Watching the Lying, Good for Nothing Mayor Bramson, along with his mindless majority council member followers (Albert “Turn Coat” Tarantino of District #2, James “The Jerk” Stowe of District #3, Barry “Beaker” Fertel of District #5 and Marianne “The Neck” Sussman of District #6), no one needs to wonder why New Rochelle is where it is at today, broke and down in the dumps. I’ve come to realize that our mayor and these council members like to hear themselves talk. It’s quite amazing the words that come out of there mouths to try and justify a tax increase. They try and make it seem that they did us, the home owners of New Rochelle, a favor by lowering the tax increase from 8.5% to 5.5%. It really is amazing. Not only do they try to justify the increase, but at the same time they are saying that not only with the increase in property take effect but services will also be cut at the same time. This is just like getting a kiss on the cheek while at the same time they are stabbing you in the back not with one but with two knives in each hand. The only two councilmen that Bramson can’t mind control are Louis Trangucci of District #1 and Richard St. Paul of District #4, which I was a bit shocked. So now our taxes will increase while our city services decrease thanks to Bramson and his mindless, kiss ass followers.Read more
This is Part V in a 7-part series "All About ICLEI"
All About ICLEI: Part I - The Mayor's Speech
All About ICLEI: Part II - The ICLEI Pilot Program
All About ICLEI: Part III - The Five Milestones for Climate Mitigation
All About ICLEI: Part IV - United Nations Economic and Social Council & Agenda 21
In Part I we heard Mayor Bramson announce the The ICLEI Pilot Program, in Part II we began to unravel the organizations behind the ICLEI Pilot Program and some of the vague or undefined terms used to describe ICLEI. In Part III, we looked at the organizations behind ICLEI's Five Milestones for Climate Mitigation. In Part IV, we outlined the historical development of ICLEI from a 1990 Global Warming conference organized by the United Nations and their efforts to implement Agenda 21. Next up we look at who is running the UN Commission behind Agenda 21 and raise some questions for New Rochelle residents.Read more
As the city council wrestles with the decision on whether or not to grant extensions to developers, prime property sits, vacant, nearly blighted.Read more
This is Part IV in a 7-part series "All About ICLEI"
In Part I we heard Mayor Bramson announce the The ICLEI Pilot Program, in Part II we began to unravel the organizations behind the ICLEI Pilot Program and some of the vague or undefined terms used to describe ICLEI. In Part III, we looked at the organizations behind ICLEI's Five Milestones for Climate Mitigation. Now we step back to look at the origins of the ICELI organizational structure and support system.
To back up, what is ICLEI?
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development...
This is Part III in a 7-part series "All About ICLEI"
In Part I and II we heard from Mayor Bramson, and begun to unravel the organizations behind ICLEI and the often vague or undefined terms used to describe ICLEI, which we now continue.
What are the Five Milestones for Climate Mitigation?
The methodology underlying the Five Milestones provides a simple, standardized means of calculating greenhouse gas emissions, of establishing targets to lower emissions, of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and of monitoring, measuring and reporting performance. ICLEI has developed a software tool, Clean Air Climate Protection (CACP), that helps cities comply with the methodology.
This is Part II in a 7-part series "All About ICLEI"
Our series began by providing video and text of the Mayor's Announcement that New Rochelle was one of three cities selected to participate in an ICLEI initiative. This got us wondering who is ICLEI, what the Mayor hopes to accomplish specifically and what alternatives to an ICLEI partnership exist for New Rochelle.
Our goal in this series is to drill down on this statement and understand the organizations and terms behind it. When we find a new term or organization in a description of a preceding term or organization we will seek to explain that term or organization and continue to drill down until each term and organization is explaine
We began with the Mayor's announcement...
What is the ICLEI initiative Mayor Bramson is talking about in his speech?Read more
This is Part I in a 7-part series "All About ICLEI"
In March 2009, Mayor Bramson announced that New Rochelle would participate in a pilot program with ICLEI.
Earlier this year, the premier international umbrella organization for sustainable communities, called ICLEI, announced an exciting initiative: a handful of cities throughout the nation would be selected through a competitive process to work with ICLEI staff to craft local versions of New York City’s PlaNYC.Read more
City Hall for City Hall, and NOT the People…
Noam “The Cheat” Bramson and Charles “The Crook” Strome, have no clue on how to run a lawn mower let alone a City such as New Rochelle.
Here are a few facts the good people of New Rochelle may not know:Read more