S.1619: LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT of 2009
This is the first bill to enforce Federal control of our communities through federal legislation. The Federal Government will have control over us and our communities if this bill passes.
PRICE TAG: $4 BILLION, and that will grow.
Here’s a video that gives an example of what a government controlled community is and what becomes of it.
STATUS: Ready to go to Senate floor for a VOTE.
PROGRESSIVE SENATORS WHO SUPPORT THIS BILL:
Introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd [D-CT]
- Daniel Akaka [D-HI]
- Michael Bennet [D-CO]
- Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
- Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
- Richard Durbin [D-IL]
- Al Franken [D-MN]
- Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
- Thomas Harkin [D-IA]
- Mary Landrieu [D-LA]
- Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ]
- Carl Levin [D-MI]
- Joseph Lieberman [I-CT]
- Robert Menéndez [D-NJ]
- Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
- John Reed [D-RI]
- Charles Schumer [D-NY]
- Arlen Specter [D-PA]
- Mark Warner [D-VA]
- Ron Wyden [D-OR]
Related bill identified by Library of Congress staff:
H.R. 4690: Livable Communities Act of 2010 Introduced
Livable Communities Act of 2009 – Establishes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC). Establishes in the executive branch an independent Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities. Requires the OSHC Director to establish a program to make comprehensive planning grants and sustainability challenge grants to eligible entities (partnerships between a consortium of units of general local government and an eligible partner, which may be a metropolitan planning organization, a rural planning organization, a regional council, or a state). Requires the use of a comprehensive planning grant to carry out a project to:
(1) coordinate land use, housing, transportation, and infrastructure planning processes across jurisdictions and agencies;
(2) identify potential regional partnerships for developing and implementing a comprehensive regional plan;
(3) conduct or update housing, infrastructure, transportation, energy, and environmental assessments to determine regional needs and promote sustainable development;
(4) develop or update a comprehensive regional plan or goals and strategies to implement an existing comprehensive regional plan; and
(5) implement local zoning and other code changes necessary to implement a comprehensive regional plan and promote sustainable development.
Requires the use of a sustainability challenge grant to:
(1) promote integrated transportation, housing, energy, and economic development activities carried out across policy and governmental jurisdictions;
(2) promote sustainable and location-efficient development; and
(3) implement projects identified in a comprehensive regional plan.
Directs the OSHC Director to study and report to specified congressional committees on incentives for encouraging lenders to make, and homebuyers and homeowners to participate in, energy-efficient mortgages and location-efficient mortgages.
ACTION TO TAKE:
1. Call Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and demand that he lead Senate Republicans in opposition to S.1619. Tell him this bill will destroy local community decisions and enforce massive federal control over our communities. Call Senator McConnell early and often. His office # is: 202-224-3135. His fax # is: 202-224-2574. His address is: S-230 Capitol Building, Washington. DC 20510-7010.
2. Call Senator John Thune, chairman of the Republican Senate Policy Committee. His committee sets Republican policy for all Senators. He must feel our heat in opposition to S.1619!!! Senator Thune’s Republican Policy Committee # is 202-224-2946. Fax # 202-224-1235. Email: [email protected]. His address is: Senate Republican Policy Committee, SR-347 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-7064.
3. Call your state’s two U.S. Senators and demand they vote against S.1619. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121. Ask for your Senators by name. It is vital to the liberty of America that S.1619 be stopped.
For more information on what the Federal Government is trying to accomplish with this bill, go to the American Policy Center (APC) website: www.americanpolicy.org. APC has been a leader in the fight to expose and stop this agenda.
LINK TO BILL: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-1619