Category: Transylvania County Government

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on both the Sign Control Ordinance of Transylvania County

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on both the Sign Control Ordinance of Transylvania County and Scenic Corridor Designation Ordinance of Transylvania County. The Transylvania County Planning Board has reviewed and proposed changes to the Sign Control Ordinance to ensure compliance following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Reed v. Town of Gilvert, AZ, 2015) that signs cannot be regulated based on content. The Planning Board is also proposing other changes to improve the Ordinance. The Scenic Corridor Designation Ordinance is closely associated with the Sign Control Ordinance because sign regulations can vary for signs located on scenic corridors. The proposed changes are designed to help ensure compliance with State law while meeting the needs of the community.

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ALEC – A Legislator for Every Corporation

In state houses around the country, hundreds of pieces of boilerplate ALEC legislation are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote, and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers — each accomplished without the public ever knowing who’s behind it.
“All of us here are very familiar with ALEC and the influence that ALEC has with many of the [legislative] members,” says Arizona State Senator Steve Farley. “Corporations have the right to present their arguments, but they don’t have the right to do it secretly.”

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Russia Heightens Defenses Against Climate Change

“We have already witnessed [climate change] effects this summer and we need to prepare for more damage to come ,” says Anton Kulbachevsky, head of Moscow city’s environmental environmental committee. 

Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. So, I call for our leadership to acknowledge and act on the reality of climate change, too. Since national leadership doesn’t care to do so, I call on state and local government to adhere to the tenets of the Paris Climate Accord. To do less is unfathomable.

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Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development

Transylvania Together Podcast of the Transylvania NAACP

Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development

Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development. Mark shares...

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Justice’s order lets shorthanded county boards proceed with election plans

State Supreme Court Justice Mike Morgan signed an order Friday that would allow two- and three-member county election boards to make decisions about early voting sites and hours for upcoming elections without a quorum, as long as those decisions are made unanimously. Morgan’s order allows counties like Swain and Transylvania, which are both operating with two-member boards, to move forward with plans for municipal elections in November.

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Hamilton 68 – A DASHBOARD TRACKING RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA ON TWITTER

The Alliance for Securing Democracy monitors Russia’s attempts to influence American national conversations, attitudes, and beliefs using Twitter. The attached reports cover activity from 600 monitored Twitter accounts Tweeted by Bots and Trolls linked to Russian influence operations. Last Updated August 9, 9:11 AM.

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