Agenda 21: Robin Arredondo-Savage, a Tempe name, but not in the best interest of Tempe
Peggy McClain 6-22-14
Anyone driving through Tempe must realize by now there are many candidates running for Tempe Council this election cycle.
Recently, Bill Richardson expressed his concern regarding the direction Tempe will go after November. Will the status quo remain as 2 of the 3 incumbents are seeking re-election? Or will Tempe face its problems head-on and try to make some needed changes?
Honestly, Tempe has about everything one could want in a suburb. Many drive from other municipalities to work or play here. And some come just to shop at places like Trader Joe's and Changing Hands Book Store.
But over the years, the Tempe City Council has overpromised and underdelivered. It has repeatedly kicked the can down the road instead of taking steps to address the budget to reflect entitlements promised.
Only one Council member will admit the Tempe fire union runs the city. That member is not currently up for re-election. The police and city unions also are guilty of demanding too much at contract time, but the fire union is the big winner.
And none of the Council members will admit Tempe is a member of ICLEI, which is part of Agenda 21: http://www.icleiusa.org/blog/sustainability-successes-in-tempe-and-maricopa-county-az More on this later. In the meantime, hold on to your wallet and ask yourself why the Council members don't admit they're following Agenda 21/ICLEI requirements.
The crime rate continues to climb. The Tempe Police Officers are great, but the force is top-heavy in administration. At a meeting last summer, it was stated that ASU would like to enroll 100,000 students. This will put a heavier burden on the Tempe Police Department.
Where will all these additional students live? Well, check out all the multi-family housing projects that have been planned or built in Tempe recently. These sound like the answer, but the real reason they are being built is to satisfy requirements for Agenda 21/ICLEI. These rules and regulations come from the UN, via the federal, state, county, and city governments. The goal is one global government. This is in direct opposition to our Constitution. While some may like the idea of a global government, we are a nation of laws. Those who don't follow our Constitution should face the consequences.
One of the ways local governments gain control is taking away private property rights, whether it be homes or businesses. Remember Fiddlesticks on Elliot? It is now a large multi-family housing unit--a bigger tax base for the city built on the backs of the taxpayers. This article is not the place to explain Agenda 21/ICLEI. These organizations have tentacles in your life already, you may just not realize it has a name or a reason. (A good resource is the book "Behind the Green Mask" by Rosa Koire. No, she is not part of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Check it out.)
That being said, let's take a look at Council incumbent "Totally Tempe" Robin Arredondo-Savage's latest campaign donor list:
United Phx Firefighters Local 493 Peoria
United Mesa FF Pac (twice)
Chandler Chapter Pac (this is Chandler Police Union)
Phx FF Local 493 Fire Pac
It's interesting that the neighboring cities' unions are so invested in Tempe's Council race. And there's no coincidence Arredondo-Savage's husband is a firefighter in Chandler. Maybe circling the wagons?
Continuing on, additional campaign donors raise some eyebrows:
The Arizona Multihousing Association PAC gave $1000 to the Arredondo-Savage campaign on May 8th.
Bryan Jeffries of Scottsdale, a captain on the Mesa Fire Department, also donated to the campaign. More importantly, Mr. Jeffries is the president of United Mesa Firefighters IAFF Local 2260.
Nicholas Wood is an attorney for Snell & Wilmer. He donated $1000 on March 25th. The connection? Mr. Wood plays a strategic role in Multifamily Renaissance.
Fast forward to Jeffery Mark. He dropped $2500 into the Arredondo-Savage campaign. Mr. Mark is the founder of Mark-Taylor, a large apartment developer. Remember the new, pristine apartments on the old Fiddlesticks property? It's a Mark-Taylor project.
And look at the following link which ties Mark-Taylor with Nick Wood:
If Robin Arredondo-Savage hasn't been able to say no to these unions and individuals in the past, how will things be different this time around?
Property owners in Tempe, whether you live in a historic area, middle class tract homes, or horse property, be aware one of these mulit-family structures can end up on or near your property. Yes, on your property. Agenda 21/ICLEI does not have to follow the rules the rest of us follow. It is just a matter of time before we lose what we own unless we elect individuals who truly represent the taxpayers, not special interests.