Saturday, September 28, 2013

Comprehensive plan is a one-size-fits-all

Sep. 27, 2013 | by Linda Wagner Bishop
Sandusky County’s Comprehensive Plan sounds like it is straight out of the United Nations Agenda 21 master plan for every community in the U.S. ... as well as the world. When we accept grants from the Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development and other sources, this is your taxpayer money used against you. We are then held to government mandates and additional layers of un-elected bureaucrats. Sandusky County needs to solve its own set of problems rather than look to Washington and its boilerplate one-size-fits-all solutions. The federal government is $17 trillion dollars in debt, so grants are no longer the solution. No matter how you slice or shuffle the money, it will be an extra tax for the already burdened taxpayer.....In Ohio, Greene and Pickaway County commissioners have said no to their communities’ sustainable, comprehensive, smart growth plans.
I would urge Sandusky County commissioners, township trustees and other elected entities to please read the plan before giving it the stamp of approval. The plan — more than 300 pages — is extremely comprehensive and includes controlling every aspect of your life and property in Sandusky County. When you hear comprehensive, think “deprivation of property rights.” Other terms to watch for are smart growth, growth management and sustainability....To Read More.....

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