PlanET Had Strings Attached

You remember the discussion about PlanET? It was a regional planning think tank that traveled around conducting forums as a listening tool in order to create some Regional Plan.

There were supposed to be follow-up sessions back in the fall. The intial fund source came to the City of Knoxville in the for of $1.2 – $1.4 million dollars.

I have received through a source the agreement that came with that money. The agreement has Mandatory Outcomes. Ruh Roh! Yes as all Federal Money trickles to the locals there are strings attached. That is not what was billed to the folks that attended the initial sessions.


This is page 58 of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (Docket No. FR-5396-N-03) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Fiscal Year 2010 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program

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3 Responses

  1. DJ says:

    I am shocked, too! Tax payers finally get some of their hard earned money from their taxes returned to the community to be spent on local planning and the bureaucrats in Washington expect us to spend it all and then deliver a plan that includes mandatory outcomes? Since when has Washington been accountable for outcomes? Thank you, Brian, for bringing this imnpoirtant issue to light! Keep up the good work!

  2. T.H. says:

    I love the line, “Additional potential outcomes from establishing a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development” include, but are not limited to: The way I read this is, it’s wide open for the federal government to do anything they want. This is social justice and redistribution of wealth to the core.

  3. freefroggynow says:

    Like I thought in ’08. Obama wants to make the entire United States into Chicago.