Sky Harbor, Ca.-Did you receive your invitation to attend the gala event last Sunday at Councilman’s Huntington Hillside Reserve Ranch Estate? This event was to raise money to promote Measure U, the regressive tax on the little people of Yucca Valley. A General Fund Tax for 30 years estimated to bring in $160 million to the town of Yucca Valley which will not pay for the sewers needed for Phase 1 where low income seniors live.
A mere $100 bill got you past the front gate where one can rub elbows with fellow “Friends of King George” and marvel at the Yucca Valley Chamber Pom-Pom girls, led by President Jennifer Collins, practicing their chant…”Give me a U!”
Once within the halls of the Huntington Estate, there was bidding for the chance to be a bronze sponsor for $250.00, a silver sponsor for $500.00, or a gold sponsor for a mere $1000.00. Pity the little people, ho-hum!
The dark royal blue signs with white letters have hit the streets only 24 hours after this fundraiser, hmm? Fast printer and maker of magnetic signs, as sported by the Yucca Valley Town manager in his vehicle with Fontana Ford License plate holders.
No pies or cookies were served at this Gala where the motto of proponents for Measure U is, “Let them eat cake!” To be sure there was plenty of Kool-Aid being served in the finest Baccarat Lagny crystal water goblets.
A recent post on Vote No Measure Website writes:
“The exclusive event only highlights the primary criticism of Measure U: It is a blatant attempt to divert money from the needs of Phase 1 residences and businesses to the wealthy of Sky Harbor. Huntington’s palatial home, currently valued at $568,000 on Zillow.com, is worth nearly ten times that of the typical Phase 1 bungalow. What’s more, Huntington may not even be charged a sewer assessment if his property, which is on the outer edges of the water district, is excluded from all of the phases.”
For the rest of this story, “Huntington to Phase 1: Eat Sewage!”, click here
Please visit www.VoteNoMeasureU.com
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