Meanwhile in Linn County Iowa… Third Consideration on amendments to the Linn County Code of Ordinances as follows:
Chapter 3 2012 International Building & Residential Code
Chapter 4 2012 International Mechanical Code
Chapter 5 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
Chapter 6 2011 National Electrical Code
Chapter 30 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
Chapter 32 2012 International Fire Code
Agenda 21 Is Being Rammed Down The Throats Of Local Communities All Over America! What will you do about it? Did you even know about it? Agenda 21 is not something a lot of people talk about or even believe is happening in America. But it is happening in America and it’s happening right here in our own city! Don’t believe me! Please do your own research! You can see my sources by clicking on the links (by clicking on the words themselves) that I’ve hooked to each of these chapters listed above.
So how is this being done? Well, after Agenda 21 was adopted, an international organization known as the “International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives” (ICLEI) was established to help implement the goals of Agenda 21.
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At 1:11 Governor Branstad acknowledges Agenda 21. Even though he says he doesn’t support it and claims that he has tried to stop it at the state level he hasn’t and likely won’t! If he was truly trying to stop this from happening he would be more aggressive about it! If he was truly trying to stop Agenda 21 at the state level he could easily do it simply by talking about it– in more than one video!
So, when you hear the word “sustainable” don’t be fooled it doesn’t mean sustainability for America it literally means sustainability for the United Nations and the “One World Government”.
Property market (Photo credit: Alan Cleaver)
The city is meeting at noon today so that they can pass more ordinances for us. The city should take care of their own nuisances like their closed sidewalks and abandoned houses/garages before making new rules for taxpaying property owners. We have a problem house in our neighborhood and the landlord continues to rent to the criminal element and I have never heard of anything happening to them!
The City Council today will consider passing a new ordinance entitled “Nuisance Properties,” which defines how many of which behaviors by tenant or landlord will prompt a property to be labeled a nuisance. Such a label could result in fines against a property and a requirement that the property owner remedy the problem.
The nuts and bolts of the city’s proposed ordinance will have city employees from a variety of departments, including police officers and housing inspectors, feeding information about property violations into the same database, which quickly will alert property owners — including homeowners — of problems at their properties. The city also will create a new city position of nuisance abatement coordinator, who will work with property owners on violations, penalties and plans to remedy the problems. A nuisance label will attach to a property, for instance, if a serious crime occurs at or near a property during a 12-month period or two less serious crimes do or three even less serious ones do.
Robin Tucker, a landlord and Realtor, on Monday said the city’s proposed nuisance ordinance places all the burden on the property owner and none on the tenant. The proposed ordinance is too “heavy-handed” and lacks an educational component for tenants, he added.
Council member Vernon said she isn’t surprised about the landlord concerns because the ordinance is a notable change in the way the city regulates property. “But I think the general public out there welcomes it,” Vernon said. “The vast majority of our citizens and our tenants and landlords are great people. But we been inching and inching toward a higher and higher percentage of those who are not taking care of their properties. And we just have to stop it.”
I don’t think the general public has much of an opportunity to weigh in on this Mrs. Vernon since today’s council meeting is at noon-oops my bad it was at 4:00 pm today.