Here is a link to the Crack-funded (grants) agenda...
Government will go in whatever direction the people lead it. If people aren't there to lead it, like a dog in charge of it's master, or a child in control of it's parents, it will go in a direction you will not want them to go.
You can turn this country around by reclaiming your local and state governments where the people still actually hold some power. Forget D.C. They have certainly forgotten you...
Oh so many wonderful items on the agenda, where to begin.....
12. Resolution to amend the FY15 Operating Budget in the amount of $23,600.00 and the Position Control Budget in the amount of $5,384.00 and to appropriate said funds awarded as a sub-award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), for the provision of reducing disparities in breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Support Project (Breastfeeding...I'm sure this is what our founders had in mind when they created our system of governance. Is this really something government should be involved in? Don't answer that for you will surely be labeled a hater of women and infants...)
14. Resolution amending the FY 2015 Operating Budget to expend grant funds from the Plough Foundation for the Shelby County Division of Community Services to provide direct services to victims of elder abuse. This item requires expenditure and appropriation of grant funds in the amount of $100,348.00. (I'm not against preventing or treating elder abuse...the key point here is in the crack fund that pays for it...it won't always be there but you will have this to pay for when it runs out...grant funds paying for salary and benefits for 7 part-time employees and one full time employee. We can't afford the government we have now, but hey it's free crack money so let's expand government services now so we can reduce the pay and benefits of police and fire and... create a whole new bureaucracy and worry about how we fund it later. Hint: it will somehow involve your money)
20. ORDINANCE - FIRST READING - Ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners of Shelby County, Tennessee to amend Chapter 14.5 of the Code of Ordinances of Shelby County, Tennessee to set the Annual Emission Fee for stationary sources for emissions released in calendar year 2013 and to adjust Title V permit fees beginning in 2013 (Think we don't already have a Cap and Trade system here in the U.S.? Think again...This is an ordinance to amend Chapter 14.5 of the Shelby County Ordinances increase the air pollution emission fee from $43.00 to $48.00 per ton of
annual emissions and to increase the annual permit fee from $1000.00 to $2,000.00 for Title V sources.
Only your largest companies are paying these fees now. Think this doesn't increase the cost of doing business? Think this doesn't make prices increase? Of course it does...and just wait until these fees are mandated on all business. That is coming...as surely as the next radical muslim terrorist attack in the U.S. that will be called a lone wolf incident by the media. Somehow we the people have allowed our local government to tell certain businesses that they have to pay pollution emission fees!!! This is the biggest scam on earth and does NOTHING to protect the environment...but it sure does raise a whole lot of money for our bureaucratically wasteful government to spend now doesn't it?)
There is more but I will leave you with just this to ruminate on...this stuff is soooo exciting though so try to contain yourself. Please come to your local county meeting Monday. It's a New Year and your posterity needs you to get involved. I will be there and perhaps we can meet. I won't tell you on here who I am but hint: I have long curly brown hair. Introduce yourself...I would love to meet new citizens who care about what their government is doing.