If they have their way with you, it’s a money grab of the worst kind. The whores and cronies on the City Council are working very hard to pick the flesh clean from old redevelopment funds for their own purpose. Yes, it’s the same Old’ Phoenix theater. They want themselves to be appointed to the Oversight Board.
“We, as a city, are committed to Project Phoenix.” — City Manager Richard Warne (Feb. 14, 2012).
Mintz - the Conflict King, Klink – the Clangorous Playhouse Puppet, Cole – the Bird of Phoenix, Warne – the Wart Hog Machiavellian, A. Patrick Muñoz – the Town’s biggest Money Sucker is missing from the mix
“Acting in its capacity as the successor agency to the former Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency, the council adopted two resolutions to recommend Klink and Mintz as appointees of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to the successor agency’s oversight board and to appoint Cole and Warne as city appointees to the oversight board.“ – Desert Trail, Feb. 15
The Old Wart Hog known as the City Manager, Richard Warne, desperately hustled seniors for their meager support for Project Phoenix when he addressed them at the senior center on February 14. He played the fire department card again, but failed to addresses why the town fails to annually fund the 29 Palms Fire Department.
He told the crowd about the grandeurs of a 250 seat theater known as Project Phoenix. What he did not tell was that the existing city playhouse has empty seats as it is and constantly runs at a sold seat rate of less than 50 percent of the house over the course of a play. There is not a need for a duplicate city theater. These people on the council, its legal council, and Wart Hog himself would sell their grandmothers out for this second city theater.
Warne is spreading his community propaganda once again. Advocating how the duplicate theater will serve the community. The facts don’t bear out the propaganda. The Theater will premiere Theatre 29 plays. That is a year-around venture. Last time he was asked, the Wart Hog had not even been to the city theater known as Theatre 29.
The Old Ward Hog said, “We have bonds that are dedicated to a specific project [Project Phoenix] and that the city also has $2 million in cash, that we believe the legislature and the governor are going to let us keep.” And now they work to change the Development Code to fit their agenda.
Warne seems to overlook the importance of schools, colleges and taxing agencies that have a legal right to the old redevelopment funding. This is not serving our community.
This City Council of cronies would rather feed their shallow egos at the expense of educating its youth. Imagine a City Manager who works against the public, against the fire department, and where public safety takes a back seat in order to duplicate an existing city theater.
The City Hall Bandits continue to bed down with special interest who have been hard at work behind the scenes since 2008 putting together this new city playhouse. It keeps changing form. Whatever you want to hear, the Wart Hog will sell you. Unless of course you say we do not need another playhouse in which case you are ignored.
In this opinion, this town council is far more of a body of political whores and playhouse cronies of the local elite, than it is a representative government.
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