Last Updated Tuesday 07-24-12 @ 7:59 am (Hi-Desert Star below
The Cactus Thorns Links shown below will establishes a record for interested parties and the Links are now available on the World-Wide Web.
The Linked stories drives home how Yucca Valley’s Town Manager has done all he can do to give a contract to his buddies at National CORE (with Corporate Headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga)
The bidding process as we know is not in Mr. Nuaimi’a vocabulary.
Once more, the contract to Nuaimi’s CORE buddies started out to be no more than $635,000. Then Nuaimi bedazzled the town council and bumped the no-bid contract up to $1, 500,000. Now it’s a done deal and a whooping contract of a few thousand short of $3,000,000!
The zombie-like YuccaValley Town Council has already unanimously approved this deal. It was voted on last Tuesday by the council. Neither were they any questions nor was the matter vetted by YV Town Mayor Dawn Rowe or Councilman Robert Lombardo.
The contract will be legally executed (signed) tomorrow by interested parties at the council meeting. CORE officials will there for festivities.
The Links below will also provide some history about National CORE and other related matters about the YV Town Council, it’s Town Manager, and the CORE connection.
The Links to National CORE speaks to the shady history of CORE, among other things, taking on contracts while at the same time being under funded with regard to public housing contracts.
The nonprofit National Community Renaissance, or National CORE, was founded by Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum. Mr. Burum was charged with serious crimes of extortion and bribery by San Bernardino District Attorney, Mike Ramos. The matters continues to make its way through the Superior Court. As a result CORE’s Corporate Offices were raided by federal agents and the IRS.
During early negotiations with CORE, Mark Nuaimi, the then Town Council and CORE’s CEO, Orlando J. Cabrera, who was Assistant Secretary of HUD, appointed by President George W. Bush, Cabrera was was alleged to have ethical issues of concern, and it was public information he summarily resigned his appointment.
Update: Senior housing gets more money, by Courtney Vaughn Hi-Desert Star | Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012
In the interest of brevity, the Links to the stories speak for themselves, as follows:
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