sometimes get in trouble when I try to be cute and sarcastic when writing about anything involving race and religion, so let me be blunt. Even though Grindal61 doesn’t make any mention of religion, some of the commenters to the video do and it goes uncorrected and unchallenged. I have no idea what religion, if any, Ikhrata practices. I really don’t care. It is completely immaterial to any discussion of his job performance and priorities nor those of SCAG.
Ikhrata, on the far right, defends the I-710 Big Dig project at last May’s Zocalo Public Square meeting. Image:
Now, his unwavering public support for the I-710 Big Dig, the kind of government spending project that libertarians usually love, is another issue. That is certainly fair game. Although, oddly, it doesn’t come up in videos slamming the SCAG director for the agency’s efforts to use tolls to fund highway expansion.
As laughable as the video campaign against Ikhrata is, the environmental justice component of SCAG’s regional plan is too important to let the public process be hijacked by groups pushing a separate political agenda. If you can’t make it tomorrow night, be sure to send SCAG a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It doesn’t have to be long, or in-depth; just let them know how you feel about using progressive transportation planning to help roll back some of the transportation planning disasters from last century.
Workshop Information (click to register):
Thursday, April 23, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
SCAG Main Office
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
The Thursday, April 23rd workshop will be video conferenced to the following locations:
Imperial County Regional Office
1405 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro, CA 92243
Orange County Regional Office
600 S. Main Street, Suite 906, Orange, CA 92868
Riverside County Regional Office
3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
San Bernardino County Regional Office
1170 W. 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Ventura County Regional Office
950 County Square Drive, Suite 101,Ventura, CA 93003
City of Palmdale
38250 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550
08-20-2015, 01:15 PM #3
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Thanks for INFORMING PEOPLE of YOUR VIEW. Although you didn't write ANY of YOUR VIEWS, your COPY/PASTE Speaks. Here are a couple of points that this COPY/Paste job article makes clear as to who WROTE IT OR THEIR AGENDA?(I was told when I first came to ALIPAC 'Post a link to your post at the Bottom of the page') I could find it, but your post makes your view clear, so it doesn't really matter, just read it.
1."Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)," Associated Government are UN-ELECTED Governing Bodies that can override local Policy/Legislation with a Simple Majority Vote of Towns/Cities/Counties INVOLVED. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading network of over 1,000 cities, towns and metropolises committed to building a sustainable future. // Find out more about ICLEI
2. " incredibly important in determining which projects receive federal funds and which ones don’t." I would you to look up "PACE LOANS". That it what most of the Federal Funds ARE, MEANING YOU BORROW TE MONEY AND MUST PAY IT BACK!!!! I could post 1000 links. SEARCH IT
3. "have traditionally divided minority and less-affluent communities and instead use it to reinvest in those areas by providing better access to parks and public transit, more open space, and safer and more attractive facilities for walking, bicycling, or just being outside" IN OTHER WORDS YOU ARE RACIST IF YOU DONT GO ALONG WITH THIS.
4. "The post by Climate Plan is particularly interesting as it calls for, in the wonky way that regional planners prefer, better outreach to disadvantaged and communities of color" AGAIN YOU ARE RACIST IF YOU DONT SUPPORT IT
5. "perfect canvas for an anti-government tea-partier to project nearly all of his or her fears. Not only is he a renowned urban planner with an Arabic name " - 2 TRIGGER WORDS that say YOU ARE A "Domestic Terrorist" and an "Islamophobe"
6. " let me be blunt. Even though Grindal61 doesn’t make any mention of religion, some of the commenters to the video do and it goes uncorrected and unchallenged. I have no idea what religion, if any, Ikhrata practices. I really don’t care." - Why would anyone "so bluntly" even bring it up, if you don't care, especially about COMMENTS ON A YOUTUBE VIDEO. lol
7. " laughable as the video campaign against Ikhrata is, the environmental justice component of SCAG’s regional plan is too important to let the public process be hijacked by groups pushing a separate political agenda." These "groups pushing a political agenda" ARE CITIZENS OF THE TOWN!!!
I could go on but you are a "Senior Member" or whatever its called, so I would assume this was done under the guise of Debate to give the People Both Sides, because I would assume YOU HAVE DEVELOPED THE SKILLS OF RESEARCHING INFORMATION, BESIDES "GOOGLING IT". If not, this post really brings to Light, your ability to be a Major Poster, or whatever title you go by, on a PAC website. Its not worth the time, but thank you for the OPPORTUNITY to DISCUS WHAT Mainstream Corp. Gov. Media WONT TOUCH.
Again, go look through their "ARCHIVE". Most Info sources are to the point where you have to spend an hour to get ONE MINUTE OF PERTINENT INFORMATION, but what I like about this Channel is you get about 10 MINUTES and A BUNCH of TERMS TO SEARCH FOR YOURSELF, beyond "GOOGLING IT".
Trust but Verify. Sheep to Water...
''Copy/Paste for FREEDOM"
08-20-2015, 04:05 PM #4
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I was asked to be "nicer" on this site and although it is unethical to retract true statements, I would like to say that I apologize and I should not speculate or assume things in the future, so retracting part of my post would be the nice thing to do.
Retraction: "I would assume this was done under the guise of Debate to give the People Both Sides, because I would assume YOU HAVE DEVELOPED THE SKILLS OF RESEARCHING INFORMATION,"
08-20-2015, 06:55 PM #5
Actually, I had never heard of SKAG before your post because it is in California and I live on the other side of the country. It makes me wonder if there are under the radar groups like this in other states and who finances them.
More people need to know what they are up to and where they meet. I think that the the arrogance toward the opposition, the people that pay for their schemes, is typical of socialist redistribution advocates.
08-21-2015, 02:36 PM #6
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You have a SKAG' where you live too. Everyone in America DOES. I tried to copy/paste this, but it came out wrong. Just go to this un updated(PLEASE ALL POST BACK MORE UPDATED INFO) informational link to FIND YOUR SCAG. (this is my only reason for being on this site. To inform those who KEEP CIRCING THROUGH THE DENIAL AND BARTER STAGES OF TRAMA)
(Notice THIS IS ON A "HUD.GOV" site)
FY2011 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program – Grantees
Lead Applicant State
East Arkansas Planning and Development District
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Denver Regional Council of Governments
East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Fremont County Idaho
Flint Hills Regional Council, Inc.
Regional Economic Area Partnership
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
Northwest Michigan Council of Governments
Opportunity Link, Inc.
Cape Fear Council of Governments
Centralina Council of Governments
Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA)
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Doña Ana County
City of Henderson on behalf of the SNRPC
Adirondack Gateway Council Inc
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Rural Economic Area Partnership Investment Fund
County of Erie Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
State of Rhode Island
Shelby County Government
Heart of Texas Council of Governments
Northwest Regional Planning Commission
Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
FY2011 Regional Planning Grant Program – Preferred Sustainability Status
Lead Applicant State
Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council
Atlanta Regional Commission
River Valley Regional Commission
East Central Intergovernmental Association - MPO
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development Dist.
Northeast Michigan Council of Governments
Triangle J Council of Governments
North Carolina's Eastern Region
Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
Cascade Land Conservancy
Cowlitz-Lewis EDD administered by Cowlitz-Wahkiakum COG
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
All Other Applicants (sorted by state)
Lead Applicant City State
Bristol Bay Native Association, Inc. Dillingham AK
The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham Birmingham AL
University of South Alabama Mobile AL
Southern California Association of Governments Los Angeles CA
Coachella Valley Regional Housing Trust Palm Desert CA
Phil Rosentrater Riverside CA
San Diego Association of Governments San Diego CA
Siskiyou County Economic Development Council Yreka CA
Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments Cañon City CO
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Colorado Springs CO
Friends of Autistic People, Inc Greenwich CT
Northeast Florida Regional Council Jacksonville FL
City of Ocala Ocala FL
West Florida Regional Planning Council Pensacola FL
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Pinellas Park FL
Coastal Regional Commission Brunswick GA
City of Buford, Georgia Buford GA
University of Hawaii Honolulu HI
East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) Cedar Rapids IA
Common THREAD Consortium Perry IA
Nez Perce Tribe Lapwai ID
McLean, County of Bloomington IL
Bi-State Regional Commission Rock Island IL
Southern Five Regional Planning Dist. & Dev. Commission Ullin IL
Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Urbana IL
Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority Crown Point IN
Ball State University Muncie IN
Purdue University West Lafayette IN
Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency Louisville KY
South Central Planning and Development Commission Gray LA
St. Tammany Parish Government Mandeville LA
Old Colony Planning Council
Montachusett Regional Planning Commission Fitchburg MA
Northern Middlesex Council of Governments Lowell MA
Institute for Energy & Sustainability Worcester MA
Eastern Maine Development Corporation Bangor ME
Genesee County Flint MI
City of Kalamazoo Kalamazoo MI
Superior Watershed Partnership Marquette MI
Arrowhead Regional Development Commission Duluth MN
Red River Basin Commission Moorhead MN
Southwest Regional Development Commission Slayton MN
City of Columbia Columbia MO
Caffee, Caffee and Associates Public Health Foundation, Inc. Hattiesburg MS
City of Starkville, Mississippi Starkville MS
City of Helena, Montana Helena MT
City of Fargo, ND Fargo ND
Ho Chunk Community Development Corporation Winnebago NE
Mid Region Council of Governments Albuquerque NM
North Central New Mexico Economic Development District Santa Fe NM
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Stateline NV
Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board Syracuse NY
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Sequoyah-Adair-Cherokee County Empowerment Zone
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
City of Harrisburg
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development
County of York
Autonomous Municipality of Ponce
Municipality of San Juan
La Fundacion del Perpetuo Socorro
Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments/MPO
Lowcountry Council of Governments
South Eastern Council of Governments
Southeast Tennessee Development District/CARCOG
Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson County
Economic Development Catalyst Organization
Brazos Valley Council of Governments
City of Corpus Christi
The East Texas Council of Governments
Country Master Community Association
Alamo Area Council of Governments
Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
Bear Lake Regional Commission
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation
City of Spokane
City of La Crosse
Northwest Regional Planning Commission
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
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