Welcome to the Geauga County Tea Party
The Geauga County Tea Party is dedicated to defending the constitution, the rights of Geauga County citizens, and promoting honest, ethical, and honorable politics. Our success depends on you -- the citizens. Attend a GCTP meeting and discover more.
To register for the event, please visit http://neocitizensforum.eventbrite.com
To sign the petition, please visit www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/stopneoscc
Through the VibrantNEO 2040 initiative federally funded by the HUD Regionalism Grant Program, the collaboration between the North East Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) and the four Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NOACA, AMATS, SCATS and Eastgate) is striving to present a regional plan for Northeast Ohio in the fall of 2013, to be implemented beginning in 2014 which will put measures in place to control land use, housing, transportation, food production, consumption patterns, water, energy, education, health care, and the role of industry.
Drug Issue Presentation
Use this link to get Ralph Spidaleiri's case: Case
Heroes come along only every so often.
Senator Elbert Guillory - Switching from Democrat to Republican - WHAT!!!!
Senator Guillory recently switched from Dem to Rep. Why? Finally common sense prevails and a good man stands on his convictions. Listen to this very well done explanation. What a principled hero. Anyone who stands on his convictions is a hero. http://youtu.be/n_YQ8560E1w
Recently the Ohio state School Board was surprised by a spontaneous large group of anti-common core citizens. It was amazing according to a number of folks that were there. We will be covering this event in our monthly newsletter. If you have anything you want to add contact:
Brian Williams (board member and conservative), said it was a shock to the board. He also said that a number of the board members are really conservatives in hiding. That if this same group showed up for the next couple of months and concentrated on them, that Common Core could be stopped. That was an interesting comment from a board member.
I thought Sarah was alone, but apparently she may have help. Reach out to Sarah and Brian and support them if this is your hot spot.
Waste, WASTE, WASTE!!!!!
Fiscal responsibility and NOACA should never be spoken in the same sentence. In last Fridays NOACA meeting the representatives spent an hour finding ways to waste your tax dollars. Only Ralph Spidalieri’s alternate pushed back, but receive NO support from other Geauga County representatives or others in the room. Let's review some of the waste:
- $109,000 for a consultant to help with a strategic plan. Keep in mind that this agency is defined and controlled by federal law. When asked why a consultant was necessary. Their response, they want to expand their scope - paraphrased. A bureaucracy wanting to get bigger? Go figure.
- $55,000 dollars for a lobbyist in Washington. When asked for justification, what she is lobbying for, and for a performance assessment. The answers, she is working for our good (whatever that means) and public officials are not accustomed to being held accountable. Particularly unelected bureaucrats.
- $6,566,000 for a pedestrian bridge to nowhere. Seriously, they want to build a high tech lift bridge that connects to a very small island off the lake shore.
- $1,900,000 for a bike trail in a park. Bear in mind that NOACA is supposed to be filling pot holes, taking care of our roads and bridges. Parks are supported by levies and are floating in doe. They consider this alternate forms of transportation. Do you think someone is going to transit the park on the way to work in the winter? NOT!
This is a total of $15,196,000. That is 15 million dollars of waste. How many pot holes could we fix with that money? We need more citizens in those meeting speaking up.
Some may ask why is NOACA so important to talk about. What is the impact on Geauga County? The answer is because they set policy for the region, they waste OUR tax dollars, and they are funding NEOSCC, which may be considered the devils spawn, with respect to shadow government harm. NOACA is federally direct and controlled. Is that good for Ohio or Geauga County? Do you agree with social justice, environmental justice, sustainable development, spreading the wealth? If not get involved.
JUST SAY NO!
CALL AND OPT OUT TODAY.
What The American Policy Center has to say: www.geaugacountyteaparty.com/images/smartmeters.pdf
Here is another piece to the Smart Meter Story
Yes you can make a difference. Thank God for Matt Lynch, he is principled, conservative and he cares. Matt is introducing a bill to allow citizens to opt-out of the smart meter installation – without a penalty. We need to support him.
Message from Matt: I am pleased to be sponsoring legislation to protect Ohioans from "Smart meters". My Bill would make any meters that "communicate" strictly optional and allow any meters already installed to be removed without charge. It is unfortunate that a law is needed but it is obvious that our privacy is under attack from both industry and our own government. I am hoping that this small step helps to preserve our liberty in our own homes!
State Representative, 76th District
Geuaga & Portage Counties "
An insider recently told me that our calls into the PUCO have caused them concerns. They want to create a regulation allowing an opt-out for every citizen. The problem with their regulatory answer is that it is based on a fee/penalty. A law is a better answer.
Please get ready to make phone calls in support of Matt. The GCTP has asked the head of the PUCO to come and answer questions he has said he would and we are searching for a date to have him present on Smart Meters. Stay tuned.