Recently we became aware of and shared with you a communal involving Johnson County, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri governments conducting greenhouse gas surveys. At the end of the posting dated February 8, 2015 http://nolathe.net/2015/02/08/secret-meetings-hidden-documents-and-spooky-votes/ we noted the need for more discovery via Kansas Open Record Act (KORA) requests.
Now accomplished we have a better understanding for why we are hated by JoCo Staff and feared by JoCo Commissioners. Our simple and dates specific request resulted in hundreds and hundreds of documents. We received three emails, each with attachment containing the maximum amount of data transferable electronically.
The order in which we share this information is not in order of importance, events or dates.
With todays post we must start with a brief introduction to http://www.icleiusa.org/networks/networks-1/heartland-local-government-sustainability-network
Heartland Local Government Sustainability Network
Dubuque, Iowa. Photo credit: Pete Zarria on flickr.
September 17, 2010 marked the inaugural meeting of the Heartland Local Government Sustainability Network (HLGSN). HLGSN is an independent peer forum of municipal professionals in sustainability, energy, planning, environment, and allied disciplines. The geographic scope of the network includes Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas—aligning decidedly with U.S. EPA Region 7. The network allows some participation from South Dakota and North Dakota, which reside within U.S. EPA Region 8. The impetus for HLGSN is to help member local governments with the administration of federal initiatives, build capacity for members to improve sustainability performance locally, and provide a forum to exchange ideas and information with regional peers who share a common economy, culture, and climate.
HLGSN is self-governing, and membership is invite-only through peer review. The only requirement is that members are local government professionals. Current members include top-level managers from 14 cities and counties. Thus far, the network is comprised of mostly ICLEI USA communities, but ICLEI USA affiliation is not a requirement. Kansas City, Missouri, is the founding member of HLGSN.
The 3 page document reviewed today may be viewed here Heartland CALL_2014_01_24
Portions shared and commented on below in order:
- NOlathe note: All past (?) and current ICLEI members.
- NOlathe note: Brendle is the recommended ICLEI contractor.
- NOlathe note: As hard as we have tried, that makes no sense.
- NOlathe note: We concede that corn is not the crop of choice in Oklahoma nor is cotton in Nebraska. But lets get another grant to study this?
- NOlathe note: ICLEI has already concluded there is
Global WarmingClimate Change but hasn’t any data to support that. Heartland group founded in 2010 and atleast partially responsible for massive mandates/spending is just now talking about acquiring data.
- NOlathe note:
Global Warming Climate ChangeClimate Resiliency.
- NOlathe note:
Global Warming Climate Change Climate ResiliencyClimate Adaptation.
Conclusion- As recently as January 24, 2014 participants in ICLEI aka Agenda 21 have no data to support their mandates. Our elected have once again been duped with Chicken Little hysteria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henny_Penny .
Commissioners- This is the time of year to hatch and add new chicks to ones flock. Henpecked Acres currently has 18 under a heat lamp. Please tell Henny Penny we’ll keep the light on for her, it’s time to come home.
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