“ENFORCEABLE: A right or obligation is enforceable if the party obligated can be forced or ordered to comply through a legal process.” ‘Lectric Law Library
Yucca Valley, Ca– I am going to tell you straight up that unlike Margo and Branson, I kind of like Yucca Valley Town Manager Mark Nuiami. He is always willing to enter here and verbally duke it out. He has the big cajones to actually express himself , a lot more than most any other City Managers I have ever heard or read of. Now comes the caveat….. With the above said:
We are all held to contracts and the Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule (EOPS) filed by the Town of Yucca Valley is a Contract. It says that the RDA made X amount of tax dollars a year and spends Y amount a year. The Y is broken down into expenses, bonds and in Yucca’s case Pass thrus. Some numbers make sense some do not. Mark has been attempting to help this old country boy out and explain things.
I got this feeling that as most towns and cities when they did their Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule, they put together a document to protect as much of the increment as possible from the big bad State. So convinced that the end of RDAs was impossible and never going to happen because of the law suit the cities had in front of the State Supreme Court and by God they were going to win. It went worst case scenario.
Well it did not work out that way and now cities and towns are stuck with poorly written and poorly planned Enforceable Obligation Payments Schedules. As the title demands these scribblings of nonsense in some cases, are now enforceable.
Oh we can talk about the “real” numbers until we are blue in the face. Mark can set me straight with every truthful fact in his war chest, but how does he take back what is in the Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule? That right or wrong is now set in stone.
So confident were towns and cities. So utterly have the dreams and visions of many a municipal functionary been dashed against the rocks.