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Excuse me – You said What?

By   /   May 11, 2012  /   2 Comments

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I was looking over the various news stories regarding the Council meeting of Tuesday, May 8, 2012. I found what I imagine is a quote on Z107.7.

Let me post it here for you to ponder:

“He (Warne) added that the successor agency is willing to sue the State over the issue…” that would be the issue of the Bonds and Project Phoenix.

My first question is how does Mr. Warne know what Klink, Cole, Mintz, Harris and Corbin are willing to do or not do in regards to further expenditures of tax dollars for a lawsuit? I have not seen word one of this being talked about at any open meeting of the city council or Successor Agency. BTW the city council and the successor agency are the same people and consist of Klink, Cole, Mintz, Harris and Corbin.

I would imagine that several interpretations are available here for consideration. One would be that Warne was just speculating on what he believed our elected officials would do. But his wording does not sound speculative in nature it sounds pretty solid. Another thought could be that he mispoke and just plain old made a mistake and really did not mean to say that what he said – scary at best.

Another interpretation would be that our council and Warne have discussed this option in private under the guise of “closed session” business. That would be something I would expect at this point considering the recent lets hide the timeline and documents event.

Now that normal citizens forced the release of the timeline and documents from Warne we now must force Warne to do the business of the people in view of the people. No tax dollars for a doomed lawsuit until it is discussed and debated in public as an item on the agenda. That needs to be the thrust of the people at the next council meeting.

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Steve Spear

Former 29 Palms City Council member from 2002 through 2010. Graduate of Villanova University with a BA majoring in criminal justice. Served in the United States Marine Corps from 1977 through 1990 attaining the rank of Major in the Marine Corps Reserves.


  1. Cora Heiser Cora Heiser says:

    we should come together as a city and let the council know that we do not a want to continue lining the bank accounts of lawyers, but are ready to get back to the business of being 29 and try to improve our city, within our financial means. Maybe a few letters to the editor would help.

    • Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

      A letter to the editor of what? The papers of the Hi-Desert Publishing Company? Hell they can’t even get the facts right of this story. Think what they would do to your editorial.

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