Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 1, 2013

Coming Thursday: 2nd Leelanau official cites conspiracy theory

— SUTTONS BAY — A second Leelanau County commissioner cited a United Nations-based conspiracy theory as a reason for killing a jobs-creation plan in the county, an audio recording shows.

Commissioner Debra Rushton cited the Agenda 21 conspiracy theory during an April 8 meeting about a plan for economic growth in Leelanau County. The county was considering contracting with the Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation on a new jobs strategy for county residents.

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