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Why the empty seats and no business of the people?

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Both the Oversight Board meeting and the City Council meeting has been cancelled. What’s up with this? 

It's not like there is no people's business... Why all the empty seats?

It’s not like there is no people’s business. Why the empty seats?

The regular Oversight Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday July 11, 2012 has been cancelled.

The regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday July 10 has been cancelled.


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Branson Hunter

(This story was posted by Cactus Thorn contributor Branson Hunter)

"The ends do not justify the means." If you use illegal mean to accomplish a legal and even desirable result, the good result does not make the bad means you used justifiable.


  1. 29 Palms at a critical tipping point. Fiscal problems brought on by excessive borrowing. An out-of-control city manager. A legal council who gives bad legal advise.

    What to do? The best and brightest “roll up their sleeves” and cancel meetings.

  2. Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

    AB 1484 took the wind out of their sails, Branson. They don’t want to tell the people that they just blew $30 Million for NOTHING…. They should be tarred and feathered but if folks don’t open their eyes they will end up reelecting the jokers.

    One more time… The Bond was a waste and a way for cronies to be paid off into perpetuity at the expense of our great grandchildren. Oh and Project Phoenix is a dead issue.

  3. Mark Clemons Mark Clemons says:

    “The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger”.

  4. There is much unfinished business: The people’s business.

    Meanwhile, The San Bernardino County school board is set to vote on a “statement of conscience” calling on state legislators to provide more funding for education.

    The Oversight Board needs to meet to follow state laws and try and divert old rda funds back to school boards and Copper Mountain College. But it appears the representatives on the Oversight Board, appointed to steer the money back to their districts, have rolled back Oversight Meetings and discontinued the people’s business — without explanation. Who do these people think they are?

    On the other hand the City Council is stalling for more time… they too have cancelled their July 10th meeting. More time for what?

  5. 2grounded 2grounded says:

    Boy this is sure one Irresponsible group of public officials.
    Round them up and fire them all.
    The least we can do because we can’t hang em.

  6. Cora Heiser Cora Heiser says:

    Well, the official word from City Hall…wait for it….There is NOTHING to talk about. hmmm

  7. Nope. Don’t bring up the fire department. Nothin to talk about there.

  8. Larry Briggs Larry Briggs says:

    In case you missed it, there is a joint city, water district meeting to discuss the future of the fire district at the Community Services Building at 7PM on Thursday 12 July 2012.

    • Mark Clemons Mark Clemons says:

      Now that’s ironic, we became a city so we would have local governance, but lafco calls the shots while our wondrous council numnuts ignore the people’s wishes not to go in debt, close the swap meet , relax our convoluted codes. I guess they have a better approval rate than congress.
      I may be wrong but I believe LAFCO forced this meeting do to fiscal mismanagement, we live with the oversight of an unelected entity that most don’t know about, time to fire city hood and return to county governance. Let’s hope for a little relief from Sacramento in a form of fast tracking a means to dissolve California’s very troubled little cities.

      • Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair says:

        Hmmm, interesting thought Mark. What might be more ironic is that you, Mark, wish to blame everyone for your lack to fill out the paperwork in order to have a swap meet.

        Try reading the convoluted codes.

        • Mark Clemons Mark Clemons says:

          Yeah that is ironic, 29 does not have a swap meet do to the fact I refused to fill out paper work, dude you need to let that big head of yours see a little sunlight, go through town and look what a bunch of numnuts no matter what their intentions are have done to 29.
          Of course I am not going to pay fees to our little commie PC just to let the citizens now mind you free of charge participate in a little commerce inside of the drive in. Yeah inside of the drive in, the citizens don’t have to subsidize it by providing a closed city street.
          You ever wonder about intentions of the little city of 29 even coming up with a code prohibiting a swap meet at the drive in? Talking about convoluted.

          • Mark Clemons Mark Clemons says:

            come on upton engage “The right to property is not determined by government decree; it is determined by the objective principles of homesteading and voluntary trade. While government certificates of title may approximate genuine property rights and provide evidence of acquisition, they cannot grant property rights since the government holds no genuine rights over unowned land to begin with. In fact, most government certificates of title illegitimately specify restrictions on land use that are untenable according to the rules of homesteading.”

    • I did not miss it Larry, thanks. Let me add: The 29 Palms Fire Department has a home. But it’s owners don’t want to pay for it. The fire departments NEEDS its share of tax revenue. It not that complicated.

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