Presentation on theme: "Positive Planning Or Something Sinister?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Positive Planning Or Something Sinister? The SOS Foundation PresentsEnvision MadisonPositive PlanningOrSomething Sinister?
2 Meeting Outline Prayer by Invitation Pledge Envision Madison Presentationby Scott Smith
3 "Truly speaking, it is not instruction, but provocation, that I can receive from another soul. What he announces, I must find true in me, or wholly reject; and on his word, or as his second, be he who he may, I can accept nothing" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Divinity School Address, 1838
4 Catch Phrases & Terms Typical Terms Sustainable Development Sustainable CommunitiesSmart GrowthUrban SprawlUrban PlanningGlobal Warming—Climate ChangeExcluded By DesignFuture PlanningIndividual LibertyProperty Rights
5 Objective and Purpose What is Envision Madison? What is the Envisioning Process?Movements, organizations, and events like this do not simply materialize from nowhere.Who's really behind it all?
6 Envision Madison, Or So They Say… “Envision Madison, is a grassroots, long term planning approach for Madison County.”“a community driven effort to help identify and develop a ‘vision’ for the future of Madison County.”Source(s):
7 The Envisioning Process “The process for Envision Madison is designed to create and build on public engagement at every stage of the process.”“Envision Madison Stakeholders will select elements of the scenarios they think should be explored. The reaction to the scenarios will serve as the basis for the vision's products: a set of goals, along with a vision scenario that illustrates one plausible way these goals might play themselves out in the cities and county. Envision Madison will then take the principles and vision scenario and translate them into an action plan that includes both strategies and short-term tactics to shape the future of Madison County.”Source(s): *http://www.madisoneconomicpartners.org/pages/envision_login.php
10 Executive Committee Gary Archibald Co-Chair Lori Woodland Kim Clark President, BYU-IdahoJon WeberMadison County CommissionerGlen DallingMayor, Sugar CityRichard WoodlandMayor, City of RexburgRandall PorterCommittee MemberJeff WaltersCarlos AponteRichard Smith
11 “Partners” Envision Madison: Madison Economic Partners, Inc. Madison CountyCity of RexburgCity of Sugar CityRocky Mountain PowerBYU-Idaho
12 Envision Utah Is this even possible? Leave Your Personal Interests at the Door, Please!“In order to accept the invitation to participate, each prospective Partner or Special Advisor signed a pledge form, promising to overlook his or her own self-interest (either personal or of those whom he/she represented) while bringing expertise to the table. They were all challenged to work toward the common good of the community and to look beyond the short term issues now facing the region. Furthermore, they were told that theCoalition and the Partnership would take a neutral position on all growth-related issues until the process was complete and the community had voiced its desires for a preferred growth strategy for the future ofthe Greater Wasatch Area.” (“The History of Envision Utah” 15).Is this even possible?
13 Envision Utah: Key Players Robert J. GrowFounding ChairmanPeter CalthorpeUrban DesignerJohn Fregonese3-D Modeler
25 More Beck: The Local Connection It was fuzzy when we found it.Why doesn’t Agenda 21 show up in local conversation?
26 J. Gary LawrenceGary Lawrence is one of the key thinkers on sustainable development, an advisor to the USPresident’s Council on Sustainable Development and to US AID. He was on the US Governmentdelegation to the 1996 Habitat II Conference and has also been Director of the Centre forSustainable Communities at the University of Washington and Chief Planner in the City of Seattle.Source: “The Future of Local Agenda 21 in the New Millennium” J. Gary Lawrence
27 Give It an Innocuous Name “Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many…[who] would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking [Agenda 21]. So, we call our processes something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.”Source: “The Future of Local Agenda 21 in the New Millennium” J. Gary Lawrence
28 What can you do?Join the SOS Madison County group on Facebook to become and stay informed.Become a member of the SOS Foundation and come to future meetings so that together we can be organized in the fight.Attend the Envision Madison kick-off meeting on JUNE 13TH and express your concerns.
29 You Can Do Moreand Visit with City and County Government OfficialsGo to City Council and County Commission Meetings