Councilman Lou Trangucci knows his constituents will question the $1200 dues to ICLEI (International Council Local Environmental Initiatives) for the GreeNR plan. He is concerned because he said this expenditure was never presented to the Council before they voted. Another Councilman, Richard St. Paul, expressed displeasure that the City Council is being asked to approve a GreeNR plan where amendments made by Council are listed separately from the original document.Read more
Every Toyota Prius requires more than 70lbs of rare earth metals to build. All hybrid and electric cars require the same or more rare earth metals. Many years ago America supplied approximately 98% of the rare earth metals, today China supplies 98% of the worlds rare earth metals. The problem with rare earth metals is not that they are rare but that they require enormous amounts of strip mining which destroys forests and poisons the land.
China recently threatened Japan with cutting off their supply of these rare earth metals. If the United States is tricked into the belief that hybrid cars are better for the planet because they use less fuel we will be headed for an environmental disaster much more damaging than the burning of fossile fuels.
The City Council of New Rochelle has passed the GreeNR resolution by a vote of 6-1 with Council Member Lou Trangucci voting against the plan out of concern of the connection between the City of New Rochelle and ICLEI. The City Manager is now directed to began taking steps to implement the plan. During the discussion prior to the vote, the Mayor agreed to remove the section on lateral lines in section 2.13. The Mayor said that anyone concerned about ICLEI also believed in black helicopters in Montana and something about the Queen of England.
Meanwhile, at the New Rochelle High School Library, hundreds of people have turned out for the Board of Education budget review meeting. After being dominated by parents of children who attend private or parochial schools outside of the district upset about the proposed elimination of yellow bus service for their children, the district has called out the troops and packed the room with union members, PTA members and other folks from "Team BoE".Read more
ICLEI/Agenda 21 is a plan by a foreign UN-based group that runs contrary to the US Constitution, runs roughshod over our civil rights. Any local government that accepts this plan, is in act committing TREASON (which is what Benedict Arnold was shot by firing squad).
ICLEI is an organization essentially run by people that hate the US and our lifestyle. They despise that we make as much money as we do, live in 1 family houses and drive automobiles.
They want to take our homes away and have us live in little concrete blocks because it fits their view of sustainabilty. For owning a car, a one-family home and living the way we do - we would be fined and taxed into giving up our homes because we could not sustain the charges against us. No private homes, no cars, no allegiance to the US government - but allegiance to being a citizen of the world where the UN group is the only government on the globe. They also believe in population control - use your imagination as to what that could mean.
This is the whole ball of wax in a nutshell. These 'historic districts' being proposed for Southern New Rochlle are nothing more than shills for ICLEI/Agenda 21.Read more
The New Rochelle City Council only allows speakers 3 minutes and I had a 7 minute speech so I gave a few highlights and offered to post it on Talk of the Sound. Here it is...
Mr. Mayor, two years ago, in your 2009 State of the City address you announced that New Rochelle would be partnering with an organization unfamiliar to all but a handful of New Rochelle residents. At that time, you called ICLEI the "premier international umbrella organization for sustainable communities". You portrayed the partnership as an opportunity to pick the brains of this organization to assist New Rochelle in crafting a locally developed plan.
You talked then and since a great deal about a concept called "sustainability". When asked to explain "sustainability" you have responded by providing examples of what you want to do here in New Rochelle but never actually defined the term or explained its origin.Read more
The The New Rochelle City Council will meet this afternoon in the first public appearance between Mayor Noam Bramson and Council Member Richard St. Paul since Bramson lashed out at St. Paul, presenting an image of the Mayor seldom seen in public but widely known in City Hall -- a petulant young man who throws fits when he does not get his way.
The Committee of the Whole Meeting kicks off today at 3:45 PM. Citizens To Be Heard is scheduled for 7:30 PM.
A number of controversial topics are on today's agenda:
Other agenda items of interest are:
This article is intended to shed some light on the hidden costs and threats to your rights as a property owner in the City of New Rochelle. Links are provided throughout the article providing a true glimpse into the back-story and agenda yet to be provided by city council. If you care about your rights as a property owner, or just want to know more, please take some time to read more about the revenge of unintended consequences associated with handing over control to outside influence.Read more
Talk of the Sound Radio will air Friday from 11am to 12pm with your host Talk of the Sound Managing Editor Bob Cox along with Talk of the Sound Editor Matthew Pryce.
This Friday, Talk of the Sound Radio will review of some of the top stories on Talk of the Sound from the previous week. We will have our newsmaker interview. This week we have on Mike Shaw of Freedom Advocates. Shaw is an expert on ICLEI and "Agenda 21" As always, Matthew will run down the Talk of the Sound Community Calendar. We may even get a call from Abdul from Division Street and his "tip of the week".
SPECIAL NOTE: ICLEI Primer: Your Town and Freedom Threatened
Stories we will be discussing today include:Read more