Johnny Dupree Pushes Harmful International Agenda

Kudos to the Lovely Mississippi Lady who put this together.

Before you judge Johnny Dupree’s actions as good or bad one must have an understanding and opinion on Agenda 21. Here

I went on a venture to see if Johnny Dupree supports Agenda 21. I went and looked (vaguely) through Hattiesburg’s Comprehensive Plan for 2008-2028… (Ironically enough called the “COMPREHENSIVE PLAN”- Pearl River County renamed their “Smart Growth” AGENDA 21 plan “Comprehensive Plan”)… anyways- i didnt spend long but browsed over Hattiesburg’s intentions- and did notice Hattiesburg would visit the idea of “annexing” more land… I’m not sure the difference (if there is much) between the Hattiesburg Comprehensive Plan and the Pearl River County’s Comprehensive plan… Hattiesburg’s plan is here:

http://government.hattiesburgms.com/city-departments/urban-development/hattiesburg-comprehensive-plan-2008-2028-and-land-development-codepdf  

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/assets/pdf/DB121966116.PDF

but i kept hearing about this “grant” that Johnny Dupre supported the city of Hattiesburg getting… so i dug a lil deeper… the grant Hattiesburg received was the 2010 Community Challenge/Tiger II Grant Program http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=OSHC_List_Comm_Chall_App2.pdf  In the amount of $150,000… BUT… it is also called the Sustainable Community Challenge Grant Program

http://www.columbiatn.com/PDFs_NewsNotices/HUDPress%20Release.pdf 

HUD Sustainable Communities Community Challenge Joint DOT TIGER II Awards FY 2010- you have to zoom in…http://www.reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/hud_dot_challenge_award_spreadsheet.pdf The Sustainable Community Challenge Grant is guided by the 6 Liveable Principleshttp://www.columbiatn.com/PDFs_NewsNotices/HUDPress%20Release.pdf 6 liveable Principles are:http://www.sustainablecommunities.gov/aboutUs.html This grant of $150,000 is to develop the “Mid-Town Hattiesburg Master Plan” http://www.johnnydupree.com/press/tag/hud-community-challenge-grant And the “Mid-Town Hattiesburg Master Plan” is… The goal of the Mid-Town Hattiesburg Master Plan is to create a mixed-use district that enhances livability of an employment node and its surrounding neighborhoods through higher density and design standards. The concept for a mixed-use district for this unique area is to provide more housing choices adjacent to educational, medical, cultural, athletic, recreation, entertainment, shopping and dining venues and establish opportunities for less automobile dependency through better pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. http://www.planning.org/consultants/viewrequest.htm?RequestID=6655 This project is funded in part through the Sustainable Community Challenge Grant Program they list the “Comprehensive Plan” when you go to this website about the Mid-Town Hattiesburg Master Plan…http://www.hattiesburgms.com/mid-town/619-faq-mid-town-hattiesburg-master-plan- The Comprehensive Plan for Hattiesburg is… “The City of Hattiesburg currently is in the process of updating the comprehensive plan to reflect Smart Growth Principles”http://www.scribd.com/doc/2254140/Metropolitan-Plan-for-Hattiesburg-Section-3

This explains a lot… “The City of Hattiesburg adopted a new Comprehensive Plan in December 2008. The goals from the 2006 Charrette Exercise Report are included in the plan for a University of Southern Mississippi. The comprehensive plan is the foundation for the implementation of the goals from the Charrette and the creation of an overlay district.

During 2009, a leadership team was developed from local volunteers and project supporters. Three work teams were formed for Organization/Financial; Transportation; and Design Standards to work on developing the various segments of a master plan. Meetings were held and ideas and strategies were proposed. Funding for assistance to develop the master plan was sought later in 2009 and 2010 due to the time and involvement in creating the master plan for the area. The problem existing that while the community supports the development of the master plan for a mixed-use walkable district, the local financial resources and time of volunteers are limited thus preventing the development of the needed master plan.”

So i reckon in sum- the “COMPREHENSIVE PLAN” is the “MASTER PLAN” now?!?! they are just modifying it?!?!

http://hattiesburgms.com/quick-links/617-mid-town-hattiesburg-mixed-used-district-master-plan

2006  Charrette Exercise Report is included in Appendix B of the Comprehensive Plan. The specific pages of the report are B-45 through B-49.

http://government.hattiesburgms.com/city-departments/urban-development/hattiesburg-comprehensive-plan-2008-2028-and-land-development-code

“We knew when we applied for this grant that it would be extremely competitive, with 583 eligible grants applicants, only 42 state and local governments were awarded funds. Hattiesburg is the only city in Mississippi to receive the grant, due in part to the collaborative efforts of the community and business partners who have supported this project and see the future livability opportunities in mid-town Hattiesburg,” said Mayor Johnny L. DuPree.

Johnny Dupree may not be fully aware of Agenda 21 and

Smart Growth- but he should know

what is in Hattiesburg’s Comprehensive Plan… and if he supports funding the Master Plan/Comprehensive Plan- and it has the Smart Growth principles- then whether he is aware of the connection or not- to me, that is support… HOWEVER… Haley Barbour opened the door for Mississippi to get Smart Growth in it’s counties…

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