Once again, I got nothing.
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.