The Nine Advisory Counsils of The St. Louis Council of Community Boards (STLCCB)
The Advisory Counsils – Representing the building blocks of a Safe and Just Community
1)The Counsil of Education
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Education
2) The Counsil of Arts & Culture
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Arts & Culture
3) The Counsil of Science & Technology
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Science & Technology
4) The Counsil of Health & Human Services
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Health & Human Services
5) Counsil of Law & Justice
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Law & Justice
6) Counsil of Information
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Information
7) Counsil of Agriculture
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Agriculture
8) Counsil of Defense
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Defense
9) Counsil of Trade & Commerce and a Just Market System
Creating the City of Nine Councils: The Counsil of Trade & Commerce
These councils are designed to cover the full scope of human needs and are central to the Commission for the Structuring and Organization of the STLCCB. The primary focus of the STLCCB is to facilitate the development of the course of action that we need to take to strategically address the problems that we face in education, and community development today. We will also introduce new strategic partners that the DAS/ESJ has introduced us to and how these partnerships will aid us in ushering in the new educational paradigm. From elders, youth, millennials, corporations, small business, group organizations, grade school, high schools, and universities. These councils will prove to be another tool in each citizen toolbox for fixing America’s problems of Economic and Social Justice.
INTRODUCTION TO THE NINE ADVISORY COUNSILS
A Councils is a collective executive. It is responsible for providing public service in a specialized field of government. Led by a senior public servant known as “advisor”. The noun “advisor” is from a Latin word meaning “to monitor”. The noun ‘advisor’ refers to one who provides advice as an agent of a higher authority.
Advisories afford or give things needed by the people to help sustain an acceptable quality of life in the society they serve. They are the practical means through which every member of society receives freedom, justice and equal opportunity in his or her daily life and their existence insures a cohesive, flourishing society that improves and advances, generation after generation, toward the ultimate goal of complete freedom, justice, and equality for all persons, regardless of creed or class or color.
This Council bears responsibility for assisting the individual member of the community in the process of heeding truth and right guidance. Respect, honor and obedience to the Authority of the Creator in all aspects of life are essential to peace, harmony, freedom, justice and equality. Belief that Self-Development is an essential component of this microcosm of the new world. It is not enough that we grow horizontally through the acquisition of farms, factories, banks, industry, trade, commerce, money, good homes… horizontal growth alone is death. Therefore, we must grow vertically: grow in uprightness, or we will be overcome by our horizontal issues. “The foundation of this council are study and training units, “… designed on the Guidance of God to produce self -examination; self-analysis; self-correction and to quicken in each of us, the self-accusing Spirit. For it is only when we are awakened morally that we must face the self-accusing spirit that leads to our resurrection. (see, Self – Improvement: The Basis for Community Development).
The Council of Agriculture is responsible for the development and maintenance of a system of sustainable agriculture to provide wholesome, “natural” food to the members of society and community. In addition to food, this Council is responsible for acquisition of space (land) within their community for the application of urban-city gardens also for the production of raw materials required to build good homes and manufacture clothing.
The Council of Information is the central agency which provides services that include the development of all sources for informing the community and the public of the policies, plans, and strategies necessary for the free flow and accessibility of information essential to an informed and empowered citizenry. This includes collection, research and dissemination of current events, history, analysis; the publication of books, pamphlets, magazines and use of the internet and social media. It is also responsible for the development of information systems and networks to secure internal and external communications, media program development and management and establishment of an office of media affairs and press secretary.
The Council of Health and Human Services provides for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the members of the society. The goal of the Council of Health is the fulfillment of the intention of the Creator for every human being to achieve his or her full potential for both longevity and good health throughout life. Its efforts extend to the family and the community as well as the individual.
TRADE & COMMERCE
The Council of Trade and Commerce is responsible for the growth and development of the business and economic interest of the community. This council is dynamic in nature, relying on the input of consultants with experience and success in business and economics. It analyzes the economic state of the community and develops programs and policies for growth and stability on the basis of the needs of the community. It translates skills, talents and interests of the community into viable revenue streams and works with the Council of Education to encourage Entrepreneurship and Ownership.
The Council of Defense ensures the safety, security and survival of the society and its members and develops policies and systems relating to the national security of the community, beginning with insuring safe and decent local communities. It is also charged with enhancement and protection of military and intelligence assets, structure, institutions and coordinate Self-Defense classes for citizens of the community.
LAW & JUSTICE
The Council of Justice protects the rights and privileges of the members of the society and provides for penalties to be imposed upon persons who violate or threaten to violate the law or disrupt the peace. No of the community shall forfeit his or her rights and privileges of membership in the community without just cause and without due process in reaching a determination that such cause of an independent judicial system in order to carry out its charge. It also initiates legal action, including class actions, against external entities, including governments, corporations, institutions and/or individuals, who, though their actions, pose a threat to the essential rights of members of the community. Addressing the means and concern around our Criminal Justice System which has disenfranchised citizens in particularly DAS’s. Law and Justice Council focuses on Prison Reform and Re-Entry.
ARTS & CULTURE
The Council of Arts and Culture is the promotion of aesthetic, artistic and cultural expression in a way that facilitates mental, emotional and moral upliftment of the members of the society. It includes visual and performing arts, including, but not limited to, music, film, dance, drama, literature, poetry, visual arts and sports. It includes promotion of theater companies, audio/video recordings, presentations, competitions, and compilations and an annual Festival of the Arts. It extends to a wholesome sports culture for athletic competition and achievement.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The Council of Science and Technology is the continuous development of technological advances and resources, i.e. the application of scientific knowledge to the solution of human problems.
The Council embraces the broad discipline of Engineering and its sub-disciplines, including civil engineering, the design and construction of public and private works, such as airports, roads, railways, water supply and treatment, bridges, dams and buildings, Also, chemical, electrical, aeronautical and mechanical engineering.
This Council will also utilize information technologies to improve overall efficiency of all councils, including the use of web sites and webcasts. This division will work closely with the Council of information to develop standard IT protocols and operating procedures and encourage technological education and training.
The Council of Education is responsible for the mental and moral development of the members of the society by means of formal instruction in a prescribed manner over a prescribed period of time in a system of learning ranging from pre-school through primary through advanced academic levels, culminating in the conferring of academic degrees, Under the direction of a National Board of Education. In addition to academic instruction, students shall receive teaching of The Reality of the Economy, Binary Economics, The Just Third Way, in the form of establishing Justice Universities in primary school, college, and universities, also students shall receive teaching and training in the way of righteous conduct, decency and self-respect, with the goal of making a better world of people.