The GRIP represents an ambitious effort to reduce greenhouse gases using target dates whereby local jurisdictions
public has not reviewed and may not be obligated to..
Measuring, recording and strategizing for noble purposes that rely on technology to improve
Thus far those of us who have attended the public workshops have been manipulated by a meeting format that excludes open
The rejection of public discussion (by the DELPHI Technique - manipulated meetings with predetermined outcomes)
Something is terribly wrong . . .
We must conclude with the sober realization that these public participation meetings are NOT really for the public to participate openly -
The public did not vote for these Climate Actions Plans
31,000 American Scientists disagree the Co2 is causing Global Warming/Climate Change
Congress did NOT vote for these Climate Action Plans
The environmental organizations were NOT voted for - they have NO authority
NONE of these plans represent US
You are working through non-profits, multinational corporation and NGO's to DEMAND ACTIONS and create policies that the average person is completely unaware is even occurring, right now.
The memorandum of understanding was NOT signed by any council members or county board of supervisions.
The local facilitators of the GRIP are presenting some else's work, ICFI representatives and not present at the public workshops - and the facilitators cannot answer questions since it's ICF's work. Why don't you have an ICFI representative at the workshops to answer questions? There is NO ONE at the workshops that will answer ours questions. WHY?
Did you know the Climate Action Plan is a global Plan? There is a Climate Action Plan Template SEEC and ICLEI . . ICLEI is the United Nations and means International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. . . This is a Global Plan and is mandated by the United Nations and global corporations that do not represent the people . . .
Did you know the Climate Action Plan WILL require smart meters and eliminate the opt-out choice by not only requiring smart meters in all new construction but retrofitting all inefficient appliances with Energy Star - RFID's chipped and increasing EMF inside our homes. .
REACH CODES . . . In the event reductions do not occur as expected, the City will be able to modify and add further policies to the CAP to ensure the City meets its reduction targets . . . these are threats of fines, penalties, unreachable regulations based upon false science placed upon communities, our homes, our businesses, our lives that will dissolve any accountability that the incorporated city and county governments will have to the people . . .
The public has not had an opportunity to weigh in on global warming - who made the decision?
The people are being saddled with higher costs and we want to identify exactly who is accepting these grants/bribes - hiding under a corporate veil - we did not elect you to sign onto bogus science . and according to over 31,000 American scientists Co2 is not the cause of Global Warming . . .
Why would you sign the contract/brideWho signed the agreement and took the million that is based upon bogus political science? . . . we are being sold a new reality based upon bogus science . . .
Over 31,000 American scientists declared that global warming was not caused by human activity aka GHG emissions the signed petition is posted on www.StopTheCrime.net top of home page under the Climate Action Link . .
Tell the cities and the county if they want to green the county buildings that's fine - but you cannot force us to agree to your corporate contracts creating policies under bogus science . . .
Even Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country would not ratify the Kyoto Protocol because the rational supporting it was "scientifically flawed" . . He stated that even on hundred percent compliance with the agreement wouldn't reverse climate change.
The Russian Academy of Sciences presented scientific arguments against signing in a statement issued on July 1, 2005, noting that the world's temperatures do not follow CO2 levels. Further, the Academy discounted one of the most significant danger claims about global warming - that tropical diseases would spread - noting that malaria is a disease that is encouraged by sunlit pools of water where mosquitos can breed, not by climate warmth. They also pointed out the lack of correlation between global warming and extreme weather, which a British government scientific delegation had admitted it could find no evidence to support. In other words there is market being created to sell lots of hot air . . .
First, who gave authority to the PRMD/Planning Department, the County Attorney and the mayor to enter into this (GRIP) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Implementation Program - memorandum of understanding?
We would like to see a signed affidavit that those people that signed the grant (GRIP) were ordered/instructed to sign by the city councils and county board of supervisors - instructed to sign on behalf of our elected officials.
We would like to see a signed affidavit from the County Board of Supervisors and the local city council members stating they all fully understand and agree to the terms of the Grant/Contract . .
Once you sign a grant you have accepted the terms and are doing business under the requirements of the GRIP Grant . . . and by having signed this GRIP contract and accepting the GRANT money you are engaging in restructuring the ENTIRE business model of our city - and NO one is here at this meeting - we have asked for . . . We are stakeholders since we have property that requires a business license to operate. . We will be impacted by unknown and unstated restrictions that will effect our costs of doing business . . and our property will become obligated to these CAP plans to reduce our carbon footprint that we did not consent to nor do we agree that Global Warming aka Climate Change will be effected by lowering Co2 emissions. . . This is really all about cap and trade which is the selling of hot air . .
Grants require cities to take the money and abide by the terms and conditions of the grant. So, the cities MUST figure out a way to force these grant policies upon the people . .
We did not sign the Contracts or request and take the grant money for these Greenhouse Reduction Implementation Programs (GRIP) our incorporated cities did - without our vote or consent . . Those that signed the contracts are obligated to the terms and conditions of the contracts/grants not the people. . .
You think you can reduce GHG on city buildings, only? How do you comply with the GRIP "required target goals" on only city buildings? Through this controlled corporate agency process EVERYONE in Sonoma County will be greatly effected. . But wait the privately owned utility companies can charge all of us more money for CARBON off sets, the paying and trading of AIR . . . Why would you partner with the utility company PG&E in the first place? What's really going on? None of these makes any logical sense. . This seems to be benefiting international corporations bottom lines and NOT local business. . . The only way you can enforce these goals is to hit locally owned businesses and homeowners with the cost of the GRIP and NO ONE can determine if the GRIP will ultimately save the planet . . . What next reduction of Co2 called growing and raising agriculture or beef, chickens, sheep etc.? This will likely reduce our local food supply . . .
The very nature of stakeholders are based upon stakeholder benefits and profits. Corporate stakeholders suck money OUT of the local economies and reduces locally owned business profits. Corporations do not spend their money locally they suck our money out of our towns which reduces our local prosperity in the communities.
By what authority do you have to sign onto an entirely NEW business model - for all of us? Business licenses will be impacted first with all the restrictions, fines, retrofits, penalties these NEW undetermined GRIP targets will create . . Think about why the smart meter opt-outs were only given to residential housing and not commercial? Residents do not have business licenses. . . to understand the licensing and the Trading with the Enemy Act you can read "The Great American Adventure - Secret of America" by Retired Judge Dale. BUT you must understand you are NOT allowed to earn a living without a license. We must license our dogs, license to drive our cars and have a business. And now the conditions of our licenses require we retrofit our rental properties and replace our old inefficient appliances with Energy Star. . or energy code enforcement will do what? We will not get a business license renewal until we comply? Under the Property Maintenance Code - Property Inspections will be implemented to enforce your codes - this will be a loss of money to us. This will cause us to spend money we do not have and are not making in this continuing recession we find ourselves in. . .
We did not agree with the science behind the GRIP GRANT
We do NOT agree that carbon dioxide is a pollutant - in fact if Co2 was increased by only 10% we would produce enough food to END starvation. . . growers pump Co2 into green houses to promote plant growth . .
Who will hold you accountable for deceiving us?
Which one of our local elects decided to hire international corporations? Was this part of the GRANT requirement? GRANT money is behind the requiring of policies, changing our local communities and altering the entire way of life?
Why would you hire an International proagranda company - never one penny was spent to question the science of global warming - only to promote global warming you took the money to promote global warming. . . ICF will set up power points and presentation material . . they keep everyone busy on nonsense and nobody will discuss the real problems . . .
The CIA even admits they are engaged in misinforming the American people -
See (Operation Mockingbird)
Based upon the DOE the Climate Action Plan, The Grant for the GRIP sounds more like some kind of POLITICAL Agenda . . .
Most concerning is everyone seems perfectly willing to sign onto and agree with local policy changes allowing non-government organizations, creating corporate government partnerships, large foundations, non-profit agents without reporting the affiliations and business ties of any of these agencies taking charge. We are losing local control and becoming regionalized under policies that are not within our local control . . . and we are not having a discussion about that, WHY?
How many of you are even aware that the Western Climate Initiative - California and Quebec is NOW erasing local boundaries?
With Unelected officials and agencies we have no control . . .
Time and time again many frustrated community citizens are confused by the lack of a REAL Discussion, and Real dialogue seeking real input . . . Rather most of us have discovered that most meetings are conducted with trained facilitators and moderators that do not take questions. Rather they "require" questions be submitted on cards that are seldom discussed or mentioned. . This is called the Delphi Technique where trained facilitators manipulate everyone into a consensus not a vote. . .and everyone leaves these meetings scratching their heads wondering what just happened. . . The meetings are shaped and manipulated by outcomes that have already been determined . . . outcomes have already been determined! By WHO and WHY? The Rand Corporation came up with this method to guide societies into accepting polices that were previously decided upon for the greater good . . .in their opinion . . .
We are watching local businesses close and seeing more vacant commercial buildings . . Why does OUR local government keep making policies with International corporations that do not benefit LOCAL business?
All the corporate city council members and the county board of supervisors, that signed the GRIP, need to provide the science that will dispute the over 31,000 American scientists and the Russian scientists that have stated that Global Warming is flawed science.