Today’s mantra. . .
“The City of 29 Palms is not a piggyback for the art community… The City of 29 Palms is not a piggyback for the art community… The City of 29 Palms is not a piggyback for the art community.”
Comes now Action Council 29 to ask for another yearly handout of public funds.
During this week’s City Council meeting, during public comments, Chairman of Action Council29, Ray Kinsman, described plans for a Chalk Fest in November. He asked for a fresh slurry seal on the Luckie Park parking lot to support Chalk Fest.” Last year it was Chairmn Mel Berlin — who certainly got his tit caught in a wringer over his imbecilic imbrogilo.
It’s an another art group made up of many of the same chaps that lobbied for a “grand new” $1,600,000.00 Performing Arts Theater 29. The Brown Act was (open meetings) was defiled upon by this organization and a majority of Council members then seated.
While we have no money for the 29 Palms Fire Department, Action Council29 is back for another handout (*$16,000) request to slurry seal the Luckie Park parking lot for Action Council 29′s Chalk Fest 29? * [Last year the cost to slurry was determined by the City to cost $16,000.]
All told, last year they wanted a total $40,000.00 (see below) but did not get it. How much this year? The good news, this year Action Council 29 is not meeting sneakily or privately with city officials and skirting the Brown Act (as far as we know). Last year it was a done deal before it was on the City Counsel Agenda, and all their advertisement went out all across the Hi-Desert and the Coachella Valley.
I guess they figure with a couple of new council members, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Last year, “The city was hit up to pay $16,000.00 to slurry seal the Luckie park parking lot. Action Council 29 did not get awarded any tax dollars to execute their event.” Nor did they get their 16K slurry seal. After a stormy rebuff from citizens, the city voted they must pay for their own advertising, city employee costs, Sheriff Department costs, fees, etc. Action Council 29 wanted the application fees waiver and city employee costs however after much ado about much, their requests were defeated.
What will this Council do? Uselessly fret that the Fire Department is seriously lacking funding, while giving away thousand of dollars of public funds to Action Council29
A little history from last year’s unfortunately ChalkFest fiasco:
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