Agenda 21 & Bankruptcy

Sustainable Development & Bankrupt cities & utilities

They’re going down like bowling pins; municipalities, public utilities. The website, promises ongoing updates of this bankruptcy map.  The media always cites government employee pension plans and I’m sure that burden is a major factor.  Rarely mentioned is the huge and unpublicized cost of  participation in U.N. Agenda 21/ICLEI/Sustainable Development schemes. 
Click on the city names below for a link to their sustainable development plan.
Stockton, CA
Status: Filed for bankruptcy
Date: 6/28/2012
Debt or Deficit Amount: $26 million
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Status: Filed for bankruptcy
Date: 7/3/2012
Debt or Deficit Amount: $43 million
San Bernardino, CA
Status: Filed for bankruptcy
Date: 8/1/2012
Debt or Deficit Amount: $46 million

Boise County, ID
Status: Bankruptcy filing rejected
Date: 9/8/2011
Debt or Deficit Amount:$5.4 million 
Jefferson County, AL
Status: Filed for bankruptcy
Date: 11/9/2011
Debt or Deficit Amount:More than $4 billion
Harrisburg, PA
Status: Bankruptcy filing rejected, defaulted on payments
Date: 3/10/2012
Debt or Deficit Amount: More than $300 million
These may be just the tip of the iceberg.   The map below is an indication of current ICLEI-affiliated municipalities.   How many more local governments will hit the wall?

ICLEI-USA Full Member List is here

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Dr. Eowyn
Dr. Eowyn
8 years ago

Good point, LTG! – that Agenda 21 (by whatever name) expenses contribute to these municipal bankruptcies. Do we know, is there a way to find out how much?

8 years ago

Oh damn, my hometown is on that list.

Homeschool Mama
Homeschool Mama
8 years ago

Where I live, public schools were to have started this last week. They are not. They are in such a budget crisis that school billboards state, “Schools closed until further notice.” Glad we homeschool!

8 years ago

We’re in great shape here. We can’t pollute the water since we’ve had no rain. We can’t go out because it’s been too hot. Everything would be great if we could keep kids from shooting each other.

8 years ago
Reply to  racefish

I know how I melt in the heat ,these days….
hang in there…you may have a case of what we call “cabin-fever”.
Relief is on the way… it was 45*F this morning ! 🙂
…better teach the kids to drop,duck,run,dodge and weave.

8 years ago

Thank you LTG for this interesting post. It will be interesting to see how these municipalities restructure themselves, since this is not a common type of filing under the Bankruptcy Code.