Category Archives: Manchester

Central Planners at Work

Remember, most of these people serve as UNELECTED bureaucrats fueled by federal and local dollars and who are working for the federal government on soviet-style regional commissions, and may have a greater say in what goes on in YOUR town than the average taxpayer. They will work to create “Public-Private Partnerships” taking direction from private interests that may not serve the ideas of the general population.

Notice that the Chamber of Commerce praises the raise in the gas tax.

In Bedford, voters overwhelmingly approved an “overlay district” on River Road, apparently missing the fact that this will only serve to turn Bedford into a city.

“Inward migration” is the key word here, as that is the master plan of the federal government — to get residents to reject rural and suburban living in favor of the car-less, close quarters of the new urbanism’s “compact housing”.

05-20-14 GMCC Panel Discussion

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Regional conference will address climate change preparedness

According to this article in the UL, the climate hoax loons will meet in Manchester soon.

New Hampshire will host a regional conference this week about how communities can plan for climate change.

“Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference” is being held Monday through Wednesday at the Center of New Hampshire at the Radisson in Manchester.

The conference is sponsored by Antioch University New England in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Bob Perciasepe, deputy administrator of the EPA, is scheduled to give the keynote address on Monday. Gov. Maggie Hassan will discuss New Hampshire’s efforts to prepare for climate change on Monday at 12:30 p.m.

Other speakers include Bina Venkataraman, White House senior adviser on Climate Change Innovation, and Cameron Wake, a leading climate change researcher at the University of New Hampshire.

The conference is the kickoff event for the new Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience at Antioch University New England in Keene.

About 450 officials from across the Northeast are expected to attend, said Michael Simpson, the conference organizer and head of Antioch’s environmental science department.


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Are there plans to bring Agenda 21 to your town?

“Sustainability” is the hot new buzzword on the left.

It’s the kind of word that sounds nice when you first stumble into it, but like everything else in the world of the eco-left, it really means control.

It’s what United Nation’s Agenda 21 is all about.

What might surprise you is that controversy over Agenda 21 tends to arise not from the dramatics imposition of its principles from above (like global warming), but from attempts to quietly insert UN dogma into local cities and towns.

Take a look at CFACT senior policy analyst Bonner Cohen’s article on CFACT.org

Bonner reports that, “planning commissions, which have spread like wildfire over the past couple of decades and whose members are unelected, produce an endless array of schemes designed to micro-manage every aspect of commercial, residential, and recreational life. No town, no matter how small, is safe from the meddling of planners in and outside of government.”

Are there plans to bring Agenda 21 to your town?

Is it already there?

You and your neighbors need to know.

Support HB 1573 on January 16th

There will be a Committee Hearing on January 16th on HB 1573 in LOB 301 at 1:00 PM.

Please contact the Municipal and County Government Committee and attend and testify if you can.

RPCs (Regional Planning Commissions) are the top down unelected boards who are implementing the federal government’s idea of sustainability through control over your local government.

If your town has been threatened or affected by GSF, you need to be part of this because your testimony is proof that people do NOT want this interference and the RPCs are overstepping their original purpose. We hope someone from these towns will plan on testifying on the 16th for HB 1573:

Alton
Bedford
Brookline
Claremont
Dover
Goffstown
Loudon
Manchester
Rindge

Federal Strings for Manchester?

Ward 10 Alderman Phil Greazzo addressed public concerns about the rezoning project in the planning stages for Second Street. What kinds of changes are being proposed for the second oldest business corridor in Manchester? What kind of federal strings are attached? Where is the project now and what happens next? Barbara from Manchester asked a couple of great questions, too! Rich finished the segment with a monologue on getting federal dollars back: “Math is a finite thing, and the federal math simply doesn’t add up.”

Listen at Girard at Large

Rich Girard on Hidden Agendas and Grant Money

Listen to Rich Girard’s on-air read about how federal grants are being slipped in under the noses of local officials in Manchester and other towns.

Listen here..

“The Southern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission will hold a public workshop on a proposed Corridor Access and Mixed Use Zoning Overlay Project for Second Street on Manchester’s West Side. It will be held tonight from six to eight at St. Raphael Parish on Walker Street in Granite Square. Planners say “the purpose of this project is to develop access management strategies and a mixed use overlay zoning district for Second Street between the Manchester Bedford town line and Granite Street at Exit 5. In conjunction with this project, Southern New Hampshire Planning will be conducting a Health Impact Assessment on the goals and proposed zoning and access management strategies developed for Second Street to ensure health and health inequities are considered in the decision making.” Frankly, given what Pinardville just went through, we have our doubts about what’s being done here, doubts that were turned into concerns after speaking with Manchester Planning Director Leon LaFreniere, the regional planning commission’s executive director David Preece and Ward 10 Alderman Phil Greazzo. LaFreniere said his department pursued the grant at Greazzo’s request. Greazzo said Pam Gaucher from the Planning Department made him aware of quote “a state grant to help with traffic and businesses on Second Street” and asked him to support it. Preece admitted the grant comes from the same federal sustainability program that just tortured Pinardville and denied there was any proposal for a mixed use zoning overlay district, despite it being in the headline of his press release and all over the Web site referenced in that release, a Web site he claimed no knowledge of. Folks, it just gets better from there. We’ve linked to the release and will have something to say about this this morning.

Meanwhile, the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority announced another round of grant awards using these federal HUD sustainability funds. Communities in our listening area with something to worry about include: Amherst, Milford, Litchfield, Deerfield, Bow and Bedford. We’ve posted the awards with the grant summaries with this newscast. Lots of communities about to unwittingly surrender themselves to HUD’s vision for their future.”