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Response to Oct. 26 Regional Sustainability Plan Letter

Letter to the Editor
November 9, 2012

Editor:
In a letter to the editor in the October 26th issue of the Woodmen Edition, Robert LaLanne discussed a link between United Nations Agenda 21 and the Regional Sustainability Plan (Plan). 

The Plan does not create a mandate for any local government, institution, business, or individual.

To the contrary, in developing this regional collaboration, the participants recognized that respect for personal and property rights is a core value for our region. This is stated clearly in a resolutionof support that was approved by a diverse group of community leaders in the region. Funding was not obtained from the EPA or the United Nations to develop the Plan and it was not developed to align with the United Nations Agenda 21 Program.

PPACG acted as coordinator for the development of the Plan, but its contents were developed by local members of the public and representatives of local organizations, businesses, non-profi ts, military installations, universities, hospitals, schools and local governments. This process represented community collaboration at its best. We encourage citizens with an interest in improving the quality of life in our region to review the Plan at http://www.ppacg.org/sustainability/aboutregplan.  

Rich Muzzy, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
Environmental Program Manager
 

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