There has been some talk lately about "Agenda 21" and even legislation in Alabama over it's supposed plan of destroying private property rights of Americans. I think the Houston Chronicle answers these conspiracy theorists correctly.
"We'll call this campaign against Agenda 21 exactly what it is: a misguided conspiracy theory that lowers the level of dialogue and distracts from real issues. Texas deserves better. In reality, Agenda 21 is a creature with no teeth, only policy recommendations. It falls upon local voters and governments to decide whether they want to implement any of its points. Concerns about Agenda 21 should be up there with worrying that fluoridation is a Communist plot.
If politicians are concerned about the effects of sustainable development, they should talk about it in terms of policy rather than secret schemes. As for Houstonians, a city councilmember is probably a better resource than a YouTube video to learn about local sustainable development. And a conversation costs less than some groups' $195 "Stop Agenda 21" packet.
The Agenda 21 report may in its entirety have some good ideas, and some bad ones. As with any urban planning recommendation, cities have the ability to decide what is best for them. Despite the rumors, Houston isn't about to get rid of golf courses or paved streets."