Concerned Citizens of La Plata County- Petition for FREEDOM and Property Rights
  • Petitioned La Plata County Planning Commissioners and Board of County Commissioners

This petition was delivered to:

La Plata County Planning Commissioners and Board of County Commissioners
County Commissioner
Bobby Lieb
County Commissioner
Wally White
County Commissioner
Kellie Hotter

Concerned Citizens of La Plata County- Petition for FREEDOM and Property Rights

    1. Petition by

      Judy Spady

      Bayfield, CO

We The People, of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish JUSTICE, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

This is the document that our Rule of Law is based on in this Country. We are a republic - not a democracy where the active majority can overrun a minority. This means that our government representatives, by OATH, are bonded to uphold our Federal and State Constitutions and to support our laws over the emotions of a cause or an agenda.

The current draft of the La Plata County Comprehensive plan does, in fact, represent a major shift from government of the people, by the people, and for the people, to a document that significantly increases control of the people by the government. The plan was written by the Sonoran Institute and Community by Design consultants with an agenda in mind. The La Plata County community had no real voice in the direction of this process and its focus is based on emotional feel-good ideas that are designed for social engineering and social equity that trample our rights as a free people to live where and how we want without the interference of government.  This plan is one of many being implemented across the nation being led by a United Nations initiative called “Local Agenda 21” (LA 21). According to ICLEI’s (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) summary report of local Agenda 21 survey with regional focus, “these participatory planning processes are not typically called LA21 processes, although they share the same features. They are often referred to as a sustainable or livable community planning (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), 2002, May, p. 16).”

We, the undersigned, do hereby petition the Planning Commissioners and the BOCC to delay initiation of a draft Comprehensive Plan until the public is allowed to make presentations of facts to them and a thorough analysis of the intentions of the plan is completed. We support the current efforts and makeup of the current Planning Commission (there is no reason for any changes) and we encourage them to remember that this plan must be based on facts and rule of law instead of based on emotions or agendas.

 

References:

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). (2002, May). Local Governments' Response to Agenda 21: Summary Report of Local Agenda 21 Survey With Regional Focus. Toronto, Canada: Somerset Graphics Co. Ltd. Retrieved on July 25, 2011 from http://www.iclei.org/documents/Global/la21summary.pdf

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Planning Commissioner 'fired' for telling the truth!

      Judy Spady
      Petition Organizer

      The latest is that the BOCC voted to fire one of the planning commissioners that they appointed because he wrote a letter to the editor that told the truth of the matter of how the comprehensive plan is directly connected to ICLE/Agenda 21!

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. Commissioners have realized comp plan process was flawed.

      Judy Spady
      Petition Organizer

      Commissioners now understand how flawed the planning process of the comprehensive plan has been. The voices of the people have not been truthfully heard, therefore, the process should be halted.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Don Stewart DURANGO, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      As with many things in the 21st century, this process seems to have been taken over by environmental activists who want to reshape the county (and the country) to their vision of how they want the world to look. The sentence in the document about “some people putting their interests before the community’s interest” is very telling – Big Brother knows best. Thankfully, this was removed.

      The writer’s anti-business bias comes through in many ways. This is killing our country and will kill La Plata County. The west was built on mining, ranching and farming. Tourism and organic gardens are great but the further we get from our roots, the harder it will be to grown the economy and provide jobs for our children and grandchildren.

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    • Garry Hillyer BAYFIELD, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      The commissioners need to remember that the people that are directly impacted by this plan are the citizens that own property in the unincorporated portions of the county, and the property rights and voices of those citizens need to be put front and center in the development and implementation of any version of a plan that moves forward. We must remember that our government is designed to be very limited in scope, and anything that is addressed in any plan needs to be appropriately limited as well. We need clear, consistent, predictable, and objective guidelines for anything any plan or land use code addresses that is not tied whatsoever to any outsid agenda.

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    • Dr. Thom Carden DURANGO, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      Retain our republic Government! No additional Government controls needed, nor do we want or need any private corp. or organization maintaining our daily lives or our property rights afforded by the Constitution of these United States.

      VOTING NO! ABSOLUTELY NO!

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    • wendy cox BAYFIELD, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      Thank you for listening and slowing down to take a real look at what is in this plan and the agenda behind it. Lets fix the problems not create more with the ideology of social engineering.

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    • Elizabeth Romere BAYFIELD, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      I in now way believe this county should go forward without a plan. However, it must not be the comprehensive plan you are reviewing as it allows too much government control and encourages we do not want or need! It actually tries to incentiveise things which we neither want nor can afford! In fact, word incentive must removed from the

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