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Section A: General News


Poth rejects U.N.’s Agenda 21




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October 24, 2012 | 1,891 views | 13 comments

POTH -- As the nation gears up for the Nov. 6 elections and voters consider the importance of many of the issues politicians are debating, the city of Poth has taken an unusual step, clarifying its opposition to Agenda 21 with a city council resolution.

Due to the potential for it to be implemented on a local level, Agenda 21, a United Nations initiative, was discussed and rejected by the Poth City Council during its Oct. 15 regular meeting.

Designed to promote global sustainability in a number of different ways, this United Nations “soft law” has been viewed as a possible threat to autonomy and individual property rights since the 1990s.

While the exact reasons for the council’s rejection of Agenda 21 were not discussed, those attending the meeting heard that several members of the farming community have requested that the council reject the movement on the grounds of limiting land use.

Agenda 21 is non-binding, however, and the rejection by the city is one of principle rather than policy. (See related articles on pages 5A and 9A.)

Also during the meeting, in the wake of former Police Chief Lambert Jendzrey’s retirement, the council withdrew into executive session to discuss his replacement. When the council reconvened in open session, the council approved Poth Police Sgt. Troy Phillips to fill the vacancy on an interim basis.

Renamed “sergeant in charge,” Phillips will act as the highest-ranking member of the four-person police department until a new chief is appointed.

Also discussed while in executive session was the salary for the position and the pay increase for Sgt. Phillips, who will now receive $100 more per week.

In other business, the council heard from Phillips that the city needs to purchase a new squad car. Recently, an unnamed officer totaled one of the department’s cars by leaving it in a low-water crossing while placing barricades in inclement weather; it was subsequently inundated by floodwater.

The insurance payout was $7,214, somewhat short of the $8,222 needed to recondition the vehicle. However, the radio, cage, and lights were salvaged, the council heard.

The new cruiser, a 2009 model, has approximately 70,000 miles on it; the price tag is $14,965.

***In attendance: Councilmen Steve Martinez, Paul Martinez, Darren Dylla, and Eric Ramirez; Mayor Travis Pruski.

Related Stories:
•AN ANALYSIS -- Mirror, mirror: Obama administration reflects Agenda 21 - http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/article.php?id=46819
•Rio+20 update -- no human rights included in Happy Planet Index - http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/article.php?id=46831
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Alvin Charmaine  
October 30, 2012 10:35pm
 
Do you think Poth will declare war?

 
flying monkey  
runge  
October 30, 2012 10:26pm
 
he doesnt have the gray matter for this, believe me when i tell you.

 
Wilson County Patriot  
Floresville, TX  
October 30, 2012 10:04pm
 
Travis, Your leadeship and wise decision to encourage Poth to reject Agenda 21 are a credit to you and your City Council. God bless you for standing up for the Poth citizens and the Constitutiion.

 
Proletariat  
Utopia,Tx.  
October 30, 2012 6:45pm
 
Congratulations , City of Poth . You have made a wise decision to reject the UN resolution that attempts to take away private property rights under the guise of "sustainable" development. You have a great mayor and ... More ›

 
flying monkey  
runge  
October 30, 2012 2:38pm
 
if im not mistaken Travis Putski was in favor of such a business....

 
Billy Bob  
Texas  
October 30, 2012 9:37am
 
Make that guy CHIEF/ With the Eagle Fart coming so will prostitution, gambling, drug use increase and of all things a "Gentleman's Club" is sure to come. And massage parlors and street walkers OMG

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 26, 2012 5:56am
 
Facts only please.....waste of time....yours or mine ?

 
Facts only please  
TX  
October 25, 2012 6:55pm
 
What a waste of time...like it will matter.

 
flying monkey  
runge  
October 25, 2012 5:45pm
 
hey prairie grouch he'll need more than one in case he misses the first time!!!!!

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 25, 2012 9:52am
 
I hope Andy doesn't give him more than one bullet. :)

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