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The plot thickens

Once again, I got nothing.

They're probably involved, too

Houston City Councilwoman Helena Brown voted against a city construction project Wednesday, warning that in signing off on two energy-efficient building projects the council was handing millions of dollars to a “non-American initiative and interests.”

It was the first of two occasions during the weekly meeting that Brown suggested city projects were linked to Agenda 21, a non-binding resolution the United Nations passed at the 1992 “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro. The catalog of proposals aims to combat sprawl and promote conservation. Brown voted in favor of the second project she linked to Agenda 21, however, because it came in under budget.

Activists and some politicians see Agenda 21 as a U.N.-led conspiracy to impose worldwide control on people, in part by denying private property rights through the implementation of sustainable growth or “green” initiatives by local and state governments.

I’m just curious. Has anyone informed CM Brown that the city of Houston fluoridates its water? It goes so much deeper than you feared, Helena! Run for your life!

One more thing:

The councilwoman’s string of votes against spending Wednesday targeted items ranging from housing for the homeless to dental care for seniors to family planning.

Emphasis mine. According to the Council agenda from Wednesday, that means that CM Brown voted against the following:

18. ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS to accept the amount of $985,069.00 from the Housing Trust Fund for use in connection with the Texas Homeless Housing and Services Program

19. ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS to accept the amount of $186,753.00 in Below Market Interest Rate Funds for use in connection with the Texas Homeless Housing and Services Program

In other words, CM Brown’s recently professed concern for the plight of the homeless only goes so far. Just so we’re all clear on that.

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7 Comments

  1. Mainstream says:

    The Republican Liberty Caucus, a mostly libertarian group within the GOP, is circulating proposed senate district convention resolutions which include opposing the reinstatement (unconstitutionally) of the Texas sodomy law, support for civil unions, applauding the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell, “supporting gambling, legalizing marijuana in small amounts for adults, opposing internet regulation, promoting vouchers.

    Included in their set of proposed resolutions is one “Opposing Agenda 21.”

    Basically it argues that Agenda 21 would jeopardize private property rights, and calls on Texas to forbid any government from funding, contracting with, or implementing the programs of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, and criticizes their goals of “smart growth” and “sustainable development.”

  2. Diana says:

    The tags Helena Brown and conspiracy theories go perfectly together.

  3. OffTheFitz says:

    What an imbecile. I bet Helena is just trolling.

  4. The Real Mainstream says:

    This woman is not even consistent in her lunacy! As you rightly point out Charles, she professed concerns for the homeless on the feeding ordinance, but votes against housing for the homeless by refusing to accept money that is being offered for them.

    It is a real shame–mostly for District A which will get no cooperation from the other city councilmembers, nor the mayor’s office, not to mention any of the city services, which fear her lack of support. Perhaps we can get the electorate to actually mobilize for the next election and get this crazy woman off the council! Unfortunately in the meantime, she’s making a laughingstock out of District A!!

  5. joshua bullard says:

    not that charless kuffner would ever let anyone hear council member browns side of the story…

    your two shots to the body and one hammer blow to the kidneys is duly noted kuffner…………..

    when it comes to you throwing wild shots at politicians charles, nothing surpriseses me anymore………..

    joshua ben bullard……………….

  6. Brad M. says:

    Joshua,

    Readers, including this one, are interested in both sides of the story.

    What do you have in Brown’s defense? If there is a method to her madness let’s hear it. Otherwise the silence will speak volumes.

  7. Jj says:

    Every version of council has its Jolanda Jones, the first person that the others would like to vote off the island.