WILL THE TOWN COUNCIL “RUBBER-STAMP” NUAIMI’S TAX IDEA THAT FAILED IN COLTON WHEN IT WAS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR?
The Governor vetoed the bill stating, “I am concerned that this bill deprives residents from the City of Colton of their right to vote on a proposal to form an Infrastructure Financing District (IFD) and to issue property tax allocation bonds to pay for capital improvements.”
At the Town Council meeting of June 7th, Yucca Valley Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi, slips in a Resolution to form Community Facilities Districts (CFD) for the purpose of levying taxes, and Special Tax Liens to fund Bonds (debt).
This item #9, is listed on the Town Council Agenda as a CONSENT AGENDA item WITHOUT a prior Council review or study session on this matter.
As stated in the agenda packet of 296 pages, “Consent agenda are considered to be routine items or are considered formal documents covering previous Town Council instruction…….” This is truly NOT the case on this item. Adopting “Goals and Policies” to levy special taxes without discussions to be adopted at their August 2nd meeting? What is the rush?
Nuaimi may be counting on the new inexperienced Council Members to follow in lock step without any discussion on this matter to “rubber-stamp” his plan. Maybe they will not even read the agenda, or ask any questions, he might think.
There are two Resolutions on this item #9, which should have been separated. The District to be formed for G & L Investments for the Warren Vista Shopping Center is included along with the Resolution to form “Community Facilities Districts”, or CFD, General Public. Besides, two Council members may not be able to vote on this matter due to recently receiving campaign contributions from the developer.
Nuaimi may advise the newbie members they do not have to pay any attention to campaign contributors, and yet he recused himself on voting when LAFCO voted to approve the Fontana land grab. Then Fontana Mayor Nuaimi recused himself due to receiving a campaign donation. Council members, Nuaimi should not be giving legal advice.
This vehicle called, Community Facilities Districts, is similar to the failed attempt of Mark Nuaimi to form an infrastructure finance district in Colton which was eventually vetoed the Governor. See this link for story:
The Town Council of Yucca Valley is being rushed, again, by Nuaimi to rubber stamp this plan of his to raise taxes on property owners, which has not been a part of their campaign platform of no new taxes and protecting property owner rights.
Yucca Valley Town Council- You were elected by the citizens and Town Manager Mark Nuaimi works FOR YOU! Please consider study sessions to shed some light on this issue of placing taxes on property owners.
What is the rush?