"A 1992 Palin ad called her a "new face, new voice," who would work for "a safer, more progressive Wasilla."" http://dwb.adn.com/news/politics/story/8334949p-8231037c.html
Did Sarah Palin implement any portion of LA-21 in Wasilla while she was mayor? 1992 is when Wasilla changed into a sustainable shopping mall. The comments in the Frontiersman seem to indicate she supports several LA21 goals including government controlled land use. http://www.frontiersman.com/articles/2008/02/01/local_news/doc47a2c7bcdf210495927316.txt
A further search turns up this:
The land debate began several years ago over property near the city's municipal airport.
Lundgren planned to build an industrial park there, he said. He is a former Fairbanks resident who owns business parks and mini-storage warehouses in Alaska, Idaho, Washington, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Panama and Colombia.
Lundgren negotiated with the national office of The Nature Conservancy to buy the land. Meanwhile, Wasilla city officials decided they wanted the land too, and began negotiating with the Alaska office of The Nature Conservancy. Offers were extended to both parties. Lundgren closed the deal. Wasilla sued both Lundgren and The Nature Conservancy for title to the land. The case went to a federal appeals court, where Lundgren won rights to the property.
Meanwhile, a city-appointed citizens' committee studying where to put a new sports complex agreed that the land near the airport was the best place for a city-owned hockey rink and turf court. City voters in 2002 approved a half-percent sales tax hike to pay for the new facility. The appeals court ruling in Lundgren's favor came after construction was underway, Klinkner said.
Wasilla filed for eminent domain to get the property. That case has sputtered along while Lundgren and the city disagreed over appraisals and other details.
Wasilla City Council met in executive session June 11 to talk about settlement. Afterwards, the council unanimously agreed to pay an unspecified settlement price.
Klinkner said that the council agreed to pay the court-ordered fee of $770,332 plus interest, but that attorney fees remain unresolved.
On her nomination of Keller in 2007: "The candidate's vast experience throughout the state bodes well for our shared vision of all regions working together for Alaska's good," Palin said. http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=6801876
The Anchorage Daily News has a page called "All Palin-All the Time: http://community.adn.com/node/130175
Here's the Mat-Su Coordinated Transportation Plan It sounds like a great plan to help people, but from page 10 onward it includes all the communitarian buzzwords we have already learned to mistrust. Lots of emphasis on data gathering and sharing, marketing the idea, and public-private partnerships with the community... it's a familiar "vision."
Here's a comment on race42008: ThatLibertarianGuy Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 7:15 pm
"Yeah, the more I find out about this Palin lady, the less I like her. Check out her Wikipedia article. She’s a populist/communitarian. Not a small-government type lady."
Here's a nice COPS grant:
Bureau: Office of Justice Programs
Account: Community Oriented Policing Services (15-0406)
Certifying Official: Deputy Director for Management
Contact Information: http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV 202-514-2007
1 recipient will receive $987,000. This is a first-time earmark. Year Enacted: 2005
Description: for the mobile computers for police squad cars
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Wasilla, City of
Recipient ID (DUNS# or OTHER) (2188548) $987 Locality 1800 East Parks Highway
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: P.L. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $1,000,000 for the mobile computers for Wasilla, AK, for police squad cars;