Monthly Archives: April 2017

0200_JeffCo Truth website_14 video links and articles_showing corruption connected with November 2015 Jefferson County school board recall

Donna Jack
April 28, 2017

See Blog 0031 — 0031_Bullying 101 YouTube of PTA president_audio and transcript of union supporters’ lack of respect at a Jeffco BOE meeting_One interview about union bullying in hallway outside the same meeting | Gramma Griizzly’s Corner  

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A friend just sent me a link to a site with YouTube videos of corruption connected with the 2014 Jefferson County school board election.  There are also several articles on that site as well.  Below you can link to them all.

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JeffCo Truth website ( http://www.jeffcotruth.org/home )

Go to http://www.jeffcotruth.org/home for several informative video clips about corruption in Jefferson County School District.

                                                                    List of videos:

— HOW DO COP’S AFFECT YOU? – What do COPs have to do with debt? —
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGVxHNt08P4


— RECALL IS BASED ON LIES –

video not available but this link to an article about funding of the recall is:
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2015/12/23/national-education-association-source-of-150000-of-jeffco-uniteds-recall-funds/

— WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE? – Who is controlling Jeffco Education?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhMHhj0WQAY


— PROTECT STUDENT DATA PRIVACY – A vote for the recall is a vote for In-Bloom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1weSCbS70TI

Bullying 101 A Lesson in Civics This New PTA Pres & Recall Supporter want to
control DAC appointments? — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnHnBdaBKYQ

Who Wants Control of Jeffco Education? – Trick or treat:  Don’t be fooled!  Say No to the
Status Quo.  Vote NO ON THE RECALL –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChiVqbr2Vys  

— Because they can get away with it – Amy Weber, Executive Director, Jeffco Human
Services – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMV01YTJLZU

The truth about Jeffco teacher turnover –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL42EAy-qNI

Does Jill Fellman support charter students? –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MPRPR3lA-o

Jeffco School Board Vote on the Wheat Ridge plan –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBecKr2DR_A

Who is breaking promises?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKW21Pk8CB4

Did Ms. Dahlkemper really just ask that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joR40aLmYBs

— Union Organized recall last summer –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgWGqEkCEi8

What students are sayinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0lAX5OuIoo

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0199_Part 5_HUD/AFFH grant money_I have met with Libby and a member of her staff_The county vote concerning HUD/AFFH grant money postponed until Congress acts

Donna Jack
April 27, 2017

Invited to search for accurate information about HUD/AFFH grants

A few weeks ago our County Commissioner Libby Szabo (Jefferson County Colorado – District 1) asked me to help her find accurate information.  She is being bombarded with information from two different sides — information making opposite claims, even about the same incidents.  She wants to know what is really true.

The question Libby is facing:  Should she vote to accept or reject HUD/AFFH grant money?

Because of Libby’s request to me, I have been diligently researching through the internet and books; have interviewed several people with insight and experience; have learned some things about Douglas County that has refused the HUD/AFFH grant money; and have reported in four previous blogs on this site some of the research up until last week.

Meeting two days ago with Libby and Kat

Last Monday afternoon (2 days ago) I met with County Commissioner Libby Szabo for several minutes.  Kat (one of her staff) joined us for another two hours.  Kat and I then continued talking another half hour, after Libby left to get some work completed before leaving for the day.

While I met with Libby and Kat, I heard some points of view and pieces of information new to me.  I have asked for documentation.  Some things were given to me at the meeting, and other information will be forthcoming.  I have studied what has been given to me so far — and will continue analyzing the information.  I will report back to them what I am finding.

Libby spoke at a meeting that night

After our meeting Monday afternoon, Libby spoke at the 285 Corridor Tea Party meeting in Evergreen that evening. Continue reading

0198_Part 4_HUD/AFFH _What is learned from the Westchester County NY 10-year incident_ HUD/AFFH forced excessive additional cost and imposed unwanted actions

April 19, 2017/revised June 21, 2017
Donna Jack

A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
For more information about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 195, 196, and 197
or search:  “HUD/AFFH”
Decision & History_County of Westchester v. HUD – Decided September 25, 2015   (27 pages)

What is learned from Westchester County – New York’s
10-year incident? (See Blog 196)

The Federal Government can interfere with planning and zoning

The federal government can actually interfere with our planning and zoning, even if we don’t accept HUD/AFFH HOME and CDBG money aligned with the “New HUD rules.”

This is because of the 1968 Civil Rights Act,1   which is also known as the Fair Housing Act.  That law made most discrimination in housing illegal, and gave enforcement responsibility to HUD.  (Note:  “enforcement responsibility“)

The definition of “discrimination in housing” has been expanded over the decades.  We are continually at the mercy of HUD.  HUD decides how heavily they choose to control our planning and zoning.  They will insist that they are not controlling planning and zoning (which is illegal for them to do) – but they control “indirectly” through threats of loss of funding or threats of lawsuits or threats of huge fines.

As was learned in the Westchester New York HUD/AFFH case:  those in control of HUD decide how strictly to interpret the HUD rules.  Westchester was not a county that was avoiding “fair” housing.  They were being sued for non-compliance by a legal groups that was a left leaning social justice legal group.

Westchester went to HUD when they were being sued — assuming they would find an advocate there, and some relief.  Instead, they ended up losing funding, paying huge fines, and found themselves required to build additional “affordable housing”, and forced to place the housing into areas chosen by HUD.

People can argue that they were treated that way because they were not “honestly” following agreements — the attached document is evidence that they were not guilty of negligence.  I see no justification for the intrusion of HUD into the business of deciding where and what was to be built.

Agreeing to accept HOME and CDBG money
opens up more chance to be successfully sued

Because of the data required in the application for the AFFH HOME and CDBG funding, counties give updated information to HUD beyond what is known in the census data.  Even if it were the same information, it is still dangerous, because, as was told to Westchester County:  because they had signed the documents with all the information they had submitted, it was assumed they understood and agreed to all the implications of everything in the application — and therefore were guilty if they did not conform.  If they hadn’t signed the application, they could have then presented their case of defense.

Our commissioners put us in added jeopardy

When our commissioners make agreements to receive HUD/AFFH HOME and CDBG money, they give HUD much more information than the government has – much of which can be found in the census data, but other information yearly updated.  Submitting the data implies that we understand the conditions in our county, and actually condemns us if we go to court for not “affirmatively furthering fair” housing.  HUD decides what demonstrates compliance.

The content of the yearly application opens us up to more restrictions and liability — meaning there can be more effective coercion taking away from our local voices in planning and zoning.

Not only are we opened to more litigation,
but we agree to 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of oversight of facilities we “invest” HUD money into.

At  the least, our County Commissioners should not commit us to additional oversight.

Ask our County Commissioners to vote against accepting HUD/AFFH grant money.

Over 10 years ago, Westchester County New York signed up for the grant money.  Then a community activist group challenged them.  Westchester asked HUD for help, after which their serious troubles began.

To date, our commissioners have had to adjust their local plans or behaviors to some degree, to comply with past money accepted to help them  “affirmatively furthering fair housing.”  They have to continue paying for maintenance and oversight of projects to which CDBG and HOME money has contributed.

Now HUD has developed (by experimenting with other counties and cities across the country) how to take over more control of our neighborhoods, to make suburban neighborhoods “equivalent” to urban neighborhoods – to make suburbs “fair.” Continue reading

0197_Part 3_HUD/AFFH_ How to Contact our Colorado Jeffco County Commissioners – ask them NOT to accept HUD/AFFH money this month or ever again

Donna Jack
April 19, 2017

A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
Blogs on this site about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 195, 196, and 198
More information about HUD/AFFH at the end of this blog.


Our County Commissioners will choose whether to accept HUD/AFFH
federal grant money.

Video explaining what HUD/AFFH has become

Contact all three of our commissioners by emailing:  http://jeffco.us/bcc/contact/
(To email them individually see later in this blog piece.)
Or leave messages for all three at:  303-271-8525
More Contact Information about our Commissioners below, near the end of this Blog.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
We have accepted two kinds of HUD/AFFH grant money in the past:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

HUD can’t take away our local control but….

The federal government can’t take away our local control – but our County Commissioners can GIVE away control to the federal government by agreeing to HUD/AFFH terms in order to receive federal HUD/AFFH money.

The vote will be soon.

Before the end of this month (April 2017) our three Colorado Jefferson County, County Commissioners, will be voting whether to accept HUD/AFFH grant money  [Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment partnerships (HOME)].

Please call or email.

Please ask the Jeffco County Commissioners to vote against accepting the grant money.  If they do NOT accept the HUD/AFFH money, they retain their control as our County Commissioners — and we keep our planning and zoning decisions within our own county.

See Blogs 0195 and 0196  and 0198 for information about the disaster that HUD/AFFH has become.

The Commissioners’ job description is below –
(If they accept the grant money,
they sign over their responsibilities to the federal government)

 “The board provides leadership and vision in guiding Jefferson County government, and the commissioners are responsible for overseeing the organization and budgets of a wide variety of county programs designed to benefit citizens. Please view our organization chart.

“The commissioners hold numerous meetings and public hearings to set policies and make decisions regarding land use, transportation, open space purchases, social service concerns, community development, law enforcement, libraries, public health and many other vital issues.” Continue reading

0196_Part 2_HUD/AFFH_ Redesigning the Suburbs_ Westchester County New York–Astorio YouTube on Westchester disaster_ Stanley Kurtz’s Spreading the Wealth book_ Agency Tyranny by John Anthony _ Social Engineering in Suburbia

Donna Jack
April 10, 2017/revision April 11, 2017 1:00 a.m.

A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
For more information about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 195, 197, 198
Decision & History_County of Westchester v. HUD – Decided September 25, 2015
(27 pages)

Westchester County New York is a 10-year real life example of HUD/AFFH experimenting to see how they can take the most control away from local government.  Westchester’s story demonstrates vividly, why counties should avoid taking any grant money from HUD.  The damage that has been done to Westchester is sad, and frightening.  We don’t want the damage to increase in our county.

We need to vote against accepting the grant money, so that we do not jeopardize the financial stability, and the neighborhood life styles of our county.  HUD is going after every suburb, to equalize financial and ethnic balance (social engineering).  If we do not accept grant money, we are safe.

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Spreading the Wealth – by Stanley Kurtz
Who is the driving force behind HUD?

Spreading the Wealth by Stanley Kurtz, gives a good foundation for understanding  who the people and the organizations that are the driving force behind what HUD has become —  and how AFFH is their tool to bring counties under HUD’s control (taking away not only planning and zoning decisions from the counties, but also a host of other local choices.  They are pushing regionalism (erasing the voice of individuals living in communities).

On page 39 in the sub-chapter “Shaking up Suburbia” Stanley Kurtz lists three main components of regionalism, which aim to gradually destroy the suburbs:

“1)  Redistribute suburban money to the cities (taking a disproportionate amount of suburban taxes, and giving them to the cities).
2)  Force middle-class suburbanites back to the city.
3)  Force the urban poor out into the suburbs.”  (Importing the poor and financing them in the suburbs – this is called “economic integration” on the suburbs.[1]

WESTCHESTER COUNTY NEW YORK SUED

In 2006, the county was sued for “false claims.”  They had accepted HUD grant money, but had not made a study to see if they were keeping housing opportunities away from people because of their race.  They didn’t need to make the sturdy, because they weren’t excluding people because of race.  Westchester was the fourth most integrated county in New York State in 2006, when a civil rights group, Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York (ADC),  decided to sue them. [2] Continue reading

0195_Part 1_HUD/AFFH: AFFH in Five-minutes_ YouTube about how you will lose your zoning, etc — HUD AFFH federal grant money – We need to break away from it now!

Donna Jack
April 8, 2017

A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
For more information about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 196, 197, 198
Decision & History_County of Westchester v. HUD – Decided September 25, 2015
(27 pages)

CONTENTS

1.  County Commissioners to vote soon – we’re under “old rule” – intentions behind AFFH
2. Introduction and the Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes R2 11080_ Video Transcript   
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   1.  This blog piece is an introduction to AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) 

Our Colorado Jefferson County county commissioners will vote before April 30th, whether to accept HUD AFFH grant money.  Become informed, and encourage them not to accept HUD/AFFH funds.

This movie and transcript deal specifically with the new rule.

Since our county set up our five-year plan last year, we aren’t under the “new” AFFH rule.  Some people think that means we don’t have to worry, but the truth is that HUD has been testing the waters since 2009, to see how much control they can take.

In 2009, they first chose to go after the county of Westchester in New York.  The litigation and efforts to comply have taken 7 years, and it looks like they may not have paid enough.  They may have to continue integrating people into their communities, and building and financing, more government subsidized high rises.  Below is a sample paragraph from an article by Mark Lungariello about the expense and grief Westchester has gone through: all because they accepted grand money from HUD through AFFH.

“The benchmark was the centerpiece of a landmark 2009 settlement with the federal government in which the county agreed to build the housing in 31 of its richest and statistically whitest communities — and take other steps to promote affordable housing in the region.” Continue reading

0194_Six Short Videos from Prager University about 1) Socialism ruined my country, 2) Painful truths, 3) How make society better, 4) How judge America, 5) Does it feel good or bad, 6) How big should government be?

Donna Jack
April 7, 2017

Six short and powerful videos from Prager University:

How Socialism Ruined My Country
https://www.prageru.com/courses/foreign-affairs/how-socialism-ruined-my-country

How Do You Deal With Painful Truths – Left vs Right
https://www.prageru.com/courses/left-and-right-differences/how-do-you-deal-painful-truths-left-vs-right-4

How Do We Make Society Better – Left vs Right
[You can’t make society better until you make its people better.]
https://www.prageru.com/courses/left-and-right-differences/how-do-we-make-society-better-left-vs-right-5

How Do You Judge America – Left vs Right
https://www.prageru.com/courses/left-and-right-differences/how-do-you-judge-america-left-vs-right-3

 Does It Feel Good or Does it Feel Bad – Left vs Right
https://www.prageru.com/courses/left-and-right-differences/does-it-feel-good-or-does-it-do-good-left-vs-right-2

How Big Should Government Be – Left vs Right
https://www.prageru.com/courses/left-and-right-differences/how-big-should-government-be-left-vs-right-1

Please share with your kids, teens and millennials!

0193_Details of the disruption and lies used in 2014 and 2015 to force a recall of three Jeffco BOE members_YouTube, links

Donna Jack
April 1, 2017

This is a companion blog to Blog 0192.
Julie Williams Reporting about events on Feb. 13, 2014_YouTube
Thorough Account of events after Nov. 2013 BOE election

background information:

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE 2013 NOVEMBER ELECTION
WHEN THREE JEFFCO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WERE ELECTED
WHO WERE NOT SUPPORTED BY THE UNIONS?

Julie was one of the three members of the Jefferson County Board of Education (JeffcoBOE) elected in November 2013.  The three were not endorsed by the unions.  Since the Jeffco BOE is a 5-member board, they became the majority!  Immediately after their elections, the unions began working to recall the three — and two years later, the unions successfully had the three recalled.

Julie Williams Speaking


Below you can watch a YouTube by Pundit Pete, of the then newly-elected Julie Williams speaking on February 13, 2014.  That evening she gave an update on what had been happening since they were sworn into their board positions the previous month!  https://youtu.be/Dr97bSVjsPI

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