The link below will take you to an article about the Federalization of local Urban Renewal Agencies. Through HUD and EPA matching Grant programs, the fed plans on implementing their agenda with local property tax dollars. This is the idea of Private-Public Partnership and taken to its extreme, it becomes fascism....Rob T.
Federal officials will kick off a series of visits to 100 cities around the nation Thursday as part of a White House program to support urban revitalization. First stop: Beaverton.
The city will host the feds at a daylong symposium to discuss how government agencies, nonprofits and businesses can help the city.
The event is the first in a new White House "Connecting Your Community" program, in which national leaders plan to meet with representatives of 100 cities to pair federal programs with local needs. The next 99 cities in the program have not been named.
Beaverton's agenda includes revitalizing its downtown urban renewal district, redesigning Southwest Canyon Road and constructing a community health center.
Here is a comment on the article:
How fitting that they will meet at a place - the Beaverton Round - that serves as a metaphor for the failure of our local Urban Renewal, and the failed idealism of the Obama Administration.
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