Wallace (Wally) Edgerton served 17 years on the Long Beach City Council, has been on the Menifee City Council since the cities incorporation in 2008. He is also a professor that has taught extensively on Russian government and the US Constitution. Wally was elected, again, in 2012 for another 4 year term.
FROM THE SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments) NEWSLETTER:
July 10, 2012
At the beginning of the new fiscal year, on July 1st, the Southern California Association of Governments will be undergoing some internal changes. Central among them is the appointment of Sharon Neely as Chief Deputy Executive Director. Ms. Neely will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Association.
To align the functions of the planning departments more closely with the adopted goals of the 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) and priorities of the next fiscal year, several departments have been redefined, effective July 1. The result has been the formation of the following new departments: Transit/Rail, Sustainability and Active Transportation.
"During the public hearings for the Draft 2012-2035 RTP/SCS, we heard many testimonies from local citizens and elected officials on the need to increase bike infrastructure investments and improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians," said Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director. "By creating a formal Active Transportation department, we are shifting roles to implement our landmark long-range plan and better meet the needs of our stakeholders."
SCAG's 2012-2035 RTP/SCS invests $6.7 billion towards increasing bikeways, bringing sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, safety improvements and other active transportation strategies. In April 2012, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted a motion on several follow-up actions upon approval of the RTP/SCS. The actions, supported by several public health and transportation organizations, include providing technical assistance in planning, data collection and modeling for active transportation plans, as well as prioritizing investments in zero or near-zero goods movement systems and developing meaningful health and equity performance measures to better understand health outcomes from implementation of the SCS.
AN OPEN LETTER FROM WALLY MAILED OUT TO THE CITIZENS RE THE SCAG NEWSLETTER
How wonderful!! Local officials and voters will no longer need to make decisions. A brave new world has been promulgated by the U.N. (agenda 21) and disseminated by such organizations as SCAG. I am not suggesting that all their plans are bad - - I am suggesting if we go along with this it is the end of local control and individual freedom as intended by our Constitution. Jefferson said the best government was local and that heavily populated areas caused people to degenerate. - - - This may turn out to be good government according to some but it is antithetical to what our Founding Fathers stood for. ---As local elected officials and people involved with their government; we may face a choice of either rolling over for what these regional bodies dictate and spew out as state law or we can stand up and fight - - - - - Our Founding Fathers stood up against horrific odds for their quest of individual freedom; surely we can stand up to this tepid socialistic bureaucracy we now face. - - - A lot of people have paid a terrible price for the freedoms we have. It would be a treasonous shame if we just let it slip away - - - I for one (and I believe I am one of many) don't intend to just stand by while it slips away - - - I cannot believe you will either.
A proud American! And a local elected official elected by the local citizens of Menifee