Categorized | News

AGENDA 21 Update from South Western VA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26.2011

“Voter petitions for referendum elections!” was the response by
the large turnout of New River Valley residents at Monday night’s
Pulaski County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, held in the high
school’s Little Theatre to accommodate the crowd of 200.

Citing VA Code §24.2-684.1 and the need to replace the entire Board
for abdicating their responsibility to gauge the far-reaching
implications of encumbering Pulaski County by signing on to the NRV
Planning District’s “Livability Initiative”, property rights
activists pledged to begin Virginia’s version of recall proceedings.
“We want local government to stay local,” said one attendee. “Do we
really need HUD, the EPA and DOT to tell us where to live and what to
do?”

Rejecting NRVPDC Executive Director Kevin Byrd’s “vision” for
the creation of “Rural Sustainability Hubs”–the end product of
the region’s acceptance of a $1 Million Housing and Urban
Development Grant—heated public comments continued for almost two
hours largely in favor of opting out of the agreement.

“This is an unlawful agreement,” noted Pulaski County property
owner, Catherine Turner. “At the June 27th meeting the Board could
not even recall when or if they had signed the Partnership Agreement!
Executive Director Kevin Byrd told a group of us from all over the NRV
that the Board voted to join the Partnership in the May meeting—a
conversation that we have recorded on tape. After obtaining the
minutes of the May 23rd Board of Supervisors meeting, we confirm that
is not true. What we have instead,” Turner continued, “is County
Administrator Peter Huber’s signature on the agreement, dated May
3rd. That is not the same as a vote by our elected
representatives.”

Noting that the US Constitution, the Virginia Constitution and the
Virginia Code does not recognize appointees as having rule-making
authority, members of Concerned Citizens for Protection of Property
Rights repeatedly rejected the validity of the agreement during the
Public Comments period. Openly contesting the County Administrator’s
right to arbitrarily speak for the voters, the group vows to call for
his resignation.

For more information contact:

Catherine Turner

[email protected]yahoo.com

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

Sign up for Virginia Right Once Daily Email Digest

No Spam - ever! We send a daily email with the posts of the previous day. Unsubscribe at any time.
* = required field

Follow Us Anywhere!

Archives