Archives for July 2012

Washington Examiner Local Editorial: Fauquier County steps over the line

Opinion: Local Editorial The Washington Examiner July 29, 2012 Farmers in Fauquier County [Virginia] are planning to bring their pitchforks to an Aug. 2 hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals to protest the arbitrary treatment of one of their own. On April 30, Zoning Administrator Kimberley Johnson sent Martha Boneta an official cease-and-desist notice […]

Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

(CNSNews.com) – A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater. Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges […]

Richard Rothschild Battles Local Agenda 21

Richard Rothschild was the first county commissioner to officially oppose the United Nations’ International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), also known as Local Governments for Sustainability.  In fact, Mr. Rothschild won the November 2010 election in Carroll County, Maryland based on his opposition to ICLEI, which is the local UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Development […]

How MTC sneaked Vehicle Miles Traveled tax into One Bay Area Plan

The Contra Costa Times editorial of July 18 “Car tax idea is out of the box: Put it back!” expressed shock and outrage about “… the creative audacity of Bay Area leaders proposing a per-mile tax on driving, maybe as early as next year, using — wait for it — a GPS-like tracker!” But what […]