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Informational Links for #RhodeMapRI

They are changing the name to #RhodeIslandRising – still the same goals to take property rights away from cities and towns.

Rhode Island Rising – A Plan For People, Places, and Prosperity – http://www.planning.ri.gov/documents/Econdev/2015/RhodeIslandRisingFinal3_10_15.pdf

 This little-known plan is quietly being advanced through all levels of government in Rhode Island, under the guise of economic development.

1) It is not an economic development plan, but rather vaguely defined, cozily-worded goals based on a radical social-equity and extreme environmentalist agenda.

2) The rights of every property owner in our state – private and commercial – may be at risk

3) The sovereignty of locally-elected governments will be superseded by mandates from unelected bureaucrats in Washington, DC.

GrowSmartRI – Sustainable Economic Growth and Economy of Place

An Economic Development Plan by Rhode Islanders For Rhode Islanders

As a member of the RhodeMap RI Consortium that contributed to the development of the draft economic development plan, Grow Smart presents its perspective through this resource page.  The opinions expressed here are our own.

Watch 1.22.15 interview with Scott Wolf about RhodeMap RI on State of the State

Scott Wolf doesn’t mince words in defending the principles in the controversial RhodeMap RI state economic development plan (especially beginning at minute marker 15:15)

1-22-2015 RhodeMap RI: A Proponent’s Update from John Carlevale on Vimeo.

LETTER: November 5, 2015 AFFH Letter from Minority Leader


Nov 5, 2015: RI House Minority Leader Newberry Warns Municipalities That Accepting Future Funding From HUD May Negate Local Zoning and May Result in Litigation.

Leader Newberry sent a letter to Town of Barrington Council President Speakman, explaining that, with the approval of a July 2015 AFFH rule, there is a real threat for municipalities accepting future HUD funds.  Newberry cites the HUD Secretary’s comment “…we won’t be afraid to use the enforcement authority of the department” when asked whether AFFH regulations support doing away with ‘land use laws at the local level’.

It has been PRARI’s premise that RhodeMap RI (subsequently named RI Rising), with its Livability Principles, is nothing more than a HUD plan for Sustainable Development that would ultimately lead to loss of local sovereignty as it relates to zoning laws.

ARTICLE: July 29, 2015 Opinion: Mike Stenhouse: New HUD rules supersede local sovereignty in R.I. http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150729/OPINION/150729293/2011

VIDEO: Apr 11, 2015 RI Department of Planning Reports to the House Oversight Committee  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcmdPPBPZiI 

Published on Apr 11, 2015 Kevin Flynn is the Associate Director for the Rhode Island Department of Planning. He provided a briefing on the highlights of RhodeMap RI and was available for questions during and after his presentation. Please note that there were proponents and opponents to the plan in attendance. The creation of RhodeMap RI was born from a House bill to formulate an economic guide plan for the state of Rhode Island. Its intention soon webbed to include a heavy ‘social equity’ sticky string to further HUD’s intentions of growth centers.

Dec 12, 2014 RhodeMap RI Information: Debate on Dan Yorke’s State of Mind w/ Mike Stenhouse and Scott Wolf http://foxprovidence.com/2014/12/05/125-rhodemap-ri-debate-on-state-of-mind/

VIDEO: Gary Morse Presentation on RhodeMap RI presented by PRARI  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsNk470eUno&list=UUWu1xmyreJ9oFFmLmD0Bw9g

VIDEO: Property Rights Alliance of Rhode Island Informational Q&A on RhodeMap RI  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tnboSO-1LI&list=UUWu1xmyreJ9oFFmLmD0Bw9g

Analysis: RhodeMap RI would further weaken Ocean State’s struggling economy http://rifreedom.org/2014/11/analysis-rhodemap-ri-would-further-weaken-ocean-states-struggling-economy/

LINK to RhodeMap RI Maps http://rhodemap.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html

COMMENTARY: Gary Morse: State needs straight answers on RhodeMap RI http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20150210-gary-morse-state-needs-straight-answers-on-rhodemap-ri.ece

ARTICLE: HUD’s Power Grab: The Obama administration plots a wholesale federal intrusion into local housing policy  http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/hud-s-power-grab_759151.html?page=1

ARTICLE: RhodeMap RI: Dustbin of History or Way Station on the Long March? http://www.golocalprov.com/politics/rhodemap-ri-dustbin-of-history-or-way-station-on-the-long-march

STOP RhodeMap RI – Cumberland

VIDEO: 2/11/15 Cumberland Rhode Island Town Council Regarding CDBG Money for Hope Global & RhodeMap RI  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R03J1thfY7I

VIDEO: 1/28/15 Cumberland Rhode Island Town Council Meeting & Opposition to RhodeMap RI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbkna91Zuz0


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