Yucca Valley, Ca.- The Nuaimi Council will soon declare a “fiscal crisis/emergency” of the Town of Yucca Valley. They are piggy backing off the recent ban of septic tank use in Yucca Valley in order to place a sales tax initiative of a 1% increase in taxes as a revenue stream to float a bond of $95 million dollars which will only need 50% + 1 vote to pass.
This tactic is a way to go around the required 2/3 voter approval for any tax increase.
Nuaimi is following the lead of other towns and cities that have declared “fiscal emergencies” because they were unable to balance their budgets due to rising pension costs, etc. The Town of Yucca Valley is not facing such emergency and is presenting a balanced budget while banking more money into their reserve account.
The Hi-Desert Water District is the lead agency for the sewer and wastewater treatment facility and are facing a time restriction to get everything funded, up and running. This is not the town’s crisis but a means to generate money to go into their general fund for other projects. Town Manager Mark Nuaimi has designed a way for the town to benefit to improve their parks and roads by piggy backing off the HDWD crisis.
Part of this Town debt is to finance the Brehm Sports Complex of several grass soccer fields and maintenance of the grounds at approximately $350,000.00 per year. Another part is to repair the roads in town that have not been funded because no developer impact fees have been collected and Yucca Valley’s infrastructure was in shambles when they became a town. The other part will be a “loan” to the Hi-Desert Water District.
The State Revolving Fund said they would not accept the Town’s tax revenue stream as security for their loans. They prefer assessment districts (lien on the properties) as their primary funding source and any tax revenue would be secondary.
Look for the “Council” to appoint another member to fill the vacated seat of Mayor Pro-tem Frank Luckino who recently resigned due to his conflict of interest. Luckino has been dispatched to the remote outpost as Assistant General Manager/CFO of the HDWD Titanic waiting for the Town of Yucca Valley to rescue them.
Look for a second “ditto head” appointee to sit on the Nuaimi Town Council to rubber stamp his next razzle-dazzle which will put the Town into bonding debt. Nuaimi needs a 5-0 vote to declare the “emergency” to place the tax on the ballot in November. Having exiled the most experienced town council members to other destinations, ( Mayes and Luckino), Nuaimi will be in charge of inexperienced members that will not even question his moves, or thoroughly read the 300+ page agendas due to the learning curve required.
Nuaimi has been quoted to say, “Debt is Good!”
On the big chess board:
1. Nuaimi increases the TOT bed tax for any hotel/motel stay in Yucca Valley as a revenue stream for the Town.
2. Nuaimi will be in control of the new Animal Shelter setting up debt repayments in five years from the completion of construction.
3. Nuaimi will “give away” the PFF building without concern for cash payment as per the Yucca Valley Town Council/RDA giving him that authority.
4. Nuaimi will complete the Senior Housing Project by placing the Town of Yucca Valley into more debt by bonding to cover the “gap funding” citing lack of grant funding.
5. Nuaimi will pursue the Blue Skies Golf Course and “bond” into more debt to rebuild the golf course citing the need to “store” Town water by forming assessment districts on the Country Club Estates properties that will benefit from this revival. He will receive discounted water rates, violating Prop 218, in exchange for “purchasing” the NOTE, not the trust deed, from HDWD after they strip the water rights. The Town will then secure the ownership by eminent domain, citing health and safety hazards.
6. Another “Crown Jewel” will be his eminent domain taking of private properties within the Town. A specialty of his in Colton and Fontana resulting in several law suits still pending against those two cities. Look for Nuaimi to bring in his “eminent domain specialists” to handle these matters. Church Street acquisition will be the first among many on his list while the Town Council sits in awe and wonder.
7. Nuaimi’s sights will be set on annexing the Yucca Mesa. He enjoyed annexing both in Colton and Fontana in the past. Having served on LAFCO Board at the Mesa’s last appearance to fend off the sphere of influence, he has the inside track for this move.
8. After consuming the Mesa, Nuaimi will be in place to finally catch the last “Golden Ring” of taking over the financially distressed Hi-Desert Water District out of their looming bankruptcy doldrums because HDWD CFO/AGM Frank Luckino will have continued to balance his budget by running down the reserves and other steps of mismanagement by a Staff without any water or utility experience.
Keep nodding, keep nodding….remember Nuaimi’s words, “Debt is good!”
As for Luckino……checkmate!
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