Yucca Valley, Ca,- A presentation by the Vote No Measure U Committee was held in the Community Center in the Yucca Room with 62 citizens in attendance. This forum came as a result of having been denied equal time by the local radio station and Joshua Springs Calvary Church to present another side to Measure U, Yucca Valley’s 30 year General Fund 1% Sales/Use tax.
Many in attendance were undecided or sitting on the fence but decided to vote NO by the end of the meeting. Several in favor of Measure U tried to stump the citizen panel with their questions and challenges but were readily handled with expert answers covering several subject matters.
The Citizen panel included Dr. Curt Duffy bringing his corporate business experience and economic background to analyze Measure U, Past YV Mayor Pro-Tem Lori Herbel bringing her four years experience on the Town Council, YV School teacher/Water Board Candidate Claude Short presenting the school districts sewer assessments, Past Three time Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone (Write-in Candidate) addressing the current Measure I funding for roads, Rae Packard President of the Morongo Basin Property Association and myself, Past YV Planning Commissioner/YV Parks & Rec Commissioner sharing an overview of the Yucca Valley Town Council runaway spending over commitmenting of the last two years. The one common thread of this committee from various backgrounds is their love for the community they chose to live in. They spoke with passion and desire to educate the public that Measure U will NOT lower sewer assessments then presented their alternative 1/2 cent tax proposal dedicated towards the sewers.
Here is a link to a side-by-side comparison with Citizens’ Initiative>>>LINK
This Forum was videotaped to provide DVDs for teach-ins throughout the community in smaller settings and the entire presentation is available for viewing on YouTube. >>>LINK
For more information visit their website www.VoteNoMeasureU.com >>>LINK