There are two previous posts on regionalism under the Human Settlements category.
11/18 - explains what regionalism is.
12/1 - how regionalism is being implemented in Boise
Here is some more background on how regionalism is being accomplished by the UN across the United States and here locally through the Chamber of Commerce and implementing the goals of Agenda 21.
The Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) is an unelected board of individuals whose purpose is to transform Boise and surrounding cities into a regional area. Here is the map. Through the local metropolitan planning organization COMPASS, transportation and city planning are designed to build a regional area. You will see that federal regulations require this direction of regional development, if the city does not comply with this there is no money allocated. Here are BVEP partners which include several UN business partners.
The US Chamber of Commerce is a UN NGO. This organization is being used to reorient how our local government system works. No longer will you be represented by an elected official on city or county matters, decisions will be made by your unelected regional board.
The American Chamber of Commerce (ACCE) has a program, Alliance for Regional Stewardship (ARS) which is the "...nation's premier peer-to-peer network of civic entrepreneurs working to build vibrant, globally competitive regions. ARS is a national, peer-to-peer network of regional leaders working across boundaries to solve tough community problems." Here are the ARS principles of regional stewardship. Here is the BVEP regional overview. Here is some more history on the ARS and its connection to other UN organizations. You will also see UN businesses partners at the bottom of the page who are in support of regionalism.
Here locally, Dave Bieter is a promoter of the Chamber of Commerce and BVEP. Dave Bieter supports the concept of regionalism and regional boards.
Throughout Agenda 21 chapters there are references to regionalism. The reader is encouraged to look at these.
Chapter 38 - International Institutional Arrangements
I. Regional and subregional cooperation and implementation
38.29. Regional and subregional cooperation will be an important part of the outcome of the Conference.The regional commissions, regional development banks and regional economic and technical cooperation organizations, within their respective agreed mandates, can contribute to this process by:
(a) Promoting regional and subregional capacity-building;
(b) Promoting the integration of environmental concerns in regional and subregionaldevelopment policies;
(c) Promoting regional and subregional cooperation, where appropriate, regarding transboundary issues related to sustainable development.
Chapter 8 - Integrating Environment and Development in Decision-Making
8.5.e, 8.34(b), 8.36 note the reference to international trade which BEVP talks about, 8.44(b) "Promote improved environmental and economic and social data collection."
Chapter 7 - Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development
7.20.(d) - Participate in international "sustainable city networks" to exchange experiences and mobilize national and international technical and financial support; (In reference to ARS developing network of regions)
The goal of Agenda 21 is to regionalize cities, use these to create regions within states, place those states into collective regions, with a goal creating regions of countries. Eventually North America would include Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. It is clear from all other activities going on such as TPP and immigration reform these are efforts to erase U.S. sovereignty. This is a very complex subject and the reader is encouraged to study this more, but the bottom line is that once again our UN aligned local organizations have taken over our local form of government, as defined in Agenda 21:
(a) Improving or reorienting governmental policies
Under the resource tab you will find the Agenda 21 booklet. For more information here is an article on regionalism by Freedom Advocates.
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