Hesperia, located in the high desert of Southern California, became the first city to opt-out of San Bernardino County’s Agenda 21 program. The voluntary program was installed into the county with grants through the San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG). The objective behind the plan is ‘Sustainable Development,’ which is rationing, cataloguing and controlling all assets and charging people for the use of the assets. It is a backdoor method to bring socialism into the local county government. Citizen activists who began their mission five years ago were successful in their bid to have the Hesperia City Council rescind the county-wide ‘Vision Statement’.