Marti Oakley

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On January 23, 2012 the San Carlos, California city council voted on whether to continue its involvement and membership in ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives).  Of course, this council with the exception of the Vice Mayor, Matt Grocott, voted to reaffirm its membership in the UN Agenda 21 program which is focused on ending private property rights; declaring these rights to property to be a “social injustice”.   Using terms such as “green initiatives, carbon reduction, energy conservation, biodiversity,” and tons of other sustainable and smart growth catch phrases taken directly from UN Agenda 21 all of which are meant to hide the real intent of ICLEI, the Council sat quietly, looking somehow bored.

At no time did the Council members debate or discuss the merits of the information from either side with the exception of the Vice Mayor’s comments.

On a personal note:  It seemed quite apparent to me after viewing the video and watching the facial expressions of the council members and the ICLEI promoters, that at best they were all bored and at times they were amused at the objections and evidence presented to them by community members.  The public meeting was just a formality they were required to conduct, obviously having made their decisions prior to the meeting and regardless of any factual evidence.

Even though the representative for ICLEI, Brian Moura was shown to have given fraudulent information to the Council regarding ICLEI’s connection to UN Agenda 21 and even after the Vice Mayor documented the false answers produced by the research department and presented by Moura to the Council, the Mayor and his good buddies took a quick vote and then exited the hall even quicker.  I assume its one thing to betray your community in such a manner, but quite another to stand and face the people you just betrayed. 

The lack of concern regarding the false statements made to them by Mr. Moura  appeared to be an accepted practice by this council.  As quickly as Grocott finished his presentation documenting the false statements and fictionalized research, the remaining council members couldn’t move fast enough to vote against their community.  Not one of them acknowledged or addressed the documentation produced by the Vice Mayor. 

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Use these time frames to highlight specific speeches:

00:18 ICLEI Description – Brian Moura
01:59 Agenda 21 Description – Brian Moura
02:56 Brian Moura answers Council Questions
06:14 Public Comments
06:31 – Rosa Koire
09:13 – George
09:36 – Nina
09:56 – Kaye
10:33 – Mario
10:50 – Dee
11:01 – Scott
11:24 – Glenn
11:44 – Mike
12:00 – Jim
12:17 – Debbie
13:45 – Leslie
13:53 – Mario
14:12 Vice Mayor – Matt Grocott
21:48 Vote on ICLEI

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