John Bush Schools Austin City Council on the Free Market and the Three E's of Agenda 21

1/27/11 – John Bush of Texans for Accountable Government speaks to the Austin City Council about the Three E’s of Agenda 21, the Free Market, and how the Council is defying their own Agenda 21 influenced Vision Statement.

The Council item discussed would take 1 million in grant monies to subsidize “job growth” along the smart growth and regional planning inspired Capital Metro Red Line.

Note the use of the “Dale Carnegie Method” whereby John addresses the Council and Community by speaking in terms of their interests. Austin has severely bought in to the principles of Sustainable Development and the three E’s – Environment, Economy, and Equity. You can greatly influence those in favor of sustainable development by pointing out how the city’s own policies are in defiance of the Three E’s that the council purports to support.

ITEM No. 19

“Approval of this action will authorize the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office to apply for up to $2,000,000 in Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) grant and up to $8,000,000 in Section 108 Loan Guarantee Assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to commence additional economic development within the Plaza Saltillo Transit Oriented Development District. The grants and loans will be used to create 209 jobs from local Saltillo businesses.”

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